paralysis

Common Name(s)

paralysis

Paralysis is the loss of the ability to move one or more muscles, usually caused by problems between the nerves and spinal cord that the brain uses to control muscle function. Paralysis can be complete or partial, and be in one specific area of the body or widespread. The most common causes of paralysis are stroke, head injury, spinal cord injury, and multiple sclerosis. Cerebral palsy, Bell’s palsy, and Guillain-Barre syndrome may also be causes of paralysis. Paralysis is classified into several types, including: monoplegia, where one limb is paralyzed, hemiplegia, where the arm and leg on one side of the body are paralyzed, paraplegia, where both legs and some of the lower body are paralyzed, and tetraplegia or quadriplegia, where both arms and legs are paralyzed.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "paralysis" returned 878 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Images in clinical medicine. Herpes labialis and facial-nerve paralysis.
 

Author(s): E Peter Park, Brian C Boulmay

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2014 Mar;370(11):1048.

 

Last Updated: 13 Mar 2014

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NaV1.4 mutations cause hypokalaemic periodic paralysis by disrupting IIIS4 movement during recovery.
 

Author(s): James R Groome, Frank Lehmann-Horn, Chunxiang Fan, Markus Wolf, Vern Winston, Luciano Merlini, Karin Jurkat-Rott

Journal: Brain. 2014 Apr;137(Pt 4):998-1008.

 

Hypokalaemic periodic paralysis is typically associated with mutations of voltage sensor residues in calcium or sodium channels of skeletal muscle. To date, causative sodium channel mutations have been studied only for the two outermost arginine residues in S4 voltage sensor segments ...

Last Updated: 20 Mar 2014

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Evaluating the timing of injection laryngoplasty for vocal fold paralysis in an attempt to avoid future type 1 thyroplasty.
 

Author(s): Yazeed Alghonaim, Michael Roskies, Karen Kost, Jonathan Young

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To determine whether immediate (less than 3 months from time of nerve injury), early (from 3 to 6 months from time of nerve injury) or late (more than 6 months from time of nerve injury) vocal fold injection influences the long-term outcomes for patients with permanent unilateral ...

Last Updated: 6 Feb 2014

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The terms "paralysis" returned 38 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Sedation and paralysis.
 

Author(s): Annop Piriyapatsom, Edward A Bittner, Jessica Hines, Ulrich H Schmidt

Journal: Respir Care. 2013 Jun;58(6):1024-37.

 

Sedation is used almost universally in the care of critically ill patients, especially in those who require mechanical ventilatory support or other life-saving invasive procedures. This review will focus on the sedation strategies for critically ill patients and the pharmacology of ...

Last Updated: 27 May 2013

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Vocal cord paralysis secondary to spontaneous internal carotid dissection: case report and systematic review of the literature.
 

Author(s): T T Jean Nguyen, Han Zhang, Peter T Dziegielewski, Robert Seemann

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To present a rare case of unilateral vocal cord paralysis (VCP) secondary to spontaneous internal carotid artery dissection and to perform a literature review.

Last Updated: 22 May 2013

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[Peripheral facial paralysis: the role of physical medicine and rehabilitation].
 

Author(s): Catarina Matos

Journal: Acta Med Port. 2011 Dec;24 Suppl 4():907-14.

 

Peripheral facial paralysis (PFP) is a consequence of the peripheral neuronal lesion of the facial nerve (FN). It can be either primary (Bell`s Palsy) or secondary. The classical clinical presentation typically involves both stages of the hemiface. However, there may be other symptoms ...

Last Updated: 6 Aug 2012

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A Randomized Study of Autologous Umbilical Cord Blood Reinfusion in Children With Cerebral Palsy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cerebral Palsy; CP; Spastic Cerebral Palsy

 

Last Updated: 8 May 2014

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Whole Genome Scan of Extended Families With Familial Vocal Cord Paralysis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Vocal Cord Paralysis

 

Last Updated: 12 May 2008

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Dynamic Laryngeal Opening for Bilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis by an Implanted Stimulator
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Vocal Cord Paralysis

 

Last Updated: 12 Jan 2010

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