spasticity


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the quality of moving or acting in spasms

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Complex combinations of drugs are sometimes needed to manage spasticity, but they do not work that well and have a range of unpleasant side-effects, the DTB says.
A video of the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System's SCI Forum presentation Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy for Spasticity is available in a new format to make it easier to watch.
They cover general considerations, implant devices, evidence-based practice, intrathecal drug delivery systems for spasticity, and the future of the practice.
We found that smoked cannabis was superior to placebo in reducing symptoms and pain in patients with treatment-resistant spasticity, or excessive muscle contractions," said Corey-Bloom.
Dr TS Park, neurosurgeon-in-chief, has performed more than 2,000 dorsal rhizotomy procedures and directs the most active surgery programme to reduce spasticity in the world.
Spasticity must be inhibited if it asserts itself and associated reactions guarded against at all times.
Spasticity contributes to pain, insomnia, and fatigue and can interfere with mobility, transfers, self-care, activities of daily living, and social functioning (Bhimani, 2008).
Ankara, Turkey), seek to improve the knowledge and skills of physiotherapists related to managing spasticity in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).
Short-term electrical stimulation enhances the effectiveness of botulinum toxin in the treatment of lower limb spasticity in hemiparetic patients.
The guideline identified a need for more research on most drugs used to treat generalized spasticity," said Dr.
Such spasticity can develop--sometimes after a long delay--following a stroke, spinal cord injury, or traumatic brain injury, or in advanced multiple sclerosis or cerebral palsy.
This paper presents convincing evidence of the efficacy of combining Botulinum toxin type A injections with modified constraint-induced movement therapy in reducing spasticity and improving arm and hand function in patients with spasticity more than one year after stroke.
This quarter we made significant progress toward achieving our major goal for 2008 -- to report data from our ongoing AV650 Phase II trial in patients with spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis," stated Kenneth Chahine, Ph.
Part of the problem is that these trials have measured spasticity on the Ashworth Scale, which relies on the subjective judgment of the examiner.