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

Performance of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance and incidence of poliomyelitis,2014.
 

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Journal: Wkly. Epidemiol. Rec.. 2014 Sep;89(37):405-8.

 

Last Updated: 12 Sep 2014

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Performance of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance and incidence of poliomyelitis, 2014.
 

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Journal: Wkly. Epidemiol. Rec.. 2014 Jun;89(26):289-96.

 

Last Updated: 30 Jun 2014

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Performance of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance and incidence of poliomyelitis, 2014.
 

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Journal: Wkly. Epidemiol. Rec.. 2014 Apr;89(17):173-6.

 

Last Updated: 25 Apr 2014

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The terms "paralysis" returned 40 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Extracellular potassium homeostasis: insights from hypokalemic periodic paralysis.
 

Author(s): Chih-Jen Cheng, Elizabeth Kuo, Chou-Long Huang

Journal: Semin. Nephrol.. 2013 May;33(3):237-47.

 

Extracellular potassium makes up only about 2% of the total body's potassium store. The majority of the body potassium is distributed in the intracellular space, of which about 80% is in skeletal muscle. Movement of potassium in and out of skeletal muscle thus plays a pivotal role ...

Last Updated: 19 Aug 2013

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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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Comparison of AMG and EMG to Avoid Residual Paralysis After General Anesthesia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Observation of Neuromuscular Block; Respiratory Paralysis; Anaesthesia

 

Last Updated: 5 May 2014

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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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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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