Spasticity

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Spasticity

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Spasticity" returned 280 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Tibialis Anterior muscle coherence during controlled voluntary activation in patients with spinal cord injury: diagnostic potential for muscle strength, gait and spasticity.
 

Author(s): Elisabeth Bravo-Esteban, Julian Taylor, Manuel Aleixandre, Cristina Simon-Martínez, Diego Torricelli, José L Pons, Julio Gómez-Soriano

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Coherence estimation has been used as an indirect measure of voluntary neurocontrol of residual motor activity following spinal cord injury (SCI). Here intramuscular Tibialis Anterior (TA) coherence estimation was performed within specific frequency bands for the 10-60 Hz bandwidth ...

Last Updated: 11 Mar 2014

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Selection of acupoints for managing upper-extremity spasticity in chronic stroke patients.
 

Author(s): Bi-Huei Wang, Chien-Lin Lin, Te-Mao Li, Shih-Din Lin, Jaung-Geng Lin, Li-Wei Chou

Journal: Clin Interv Aging. 2014 ;9():147-56.

 

This study investigated the clinical efficacy of electroacupuncture (EA) in inhibiting upper-extremity spasticity in chronic stroke patients, and also in mapping a unique preliminary acupoint-selection protocol.

Last Updated: 23 Jan 2014

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The early use of botulinum toxin in post-stroke spasticity: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.
 

Author(s): Cameron Lindsay, Julie Simpson, Sissi Ispoglou, Steve G Sturman, Anand D Pandyan

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Patients surviving stroke but who have significant impairment of function in the affected arm are at more risk of developing pain, stiffness and contractures. The abnormal muscle activity, associated with post-stroke spasticity, is thought to be causally associated with the development ...

Last Updated: 15 Jan 2014

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The terms "Spasticity" returned 34 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[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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Management of spasticity revisited.
 

Author(s): Laura A Graham

Journal: Age Ageing. 2013 Jul;42(4):435-41.

 

Spasticity is common after stroke and other neurological conditions and causes considerable limitations of movement, activities of daily living and participation. Interaction with other components of the upper motor neurone syndrome (UMNS) and the heterogeneity of patients' presentations ...

Last Updated: 18 Jun 2013

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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: 28 May 2014

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The Effect of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy on Spasticity
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Spasticity

 

Last Updated: 27 Aug 2014

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