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 1097 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Iatrogenic vocal cord paralysis after cardiac surgery: evocative note for surgeon and anesthesiologist.
 

Author(s): Monish S Raut, Sumir Dubey, Arun Maheshwari

Journal: Ann Card Anaesth. ;20(1):117-118.

 

Last Updated: 11 Jan 2017

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Flaccid paralysis in an infant associated with a dirty wound and application of honey.
 

Author(s): Charlotte Jane Joseph, Teik Beng Khoo, Keng Yee Lee

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An infant, who was born preterm at 36 weeks, presented with fever and ulcer at umbilical region which progressed to necrotising fasciitis of anterior abdominal wall. He was treated with intravenous penicillin, intravenous cloxacillin and local application of medicated honey. Subsequently, ...

Last Updated: 7 Jan 2017

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Hypokalemic Paralysis Complicated by Concurrent Hyperthyroidism and Hyperaldosternoism: A Case Report.
 

Author(s): Yu-Hsin Hsiao, Yu-Wei Fang, Jyh-Gang Leu, Ming-Hsein Tsai

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BACKGROUND Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis (TPP) is commonly observed in patients with acute paralysis and hyperthyroidism. However, there is a possibility of secondary causes of hypokalemia in such a setting. CASE REPORT Herein, we present the case of a 38-year-old woman with untreated ...

Last Updated: 4 Jan 2017

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The terms "paralysis" returned 44 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Bulbar Paralysis and Facial Paralysis due to Metastatic Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Case Report and Literature Review.
 

Author(s): Min Liu, Shixin Liu, Bailong Liu, Bin Liu, Liang Guo, Xu Wang, Qiang Wang, Shuo Yang, Lihua Dong

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Jan;95(4):e2632.

 

Skull-base metastasis (SBM) from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is extremely rare, and multiple cranial nerve paralysis due to SBM from HCC is also rare. We report a case of bulbar and facial paralysis due to SBM from HCC. A 46-year-old Chinese man presented with a hepatic right lobe ...

Last Updated: 30 Jan 2016

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Conversion paralysis after cervical spine arthroplasty: a case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): M Boudissa, J E Castelain, L Boissière, R Mariey, V Pointillart, J M Vital

Journal: Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2015 Sep;101(5):637-41.

 

We report a case of conversion paralysis after cervical spine arthroplasty performed in a 45-year-old woman to treat cervico-brachial neuralgia due to a left-sided C6-C7 disc herniation. Upon awakening from the anaesthesia, she had left hemiplegia sparing the face, with normal sensory ...

Last Updated: 10 Sep 2015

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Bumetanide in Hypokalaemic Periodic Paralysis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis

 

Last Updated: 3 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: 1 Sep 2016

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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: 6 Dec 2016

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