Spasticity

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Spasticity

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Spasticity" returned 271 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Outcomes of ambulatory rehabilitation programmes following botulinum toxin for spasticity in adults with stroke.
 

Author(s): Marina Demetrios, Alexandra Gorelik, Julie Louie, Caroline Brand, Ian J Baguley, Fary Khan

Journal: J Rehabil Med. 2014 Sep;46(8):730-7.

 

To examine the benefits of high intensity ambulatory rehabilitation programmes over usual care following botulinum toxin A (BoNT-A) for post-stroke spasticity in Australian adults.

Last Updated: 5 Sep 2014

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Association between severe upper limb spasticity and brain lesion location in stroke patients.
 

Author(s): Alessandro Picelli, Stefano Tamburin, Francesca Gajofatto, Giampietro Zanette, Marialuigia Praitano, Leopold Saltuari, Claudio Corradini, Nicola Smania

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2014 ;2014():162754.

 

Association between the site of brain injury and poststroke spasticity is poorly understood. The present study investigated whether lesion analysis could document brain regions associated with the development of severe upper limb poststroke spasticity. A retrospective analysis was ...

Last Updated: 25 Jun 2014

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Reliability of a new scale for measurement of spasticity in stroke patients.
 

Author(s): Fang Li, Yuedi Wu, Li Xiong

Journal: J Rehabil Med. 2014 Sep;46(8):746-53.

 

To evaluate the reliability of a new scale, the Triple Spasticity Scale (TSS), for assessing spasticity in stroke, through measurement of affected elbow flexors and ankle plantar flexors of hemiplegic patients with stroke, and to compare the new scale with commonly used scales.

Last Updated: 5 Sep 2014

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The terms "Spasticity" returned 35 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Examining the effectiveness of intrathecal baclofen on spasticity in individuals with chronic spinal cord injury: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Amanda McIntyre, Rachel Mays, Swati Mehta, Shannon Janzen, Andrea Townson, Jane Hsieh, Dalton Wolfe, Robert Teasell

Journal: J Spinal Cord Med. 2014 Jan;37(1):11-8.

 

To review the available evidence on the effectiveness of intrathecal baclofen in the treatment of spasticity in individuals with spinal cord injuries (SCIs) at least 6 months post-injury or diagnosis.

Last Updated: 24 Jan 2014

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[Consensus document on spasticity in patients with multiple sclerosis. Grupo de Enfermedades Desmielinizantes de la Sociedad Española de Neurología].
 

Author(s): Celia Oreja-Guevara, Xavier Montalban, Clara de Andrés, Bonaventura Casanova-Estruch, Delicias Muñoz-García, Inmaculada García, Óscar Fernández,

Journal: Rev Neurol. 2013 Oct;57(8):359-73.

 

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic neurological inflammatory demyelinating disease. Specialists involved in the symptomatic treatment of this disease tend to apply heterogeneous diagnostic and treatment criteria.

Last Updated: 1 Oct 2013

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OnabotulinumtoxinA muscle injection patterns in adult spasticity: a systematic literature review.
 

Author(s): Luba Nalysnyk, Spyridon Papapetropoulos, Philip Rotella, Jason C Simeone, Katharine E Alter, Alberto Esquenazi

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OnabotulinumtoxinA has demonstrated significant benefit in adult focal spasticity. This study reviews the injection patterns (i.e., muscle distribution, dosing) of onabotulinumtoxinA for treatment of adult spasticity, as reported in published studies.

Last Updated: 15 Nov 2013

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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: 10 Dec 2014

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