paraplegia


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paralysis of the lower half of the body (most often as a result of trauma)

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The purpose of the National Spastic Paraplegia Awareness Week is to promote understanding of these rare disorders, create opportunities for mutual sharing and support, raise awareness of therapies for enhancing function, and support research to find their cures.
James Cotton, MD, PhD, at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago and John Rogers, PhD, at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.--developed an affordable, wearable-sensor biofeedback platform that allows people with incomplete paraplegia to self-dose this type of therapy.
This time, we report the case of a 44-year-old male, presenting with extremely sharp upper back pain followed by paraplegia and anal sphincter impairment developed in emergency department (ED), which was treated by immediate intervention with emergent thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) with stenting, aiming at amelioration of the pressure gradient across the juxtaductal coarctation in the aorta, thus minimizing the vascular pressure of the patient's spinal artery, to ensure the safety and the completeness of following surgical decompression of the spinal epidural hematoma.
Hassan's current files from the Beit Jala Arab Center for Rehabilitation, reveal the following: a) Complete lower limb paraplegia b) Normal motor and sensation 1 upper limb c) Lower Limb loss of motor system d) Absent reflex in lower limbs
who presented five cases of early onset spastic paraplegia with sensory neuropathy [1].
In this report, we present the case of a spontaneous sSDH presenting as acute onset lower back pain with paraplegia with no identifiable cause.
Ruptured spinal AVM is a rare cause of paraplegia in pregnancy, with only a few case reports describing complications from spinal vascular malformations during pregnancy in the literature [5-7].
President al-Assad and his family also visited the injured Yassin Hwiri in Oum Hartin village in the countryside of Homs who sustained paraplegia while he was defending the homeland.
The 14-year-old girl has a condition called paraplegia which is "described as the inability to voluntarily move the lower parts of the body.
The incomplete injuries, on the other hand, are of two types, the tetraplegia and paraplegia. Under the tetraplegia category, the hands, legs, arms, as well as pelvic regions get affected due to injury.
Meikle-Janney, who has the medical condition of Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia, had to pull out of sixth form at Greenhead College due to poor health, but she has managed to push herself to continue training and racing for Great Britain.
Medullar ischemia is a rare and severe condition [1] that can lead to death or persistent paraplegia [2-4].
Hereditary spastic paraplegia type 18 (HSP18) is a complicated form of autosomal recessive HSP characterized by progressive weakness and spasticity of the lower extremities, dysarthria, and cognitive decline.[sup][1],[2],[3] In the year 2011, HSP18, also known as Spastic Paraplegia 18 (SPG18), was firstly identified due to a candidate gene endoplasmic reticulum lipid raft-associated protein 2 ( ERLIN2 ) on chromosome 8p11.2 in one Saudis family.[sup][1] During the past 5 years, another two families with SPG18 due to ERLIN2 mutations have been reported presenting with complicated phenotype.[sup][2],[3] Here, we reported a patient born in a nonconsanguineous family who possessed an autosomal recessive pure form of HSP owing to novel mutations in ERLIN2 .
We report a 28-year-old pregnant patient who presented with paraplegia due to acute haemorrhage of a spinal haemangioblastoma.