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 1138 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Severe hypokalemic paralysis and rhabdomyolysis occurring after binge eating in a young bodybuilder: Case report.
 

Author(s): Tae Won Lee, Eunjin Bae, Kyungo Hwang, Ha Nee Chang, Hee Jung Park, Dae-Hong Jeon, Hyun Seop Cho, Se-Ho Chang, Dong Jun Park

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Oct;96(40):e8251.

 

Severe hypokalemia can be a potentially life-threatening disorder and is associated with variable degrees of skeletal muscle weakness.

Last Updated: 6 Oct 2017

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Evaluation of the acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance system, Gokwe North district, Zimbabwe, 2015: a descriptive cross sectional study.
 

Author(s): Annamercy Makoni, Milton Chemhuru, Notion Gombe, Gerald Shambira, Tsitsi Juru, Donewell Bangure, Mufuta Tshimanga

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AFP surveillance was adopted globally as a key strategy for monitoring the progress of the polio eradication initiative. Gokwe North district with an estimated 119 655 children <15 years detected 2 cases, 4 cases and 1 case of AFP in 2012, 2013 and 2014 respectively against a target ...

Last Updated: 14 Sep 2017

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Analysis of acute flaccid paralysis surveillance in Ethiopia, 2005-2015: progress and challenges.
 

Author(s): Ayesheshem Ademe Tegegne, Braka Fiona, Meseret Eshetu Shebeshi, Fasal Teshager Hailemariam, Aron Kassahun Aregay, Berhane Beyene, Eshetu Wassie Asemahgne, Daddi Jima Woyessa, Abyot Bekele Woyessa

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Ethiopia joined the global effort to eradicate polio in 1996, and interrupted indigenous wild poliovirus transmission by December 2001. However, the country experienced numerous separate importations during 2003-2013. Sensitive Acute Flaccid (AFP) surveillance is critical to rule ...

Last Updated: 11 Sep 2017

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The terms "paralysis" returned 48 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Surgical Treatment for Epstein-Barr Virus Otomastoiditis Complicated by Facial Nerve Paralysis: A Case Report of Two Young Brothers and Review of Literature.
 

Author(s): Evelien van Eeten, Hubert Faber, Dirk Kunst

Journal: J Int Adv Otol. 2017 Apr;13(1):143-146.

 

We report the case of two young brothers with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) otomastoiditis complicated by a facial nerve paralysis. The boys, aged 7 months (patient A) and 2 years and 8 months (patient B), were diagnosed with a facial nerve paralysis House-Brackmann (HB) grade IV (A) and ...

Last Updated: 30 May 2017

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Antivenom for Neuromuscular Paralysis Resulting From Snake Envenoming.
 

Author(s): Anjana Silva, Wayne C Hodgson, Geoffrey K Isbister

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Antivenom therapy is currently the standard practice for treating neuromuscular dysfunction in snake envenoming. We reviewed the clinical and experimental evidence-base for the efficacy and effectiveness of antivenom in snakebite neurotoxicity. The main site of snake neurotoxins is ...

Last Updated: 19 Apr 2017

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Total and Partial Laser Arytenoidectomy for Bilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis.
 

Author(s): Taner Yılmaz, Ozan Muzaffer Altuntaş, Nilda Süslü, Gamze Atay, Serdar Özer, Oğuz Kuşçu, Tevfik Sözen

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2016 ;2016():3601612.

 

Introduction. Treatment for bilateral vocal fold paralysis (BVFP) has evolved from external irreversible procedures to endolaryngeal laser surgery with greater focus on anatomic and functional preservation. Since the introduction of endolaryngeal laser arytenoidectomy, certain modifications ...

Last Updated: 10 Nov 2016

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Virtual Rehabilitation Program in Peripheral Facial Paralysis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Unilateral Peripheral Facial Paralysis

 

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2017

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Selective Bilateral Laryngeal Reinnervation as a Secondary Treatment in Case of Bilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Bilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis

 

Last Updated: 13 Jun 2017

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Incidence of Hemidiaphragmatic Palsy After Interscalene Block
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Phrenic Nerve Paralysis

 

Last Updated: 11 Feb 2017

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