Spasticity

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Spasticity

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Spasticity" returned 290 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Dynamometer-based measure of spasticity confirms limited association between plantarflexor spasticity and walking function in persons with multiple sclerosis.
 

Author(s): Theodore R Kremer, Linda R Van Dillen, Joanne M Wagner

Journal: J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014 ;51(6):975-84.

 

The literature shows inconsistent evidence regarding the association between clinically assessed plantar-flexor (PF) spasticity and walking function in ambulatory persons with multiple sclerosis (pwMS). The use of a dynamometer-based spasticity measure (DSM) may help to clarify this ...

Last Updated: 31 Oct 2014

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The effects of exercise with TENS on spasticity, balance, and gait in patients with chronic stroke: a randomized controlled trial.
 

Author(s): Junhyuck Park, Dongkwon Seo, Wonjae Choi, Seungwon Lee

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Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a useful modality for pain control. TENS has recently been applied to decrease spasticity. The purpose of this study is to determine whether the addition of TENS to an exercise program reduces spasticity and improves balance and ...

Last Updated: 10 Oct 2014

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Spasticity with hypocalcemia: does spasticity have a metabolic determinant?
 

Author(s): Ozlem Tasoglu, N Kutay Ordu-Gokkaya, Didem Yenigun, Meryem Demir, Nese Ozgirgin

Journal: J Rehabil Med. 2014 Oct;46(9):941.

 

Last Updated: 30 Sep 2014

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The terms "Spasticity" returned 39 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Pathophysiology of spasticity: implications for neurorehabilitation.
 

Author(s): Carlo Trompetto, Lucio Marinelli, Laura Mori, Elisa Pelosin, Antonio CurrĂ , Luigi Molfetta, Giovanni Abbruzzese

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2014 ;2014():354906.

 

Spasticity is the velocity-dependent increase in muscle tone due to the exaggeration of stretch reflex. It is only one of the several components of the upper motor neuron syndrome (UMNS). The central lesion causing the UMNS disrupts the balance of supraspinal inhibitory and excitatory ...

Last Updated: 22 Dec 2014

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Data condensed synthesis regarding kinesiotherapeutic procedures used in spasticity therapy.
 

Author(s): E Moraru, G Onose

Journal: J Med Life. 2014 Sep;7(3):317-21.

 

Spasticity represents an important feature of the upper motoneuron syndrome (UMNS). The clinical signs, such as the abnormal movement models, the unwanted muscular co-contractions, the muscular and joint rigidity with a consecutive deformity can be signs of spasticity and, also of ...

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2014

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Systematic literature review of abobotulinumtoxinA in clinical trials for adult upper limb spasticity.
 

Author(s): Khashayar Dashtipour, Jack J Chen, Heather W Walker, Michael Y Lee

Journal: Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2015 Mar;94(3):229-38.

 

The aim of this study was to elucidate clinical trial efficacy, safety, and dosing practices of abobotulinumtoxinA (ABO) treatment in adult patients with upper limb spasticity (ULS).

Last Updated: 21 Feb 2015

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Energy Costs of Spasticity in Spinal Cord Injury: A Pilot Investigation
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Basal Energy Expenditure; Spasticity

 

Last Updated: 1 Jul 2010

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Reliability of an Algorithm to Diagnose Spasticity
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Spasticity

 

Last Updated: 31 May 2015

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