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 1083 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Reversible Motor Paralysis and Early Cardiac Rehabilitation in Patients With Advanced Heart Failure Receiving Left Ventricular Assist Device Therapy.
 

Author(s): Rie Amao, Teruhiko Imamura, Yasuo Nakahara, Satoko Noguchi, Osamu Kinoshita, Haruo Yamauchi, Minoru Ono, Nobuhiko Haga

Journal: Int Heart J. 2016 Dec;57(6):766-768.

 

Advanced heart failure (HF) is sometimes complicated with brain impairment because of a microthrombosis caused by decreased left ventricular contraction or reduced brain circulation. Some patients may recover after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. However, little ...

Last Updated: 10 Nov 2016

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Stroke mimic: Perfusion magnetic resonance imaging of a patient with ictal paralysis.
 

Author(s): D Sanghvi, C Goyal, J Mani

Journal: J Postgrad Med. ;62(4):264-266.

 

We present an uncommon case of clinically diagnosed window period stroke subsequently recognised on diffusion - perfusion MRI as ictal paralysis due to focal inhibitory seizures or negative motor seizures. This case highlights the importance of MRI with perfusion imaging in establishing ...

Last Updated: 20 Oct 2016

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De novo p.Arg756Cys mutation of ATP1A3 causes an atypical form of alternating hemiplegia of childhood with prolonged paralysis and choreoathetosis.
 

Author(s): Hikaru Kanemasa, Ryoko Fukai, Yasunari Sakai, Michiko Torio, Noriko Miyake, Sooyoung Lee, Hiroaki Ono, Satoshi Akamine, Kei Nishiyama, Masafumi Sanefuji, Yoshito Ishizaki, Hiroyuki Torisu, Hirotomo Saitsu, Naomichi Matsumoto, Toshiro Hara

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Alternating hemiplegia of childhood (AHC) is a rare neurological disorder that manifests recurrent attacks of hemiplegia, oculogyric, and choreoathetotic involuntary movements. De novo mutations in ATP1A3 cause three types of neurological diseases: AHC; rapid-onset dystonia-Parkinsonism ...

Last Updated: 16 Sep 2016

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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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