Paraplegia

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Paraplegia

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Paraplegia" returned 556 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Novel SPAST deletion and reduced DPY30 expression in a Spastic Paraplegia type 4 kindred.
 

Author(s): Loretta Racis, Eugenia Storti, Maura Pugliatti, Virgilio Agnetti, Alessandra Tessa, Filippo M Santorelli

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The hereditary spastic paraplegias (HSPs) are pleiomorphic disorders of motor pathway and a large number of affected genes have been discovered. Yet, mutations in SPG4/SPAST represent the most frequent molecular etiology in autosomal dominant (AD) patients and sporadic cases. We describe ...

Last Updated: 8 Apr 2014

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[The broad phenotypic spectrum of SCA-3: hereditary spastic paraplegia].
 

Author(s): Sergio A Rodríguez-Quiroga, Dolores González-Morón, Tomoko Arakaki, Nélida Garreto, Marcelo A Kauffman

Journal: Medicina (B Aires). 2013 ;73(6):552-4.

 

Machado-Joseph disease (MJD) is the most frequent dominantly inherited spinocerebellar ataxia. A marked phenotypic variability is a characteristic of this disorder that could involve non-cerebellar presentations. Based on several case reports describing pyramidal dysfunction as the ...

Last Updated: 20 Dec 2013

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Electrophysiological characterisation of motor and sensory tracts in patients with hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP).
 

Author(s): Kathrin N Karle, Rebecca Schüle, Stephan Klebe, Susanne Otto, Christian Frischholz, Inga Liepelt-Scarfone, Ludger Schöls

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Hereditary spastic paraplegias (HSPs) are characterised by lower limb spasticity due to degeneration of the corticospinal tract. We set out for an electrophysiological characterisation of motor and sensory tracts in patients with HSP.

Last Updated: 15 Nov 2013

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The terms "Paraplegia" returned 20 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Hereditary spastic paraplegia: clinico-pathologic features and emerging molecular mechanisms.
 

Author(s): John K Fink

Journal: Acta Neuropathol.. 2013 Sep;126(3):307-28.

 

Hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP) is a syndrome designation describing inherited disorders in which lower extremity weakness and spasticity are the predominant symptoms. There are more than 50 genetic types of HSP. HSP affects individuals of diverse ethnic groups with prevalence ...

Last Updated: 27 Aug 2013

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Burn from car seat heater in a man with paraplegia: case report.
 

Author(s): Cheryl Benjamin, Michelle Gittler, Ray Lee

Journal: J Spinal Cord Med. 2011 ;34(3):332-4.

 

Heated car seats are a common feature in newer automobiles. They are increasingly being recognized as potential hazards as there have been multiple reports of significant burns to its users. The potential for harm is considerably increased in those with impaired sensation with the ...

Last Updated: 15 Jul 2011

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A rare case of paraplegia complicating a lumbar epidural infiltration.
 

Author(s): L Thefenne, C Dubecq, E Zing, D Rogez, M Soula, E Escobar, G Defuentes, E Lapeyre, O Berets

Journal: Ann Phys Rehabil Med. 2010 Nov;53(9):575-83.

 

We report the case of a patient who developed paraplegia following a low lumbar epidural steroid injection. Alternative approaches to (or alternative means of) performing transforaminal injections should be considered, in order to avoid devastating neurological complications.

Last Updated: 30 Nov 2010

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The ReWalk Exoskeletal Walking System for Persons With Paraplegia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Paraplegia

 

Last Updated: 27 Mar 2014

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SPATAX: Clinical and Genetic Analysis of Cerebellar Ataxias and Spastic Paraplegias
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cerebellar Ataxias; Spastic Paraplegias

 

Last Updated: 26 Mar 2012

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