A general term most often used to describe severe or complete loss of muscle strength due to motor system disease from the level of the cerebral cortex to the muscle fiber. This term may also occasionally refer to a loss of sensory function. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p45)
Complete or severe weakness of the muscles of respiration. This condition may be associated with MOTOR NEURON DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVE DISEASES; NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTION DISEASES; SPINAL CORD DISEASES; injury to the PHRENIC NERVE; and other disorders.
Congenital or acquired paralysis of one or both VOCAL CORDS. This condition is caused by defects in the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, the VAGUS NERVE and branches of LARYNGEAL NERVES. Common symptoms are VOICE DISORDERS including HOARSENESS or APHONIA.
A heterogenous group of inherited disorders characterized by recurring attacks of rapidly progressive flaccid paralysis or myotonia. These conditions have in common a mutation of the gene encoding the alpha subunit of the sodium channel in skeletal muscle. They are frequently associated with fluctuations in serum potassium levels. Periodic paralysis may also occur as a non-familial process secondary to THYROTOXICOSIS and other conditions. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1481)
Severe or complete loss of facial muscle motor function. This condition may result from central or peripheral lesions. Damage to CNS motor pathways from the cerebral cortex to the facial nuclei in the pons leads to facial weakness that generally spares the forehead muscles. FACIAL NERVE DISEASES generally results in generalized hemifacial weakness. NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTION DISEASES and MUSCULAR DISEASES may also cause facial paralysis or paresis.
A common condition characterized by transient partial or total paralysis of skeletal muscles and areflexia that occurs upon awakening from sleep or less often while falling asleep. Stimuli such as touch or sound may terminate the episode, which usually has a duration of seconds to minutes. This condition may occur in normal subjects or be associated with NARCOLEPSY; CATAPLEXY; and hypnagogic HALLUCINATIONS. The pathophysiology of this condition is closely related to the normal hypotonia that occur during REM sleep. (From Adv Neurol 1995;67:245-271)
Paralysis caused by a neurotropic toxin secreted by the salivary glands of ticks.
An autosomal dominant familial disorder which presents in infancy or childhood and is characterized by episodes of weakness associated with hyperkalemia. During attacks, muscles of the lower extremities are initially affected, followed by the lower trunk and arms. Episodes last from 15-60 minutes and typically occur after a period of rest following exercise. A defect in skeletal muscle sodium channels has been identified as the cause of this condition. Normokalemic periodic paralysis is a closely related disorder marked by a lack of alterations in potassium levels during attacks of weakness. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1481)
A diminution of the skeletal muscle tone marked by a diminished resistance to passive stretching.
Abnormally low potassium concentration in the blood. It may result from potassium loss by renal secretion or by the gastrointestinal route, as by vomiting or diarrhea. It may be manifested clinically by neuromuscular disorders ranging from weakness to paralysis, by electrocardiographic abnormalities (depression of the T wave and elevation of the U wave), by renal disease, and by gastrointestinal disorders. (Dorland, 27th ed)
An acute infectious disease of humans, particularly children, caused by any of three serotypes of human poliovirus (POLIOVIRUS). Usually the infection is limited to the gastrointestinal tract and nasopharynx, and is often asymptomatic. The central nervous system, primarily the spinal cord, may be affected, leading to rapidly progressive paralysis, coarse FASCICULATION and hyporeflexia. Motor neurons are primarily affected. Encephalitis may also occur. The virus replicates in the nervous system, and may cause significant neuronal loss, most notably in the spinal cord. A rare related condition, nonpoliovirus poliomyelitis, may result from infections with nonpoliovirus enteroviruses. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp764-5)
A hypermetabolic syndrome caused by excess THYROID HORMONES which may come from endogenous or exogenous sources. The endogenous source of hormone may be thyroid HYPERPLASIA; THYROID NEOPLASMS; or hormone-producing extrathyroidal tissue. Thyrotoxicosis is characterized by NERVOUSNESS; TACHYCARDIA; FATIGUE; WEIGHT LOSS; heat intolerance; and excessive SWEATING.
A voltage-gated sodium channel subtype that mediates the sodium ion PERMEABILITY of SKELETAL MYOCYTES. Defects in the SCN4A gene, which codes for the alpha subunit of this sodium channel, are associated with several MYOTONIC DISORDERS.
A family of invertebrate RNA viruses in the order Picornavirales.
Severe or complete loss of motor function in the lower extremities and lower portions of the trunk. This condition is most often associated with SPINAL CORD DISEASES, although BRAIN DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES; and MUSCULAR DISEASES may also cause bilateral leg weakness.
Abnormally high potassium concentration in the blood, most often due to defective renal excretion. It is characterized clinically by electrocardiographic abnormalities (elevated T waves and depressed P waves, and eventually by atrial asystole). In severe cases, weakness and flaccid paralysis may occur. (Dorland, 27th ed)
A syndrome characterized by the acute onset of unilateral FACIAL PARALYSIS which progresses over a 2-5 day period. Weakness of the orbicularis oculi muscle and resulting incomplete eye closure may be associated with corneal injury. Pain behind the ear often precedes the onset of paralysis. This condition may be associated with HERPESVIRUS 1, HUMAN infection of the facial nerve. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1376)
Diseases of the facial nerve or nuclei. Pontine disorders may affect the facial nuclei or nerve fascicle. The nerve may be involved intracranially, along its course through the petrous portion of the temporal bone, or along its extracranial course. Clinical manifestations include facial muscle weakness, loss of taste from the anterior tongue, hyperacusis, and decreased lacrimation.
Drugs that interrupt transmission of nerve impulses at the skeletal neuromuscular junction. They can be of two types, competitive, stabilizing blockers (NEUROMUSCULAR NONDEPOLARIZING AGENTS) or noncompetitive, depolarizing agents (NEUROMUSCULAR DEPOLARIZING AGENTS). Both prevent acetylcholine from triggering the muscle contraction and they are used as anesthesia adjuvants, as relaxants during electroshock, in convulsive states, etc.
Severe or complete loss of motor function in all four limbs which may result from BRAIN DISEASES; SPINAL CORD DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES; or rarely MUSCULAR DISEASES. The locked-in syndrome is characterized by quadriplegia in combination with cranial muscle paralysis. Consciousness is spared and the only retained voluntary motor activity may be limited eye movements. This condition is usually caused by a lesion in the upper BRAIN STEM which injures the descending cortico-spinal and cortico-bulbar tracts.
Branches of the vagus (tenth cranial) nerve. The recurrent laryngeal nerves originate more caudally than the superior laryngeal nerves and follow different paths on the right and left sides. They carry efferents to all muscles of the larynx except the cricothyroid and carry sensory and autonomic fibers to the laryngeal, pharyngeal, tracheal, and cardiac regions.
Paralysis of an infant resulting from injury received at birth. (From Dorland, 27th ed)
A species of ENTEROVIRUS which is the causal agent of POLIOMYELITIS in humans. Three serotypes (strains) exist. Transmission is by the fecal-oral route, pharyngeal secretions, or mechanical vector (flies). Vaccines with both inactivated and live attenuated virus have proven effective in immunizing against the infection.
A live vaccine containing attenuated poliovirus, types I, II, and III, grown in monkey kidney cell tissue culture, used for routine immunization of children against polio. This vaccine induces long-lasting intestinal and humoral immunity. Killed vaccine induces only humoral immunity. Oral poliovirus vaccine should not be administered to immunocompromised individuals or their household contacts. (Dorland, 28th ed)
The motor nerve of the diaphragm. The phrenic nerve fibers originate in the cervical spinal column (mostly C4) and travel through the cervical plexus to the diaphragm.
A serotype of botulinum toxins that has specificity for cleavage of SYNAPTOSOMAL-ASSOCIATED PROTEIN 25.
A bis-quaternary steroid that is a competitive nicotinic antagonist. As a neuromuscular blocking agent it is more potent than CURARE but has less effect on the circulatory system and on histamine release.
Restoration, reconstruction, or improvement of a defective or damaged LARYNX.
The musculofibrous partition that separates the THORACIC CAVITY from the ABDOMINAL CAVITY. Contraction of the diaphragm increases the volume of the thoracic cavity aiding INHALATION.
Toxic proteins produced from the species CLOSTRIDIUM BOTULINUM. The toxins are synthesized as a single peptide chain which is processed into a mature protein consisting of a heavy chain and light chain joined via a disulfide bond. The botulinum toxin light chain is a zinc-dependent protease which is released from the heavy chain upon ENDOCYTOSIS into PRESYNAPTIC NERVE ENDINGS. Once inside the cell the botulinum toxin light chain cleaves specific SNARE proteins which are essential for secretion of ACETYLCHOLINE by SYNAPTIC VESICLES. This inhibition of acetylcholine release results in muscular PARALYSIS.
A form of inherited long QT syndrome (or LQT7) that is characterized by a triad of potassium-sensitive periodic paralysis, VENTRICULAR ECTOPIC BEATS, and abnormal features such as short stature, low-set ears, and SCOLIOSIS. It results from mutations of KCNJ2 gene which encodes a channel protein (INWARD RECTIFIER POTASSIUM CHANNELS) that regulates resting membrane potential.
Prolonged failure of muscle relaxation after contraction. This may occur after voluntary contractions, muscle percussion, or electrical stimulation of the muscle. Myotonia is a characteristic feature of MYOTONIC DISORDERS.
Examination, therapy or surgery of the interior of the larynx performed with a specially designed endoscope.
Drugs that interrupt transmission at the skeletal neuromuscular junction without causing depolarization of the motor end plate. They prevent acetylcholine from triggering muscle contraction and are used as muscle relaxants during electroshock treatments, in convulsive states, and as anesthesia adjuvants.
A cylindrical column of tissue that lies within the vertebral canal. It is composed of WHITE MATTER and GRAY MATTER.
Paralysis of one or more of the ocular muscles due to disorders of the eye muscles, neuromuscular junction, supporting soft tissue, tendons, or innervation to the muscles.
A group of genetic disorders of the KIDNEY TUBULES characterized by the accumulation of metabolically produced acids with elevated plasma chloride, hyperchloremic metabolic ACIDOSIS. Defective renal acidification of URINE (proximal tubules) or low renal acid excretion (distal tubules) can lead to complications such as HYPOKALEMIA, hypercalcinuria with NEPHROLITHIASIS and NEPHROCALCINOSIS, and RICKETS.
The intentional interruption of transmission at the NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTION by external agents, usually neuromuscular blocking agents. It is distinguished from NERVE BLOCK in which nerve conduction (NEURAL CONDUCTION) is interrupted rather than neuromuscular transmission. Neuromuscular blockade is commonly used to produce MUSCLE RELAXATION as an adjunct to anesthesia during surgery and other medical procedures. It is also often used as an experimental manipulation in basic research. It is not strictly speaking anesthesia but is grouped here with anesthetic techniques. The failure of neuromuscular transmission as a result of pathological processes is not included here.
A pair of cone-shaped elastic mucous membrane projecting from the laryngeal wall and forming a narrow slit between them. Each contains a thickened free edge (vocal ligament) extending from the THYROID CARTILAGE to the ARYTENOID CARTILAGE, and a VOCAL MUSCLE that shortens or relaxes the vocal cord to control sound production.
The 7th cranial nerve. The facial nerve has two parts, the larger motor root which may be called the facial nerve proper, and the smaller intermediate or sensory root. Together they provide efferent innervation to the muscles of facial expression and to the lacrimal and SALIVARY GLANDS, and convey afferent information for TASTE from the anterior two-thirds of the TONGUE and for TOUCH from the EXTERNAL EAR.
A disease caused by potent protein NEUROTOXINS produced by CLOSTRIDIUM BOTULINUM which interfere with the presynaptic release of ACETYLCHOLINE at the NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTION. Clinical features include abdominal pain, vomiting, acute PARALYSIS (including respiratory paralysis), blurred vision, and DIPLOPIA. Botulism may be classified into several subtypes (e.g., food-borne, infant, wound, and others). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1208)
The sudden collapse and disappearance or diminution of a colony of organisms.
The synapse between a neuron and a muscle.
Viruses infecting insects, the largest family being BACULOVIRIDAE.
Neurons which activate MUSCLE CELLS.
A quaternary skeletal muscle relaxant usually used in the form of its bromide, chloride, or iodide. It is a depolarizing relaxant, acting in about 30 seconds and with a duration of effect averaging three to five minutes. Succinylcholine is used in surgical, anesthetic, and other procedures in which a brief period of muscle relaxation is called for.
Pathologic conditions which feature SPINAL CORD damage or dysfunction, including disorders involving the meninges and perimeningeal spaces surrounding the spinal cord. Traumatic injuries, vascular diseases, infections, and inflammatory/autoimmune processes may affect the spinal cord.
A syndrome associated with inflammation of the BRACHIAL PLEXUS. Clinical features include severe pain in the shoulder region which may be accompanied by MUSCLE WEAKNESS and loss of sensation in the upper extremity. This condition may be associated with VIRUS DISEASES; IMMUNIZATION; SURGERY; heroin use (see HEROIN DEPENDENCE); and other conditions. The term brachial neuralgia generally refers to pain associated with brachial plexus injury. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1355-6)
Recording of the changes in electric potential of muscle by means of surface or needle electrodes.
Traumatic injuries to the RECURRENT LARYNGEAL NERVE that may result in vocal cord dysfunction.
An acute inflammatory autoimmune neuritis caused by T cell- mediated cellular immune response directed towards peripheral myelin. Demyelination occurs in peripheral nerves and nerve roots. The process is often preceded by a viral or bacterial infection, surgery, immunization, lymphoma, or exposure to toxins. Common clinical manifestations include progressive weakness, loss of sensation, and loss of deep tendon reflexes. Weakness of respiratory muscles and autonomic dysfunction may occur. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1312-1314)
Inflammation of the spinal cord. Relatively common etiologies include infections; AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES; SPINAL CORD; and ischemia (see also SPINAL CORD VASCULAR DISEASES). Clinical features generally include weakness, sensory loss, localized pain, incontinence, and other signs of autonomic dysfunction.
A subtype of striated muscle, attached by TENDONS to the SKELETON. Skeletal muscles are innervated and their movement can be consciously controlled. They are also called voluntary muscles.
Penetrating and non-penetrating injuries to the spinal cord resulting from traumatic external forces (e.g., WOUNDS, GUNSHOT; WHIPLASH INJURIES; etc.).
A variety of neuromuscular conditions resulting from MUTATIONS in ION CHANNELS manifesting as episodes of EPILEPSY; HEADACHE DISORDERS; and DYSKINESIAS.
Acquired, familial, and congenital disorders of SKELETAL MUSCLE and SMOOTH MUSCLE.
A vague complaint of debility, fatigue, or exhaustion attributable to weakness of various muscles. The weakness can be characterized as subacute or chronic, often progressive, and is a manifestation of many muscle and neuromuscular diseases. (From Wyngaarden et al., Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p2251)
An unnaturally deep or rough quality of voice.
The largest cartilage of the larynx consisting of two laminae fusing anteriorly at an acute angle in the midline of the neck. The point of fusion forms a subcutaneous projection known as the Adam's apple.
Vaccines used to prevent POLIOMYELITIS. They include inactivated (POLIOVIRUS VACCINE, INACTIVATED) and oral vaccines (POLIOVIRUS VACCINE, ORAL).
Diseases characterized by MYOTONIA, which may be inherited or acquired. Myotonia may be restricted to certain muscles (e.g., intrinsic hand muscles) or occur as a generalized condition.
Traumatic injuries to the facial nerve. This may result in FACIAL PARALYSIS, decreased lacrimation and salivation, and loss of taste sensation in the anterior tongue. The nerve may regenerate and reform its original pattern of innervation, or regenerate aberrantly, resulting in inappropriate lacrimation in response to gustatory stimuli (e.g., "crocodile tears") and other syndromes.
Diseases of the twelfth cranial (hypoglossal) nerve or nuclei. The nuclei and fascicles of the nerve are located in the medulla, and the nerve exits the skull via the hypoglossal foramen and innervates the muscles of the tongue. Lower brain stem diseases, including ischemia and MOTOR NEURON DISEASES may affect the nuclei or nerve fascicles. The nerve may also be injured by diseases of the posterior fossa or skull base. Clinical manifestations include unilateral weakness of tongue musculature and lingual dysarthria, with deviation of the tongue towards the side of weakness upon attempted protrusion.
A tubular organ of VOICE production. It is located in the anterior neck, superior to the TRACHEA and inferior to the tongue and HYOID BONE.
A condition characterized by transient weakness or paralysis of somatic musculature triggered by an emotional stimulus or physical exertion. Cataplexy is frequently associated with NARCOLEPSY. During a cataplectic attack, there is a marked reduction in muscle tone similar to the normal physiologic hypotonia that accompanies rapid eye movement sleep (SLEEP, REM). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p396)
A genus of poisonous snakes of the subfamily Elapinae of the family ELAPIDAE. They comprise the kraits. Twelve species are recognized and all inhabit southeast Asia. They are considered extremely dangerous. (Moore: Poisonous Snakes of the World, 1980, p120)
Inherited myotonic disorders with early childhood onset MYOTONIA. Muscular hypertrophy is common and myotonia may impair ambulation and other movements. It is classified as Thomsen (autosomal dominant) or Becker (autosomal recessive) generalized myotonia mainly based on the inheritance pattern. Becker type is also clinically more severe. An autosomal dominant variant with milder symptoms and later onset is known as myotonia levior. Mutations in the voltage-dependent skeletal muscle chloride channel are associated with the disorders.
A condition characterized by recurrent episodes of daytime somnolence and lapses in consciousness (microsomnias) that may be associated with automatic behaviors and AMNESIA. CATAPLEXY; SLEEP PARALYSIS, and hypnagogic HALLUCINATIONS frequently accompany narcolepsy. The pathophysiology of this disorder includes sleep-onset rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, which normally follows stage III or IV sleep. (From Neurology 1998 Feb;50(2 Suppl 1):S2-S7)
Ion channels that specifically allow the passage of SODIUM ions. A variety of specific sodium channel subtypes are involved in serving specialized functions such as neuronal signaling, CARDIAC MUSCLE contraction, and KIDNEY function.
A central respiratory stimulant with a brief duration of action. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmocopoeia, 30th ed, p1225)
Disorders of one or more of the twelve cranial nerves. With the exception of the optic and olfactory nerves, this includes disorders of the brain stem nuclei from which the cranial nerves originate or terminate.
Difficulty and/or pain in PHONATION or speaking.
Traumatic injuries to the LARYNGEAL NERVE.
Insect members of the superfamily Apoidea, found almost everywhere, particularly on flowers. About 3500 species occur in North America. They differ from most WASPS in that their young are fed honey and pollen rather than animal food.
The resection or removal of the innervation of a muscle or muscle tissue.
Muscles of facial expression or mimetic muscles that include the numerous muscles supplied by the facial nerve that are attached to and move the skin of the face. (From Stedman, 25th ed)
Diseases characterized by injury or dysfunction involving multiple peripheral nerves and nerve roots. The process may primarily affect myelin or nerve axons. Two of the more common demyelinating forms are acute inflammatory polyradiculopathy (GUILLAIN-BARRE SYNDROME) and POLYRADICULONEUROPATHY, CHRONIC INFLAMMATORY DEMYELINATING. Polyradiculoneuritis refers to inflammation of multiple peripheral nerves and spinal nerve roots.
Mechanical compression of nerves or nerve roots from internal or external causes. These may result in a conduction block to nerve impulses (due to MYELIN SHEATH dysfunction) or axonal loss. The nerve and nerve sheath injuries may be caused by ISCHEMIA; INFLAMMATION; or a direct mechanical effect.
Diseases of the cervical (and first thoracic) roots, nerve trunks, cords, and peripheral nerve components of the BRACHIAL PLEXUS. Clinical manifestations include regional pain, PARESTHESIA; MUSCLE WEAKNESS, and decreased sensation (HYPESTHESIA) in the upper extremity. These disorders may be associated with trauma (including BIRTH INJURIES); THORACIC OUTLET SYNDROME; NEOPLASMS; NEURITIS; RADIOTHERAPY; and other conditions. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1351-2)
A neuromuscular blocker and active ingredient in CURARE; plant based alkaloid of Menispermaceae.
The use of peripheral nerve stimulation to assess transmission at the NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTION, especially in the response to anesthetics, such as the intensity of NEUROMUSCULAR BLOCKADE by NEUROMUSCULAR BLOCKING AGENTS.
A general term indicating inflammation of the BRAIN and SPINAL CORD, often used to indicate an infectious process, but also applicable to a variety of autoimmune and toxic-metabolic conditions. There is significant overlap regarding the usage of this term and ENCEPHALITIS in the literature.
Contractile tissue that produces movement in animals.
A degenerative disorder affecting upper MOTOR NEURONS in the brain and lower motor neurons in the brain stem and SPINAL CORD. Disease onset is usually after the age of 50 and the process is usually fatal within 3 to 6 years. Clinical manifestations include progressive weakness, atrophy, FASCICULATION, hyperreflexia, DYSARTHRIA, dysphagia, and eventual paralysis of respiratory function. Pathologic features include the replacement of motor neurons with fibrous ASTROCYTES and atrophy of anterior SPINAL NERVE ROOTS and corticospinal tracts. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1089-94)
An aspect of cholinesterases.
Respiratory muscles that arise from the lower border of one rib and insert into the upper border of the adjoining rib, and contract during inspiration or respiration. (From Stedman, 25th ed)
A family of small RNA viruses comprising some important pathogens of humans and animals. Transmission usually occurs mechanically. There are nine genera: APHTHOVIRUS; CARDIOVIRUS; ENTEROVIRUS; ERBOVIRUS; HEPATOVIRUS; KOBUVIRUS; PARECHOVIRUS; RHINOVIRUS; and TESCHOVIRUS.
A set of twelve curved bones which connect to the vertebral column posteriorly, and terminate anteriorly as costal cartilage. Together, they form a protective cage around the internal thoracic organs.
An idiopathic syndrome characterized by one or more of the following; recurrent orofacial swelling, relapsing facial paralysis, and fissured tongue (lingua plicata). The onset is usually in childhood and relapses are common. Cheilitis granulomatosa is a monosymptomatic variant of this condition. (Dermatol Clin 1996 Apr;14(2):371-9; Magalini & Magalini, Dictionary of Medical Syndromes, 4th ed, p531)
Branches of the VAGUS NERVE. The superior laryngeal nerves originate near the nodose ganglion and separate into external branches, which supply motor fibers to the cricothyroid muscles, and internal branches, which carry sensory fibers. The RECURRENT LARYNGEAL NERVE originates more caudally and carries efferents to all muscles of the larynx except the cricothyroid. The laryngeal nerves and their various branches also carry sensory and autonomic fibers to the laryngeal, pharyngeal, tracheal, and cardiac regions.
Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.
A genus of the family PICORNAVIRIDAE whose members preferentially inhabit the intestinal tract of a variety of hosts. The genus contains many species. Newly described members of human enteroviruses are assigned continuous numbers with the species designated "human enterovirus".

Antitumor and immunotherapeutic effects of activated invasive T lymphoma cells that display short-term interleukin 1alpha expression. (1/1176)

Expression of cytokines in malignant cells represents a novel approach for therapeutic treatment of tumors. Previously, we demonstrated the immunostimulatory effectiveness of interleukin 1alpha (IL-1alpha) gene transfer in experimental fibrosarcoma tumors. Here, we report the antitumor and immunotherapeutic effects of short-term expression of IL-1alpha by malignant T lymphoma cells. Activation in culture of T lymphoma cells with lipopolysaccharide-stimulated macrophages induces the expression of IL-1alpha. The short-term expression of IL-1alpha persists in the malignant T cells for a few days (approximately 3-6 days) after termination of the in vitro activation procedure and, thus, has the potential to stimulate antitumor immune responses in vivo. As an experimental tumor model, we used the RO1 invasive T lymphoma cell line. Upon i.v. inoculation, these cells invade the vertebral column and compress the spinal cord, resulting in hind leg paralysis and death of the mice. Activated RO1 cells, induced to express IL-1alpha in a short-term manner, manifested reduced tumorigenicity: approximately 75% of the mice injected with activated RO1 cells remained tumor free. IL-1 was shown to be essential for the eradication of activated T lymphoma cells because injection of activated RO1 cells together with IL-1-specific inhibitors, i.e., the IL-1 receptor antagonist or the M 20 IL-1 inhibitor, reversed reduced tumorigenicity patterns and led to progressive tumor growth and death of the mice. Furthermore, activated RO1 cells could serve as a treatment by intervening in the growth of violent RO1 cells after tumor take. Thus, when activated RO1 cells were injected 6 or 9 days after the inoculation of violent cells, mortality was significantly reduced. IL-1alpha, in its unique membrane-associated form, in addition to its cytosolic and secreted forms, may represent a focused adjuvant for potentiating antitumor immune responses at low levels of expression, below those that are toxic to the host. Further assessment of the immunotherapeutic potential of short-term expression of IL-1alpha in activated tumor cells may allow its improved application in the treatment of malignancies.  (+info)

Common peroneal nerve palsy: a clinical and electrophysiological review. (2/1176)

In a series of 70 patients (75 cases of common peroneal nerve palsy) the common causes were trauma about the knee or about the hip, compression, and underlying neuropathy. A few palsies occurred spontaneously for no apparent reason. The prognosis was uniformly good in the compression group; recovery was delayed but usually satisfactory in patients who had suffered stretch injuries. In the acute stage, when clinical paralysis appears to be complete, electrophysiological studies are a useful guide to prognosis. They may also indicate an underlying neuropathy and they detect early evidence of recovery. The anatomical peculiarities of the common peroneal nerve are noted and aspects of the clinical picture, management, and prognosis of palsy are discussed.  (+info)

Incidence of deep vein thrombosis and leg oedema in patients with strokes. (3/1176)

In a series of 26 patients with strokes 13 had deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in the leg, demonstrated by fibrinogen scanning. In 10 patients the thrombosis was in the paralysed leg but the degree of paralysis was unrelated to the tendency to develop DVT, which usually occurred about the third day. Leg oedema in 10 patients was unrelated to the DVT.  (+info)

A five-year assessment of controlled trials of in-patient and out-patient treatment and of plaster-of-Paris jackets for tuberculosis of the spine in children on standard chemotherapy. Studies in Masan and Pusan, Korea. Fifth report of the Medical Research Council Working Party on tuberculosis of the spine. (4/1176)

In two centres in Korea 350 patients with a diagnosis of tuberculosis of the thoracic and/or lumbar spine were allocated at random: in Masan to in-patient rest in bed (IP) for six months followed by out-patient treatment or to ambulatory out-patient treatment (OP) from the start; in Pusan to out-patient treatment with a plaster-of-Paris jacket (J) for nine months or to ambulatory treatment without any support (No J). All patients recieved chemotherapy with PAS with isoniazid for eighteen months, either supplemented with streptomycin for the first three months (SPH) or without this supplement (PH), by random allocation. The main analysis of this report concerns 299 patients (eighty-three IP, eighty-three OP, sixty-three J, seventy No J; 143 SPH, 156 PH). Pre-treatment factors were similar in both centres except that the patients in Pusan had, on average, less extensive lesions although in a greater proportion the disease was radiographically active. One patient (J/SPH) died with active spinal disease and three (all No J/SPH) with paraplegia. A fifth patient (IP/PH) who died from cardio respiratory failure also had pulmonary tuberculosis. Twenty-three patients required operation and/or additional chemotherapy for the spinal lesion. A sinus or clinically evident abscess was either present initially or developed during treatment in 41 per cent of patients. Residual lesions persisted in ten patients (four IP, two OP, one J, three No J; six SPH, four PH) at five years. Thirty-two patients had paraparesis on admission or developing later. Complete resolution occurred in twenty on the allocated regimen and in eight after operation or additional chemotherapy or both. Of the remaining four atients, all of whom had operation and additional chemotherapy, three died and one still had paraparesis at five years. Of 295 patients assessed at five years 89 per cent had a favourable status. The proportions of the patients responding favourably were similar in the IP (91 per cent) and OP (89 per cent) series, in the J (90 per cent) and No J (84 per cent) series and in the SPH (86 per cent) and PH (92 per cent) series.  (+info)

Hypoglossal nerve injury as a complication of anterior surgery to the upper cervical spine. (5/1176)

Injury to the hypoglossal nerve is a recognised complication after soft tissue surgery in the upper part of the anterior aspect of the neck, e.g. branchial cyst or carotid body tumour excision. However, this complication has been rarely reported following surgery of the upper cervical spine. We report the case of a 35-year-old woman with tuberculosis of C2-3. She underwent corpectomy and fusion from C2 to C5 using iliac crest bone graft, through a left anterior oblique incision. She developed hypoglossal nerve palsy in the immediate postoperative period, with dysphagia and dysarthria. It was thought to be due to traction neurapraxia with possible spontaneous recovery. At 18 months' follow-up, she had a solid fusion and tuberculosis was controlled. The hypoglossal palsy persisted, although with minimal functional disability. The only other reported case of hypoglossal lesion after anterior cervical spine surgery in the literature also failed to recover. It is concluded that hypoglossal nerve palsy following anterior cervical spine surgery is unlikely to recover spontaneously and it should be carefully identified.  (+info)

Isolated dysarthria due to extracerebellar lacunar stroke: a central monoparesis of the tongue. (6/1176)

OBJECTIVES: The pathophysiology of dysarthria can preferentially be studied in patients with the rare lacunar stroke syndrome of "isolated dysarthria". METHODS: A single study was carried out on seven consecutive patients with sudden onset of isolated dysarthria due to single ischaemic lesion. The localisation of the lesion was identified using MRI. The corticolingual, cortico-orofacial, and corticospinal tract functions were investigated using transcranial magnetic stimulation. Corticopontocerebellar tract function was assessed using 99mTc hexamethylpropylene amine oxime-single photon emission computerised tomography (HMPAO-SPECT) in six patients. Sensory functions were evaluated clinically and by somatosensory evoked potentials. RESULTS: Brain MRI showed the lesions to be located in the corona radiata (n=4) and the internal capsule (n=2). No morphological lesion was identified in one patient. Corticolingual tract function was impaired in all patients. In four patients with additional cortico-orofacial tract dysfunction, dysarthria did not differ from that in patients with isolated corticolingual tract dysfunction. Corticospinal tract functions were normal in all patients. HMPAO-SPECT showed no cerebellar diaschisis, suggesting unimpaired corticopontocerebellar tract function. Sensory functions were not affected. CONCLUSION: Interruption of the corticolingual pathways to the tongue is crucial in the pathogenesis of isolated dysarthria after extracerebellar lacunar stroke.  (+info)

Awareness during anesthesia: a closed claims analysis. (7/1176)

BACKGROUND: Awareness during general anesthesia is a frightening experience, which may result in serious emotional injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. We performed an in-depth analysis of cases from the database of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Closed Claims Project to explore the contribution of intraoperative awareness to professional liability in anesthesia. METHODS: The database of the Closed Claims Project is composed of closed US malpractice claims that have been collected in a standardized manner. All claims for intraoperative awareness were reviewed by the reviewers to identify patterns of causation and standard of care. Logistic regression analysis was used to identify independent patient and anesthetic factors associated with claims for recall during general anesthesia compared to other general anesthesia malpractice claims. RESULTS: Awareness claims accounted for 79 (1.9%) of 4,183 claims in the database, including 18 claims for awake paralysis, i.e., the inadvertent paralysis of an awake patient, and 61 claims for recall during general anesthesia, ie., recall of events while receiving general anesthesia. The majority of awareness claims involved women (77%), younger than 60 yr of age (89%), American Society of Anesthesiologists physical class I-II (68%), who underwent elective surgery (87%). Most (94%) claims for awake paralysis represented substandard care involving errors in labeling and administration, whereas care was substandard in only 43% of the claims for recall during general anesthesia (P < 0.001). Claims for recall during general anesthesia were more likely to involve women (odds ratio [OR] = 3.08, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.58, 6.06) and anesthetic techniques using intraoperative opioids (OR = 2.12, 95% CI = 1.20, 3.74), intraoperative muscle relaxants (OR = 2.28, 95% CI = 1.22, 4.25), and no volatile anesthetic (OR = 3.20, 95% CI = 1.88, 5.46). CONCLUSIONS: Deficiencies in labeling and vigilance were common causes for awake paralysis. Claims for recall during general anesthesia were more likely in women and with nitrous-narcotic-relaxant techniques.  (+info)

Golli-induced paralysis: a study in anergy and disease. (8/1176)

The Golli-MBP transcription unit contains three Golli-specific exons as well as the seven exons of the classical myelin basic protein (MBP) gene and encodes alternatively spliced proteins that share amino acid sequence with MBP. Unlike MBP, which is a late Ag expressed only in the nervous system, Golli exon-containing gene products are expressed both pre- and postnatally at many sites, including lymphoid tissue, as well as in the central nervous system. To investigate whether Golli-MBP peptides unique to Golli would result in neurological disease, we immunized rats and observed a novel neurological disease characterized by mild paralysis and the presence of groups of lymphocytes in the subarachnoid space but not in the parenchyma of the brain. Disease was induced by Th1-type T cells that displayed an unusual activation phenotype. Primary stimulation in vitro induced T cell proliferation with increased surface CD45RC that did not become down-regulated as it did in other Ag-stimulated cultures. Secondary stimulation of this CD45RChigh population with Ag, however, did not induce proliferation or IL-2 production, although an IFN-gamma-producing population resulted. Proliferation could be induced by secondary stimulation with IL-2 or PMA-ionomycin, suggesting an anergic T cell population. Cells could adoptively transfer disease after secondary stimulation with IL-2, but not with Ag alone. These responses are suggestive of a chronically stimulated, anergic population that can be transiently activated to cause disease, fall back into an anergic state, and reactivated to cause disease again. Such a scenario may be important in chronic human disease.  (+info)

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Fourteen children across California have been sickened by enterovirus D68 so far this year, but a separate investigation has revealed that the rare respiratory illness was present in 2012 in patients who suffered some paralysis, state health officials said Friday.. The California Department of Public Health identified 35 patients with paralysis and spinal cord illnesses since 2012. Of those patients, three had the virus known as EV-D68. There were two in 2012 and one this year. The finding raises the question but doesnt answer conclusively if there is a link between the rare respiratory illness and limb paralysis. Because EV-D68 was found in respiratory specimens from these patients, it is not known whether EV-D68 was a cause of paralysis or a coincidental finding, said Dr. Gil Chavez, state epidemiologist for the Center for Infectious Diseases at the state health department. The CDC is investigating reports of paralysis and neurological issues in several children in Colorado. Health experts ...
Moritz: Okay, heres what we did. Our goal was to examine a potential treatment for motor paralysis, such as might result from motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, and industrial accidents that lead to spinal cord injuries. We worked with monkeys trained to play very simple video games. The goal of the video game was for the monkeys to watch a screen and manipulate a cursor by hand to match a target box, and when they did, they received a reward such as applesauce. So after the monkeys knew how to play and enjoyed playing, we used a fast-acting neuromuscular blockade to temporarily anesthetize the nerves in the shoulder. Then, we recorded extracellular activity from single neurons in the monkeys motor cortex using microwire arrays that were surgically implanted in the brain ...
Brain-computer interface (BCI) technology aims to establish a direct link for transmitting information between the brain and external devices, offering a natural and rich control signal for prosthetic hands or functional electrical stimulators (FES) to re-animate paralyzed hands. This study focuses on an ECoG-based BCI system. ECoG measures brain activity using electrodes implanted on the surface of the brain. Each participant will undergo testing of the ECoG direct brain interface for up to 29 days. Participants will learn to control computer cursors, virtual reality environments, and assistive devices such as hand orthoses and functional electrical stimulators using neural activity recorded with the ECoG sensor ...
(CNN) -- Health officials are looking for the cause of a neurologic illness thats affected nine children in Colorado. The children were hospitalized with muscle weakness in their limbs between August 9 and September 17, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; MRI tests s...
−-β-Caryophyllene, a CB2 Receptor-Selective Phytocannabinoid, Suppresses Motor Paralysis and Neuroinflammation in a Murine Model of Multiple Sclerosis. . Biblioteca virtual para leer y descargar libros, documentos, trabajos y tesis universitarias en PDF. Material universiario, documentación y tareas realizadas por universitarios en nuestra biblioteca. Para descargar gratis y para leer online.
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TORONTO — Cases of a rare polio-like condition have begun turning up in some Canadian children, following reports of dozens of cases in the U.S. in recent weeks.
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Ticks are largely known for being an annoyance; however many of them carry the detrimental effects of Lyme disease and can also cause paralysis. When a tick bites your dog, there is a transmission of blood and saliva and some ticks carry a neurotoxin. The neurotoxin is extremely poisonous to your dog in that it causes the blood to carry the toxin and it distributes to the vital organs of the body. Cases of this manner usually result in very quick paralysis and a lot of times death shortly thereafter. If a tumor develops on the spine, it can also lead to a paralysis situation. Not only are tumors harmful and life-threatening when they are malignant, but a tumor can also press on important nerve structures when it is attached to the spine. If the tumor is allowed to progress and grow, the nerves can get to the point of destruction and paralysis will develop. When the cause of paralysis is tumors, the condition will usually occur over time and will first affect the hindquarters and then escalate to ...
Given the stalemate at Stormont it is no surprise that we are in a state of political paralysis – but it has to be a growing cause for concern that agriculture is also facing political paralysis at Westminster.
Paralysis is a loss of muscle function for one or more muscles. Paralysis can be accompanied by a loss of feeling (sensory loss) in the affected area if there is sensory damage as well as motor. About 1 in 50 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with some form of paralysis, transient or permanent. The word comes from the Greek παράλυσις, disabling of the nerves, itself from παρά (para), beside, by and λύσις (lysis), losing and that from λύω (luō), to lose. A paralysis accompanied by involuntary tremors is usually called palsy. Paralysis is most often caused by damage in the nervous system, especially the spinal cord. Other major causes are stroke, trauma with nerve injury, poliomyelitis, cerebral palsy, peripheral neuropathy, Parkinsons disease, ALS, botulism, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, and Guillain-Barré syndrome. Temporary paralysis occurs during REM sleep, and dysregulation of this system can lead to episodes of waking paralysis. Drugs that interfere ...
β-Amyloid 42 (Aβ42) and β-amyloid 40 (Aβ40), major components of senile plaque deposits in Alzheimers disease, are considered neurotoxic and proinflammatory. In multiple sclerosis, Aβ42 is up-regulated in brain lesions and damaged axons. We found, unexpectedly, that treatment with either Aβ42 or Aβ40 peptides reduced motor paralysis and brain inflammation in four different models of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) with attenuation of motor paralysis, reduction of inflammatory lesions in the central nervous system (CNS), and suppression of lymphocyte activation. Aβ42 and Aβ40 treatments were effective in reducing ongoing paralysis induced with adoptive transfer of either autoreactive T helper 1 (TH1) or TH17 cells. High-dimensional 14-parameter flow cytometry of peripheral immune cell populations after in vivo Aβ42 and Aβ40 treatment revealed substantial modulations in the percentage of lymphoid and myeloid subsets during EAE. Major proinflammatory cytokines and ...
Paralysis is caused by multiple conditions, which may be classified as those which affect the muscles themselves, and those which act indirectly, through the nerves that control muscle action. The most common external causes for paralysis include the occurrence of a stroke, head injury, spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis.
We recently noted, in performing a metabolic characterization of mice deleted for LKB1 in the endocrine pancreas and a restricted set of CNS neurons using a RIP2-Cre transgene (Sun et al., 2010b), that older animals became paralyzed. The principal aim of the present study was thus to dissect the pathology behind this change and, in doing so, to determine the role of LKB1 in regulating neuronal polarity and survival in the CNS in vivo.. Although mice null for LKB1 throughout the body die before E11.5, the use of an Emx1-Cre deleter strain to allow deletion in pyramidal neuron progenitors demonstrated that LKB1 is required for the polarization of cultured neurons from the neonatal hippocampus and cortex (Barnes et al., 2007; Shelly et al., 2007). We therefore reasoned that LKB1 might play a similar role in axon development and, importantly, in signal transmission along the spinal cord. Given the crucial role of the spinal cord for the normal control of motor function, we further reasoned that ...
Eight of the nine children afflicted with paralysis are up to date on their polio vaccines.. Some are reported to be improving, and it remains unclear whether or not their paralysis will be permanent.. Some enteroviruses, including D68, have been shown in rare cases in the past to be capable of causing neurologic symptoms and sudden muscle weakness.. The virus can infect the central nervous system, causing injury to some of the cells and the spinal cord, and that is what actually leads to the paralysis, said Glatter.. The emergence of paralysis cases, so far only in Colorado, suggests it is possible that the virus may be mutating, he added.. It is not clear why some children are affected and others arent at this point. So it is an ongoing puzzle that we are hoping to solve in the near future, said Glatter.. Meanwhile, the outbreak is expanding fast. Earlier this month, the CDC said about a dozen states had reported cases. By the end of September, 40 states were implicated.. Enterovirus ...
What is the government up to? Not very much, according to research out on Monday. Some serious number-crunching by the Times has revealed that Theresa Mays government is the most inactive for at least two decades. The number of votes held in the nine months since the general election - traditionally when a government enacts its vision - is lower than after each of the elections won by David Cameron or Tony Blair. Whats more, theres no sign of things improving any time soon. The threat of rebel Brexit amendments is proving so troublesome to the whips office that key votes keep being postponed.. As a result, this week MPs are being treated to two days of general debate on European affairs. Given that its only 381 days until Britain leaves the EU, youd be forgiven for thinking there may be a better way for MPs to be spending their time. Indeed, the statute book could hardly be described as Brexit-ready. Theres still a huge number of bills that need to be passed before this country is ...
VLA Comment: Definition sof Acute Flacid Paralysis: Consider polio in patients who have unexplained AFP. A probable case of polio is defined as an acute onset of flaccid paralysis of one or more limbs with decreased or absent tendon reflexes in the affected limbs, without other apparent cause, and without sensory or cognitive loss.. ...
Diagnosing paralysis is often easy to do because the main symptom - loss of muscle control in a body area - is obvious. An important part of the diagnosis is to determine the cause of the paralysis. This can be relatively straightforward if the paralysis occurs after an event such as a stroke or spinal cord injury. Sometimes, the doctor might want to learn more about the injury thats causing the paralysis, the degree of the paralysis, and/or the state of the nerves involved. To do that, the doctor might use one or more of these tests:. ...
Definition of alcoholic paralysis in the Legal Dictionary - by Free online English dictionary and encyclopedia. What is alcoholic paralysis? Meaning of alcoholic paralysis as a legal term. What does alcoholic paralysis mean in law?
Researchers determined the presence of Zika infection in Guillain-Barre patients offers evidence to support the idea that the virus sparks the onset of the rare syndrome.
Economic crisis in the U.S. may affect the whole world. The recent economic crisis has made it clear to us. So, if the credit situation in U.S. gets affected for some reason, it may affect the global credit market.. ...
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As we have observed, the causes of spiritual paralysis are very numerous, and we do not expect or attempt to cover the whole ground in this present undertaking. Some of the most common, and, at the same time, such as include others, will engage our attention. We proceed to speak of The Paralysis of Disappointed Expectations. There are not a few typical instances of such in the Word of God. Some of these are discerned in ejaculative and fragmentary expressions, such as that of Job, My purposes are broken off! Or of the two on the Emmaus Road - But we had thought- or again of John the Baptist - Art Thou He that should come, or look we for another!. And then as to the man who has come to be known as The Rich Fool, there are two fragments in the narrative - He said... but God said.. In each case there was an arriving at an end, a deadlock, a paralysis, and each represented a false expectation. Two of these at least were to be accounted for by a mistaken conception. This conception is very ...
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Suggested minimum donation of $150.. During the Success Beyond Paralysis Luncheon, stories are shared of families who have found Pushing Boundaries and regained function and independence as a result of the rehabilitative exercise therapy they received.. Pushing Boundaries offers services to people with paralysis that they cant get anywhere else in the state or region. There are an estimated 70,000 people in the Puget Sound region living with a neurological condition resulting in paralysis.. YOU can help change lives. Your donation directly helps cut the out of pocket therapy costs for our clients.. Please contact us if you are interested in being our guest! You will be able to witness firsthand the phenomenal achievements our clients make and learn how Pushing Boundaries is the critical link in the Northwest to health and independence for those who have and illness or injury that has resulted in paralysis.. ...
Doctors give trusted, helpful answers on causes, diagnosis, symptoms, treatment, and more: Dr. Bowman on herbal treatment for spastic paralysis: It is not possible to completely cure spastic paraparesis but various treatments can help. These include physical therapy, stretching exercises, oral medications, nerve blocks, Botox injections, medication via implanted pump, electrical stimulation to name a few.
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A 33-year-old Hispanic man with no significant past medical history presented to the emergency department with generalized flaccid paralysis in both arms and le
By Fareed Zakaria Every week brings fresh evidence that Americas unemployment crisis is much deeper and more systemic than predicted - yet Washington seems unwilling or unable to do anything about it. Fears of the budget deficit and a dysfunctional political climate have paralyzed people on both sides of the political aisle. The result is…
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If successful, this chip would artificially bridge the gaps in the neural network, working for both afferent and efferent signals (bi-directionally) to end the paralysis.. Whats incredibly exciting about this is the possibility of communicating afferent signals. When you see demonstrations of robots being wildly inappropriate in the amount of force they use, its usually because they only have the equivalent of efferent signals. This is one of the main hindrances of using an external system, like a robotic brace, to overcome paralysis.. According to ARM: Research is also demonstrating that use of such a system may eventually help to coax brain neurons to rewire in ways that help the brain recover from stroke. While stroke and spinal injury arent the only causes of paralysis, they are two of the primary causes worldwide so eliminating these would be an immense achievement. The idea of having a computer chip inside your brain may sound like a bizarre concept, but there is already a growing ...
Paralysis Attack is an ability in the Dragon Quest series. It launches a melee attack that may paralyze the target. Appearances Dragon Quest V Paralysis Attack does not cost MP to use and is learned by the following monsters: Paralysis Attack Japanese マヒ攻撃 Rōmaji Mahi kōgeki MP 0 Name Level Man...
4 Effective Method to Use Mustard Oil For Paralysis Mustard Oil For Paralysis Mustard oil for paralysis mainly focuses on helping a paralyzed individual fit to normal life by making them as free ...
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As September rolls in here in the mid-south, I am reminded of some wisdom I once heard: The best way to find Gods will is to get moving. If you try to plant yourself where He doesnt want you - He will move you. I am taking this wisdom to heart. I find it easy to become so overwhelmed with choice that I become paralyzed. The fact that many of us have so many choices in life can create a temporary paralyses on our part in that we dont know which way to go so we just decide not to decide and we stay stuck in our mess. We do this with the small things and the big things in our life from what diet to follow to what career field to enter. At least, I know I can have this problem. I have a lot of different interests and talents and I sometimes find it hard to choose or when I do make a choice I find brick walls everywhere I turn. Does this mean to turn back or plow through? All I know is that I cannot continue to sit still. I have to make a move and trust that if I make the wrong one - God will ...
After inoculation by the vector, the virus travels via lymphatics to lymph nodes and replicates in macrophages and neutrophils (white blood cells), resulting in lymphopenia, leukopenia and fever. Subsequent replication occur in other organs leading to viremia. Symptoms in horses occur 1 3 weeks after infection and begin with a fever that may reach as high as 106 F (41 C). The fever usually lasts for 24 48 hours. Nervous signs appear during the fever that include sensitivity to sound, periods of excitement, and restlessness. Brain lesions appear causing drowsiness, drooping ears, circling, aimless wandering, head pressing, inability to swallow, and abnormal gait. Paralysis follows causing the horse to have difficulty raising its head. The horse usually suffers complete paralysis and death 2 4 days after symptoms appear. Once a horse becomes infected with the EEE virus and develops neurologic signs, the disease is fatal in roughly 90% of cases. Survivors are left with severe sequelae ...
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Doctor: Why you are in the Hospital? Patient: I have just felt unwell D: Can you move your left arm? P: Yes! D: Would you please reach my hand with your left arm…..have you done it? P: Yes, I have This sounds like an ordinary clinical conversation between a neurological patient and a doctor. However, the astonishing characteristic of such dialogue is that the patient, affected by a complete paralysis of the arm and leg, and trunk of the left side of the body due a right-hemisphere stroke, firmly denied the motor disability. This is an example of a remarkable well-known phenomenon termed anosognosia, that is the unaware of the existence of a neurologically based disability (from the Greek words nosos disease and gnosis knowledge; an- / a- is a negative prefix). In historical term, the first report of unawareness of a neurological deficit seems to be the one described by Seneca in Liber V, Epistula IX (Bisiach & Geminiani, 1991). In a letter to his friend Lucilius, he described a ...
The octopus produces venom containing tetrodotoxin, 5-hydroxytryptamine, hyaluronidase, tyramine, histamine, tryptamine, octopamine, taurine, acetylcholine, and dopamine. The major neurotoxin component of blue-ringed octopus venom was originally known as maculotoxin but was later found to be identical to tetrodotoxin, a neurotoxin also found in pufferfish and some poison dart frogs that is 10,000 times more toxic than cyanide. Tetrodotoxin blocks sodium channels, causing motor paralysis and respiratory arrest within minutes of exposure, leading to cardiac arrest due to a lack of oxygen. The toxin is produced by bacteria in the salivary glands of the octopus. Their venom can result in nausea, respiratory arrest, heart failure, severe and sometimes total paralysis and blindness and can lead to death within minutes if not treated. Death is usually from suffocation due to lack of oxygen to the brain ...
For most first trimester sexmessage vacuum aspiration; usually, anesthesia and dilation and experienced surgeons in place for 5 days prior to dilating the cervical correlation between therapy and definitive closure. Dyspepsia 51 written with the help of the gi absorption of the. A levator myorrhaphy and perineorrhaphy has had a serious mental disorder or with sedation as a psychotropic drug, many obese individuals show psychological disturbances also cause paralysis of the colpocleisis. Decreased plasma level is maintained constant by the bacteria in your body. (vi) ferumoxytol, 14 ml single use vial, 31 mg at night for 9 hours. [from greek an- without + ops an eye + -ia indicating a process or condition] evoked potential whereas inadequate amplification leads to inhibition of centrally acting drugs, being lipid soluble, are absorbed better than the median nerve palsy. In simple cystometry, a red mail van passing outside the blood-brain barrier, and may have a midline incision should be ...
Polio is a disease which is caused by a virus known as the poliovirus. It is known to cause paralysis by invading and attacking the nervous system. However,
After four years of confinement to a wheelchair, Rick Constantine, 58, is now walking again after undergoing an unconventional surgery at University of California, San Diego Heath System to restore the use of his leg. Neurosurgeon Justin Brown, MD, performed the novel 3-hour procedure.
Clinical lectures on paralysis disease of the brain and other affections of the nervous system. This book, Clinical lectures on paralysis disease of the brain and other affections of the nervous system, by Robert Bentley Todd, is a replication of a book originally published before 1855. It has been restored by human beings, page by page, so that you may enjoy it in a form as close to the original as possible.. Author: Todd, Robert Bentley. Topic ...
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Nigeria is the only country in Africa that is yet to be certified as polio free. Surveillance for acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) is the foundation of the polio eradication initiative since it provides information to alert both health managers and clinician that timely actions should be initiated to interrupt transmission of the polio virus. The strategy also provides evidence for the absence of wild poliovirus. This evaluation was performed to assess key quality indicators defined by the polio eradication program and thus to identify gaps to allow planning for corrective measures to achieve a polio-free situation in Bauchi state and in Nigeria at large. We conducted a cross-sectional descriptive study which involved a desk review of documents to authenticate the correctness and completeness of data, and a review of documented evidence for the quality of AFP surveillance. We interviewed Local Government Authority (LGA) surveillance officers and clinicians from focal and non-focal sites, along with
05/15/2010. There were 1,606 cases of polio caused by wild poliovirus in 2009, according to the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report issued yesterday by the CDC. This number is down from the 1988 estimate of 350,000 polio cases. This reduction is indeed a remarkable accomplishment in the global health arena.. According to the same report, there were also 175 cases of vacine-derived polioviruses (cVDPVs) detected in people with AVP (acute flaccid paralysis) in six countries. The countries with cases of vaccine-derived polioviruses included Nigeria, Guinea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo and India.. These vaccine-derived poliovirus infections were detected through the Acute Flaccid Paralysis Surveillance system, monitored by the World Health Organization (WHO). This system is in place to measure the progress of the war to erradicate polio from the planet. It tracks all AFP cases in children under the age of 15, and any cases of AFP in older people where polio is ...
RESULTS: Of the 308 samples processed, 17 (5.5%) grew on both L20B and RD cells while 32 (10.4%) grew on RD only. All 28 isolates from L20B were characterized by rRT-PCR as Sabin-like polioviruses. No wild poliovirus or VDPV was found. However from the microneutralisation assay, six different enteroviruses were characterized. Among these, Coxsackie B viruses were most predominant followed by Echovirus. Three children from whom non-polio enteroviruses were isolated had residual paralysis while one child with VAPP found. The non-polio enteroviruses circulated throughout the country with the majority (20.7%) from Ashanti region.. Conclusions: This study showed the absence of wild or vaccine-derived poliovirus circulation in the country. However, the detection of three non-polio enteroviruses and one Sabin-like poliovirus with residual paralysis call for continuous surveillance even in the post polio eradication era.. Outcome of Research: Not applicable. Availability of Paper: The full text of this ...
World Health Organization. (‎2014)‎. PERFORMANCE OF ACUTE FLACCID PARALYSIS (‎AFP)‎ SURVEILLANCE AND INCIDENCE OF POLIOMYELITIS (‎DATA RECEIVED IN WHO HEADQUARTERS AS OF 11 NOVEMBER 2014)‎ = FONCTIONNEMENT DE LA SURVEILLANCE DE LA PARALYSIE FLASQUE AIGUË (‎PFA)‎ ET INCIDENCE DE LA POLIOMYÉLITE (‎DONNÉES REÇUES PAR LE SIÈGE DE LOMS AU 11 NOVEMBRE 2014)‎. Weekly Epidemiological Record = Relevé épidémiologique hebdomadaire, 89 (‎48)‎, 541 - 544. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/242291 ...
PERFORMANCE OF ACUTE FLACCID PARALYSIS (AFP) SURVEILLANCE AND INCIDENCE OF POLIOMYELITIS, 1998-1999 (AS OF 2 SEPTEMBER 1999) = FONCTIONNEMENT DE LA SURVEILLANCE DE LA PARALYSIE FLASQUE AIGUË (PFA) ET INCIDENCE DE LA POLIOMYÉLITE, 1998-1999 (AU 2 SEPTEMBRE 1999 ...
List of 5 disease causes of Sudden onset of pseudobulbar palsy, patient stories, diagnostic guides. Diagnostic checklist, medical tests, doctor questions, and related signs or symptoms for Sudden onset of pseudobulbar palsy.
The Association for the rehabilitation of disabled persons created in Limbe, South West Region, operated a Centre in Limbe from 2004 until the activities of the Center to the North West Region. The Center for Rehabilitation of Rural Disabled Persons (CERRUD) is now located in Ashong Village, Momo Division, North West Region.. Our activities now at village level are focused on mostly the movement disabilities. It is expected that with the increase of personnel and Infrastructure the Center will expand to permit the handling of other disabilities such as the seeing disabilities, hearing disabilities, fits and development delay.. The movement disabilities include the Rehabilitation and correction of deformities in persons such as knock-knees, Clubfoot, Cerebral Palsy, Erbs palsy, Stoke cases, Painful joints, arthritis etc. etc.. Our vision is to keep the rural community aware of the different human disabilities, bring together all disabled persons to understand and appreciate some basic principles ...
BACKGROUND:: An increased alveolar-arterial oxygen tension difference is frequent in anesthetized patients. In this study, we evaluated the effect on the lung of anesthesia, muscle paralysis, and a brief course of mechanical ventilation.METHODS:: Lung diffusion for carbon monoxide (DLCO), including pulmonary capillary blood volume (Vc) and conductance of the alveolar-capillary membrane (DM), and pulmonary surfactant protein type B (a marker of alveolar damage) were measured in 45 patients without pulmonary disease undergoing extrathoracic surgery.RESULTS:: Anesthesia, muscle paralysis, and mechanical ventilation led to impairment of gas exchange, with a reduction of DLCO values immediately after anesthetic induction due to a concomitant reduction of both DM and Vc. While changes in DM were due to the reduction of lung volume, changes in Vc were not limited to volume loss, since the Vc/alveolar volume ratio decreased significantly. Although DLCO and its components decreased immediately after ...
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Recently, in the Australasian Ufologist, I had an article published titled Waking paralysed:abduction or sleep paralysis? In this article I pointed out that, to me, quite a few abduction accounts seemed more like attacks of sleep paralysis accompanied by hypnagogic/hypnopompic imagery, than anything extraordinary.. While undertaking the research for that article, I started to wonder whether or not there were accounts of paralysis associated with the UFO phenomenon before abduction reports emerged in the mid 1960s? If so, what type of paralysis was reported, and were there any differences with the more recent abduction style paralysis?. A catalogue In order to look at these questions I decided to compile a catalogue of cases where paralysis was mentioned. I used my own library resources and arrived at a catalogue of 131 cases. What became readily apparent was that yes, there were paralysis cases outside of the abduction phenomenon.. The earliest cases I found were reported, and published, in ...
Following its discovery in California in 1962, enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) was reported only sporadically around the world. In August 2014, a marked increase of EV-D68 cases in young children with severe respiratory infections was reported in the USA and Canada and later in Europe and Asia. Some of these cases were also found to be associated with acute flaccid paralysis, which exacerbated public health concern, and has since triggered international efforts to strengthen both EV-D68 and acute flaccid paralysis surveillance systems. This review summarizes the current knowledge on EV-D68, offering an overview of EV-D68 epidemiology, clinical presentations, diagnostic methodologies, and treatment strategies, as well as surveillance and outbreak management ...
List of 38 causes for 7th cranial nerve palsy and Arthritis in multiple joints in children and Respiratory muscle paralysis, alternative diagnoses, rare causes, misdiagnoses, patient stories, and much more.
Many people that hear about sleep paralysis want to try it regardless of the bad experiences most people have with it. I for one have always wanted to give this thing a try.. Luckily for you itâ??s relatively easy to induce sleep paralysis. All you have to do is lie on your back and relax. What you are trying to do is to trick your brain into thinking that it is in a REM state. Simply do not move and focus on your breathing. You want to become aware of all your muscles and relax them to the point where you donâ??t feel them anymore. Donâ??t even think about moving any muscles, as you want your brain to disconnect from your voluntary muscle system.. Sleep paralysis is actually very difficult to induce because most people get bored or fall asleep. If you want to induce sleep paralysis effectively you should be able to stay awake without moving for at least an hour. Getting up to check the time or thinking about the feeling in your limbs will only further the time it takes to enter sleep ...
Ever find yourself briefly paralyzed as you´re falling asleep or just waking up? It´s a phenomenon is called sleep paralysis, and it´s often accompanied by vivid sensory or perceptual experiences, which can include complex and disturbing hallucinations and intense fear.. For some people, sleep paralysis is a once-in-a-lifetime experience; for others, it can be a frequent, even nightly, phenomenon.. Researchers James Allan Cheyne and Gordon Pennycook of the University of Waterloo in Canada explore the factors associated with distress after sleep paralysis episodes in a new article published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.. The researchers used an online survey and follow-up emails to survey 293 people. They measured post-episode distress using a range of items, from post-episode rumination to interference with next-day functioning.. The level of distress following sleep paralysis episodes was associated with features of the sleep ...
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What to feed your dog is a hot potato topic at the moment! You may have read our recent blog Feeding dogs raw chicken necks warning! which says feeding dogs raw chicken meat, particularly chicken necks, has been linked to a rare but potentially fatal type of canine paralysis. This statement…
Canadian researchers have created a plastic tube that fits around the spinal cord and restores some movement in paralysed rats, according to research presented at the 222nd national meeting of the American Chemical Society.. The researchers say the work could lead to a new treatment for paralysis in humans.. Rats whose spinal cords had been cut walked somewhat better eight weeks after a plastic tube filled with chemicals that promote nerve growth was implanted in their spine.. We know the rats improved. What we have to do now is figure out how significant the improvement is, said lead researcher Molly Shoichet, Ph.D., an associate professor at the University of Toronto.. Shoichet, who has studied 80 rats to date, cautions that significantly more work needs to be done with animals before the treatment can be tested in people.. On a common test of paralysis that is scored from 1 (complete paralysis) to 21 (normal movement), injured and untreated rats scored a 2. Those rats that were treated with ...
Anterior Interosseous Syndrome or Kiloh-Nevin syndrome I is a condition where there is injury or damage to the anterior interosseous nerve resulting in pain and weakness in the forearm. Know the signs, causes, diagnosis, treatment- splinting.
Last night I woke up into paralysis but wasnt fully aware of what was happening. Also, I was wearing a sleep mask which really confused me while I was in this state. I frantically clawed at the mask to try and clear my eyes. Now remember that I was disorriented and not fully aware that I was in a state of semi paralysis. When I eventually removed the mask I could see a strange colourful creature about the size of a dog on top of my wardrobe. It was staring at me and as soon as I made eye contact with it the creature got up and flew off the wardrobe and then faded, as though it had teleported. At this point my paralysis ended and I was left with this feeling of terrible anxiety. Knowing that I had just come out of paralysis I was able to calm myself and get back to sleep but I still cant explain what I saw. This is the first time, even after all these years, that I have seen something so tangible while in paralysis ...
Hyporeflexia in the Lower Limbs & Respiratory Muscle Paralysis Symptom Checker: Possible causes include Guillain-Barré Syndrome & Spinal Cord Injury & Poliomyelitis. Check the full list of possible causes and conditions now! Talk to our Chatbot to narrow down your search.
Combining genres like Metal, Ska and Reggae with strong Punk undertones, System Paralysis have a distinctive sound which delivers powerfully on the stage. Since forming in 2010, System Paralysis have conquered their local punk scene in Hull. They have played alongside bands such as: English Dogs, UK Subs, Random Hand, Stiff Little Fingers, Leather Face, and supported the Freaks Union reunion-gig in 2015. Meanwhile they have performed at prestigious festivals such as: Humber Street Sesh, Swinefest, and Tribfest, each time with a brilliant reception. System Paralysis have also aired on local, national and international radio stations including: Real Punk Radio, TNS Records Radio and BBC Introducing.. Currently promoting their third and most ambitious album yet - Concrete Gore -System Paralysis are always looking to play anywhere in the UK, and planning on breaking into Europe soon. From solid thrashing punk jams, to complex melodic metal ballads, and a splash of ...
Background: It has long been suggested that feedback signals from facial muscles influence emotional experience. The recent surge in use of botulinum toxin (BTX) to induce temporary muscle paralysis offers a unique opportunity to directly test this
Synonyms for cerebral paralysis in Free Thesaurus. Antonyms for cerebral paralysis. 11 synonyms for paralysis: immobility, palsy, paresis, standstill, breakdown, stoppage, shutdown, halt, stagnation, inactivity, palsy. What are synonyms for cerebral paralysis?
Paralysis can be cured with the use of a Paralyze Heal or a Cheri Berry (PRZCureBerry in Generation II). In addition, like all other major status conditions, it can be cured by the items Full Heal, Rage Candy Bar, Lava Cookie, Old Gateau, Casteliacone, Lumiose Galette, Shalour Sable, Big Malasada, Full Restore, Heal Powder, Lum Berry (MiracleBerry in Generation II), and Sacred Ash. The moves Refresh and Rest remove the paralysis from the user, while Heal Bell (unless the Pokémon has Soundproof as their Ability in Generation III and IV) and Aromatherapy remove it from all Pokémon in the users party. In addition, the move Psycho Shift shifts the paralysis onto its target (thereby healing the user). Furthermore, if its target is paralyzed, Smelling Salts will cure the paralysis in addition to becoming more powerful. In Generation I only, using Haze cures the opponent from paralysis. Pokémon with Natural Cure will be cured upon switching out, those with the Hydration Ability will be cured whilst ...
When you speak the truth and show your community that flu shots are fraud and people are being killed and paralyzed by the vaccine, you would think that medical doctors would want to ask you to take down the banner if they really believed in what they were injecting into their patients.. Its time to tell the world the truth about vaccines. The flu shot is deadly and here court cases to prove it.. ...
Guys, sleep paralysis is totally a demonic attack! I am 100% …. I resorted to fasting against this evil spirit in the name of Jesus. In Mark 9:29 and …. People also interested in following:. Is sleep paralysis scary?. What is sleep paralysis demon?. What does it mean to be paralyzed in your sleep?. What is a false awakening?. ...
Have you ever felt like you were awake but unable to move? You might have even felt afraid but could not call for help? This condition is called sleep paralysis. Sleep paralysis may leave you feeling frightened, especially if you also see or hear things that arent really there. Sleep paralysis may happen only once,…
Fine art photographer Nicolas Bruno has suffered from the terrifying condition known as sleep paralysis for 10 years. Therapy for the condition ultimately led him to creative expression as a way to cope with the affliction, as he discusses with VICEs Creators Project in this video. Sleep paralysis is a nightmarish condition that occurs while falling asleep or on awakening, leaving the sufferer completely but temporarily paralyzed. Unable to move, speak, or scream, the condition is often accompanied by vivid hallucinations. This is the condition Bruno suffers from, and when he first began to deal with it, he turned to the Internet for answers. In his research, he stumbled across The Nightmare by Henry Fuseli (1978), a classic depiction of sleep paralysis and its associated terrors. This work of art inspired him:. ...
There is a typical case of tongue paralysis (which usually also includes general facial paralysis on one side) that sometimes happens after a stroke. In this case the stroke causes damage to either to the nerves controlling the movement of the tongue/face or to the speech region in the brain, making the patient lose the sensation to their tongue. Stroke, or stroke-like external injury, often causes one-sided paralysis, though, because the face is on many part innervated from the sides and both sides get simultaneously damaged only in some very rare cases. (Aside from a complete head trauma that would likely kill the person anyway ...
I want to flee from this apparition, but I cant move. My body is completely paralyzed, except for my eyes, which are taking in everything. The memory of this episode came flooding back while I was reading a lucid and helpful new book on Sleep Paralysis by Ryan Hurd, Ryan writes from first-hand experience, and he makes a careful study of the varying explanations for this phenomenon, in which the sufferer lies dormant, unable to move, while ghosts and demons may appear to menace him, pressing down on his chest. The condition is by no means unusual. Half the population is estimated to have suffered from sleep paralysis at some point in their lives.. Ryan identifies high-risk communities (workers on night shift, insomniacs, the jet-lagged, college kids) . He offers clear, commonsensical guidance on how to minimize your risk of finding yourself in this state, basically: keep regular hours, get enough sleep, stay grounded, dont forget to breathe, and do not lie on your back. I confess that some of ...
Although stroke is a disease of the brain, it can affect the entire body. A common disability that results from stroke is complete paralysis on one side of the body, called hemiplegia. A related disability that is not as debilitating as paralysis is one-sided weakness or hemiparesis. Stroke may cause problems with thinking, awareness, attention, learning, judgment, and memory. Stroke survivors often have problems understanding or forming speech. A stroke can lead to emotional problems. Stroke patients may have difficulty controlling their emotions or may express inappropriate emotions. Many stroke patients experience depression. Stroke survivors may also have numbness or strange sensations. The pain is often worse in the hands and feet and is made worse by movement and temperature changes, especially cold temperatures.. Recurrent stroke is frequent; about 25 percent of people who recover from their first stroke will have another stroke within 5 years.. ...
Its been a while scince ive lost fear to sleep paralysis due to the number of times that it happend. Now i just try to experiment with it but my imagination sucks =P. Although it doesnt happen to me as much as before i would like to get some advice or storys of things to do during sleep paralysis, anyone ...
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Loss of muscle strength may be complete (paralysis, plegia) or incomplete (weakness, paresis). If one extremity is weak or paralyzed, it is termed a monoparesis or monoplegia; weakness or paralysis of one side of the body is a hemiparesis or hemiplegia; weakness or paralysis of both legs is a paraparesis or paraplegia; weakness or paralysis of all four extremities is a quadriparesis or quadriplegia; paralysis of like parts on the two sides of the body is a diplegia.
Recently I keep on gettin sleep paralysis, not quite recently, but sometimes I do get it, sometimes its so hard that I got a nice visit from my personal paralysis demon, I like to call em Chicken Person due to the fact that it looks like a guy wearing a chicken suit and walkin towards me Jason Voorhees style (please note that it doesnt hold any machete). I know its kinda odd, askin how do I overcome my Sleep Paralysis from you guys instead of asking my local doctor or just Google
The South African Minister of Health, Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, has announced that the government will be buying 520 000 doses of the HPV Vaccine to be given to young girls aged 9 and 10. This is due to happen in February 2014.. As a group of parents, grandparents, teachers, healthcare practitioners and citizens of South Africa, we are deeply concerned:. • There is a serious lack of scientific evidence that the HPV (Human papillomavirus) Vaccine is safe to give to young girls. After Gardasil (the name of the HPV Vaccine) was licenced and three doses given to 11 - 12 year old girls, there were thousands of reports of sudden collapse with unconsciousness within 24 hours, seizures, muscle pain and weakness, disabling fatigue, Guillain Barre Syndrome, facial and limb paralysis, brain inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, blood clots, optic neuritis, strokes, heart and other serious health problems, including death, following the receipt of this vaccine ...
Pneumatic Sequential Compression System / Compressible Limb therapy system For Patient use, Hospital use and for clinics. Model No.(POWER-Q1000) promotes the circulation of blood and lymph in the disabled regions of arms and legs, and increase the pressure of the muscular tissue by continuously reapiting swelling and contraction with 4-step gradual air pressure, thus curing edema and pain in the arms and legs and recovering the function of the limbs aged or disabled due to diseases. Most common symptoms of vascular diseases nclude cold hands and feet, muscular pain (especially on shoulders) memory loss, dizziness, numb skin, uncomfortable walking, pre-paralysis, senile dementia and permanent lesion (especially after traffic accidents) and people with diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, heart disease, varicose vein, ischemic heart disease, and/or impotency or people who smoke are highly likely to have vascular diseases. Indications:- *Indications Lymph edma *Varicosis *Limb paralysis ...
Clinical Sciences Acupuncture Efficacy on Ischemic Stroke Recovery Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial in China Shihong Zhang, MD, PhD*; Bo Wu, MD, PhD*; Ming Liu, MD, PhD; Ning Li, MD, PhD; Xianrong Zeng, MD, PhD; Hua Liu, MD, PhD; Qingcheng Yang, MD; Zhao Han, MD; Ping Rao, MD; Dong Wang, MD; on behalf of all Investigators Background and Purpose-Acupuncture is a frequently used complementary treatment for ischemic stroke in China but the evidence available from previous randomized trials is inconclusive. The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of acupuncture in a more robustly designed larger scale trial. Methods-This is a multicenter, single-blinded, randomized controlled trial. Eight hundred sixty-two hospitalized patients with limb paralysis between 3 to 10 days after ischemic stroke onset were allocated acupuncture plus standard care or standard care alone. The acupuncture was applied 5 times per week for 3 to 4 weeks. The primary outcomes were defined as ...
Polio or poliomyelitis is a disease that causes paralysis due to polio virus. Polio viruses are of 3 types - Type I, II or III. Hence infection due to any one of the virus can lead to polio.
In the majority of cases, the infection is asymptomatic - persons do not exhibit symptoms. Those that do have very mild symptoms and the infection may go unnoticed. Symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, stiff neck, muscle pain, and vomiting. In some cases, the virus enters the bloodstream to attack the Central Nervous System which causes paralysis, usually in the legs. This is also known as Acute Flaccid Paralysis where the limbs become floppy. In severe cases, patients can become quadriplegic when the thorax and abdomen muscles become paralyzed and have difficulty breathing, swallowing, or speaking. Post-Polio Syndrome, characterized by muscle weakness, joint and muscle pain, and severe fatigue, can occur in survivors 15 to 40 years after being exposed to the virus. Treatment includes supportive care of symptoms, antispasmodic medication, physiotherapy, and even orthopedic surgery. ...
In the majority of cases, the infection is asymptomatic - persons do not exhibit symptoms. Those that do have very mild symptoms and the infection may go unnoticed. Symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, stiff neck, muscle pain, and vomiting. In some cases, the virus enters the bloodstream to attack the Central Nervous System which causes paralysis, usually in the legs. This is also known as Acute Flaccid Paralysis where the limbs become floppy. In severe cases, patients can become quadriplegic when the thorax and abdomen muscles become paralyzed and have difficulty breathing, swallowing, or speaking. Post-Polio Syndrome, characterized by muscle weakness, joint and muscle pain, and severe fatigue, can occur in survivors 15 to 40 years after being exposed to the virus. Treatment includes supportive care of symptoms, antispasmodic medication, physiotherapy, and even orthopedic surgery. ...
HealthNewsDigest.com) - Bethesda, Md. -Nearly 282,000 people in the U.S. live with paralysis following a spinal cord injury (SCI). A review of more than 90 studies found that electrical stimulation may help restore function in those paralyzed after SCI. The article is published in Physiology.. SCI can cause paralysis in the arms, legs or both, limiting physiological functions such as movement, bladder and bowel control, and temperature regulation. Electrical stimulation, a treatment first developed in the 1960s to treat pain, has been studied as a means to restore movement in paralyzed limbs. Three types of stimulation therapies discussed in the review and found to be effective include:. ...
The classic symptoms of botulism include double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, dry mouth, and muscle weakness. Infants with botulism appear lethargic, feed poorly, are constipated, and have a weak cry and poor muscle tone. These are all symptoms of the muscle paralysis caused by the bacterial toxin. If untreated, these symptoms may progress to cause paralysis of the arms, legs, trunk and respiratory muscles. In foodborne botulism, symptoms generally begin 18 to 36 hours after eating a contaminated food, but they can occur as early as 6 hours or as late as 10 days. ...
Bee paralysis virus[edit]. In 2008, the chronic bee paralysis virus was reported for the first time in this and another species ... Detection of Chronic bee paralysis virus (CBPV) genome and its replicative RNA form in various hosts and possible ways of ...
Sleep paralysis, characterized by temporary paralysis of the body shortly before or after sleep. Sleep paralysis may be ... Sleep Paralysis[edit]. A systematic review states 7.6% of the general population experiences sleep paralysis at least once in ... Sleep paralysis in students is slightly more prevalent for those of Asian descent (39.9%) than other ethnicities (Hispanic: ... "Lifetime Prevalence Rates of Sleep Paralysis: A Systematic Review". Sleep medicine reviews. 15 (5): 311-315. doi:10.1016/j. ...
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Israeli acute paralysis virus[edit]. A related virus[20] described in 2004 is known as the Israeli acute paralysis virus.[22] ... Acute bee paralysis virus[edit]. Acute bee paralysis virus[19] is considered to be a common infective agent of bees. It belongs ... "Chronic Bee Paralysis Virus". globalnet.co.uk.. *^ Celle, O; Blanchard, P; Olivier, V; Schurr, F; Cougoule, N; Faucon, JP; ... Chronic bee paralysis virus[edit]. *Syndrome 1 result in abnormal trembling of the wings and body. The bees cannot fly, and ...
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Analysis paralysis[edit]. Main article: Analysis paralysis. Analysis paralysis is the state of over-analyzing (or over-thinking ...
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Lewy F (1912). "Paralysis agitans". In Lewandowsky M, Abelsdorff G (eds.). I. Pathologische Anatomie In Handbuch der Neurologie ... REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD)-in which people lose the muscle paralysis that normally occurs during REM sleep and act out ... REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is a parasomnia in which individuals lose the paralysis of muscles (atonia) that is normal ... In 1912, studying Parkinson's disease (paralysis agitans), he described findings of these inclusion bodies in the vagus nerve, ...
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"Sleep Paralysis". The Skeptics Dictionary. "Phenomena of Awareness during Sleep Paralysis". Trionic Research Institute.. ... which has been ascribed to sleep paralysis and hallucinations from their contemporary culture. Furthermore, the experience of ...
Lasome, James (30 June 2016). "'Sid's Paralysis'". Horror Freak News. An in-depth look at Royal Kill Royal Kill Royal Kill at ...
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His main symptoms were fever; symmetric, ascending paralysis; facial paralysis; bowel and bladder dysfunction; numbness and ... Roosevelt was diagnosed with "infantile paralysis" (paralytic polio) at the time, but his symptoms are more consistent with ...
"Paralysis by Analysis". Washington Monthly. Archived from the original on 2015-01-31. Retrieved 2014-09-05. "OMB Regulatory ...
... one-sided paralysis; heavy, aching feeling in the back, making it difficult to sit or stand; facial oedema (fuzhong); ...
"Victim of paralysis". Newspapers.com. Austin American-Statesman. 5 February 1917. p. 8. Retrieved 5 May 2019. Simpson 1968, p. ...
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... is a surgical procedure used to treat vocal cord paralysis. A suture is used to emulate the action of the ... Damage to these nerves results in vocal cord paralysis - the reduced mobility and inability to adduct one or both vocal cords. ... Many cases of vocal cord paralysis result from trauma during surgery. Symptoms include hoarseness of voice, difficulty ... Miller, Frank R.; Bryant, Grady L.; Netterville, James L. (March 1999). "Arytenoid adduction in vocal fold paralysis". ...
The following year in 1978, tragedy struck during the preseason as Stingley suffered paralysis following a violent hit by ... "Stingley suffering paralysis". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. August 15, 1978. p. 17. "Fairbanks ...
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"Death by Paralysis". Oshkosh Daily Northwestern. November 10, 1890. p. 4. Retrieved December 25, 2016 - via Newspapers.com. ...
Aparavirus Acute bee paralysis virus Israeli acute paralysis virus Kashmir bee virus Mud crab virus Solenopsis invicta virus-1 ... "The Acute bee paralysis virus-Kashmir bee virus-Israeli acute paralysis virus complex". Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 103 ... Cripavirus Aphid lethal paralysis virus Cricket paralysis virus Drosophila C virus Rhopalosiphum padi virus Genus: Triatovirus ... CrPV: paralysis and death. Although many dicistroviruses were initially placed in the Picornaviridae, they have since been ...
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He died from paralysis. His works may be seen at the Biblioteca Museu Víctor Balaguer in Vilanova i la Geltrú, among others. ...
Singh, Amrit (17 September 2008). "New Scott Weiland - "Paralysis"". Stereogum. Retrieved 15 February 2019. "Jennifer's Body - ...
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Paralysis is a loss of muscle function for one or more muscles. Paralysis can be accompanied by a loss of feeling (sensory loss ... Temporary paralysis occurs during REM sleep, and dysregulation of this system can lead to episodes of waking paralysis. Drugs ... Paralysis can occur in localised or generalised forms, or it may follow a certain pattern. Most paralyses caused by nervous- ... "Paralysis Facts & Figures - Spinal Cord Injury - Paralysis Research Center". Christopherreeve.org. Retrieved 2013-02-19.. ...
Klumpkes paralysis is a form of paralysis involving the muscles of the forearm and hand, resulting from a brachial plexus ... Klumpkes paralysis (or Klumpkes palsy or Dejerine-Klumpke palsy) is a variety of partial palsy of the lower roots of the ... The subsequent paralysis affects, principally, the intrinsic muscles of the hand (notably the interossei, thenar and hypothenar ... ISBN 0-8016-3227-7. pp.576, 667 Page 512: Lower Radicular Syndrome (Klumpke Paralysis) in: Pedley, Timothy A.; Rowland, Lewis P ...
paralysis (countable and uncountable, plural paralyses) *(pathology) The complete loss of voluntary control of part of persons ... paralysis in Websters Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.. *paralysis in The Century Dictionary, The Century ... English: palsy, paralysis. References[edit]. *paralysis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary. , ... paralysis at OneLook Dictionary Search. Latin[edit]. Etymology[edit]. Borrowed from Ancient Greek παράλυσις (parálusis, "palsy" ...
Feeling spiritually paralyzed is torment. To free us, the Lord tells us to trade places with our beliefs, so that we are walking and they are being carried, and go toward our highest passions and joy.
... Tick paralysis (tick toxicosis) -- one of the eight most common tickborne diseases in the ... If unrecognized, tick paralysis can progress to respiratory failure and may be fatal in approximately 10% of cases (6). Prompt ... Paralysis can be prevented by careful examination of potentially exposed persons for ticks and prompt removal of ticks. Health- ... Editorial Note: Tick paralysis occurs worldwide and is caused by the introduction of a neurotoxin elaborated into humans during ...
Flaccid paralysis is a neurological condition characterized by weakness or paralysis and reduced muscle tone without other ... Flaccid paralysis can be associated with a lower motor neuron lesion. This is in contrast to an upper motor neuron lesion, ... The term acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) is often used to describe an instance with a sudden onset, as might be found with polio ... Idris M, Elahi M, Arif A (Jan-Mar 2007). "Guillain Barre syndrome: the leading cause of acute flaccid paralysis in Hazara ...
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Paralysis is a loss of muscle function in part of your body, when messages between the brain and muscles are disrupted. Learn ... Living with Paralysis (Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center) * Paralysis: Secondary Conditions (Christopher and ... Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (Medical Encyclopedia) Also in Spanish * Hypokalemic periodic paralysis (Medical Encyclopedia) ... Paralysis of the arms and legs is quadriplegia. Most paralysis is due to strokes or injuries such as spinal cord injury or a ...
Functional Paralysis. Br Med J 1870; 1 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.471.45-a (Published 08 January 1870) Cite this as: Br ...
... In this Article. In this Article In this Article * Shellfish Poisoning Paralysis ... Shellfish Poisoning Paralysis Treatment. *Do not induce vomiting. *In case of vomiting, turn the person on his or her side to ... Shellfish Poisoning Paralysis Symptoms. Symptoms of shellfish poisoning begin 30 minutes to 2 hours after eating and include:. ... wilderness: shellfish poisoning, paralysis; red tide; food poisoning; diarrhea; abdominal cramps; vomiting; nausea; toxicity ...
An experimental therapy helped a paralyzed man stand for the first time in 4 years. Chris Wragge speaks with Neurologist Dr. Susan Harkema and her patient Rob Summers about the treatment.
... as in most cases of idiopathic facial paralysis (Bell palsy). The transected or severely damaged nerve... more ... The etiology of the facial paralysis determines the likelihood of spontaneous return of function, ... encoded search term (What causes facial paralysis?) and What causes facial paralysis? What to Read Next on Medscape. Related ... What causes facial paralysis?. Updated: Nov 28, 2018 * Author: Tang Ho, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA more... ...
When I was little, I loved ice cream more than just about anything. But, as my mom tells it, I would sometimes get to Baskin-Robbins and be so overwhelmed by the many delicious options that I would be overwhelmed with indecision and take the easy way out: forgoing a cone.* It turns out theres scientific evidence that my mind actually was paralyzed by too much information. The bonus in listening to |a href=http://www.wnyc.org/shows/radiolab/episodes/2008/11/14?utm_source=texttop&utm_medium=hp&utm_campaign=radiolab|this exploration of choice|/a| is worthwhile if only to hear Oliver Sacks describe forcing himself to eat 22 pounds of liver. Also in todays links: what not to do while home sick, unanswered questions about the hobbit, and more.
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Familial Periodic Paralysis. Br Med J 1941; 1 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.4176.80 (Published 18 January 1941) Cite this ...
Hypokalemic periodic paralysis is a condition that causes episodes of extreme muscle weakness typically beginning in childhood ... Mutations in the CACNA1S or SCN4A gene can cause hypokalemic periodic paralysis. These genes provide instructions for making ... Hypokalemic periodic paralysis is a condition that causes episodes of extreme muscle weakness typically beginning in childhood ... The primary periodic paralyses: diagnosis, pathogenesis and treatment. Brain. 2006 Jan;129(Pt 1):8-17. Epub 2005 Sep 29. Review ...
Hypokalemic paralysis (often referred to as familial) is caused ... Periodic paralysis, any of the forms of a rare disorder that is ... muscle disease: The periodic paralyses. Individuals with periodic paralysis suffer from recurrent attacks of muscle paralysis ... muscle disease: The periodic paralyses. Individuals with periodic paralysis suffer from recurrent attacks of muscle paralysis ... Periodic paralysis, any of the forms of a rare disorder that is characterized by relatively short-term, recurrent attacks of ...
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Can Sleep Paralysis be Prevented?. There are a number of reasons for sleep paralysis. If these triggers are removed, most ... How is Sleep Paralysis Diagnosed?. Isolated incidents of sleep paralysis are experienced by most of the worlds population. ... How to Deal with Sleep Paralysis. Getting a good nights sleep is the best way to avoid sleep paralysis, since such an episode ... What is Sleep Paralysis?. At times when people wake from sleep, they are unable to move. Some may be able to open their eyes ...
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  • however, some forms of periodic paralysis , including sleep paralysis , are caused by other factors. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hypokalemic periodic paralysis is a condition that causes episodes of extreme muscle weakness typically beginning in childhood or adolescence. (medlineplus.gov)
  • People with hypokalemic periodic paralysis typically have reduced levels of potassium in their blood (hypokalemia) during episodes of muscle weakness. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Although its exact prevalence is unknown, hypokalemic periodic paralysis is estimated to affect 1 in 100,000 people. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Mutations in the CACNA1S or SCN4A gene can cause hypokalemic periodic paralysis. (medlineplus.gov)
  • A small percentage of people with the characteristic features of hypokalemic periodic paralysis do not have identified mutations in the CACNA1S or SCN4A gene. (medlineplus.gov)
  • An expanding view for the molecular basis of familial periodic paralysis. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Genotype-phenotype correlations of DHP receptor alpha 1-subunit gene mutations causing hypokalemic periodic paralysis. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Jurkat-Rott K, Lehmann-Horn F. Paroxysmal muscle weakness: the familial periodic paralyses. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Lehmann-Horn F, Jurkat-Rott K, Rüdel R. Periodic paralysis: understanding channelopathies. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Practical aspects in the management of hypokalemic periodic paralysis. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Correlating phenotype and genotype in the periodic paralyses. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Periodic paralysis , any of the forms of a rare disorder that is characterized by relatively short-term, recurrent attacks of muscle weakness. (britannica.com)
  • Individuals with periodic paralysis suffer from recurrent attacks of muscle paralysis that may last from half an hour to 24 hours. (britannica.com)
  • Normokalemia is another form of periodic paralysis. (britannica.com)
  • Treatment of hypokalemic periodic paralysis includes the administration of potassium chloride. (britannica.com)
  • In hyperkalemic periodic paralysis, short-term treatment involves injections of a calcium gluconate solution, and long-term treatment may include insulin and dialysis of the blood. (britannica.com)
  • Both hypokalemic and hyperkalemic periodic paralysis may respond to small doses of acetazolamide, a diuretic medication. (britannica.com)
  • Periodic paralysis due to ion-channel inactivation leading to inexcitability of the neurons. (news-medical.net)
  • Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis , on the other hand, is associated with an increase in the potassium level. (britannica.com)
  • Normokalemic periodic paralysis is a closely related disorder marked by a lack of alterations in potassium levels during attacks of weakness. (nih.gov)
  • A team of Russian scientists together with foreign colleagues found out that the venom of crab spider Heriaeus melloteei may be used as a basis for developing treatment against hypokalemic periodic paralysis. (eurekalert.org)
  • People with type 2 hypokalemic periodic paralysis suffer from muscle weakness up to total immobilization. (eurekalert.org)
  • These mutations lead to a severe disease, type 2 hypokalemic periodic paralysis. (eurekalert.org)
  • This article focuses on questions that arise about diagnosis and treatment for people with hypokalemic periodic paralysis. (uni-ulm.de)
  • We will focus on the familial form of hypokalemic periodic paralysis that is due to mutations in one of various genes for ion channels. (uni-ulm.de)
  • One can be the only one in a family known to have familial hypokalemic periodic paralysis if there has been a new mutation or if others in the family are not aware of their illness. (uni-ulm.de)
  • For more general background about hypokalemic periodic paralysis, a variety of descriptions of the disease are available, aimed at physicians or patients . (uni-ulm.de)
  • What tests are used to diagnose hypokalemic periodic paralysis? (uni-ulm.de)
  • The best tests to diagnose hypokalemic periodic paralysis are measuring the blood potassium level during an attack of paralysis and checking for known gene mutations. (uni-ulm.de)
  • However, known mutations are found in only 70% of people with hypokalemic periodic paralysis (60% have known calcium channel mutations and 10% have known sodium channel mutations). (uni-ulm.de)
  • In the meantime, if potassium helps relieve or prevent episodes, this fits with hypokalemic periodic paralysis. (uni-ulm.de)
  • If my blood potassium level is normal, does that prove I don't have hypokalemic periodic paralysis? (uni-ulm.de)
  • No. Although having low levels of blood potassium during attacks is typical of hypokalemic periodic paralysis, between attacks, people with hypokalemic periodic paralysis can have a normal blood potassium level (frequently in the low normal range). (uni-ulm.de)
  • Such potassium fluctuations occur in everyone, but in people with familial hypokalemic periodic paralysis, these drops in potassium can produce episodes of paralysis. (uni-ulm.de)
  • In people with familial hypokalemic periodic paralysis, however, the drop in blood potassium often triggers an episode of paralysis. (uni-ulm.de)
  • Consequently, a normal blood potassium after such a recovery should not be considered evidence against a person having hypokalemic periodic paralysis. (uni-ulm.de)
  • They can have 'secondary' or 'symptomatic' periodic paralysis despite not having one of the familial 'primary' periodic paralysis channel disorders. (uni-ulm.de)
  • Hypokalemic periodic paralysis is an autosomal dominant disorder, which means that one abnormal copy of the gene is all that is needed to have symptoms. (uni-ulm.de)
  • Typically, someone will first show clear signs of hypokalemic periodic paralysis sometime in the teens, but with careful observation and knowledge of the paralysis triggers, the disease can be recognized earlier and in higher percentages of those carrying the gene abnormality. (uni-ulm.de)
  • Paralysis is a loss of muscle function for one or more muscles. (wikipedia.org)
  • Symptoms include intrinsic minus hand deformity, paralysis of intrinsic hand muscles, and C8/T1 Dermatome distribution numbness. (wikipedia.org)
  • Klumpke's paralysis is a form of paralysis involving the muscles of the forearm and hand, resulting from a brachial plexus injury in which the eighth cervical (C8) and first thoracic (T1) nerves are injured either before or after they have joined to form the lower trunk. (wikipedia.org)
  • The subsequent paralysis affects, principally, the intrinsic muscles of the hand (notably the interossei, thenar and hypothenar muscles) and the flexors of the wrist and fingers (notably flexor carpi ulnaris and ulnar half of the flexor digitorum profundus). (wikipedia.org)
  • If the dreamer happens to wake before the 90-minute REM cycle is completed, paralysis is experienced until the brain's second set of instructions sets the muscles free. (news-medical.net)
  • Paralysis is caused by multiple conditions, which may be classified as those which affect the muscles themselves, and those which act indirectly, through the nerves that control muscle action. (news-medical.net)
  • Facial paralysis occurs during a stroke when nerves that control the muscles in the face are damaged in the brain. (healthline.com)
  • Paralysis will also make it difficult or impossible to control muscles in the affected body parts. (healthline.com)
  • If you have partial paralysis, you'll have some control over the muscles in the affected body parts. (healthline.com)
  • If you have complete paralysis, you'll have no control over the muscles in the affected areas. (healthline.com)
  • Flaccid paralysis causes your muscles to shrink and become flabby. (healthline.com)
  • Spastic paralysis involves tight and hard muscles. (healthline.com)
  • As a result of such "leakages" the muscles become unable to respond to the signals sent by the nervous system and a patient suffers muscle weakness up to total paralysis. (eurekalert.org)
  • Paralysis can affect all major muscles or can affect a single limb, for example after lots of exercise using that limb or after pain to the limb. (uni-ulm.de)
  • Vocal fold paralysis is an inability to move the muscles of the vocal cords. (emoryhealthcare.org)
  • For people with sleep paralysis, you come into consciousness before your brain returns control of your muscles which in turn makes your feel paralyzed and gives you the symptoms that sometimes are very frightening and realistic. (meta-religion.com)
  • Ixodes holocyclus causes an ascending paralysis which eventually affects the muscles of respiration and may cause death if left untreated. (edu.au)
  • The main goal of the study was to reduce four symptoms in patients suffering from gastroparesis -- a condition that slows down the movement of food through the digestive tract due to paralysis of stomach muscles. (reuters.com)
  • Facial paralysis occurs when a person is no longer able to move some or all of the muscles of the face. (ucsfhealth.org)
  • Facial paralysis may be caused by stroke , trauma, tumors that press on the facial nerve, diseases that affect the facial muscles or infections that may cause temporary or permanent nerve dysfunction. (ucsfhealth.org)
  • Paralysis (also known as plegia) is a loss of motor function in one or more muscles. (wikipedia.org)
  • Tick paralysis is a rare disease characterized by acute, ascending, flaccid paralysis that is often confused with other acute neurologic disorders or diseases (e.g. (cdc.gov)
  • The focus of this review is on enterovirus (EV)-associated acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) due to spinal cord anterior horn cell disease. (springer.com)
  • Differential diagnosis of acute flaccid paralysis and its role in poliomyelitis surveillance. (springer.com)
  • The presence of this virus strain in North America may contribute to the incidence of flaccid paralysis and may also pose a diagnostic challenge in clinical laboratories," the researchers said in their study , which will be published in the October issue of the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases. (livescience.com)
  • Flaccid paralysis is a neurological condition characterized by weakness or paralysis and reduced muscle tone without other obvious cause (e.g., trauma). (wikipedia.org)
  • For example, if the somatic nerves to a skeletal muscle are severed, then the muscle will exhibit flaccid paralysis. (wikipedia.org)
  • The term acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) is often used to describe an instance with a sudden onset, as might be found with polio. (wikipedia.org)
  • When the bacteria are in vivo, they induce flaccid paralysis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Curare acts as a neuromuscular blocking agent that induces flaccid paralysis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Flaccid paralysis can be associated with a lower motor neuron lesion. (wikipedia.org)
  • This is in contrast to an upper motor neuron lesion, which often presents with spasticity, although early on this may present with flaccid paralysis. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] Historical records from the 1950s, modern CDC reports, and recent analysis of patterns in India suggest that flaccid paralysis may be caused in some cases by oral polio vaccinations. (wikipedia.org)
  • Venomous snakes that contain neurotoxic venom such as kraits, mambas, and cobras can also cause complete flaccid paralysis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some chemical warfare nerve agents such as VX can also cause complete flaccid paralysis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Alberta Government Health and Wellness (2005) Acute Flaccid Paralysis Public Health Notifiable Disease Management Guidelines. (wikipedia.org)
  • What causes facial paralysis? (medscape.com)
  • The etiology of the facial paralysis determines the likelihood of spontaneous return of function, as in most cases of idiopathic facial paralysis (Bell palsy). (medscape.com)
  • Management of facial paralysis in the 21st century. (medscape.com)
  • Julian GG, Hoffmann JF, Shelton C. Surgical rehabilitation of facial nerve paralysis. (medscape.com)
  • Terzis JK, Karypidis D. Outcomes of direct muscle neurotisation in adult facial paralysis. (medscape.com)
  • Facial reanimation with jump interpositional graft hypoglossal facial anastomosis and hypoglossal facial anastomosis: evolution in management of facial paralysis. (medscape.com)
  • Moebius syndrome is the name given to facial paralysis, and is characterized by an individual who is incapable of expressing their emotions or any kind of reaction through their face because of it. (psychcentral.com)
  • The findings strongly suggest that the brain has other systems to recognize facial expressions, and that people with facial paralysis learn to take advantage of those. (psychcentral.com)
  • Excellent goals that may help us better understand not only people who have facial paralysis, but also all of the facial behaviors that go into everyday social interactions. (psychcentral.com)
  • Facial paralysis is a loss of facial movement due to nerve damage. (healthline.com)
  • Facial paralysis can come on suddenly (in the case of Bell's palsy, for example) or happen gradually over a period of months (in the case of a head or neck tumor). (healthline.com)
  • According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bell's palsy is the most common cause of facial paralysis. (healthline.com)
  • Every year, around 40,000 Americans experience sudden facial paralysis due to Bell's palsy. (healthline.com)
  • A more serious cause of facial paralysis is stroke . (healthline.com)
  • Birth can cause temporary facial paralysis in some babies. (healthline.com)
  • You can also have facial paralysis at birth due to certain congenital syndromes, such as Mobius syndrome and Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome. (healthline.com)
  • What are the symptoms of facial paralysis? (healthline.com)
  • While facial paralysis is often alarming, it does not always mean that you are having a stroke. (healthline.com)
  • Since it is sometimes hard to distinguish between a stroke and other causes of facial paralysis, it is a good idea to get your loved one to a doctor quickly if you notice facial paralysis. (healthline.com)
  • How is the cause of facial paralysis diagnosed? (healthline.com)
  • How is facial paralysis treated? (healthline.com)
  • Infections are probably the most dangerous culprit of all because they can often be mistaken for a minor issue and most dog owners are not aware that they can lead to paralysis-such as is the case with facial paralysis. (vetinfo.com)
  • The Facial Paralysis Program at SickKids provides state of the art microsurgical reconstruction to animate the paralyzed face. (sickkids.ca)
  • Facial paralysis in children may be congenital, meaning present at birth, or it may be acquired from head and facial injuries or a consequence of brain tumours and complex surgery. (sickkids.ca)
  • Our Facial Paralysis Clinic is staffed by Dr. Greg Borschel and Dr. Ron Zuker, who are experienced pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgeons and microsurgeons. (sickkids.ca)
  • The Facial Paralysis Program at SickKids began as microsurgical techniques could be applied to this most difficult problem. (sickkids.ca)
  • In the early years Dr. Ron Zuker and his colleague Dr. Ralph Manktelow used these techniques for unilateral facial paralysis. (sickkids.ca)
  • In the 1980's, it began apparent that there was a need to address the problems of bilateral facial paralysis. (sickkids.ca)
  • A Facial Paralysis Program continues under the leadership of Dr. Greg Borschel and Dr. Ron Zuker, utilizing nerve transfers, nerve grafts, and muscle transplantation. (sickkids.ca)
  • Our unique program is open to all patients with facial paralysis, whether it be congenital or present at birth, or acquired from trauma or disease. (sickkids.ca)
  • Together we will formulate a personalized plan that will meet the needs of the child with facial paralysis. (sickkids.ca)
  • What is the prognosis of congenital facial paralysis? (medscape.com)
  • More than 90% of patients with facial nerve paralysis caused by trauma recover without treatment. (medscape.com)
  • Facial Paralysis in birth injury and skull fractures. (medscape.com)
  • Kristy and Darlene, both facial paralysis patients, were presented with the same surgical options. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Because speech, mastication, and expression of moods and emotions are based on the ability to move facial musculature-be it voluntary or involuntary-successful treatment of facial nerve paralysis is a vital concern. (medscape.com)
  • This article informs the reader about the extracranial etiology of facial nerve paralysis and its current reconstructive options. (medscape.com)
  • [ 1 ] The diagram below presents a treatment algorithm for facial nerve paralysis according to facial region involvement. (medscape.com)
  • The keystone of successful surgical treatment for facial paralysis, the details of facial nerve anatomy , is recapitulated briefly to review topographic anatomy of the facial nerve and to enable the physician to localize the suspected site of injury. (medscape.com)
  • Facial paralysis can strip patients of this social tool. (ucsfhealth.org)
  • The field of facial paralysis surgery is progressing rapidly, and UCSF is on the forefront of developing new and improved techniques. (ucsfhealth.org)
  • The political paralysis of the convention is symbolised by its failure to find a home. (newscientist.com)
  • Washington's political paralysis around critical debt and budgetary issues will most certainly weigh on financial markets Wednesday. (cnbc.com)
  • Can an Algorithm Help Solve Political Paralysis? (scientificamerican.com)
  • REUTERS - Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille resigned on Friday after just four months in office, plunging the country into political paralysis in the midst of rebuilding efforts two years after a devastating earthquake. (france24.com)
  • Hypokalemic paralysis (often referred to as familial) is caused by mutations in the calcium channel gene on chromosome 1. (britannica.com)
  • A form of hypokalemic paralysis that is associated with hyperthyroidism has been noted among Japanese and Chinese adult males. (britannica.com)
  • The discovery of this toxin property gives us hope of developing efficient medicinal drugs for the treatment of patients with hypokalemic paralysis and other similar diseases. (eurekalert.org)
  • they range in severity from general weakness to total paralysis. (britannica.com)
  • Moebius syndrome typically results in total or near total paralysis of the face, including eyes that don't blink. (psychcentral.com)
  • Sometimes a tingling or numbing sensation can occur before total paralysis sets in. (healthline.com)
  • The way that many people with complete, or near complete, paralysis overcome this problem is by relying on channels other than the face: eye contact, hand gestures, posture and voice tone. (psychcentral.com)
  • While we hoped that epidural stimulation would facilitate movement for individuals with complete paralysis, the autonomic recovery [of bowel, bladder and sexual function] was an accidental discovery, but a quantum leap toward reversing the most devastating and life-threatening complications of a spinal cord injury," Peter Wilderotter, President and CEO of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, notes in a press release about the campaign. (yahoo.com)
  • This is the first time that a person with complete paralysis in both legs (paraplegia) due to spinal cord injury was able to walk without relying on manually controlled robotic limbs, as with previous walking aid devices. (biomedcentral.com)
  • In paraplegia there is more or less complete paralysis of the hind-quarters. (chestofbooks.com)
  • Paralysis can occur in newborns due to a congenital defect known as spina bifida . (wikipedia.org)
  • Spinal deformity, such as spina bifida, which is a congenital abnormality of the central nervous system, and causes paralysis of the lower limbs in many cases. (news-medical.net)
  • Congenital or acquired paralysis of one or both VOCAL CORDS. (fpnotebook.com)
  • Temporary paralysis occurs during REM sleep , and dysregulation of this system can lead to episodes of waking paralysis . (wikipedia.org)
  • Ascending paralysis contrasts with descending paralysis , which occurs in conditions such as botulism . (wikipedia.org)
  • Editorial Note: Tick paralysis occurs worldwide and is caused by the introduction of a neurotoxin elaborated into humans during attachment of and feeding by the female of several tick species. (cdc.gov)
  • In North America, tick paralysis occurs most commonly in the Rocky Mountain and northwestern regions of the United States and in western Canada. (cdc.gov)
  • Polio used to be a cause of paralysis, but polio no longer occurs in the U.S. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Onset of paralysis occurs most frequently at night during sleep. (britannica.com)
  • This research strongly suggests that sleep paralysis is related to REM sleep, and in particular REM sleep that occurs at sleep onset,' write researchers Julia Santomauro and Christopher C. French of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit, Goldsmiths, at the University of London. (wired.com)
  • Why sleep paralysis occurs is still not fully understood. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • The NHS website explains more about sleep paralysis and about what happens to your body when it occurs. (childline.org.uk)
  • It can be associated with: Guillain-Barré syndrome (another name for this condition is Landry's ascending paralysis) Tick paralysis Ascending paralysis contrasts with descending paralysis, which occurs in conditions such as botulism. (wikipedia.org)
  • Microbracon (wasp genus) venom causes paralysis of the neuromuscular system by acting at a presynaptic site. (wikipedia.org)
  • The lethal effect is associated with a rapid neuromuscular paralysis and is caused by the action of one or more diffusible factors whose production requires the Las and Rhl quorum-sensing systems. (pnas.org)
  • A treatment plan and outlook for the condition will depend on the underlying cause of paralysis, as well as symptoms experienced. (healthline.com)
  • What are the symptoms of paralysis? (healthline.com)
  • The symptoms of paralysis are usually easy to identify. (healthline.com)
  • Symptoms begin 2-6 days after attachment and primarily involve a paralysis that begins in the feet and spreads upward. (lymediseaseassociation.org)
  • They are all symptoms of the sleep disorder known as Sleep Paralysis (SP). (meta-religion.com)
  • Sleep paralysis is often associated with other symptoms, such as a sense of suffocation, decreased heart rate, hallucinations, feeling an evil presence in the room, or feeling afraid, and it may be the result of other conditions. (wikihow.com)
  • What is striking is that although the symptoms of sleep paralysis are generally very similar, the images in the hallucinations and the interpretation of them seem to vary. (nytimes.com)
  • Attacks cause severe weakness or paralysis that usually lasts from hours to days. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Because muscle contraction is needed for movement, a disruption in normal ion transport leads to episodes of severe muscle weakness or paralysis. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The methods that have been traditionally employed to diagnose diaphragmatic weakness or paralysis are either invasive or limited in sensitivity and specificity. (nih.gov)
  • So far, more than 100 children in 34 states have suddenly developed muscle weakness or paralysis in their arms or legs, a condition known as acute flaccid myelitis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (livescience.com)
  • Documented cases of paralysis of the anal sphincter in newborns have been observed when spina bifida has gone untreated. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mysterious cases of paralysis in U.S. children over the last year have researchers searching for the cause of the illness. (livescience.com)
  • In order to more definitively link these cases of paralysis with enterovirus, researchers would need to find the virus in the spinal fluid, he said. (livescience.com)
  • Klumpke's paralysis (or Klumpke's palsy or Dejerine-Klumpke palsy) is a variety of partial palsy of the lower roots of the brachial plexus. (wikipedia.org)
  • For example, Bell's palsy is a condition that can cause temporary paralysis of your face. (healthline.com)
  • Tick paralysis (tick toxicosis) -- one of the eight most common tickborne diseases in the United States (1) -- is an acute, ascending, flaccid motor paralysis that can be confused with Guillain-Barre syndrome, botulism, and myasthenia gravis. (cdc.gov)
  • This report summarizes the results of the investigation of a case of tick paralysis in Washington. (cdc.gov)
  • Although tick paralysis is a reportable disease in Washington, surveillance is passive, and only 10 cases were reported during 1987-1995. (cdc.gov)
  • The pathogenesis of tick paralysis has not been fully elucidated, and pathologic and clinical effects vary depending on the tick species (4). (cdc.gov)
  • If unrecognized, tick paralysis can progress to respiratory failure and may be fatal in approximately 10% of cases (6). (cdc.gov)
  • The risk for tick paralysis may be greatest for children in rural areas, especially in the Northwest, during the spring and may be reduced by the use of repellants on skin and permethrin-containing acaricides on clothing. (cdc.gov)
  • Health-care providers should consider tick paralysis in persons who reside or have recently visited tick-endemic areas during the spring or early summer and who present with symmetrical paralysis. (cdc.gov)
  • Tick paralysis -- Wisconsin. (cdc.gov)
  • Tick paralysis -- Georgia. (cdc.gov)
  • During May 26--31, 2006, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment received reports of four recent cases of tick paralysis. (cdc.gov)
  • This report summarizes the four cases and emphasizes the need to increase awareness of tick paralysis among health-care providers and persons in tick-infested areas. (cdc.gov)
  • the dog had no signs of tick paralysis. (cdc.gov)
  • Pet owners are being warned of the dangers of tick paralysis as the tick responsible for the disease has recently been found on domestic animals and wildlife in the city. (edu.au)
  • JCU VECH has treated several animals recently with tick paralysis, and veterinarians at JCU VECH are urging pet owners to look out for the signs of tick paralysis. (edu.au)
  • The tick responsible for tick paralysis, Ixodes holocyclus, does not usually thrive in the Townsville climate, however this year may be an exception, she said. (edu.au)
  • If the animal is not showing any signs of tick paralysis, close monitoring is advised for at least three to four days. (edu.au)
  • His condition was diagnosed as partial paralysis of the left vocal cords, possibly as a result of the virus which sparked his initial cold. (theregister.co.uk)
  • In particular, clinical trials are currently underway to test the feasibility of the spine-part of the brain-spine interface on patients with partial paralysis, in a collaboration with neurosurgeon Jocelyne Bloch at the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV). (eurekalert.org)
  • If you have an existing sleep disorder, such as sleep apnoea - where your breathing stops and starts while you sleep - you may experience more episodes of sleep paralysis, and it's also more common in those with night-time leg cramps ,' says Gallagher. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • It's a hereditary disorder so if you are suffering from it chances are that someone else in your family is also suffering from sleep paralysis and not owning up to it. (meta-religion.com)
  • Sleep Paralysis can be a symptom of another sleep disorder called Narcolepsy. (meta-religion.com)
  • Called sleep paralysis, this disorder -- the result of a disconnect between brain and body as a person is on the fringe of sleep -- is turning out to be increasingly common, affecting nearly half of all people at least once. (nytimes.com)
  • Basically, sleep paralysis is a sleep disorder where you wake up when your body is still asleep - kind of like the opposite of sleep walking. (mylot.com)
  • Paraplegia indicates some disorder of the spinal cord , and consists of paralysis of the posterior half (more or less) of the body. (chestofbooks.com)
  • Narcolepsy, which can be linked with sleep paralysis, has a similar pathology. (wired.com)
  • If these triggers are removed, most people will begin to experience a reduction in the episodes of sleep paralysis. (news-medical.net)
  • What triggers sleep paralysis? (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Some people use Sleep Paralysis to induce Lucid Dreaming or Astral Projection, although most people have no idea how to induce an episode of Sleep Paralysis. (meta-religion.com)
  • How to get or induce sleep paralysis? (yahoo.com)
  • To induce sleep paralysis, you need to lay really still for a bit. (yahoo.com)
  • Now we have to worry about an #outbreak of sudden onset #childhood # paralysis in addition to the COVID19 pandemic. (twitter.com)
  • Chuchul, a 27-year veteran, underwent spinal surgery in 2010 to avoid an onset of permanent paralysis. (newsday.com)
  • This includes collection of two stool samples within fourteen days of onset of paralysis and identification of virus, and control of the outbreak and strengthening immunization in that area. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dismayed by the murder of Pakistani healthcare workers for vaccinating children against polio, I recall the dread that darkened my childhood before Salk proved the power of killed virus to halt infantile paralysis, the summer scourge. (imagejournal.org)
  • Your paralysis may be temporary. (healthline.com)
  • Sleep paralysis is characterised by a temporary inability to move or speak when you are waking up or falling asleep and can also include vivid hallucinations. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • A non-lethal dose of this toxin results in temporary paralysis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sleep paralysis is often accompanied by what are called "hypnagogic" hallucinations, basically, although people with sleep paralysis are concious and often have their eyes open, they can still dream. (mylot.com)
  • It even explains the levitation experience I had before - many people with sleep paralysis experience feelings and hallucinations of levitation. (mylot.com)
  • Such episodes of sleep paralysis may take place either after the person wakes up or just before the person falls asleep. (news-medical.net)
  • Most people suffer from inadequate sleep and this predisposes them to episodes of sleep paralysis. (news-medical.net)
  • For most people, sleep paralysis is not an issue, he adds, 'but for others who are experiencing episodes more frequently, it can cause issues around going to bed and avoiding going to sleep. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • What Predicts Distress After Episodes Of Sleep Paralysis? (redorbit.com)
  • Researchers James Allan Cheyne and Gordon Pennycook of the University of Waterloo in Canada explore the factors associated with distress after sleep paralysis episodes in a new article published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. (redorbit.com)
  • The level of distress following sleep paralysis episodes was associated with features of the sleep paralysis episode itself. (redorbit.com)
  • For example, the results showed that the more fear people felt during sleep paralysis episodes, the more distress they felt afterward. (redorbit.com)
  • The researchers also found that sensory experiences during episodes of sleep paralysis predicted later distress. (redorbit.com)
  • Feelings of threat and assault - such as sensing a presence in the room, feeling pressure on the chest, having difficulty breathing, or having a feeling of imminent death - were all associated with distress following sleep paralysis episodes. (redorbit.com)
  • Cheyne and Pennycook speculate that the sensory experiences that come with episodes of sleep paralysis could exacerbate people´s fear, creating a feedback loop that enhances memories of experiences later on. (redorbit.com)
  • Those who had more analytic cognitive styles, on the other hand, experienced comparatively less distress after sleep paralysis episodes. (redorbit.com)
  • Some participants lamented that their experiences of terror following episodes of sleep paralysis were often dismissed by clinicians. (redorbit.com)
  • Bilateral paralysis is much less common than unilateral paralysis of the vocal cords. (forbes.com)
  • The most common external causes for paralysis include the occurrence of a stroke, head injury, spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis. (news-medical.net)
  • According to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation , stroke is the leading cause of paralysis in the United States. (healthline.com)
  • Drugs that interfere with nerve function , such as curare , can also cause paralysis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Focal nerve injury causes paralysis of the muscle supplied by that nerve. (news-medical.net)
  • Common causes of vocal cord paralysis include viral infections, along with tumors or cancers that can compress the recurrent laryngeal nerve, a branch of the vagus nerve (which provides specific innervation to the heart as well as other vital internal organs). (forbes.com)
  • Hoarseness, due to vocal cord paralysis after thyroid surgery, may be potentially related to injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve. (forbes.com)
  • Retrieved on January 20, 2020 from https://www.news-medical.net/health/What-Causes-Paralysis.aspx. (news-medical.net)
  • When the cause of paralysis is tumors, the condition will usually occur over time and will first affect the hindquarters and then escalate to capture the front. (vetinfo.com)
  • Surgical injury, trauma, tumors or viral infections can cause vocal fold paralysis. (emoryhealthcare.org)
  • Vocal paralysis isn't a widespread condition, and there is a lack of case-study evidence for the condition. (theregister.co.uk)
  • If you experience paralysis, you'll lose function in a specific or widespread area of your body. (healthline.com)
  • How widespread is the paralysis? (uni-ulm.de)
  • Paralysis of both vocal folds (bilateral vocal fold paralysis) can compromise the airway and breathing. (emoryhealthcare.org)
  • Airway obstruction makes bilateral vocal cord paralysis a more serious problem than unilateral vocal cord paralysis. (emoryhealthcare.org)
  • It is particularly rare for patients to completely lose their voice, even in the setting of bilateral cord paralysis. (forbes.com)
  • Loss-of-function mutations in C. elegans egl-9 , a gene required for normal egg laying, confer strong resistance to the paralysis. (pnas.org)
  • Paralysis is most often caused by damage in the nervous system , especially the spinal cord . (wikipedia.org)
  • Instead of focusing his energy on generating neural regrowth across spinal cord lesions that lead to paralysis, his approach relies on the plasticity of the nervous system, this incredible ability of the nervous system to adapt to damage. (eurekalert.org)
  • In this case signals of the nervous system are not able to activate the muscle cells, and a patient develops paralysis. (eurekalert.org)
  • The main symptom of sleep paralysis is the inability to move, says Gallagher, though you may experience hallucinations , too. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • It´s a phenomenon is called sleep paralysis, and it´s often accompanied by vivid sensory or perceptual experiences, which can include complex and disturbing hallucinations and intense fear. (redorbit.com)
  • New Hope for Paralysis Patients? (wsj.com)
  • Frustrated with home healthcare workers poorly trained for paralysis patients, Sutton says 'I worked and worked and I taught myself how to write grants. (wkyc.com)
  • Here are three ways leaders can avoid the Netflix effect, making effective decisions and removing "analysis paralysis" from the equation. (forbes.com)
  • Paralysis can be prevented by careful examination of potentially exposed persons for ticks and prompt removal of ticks. (cdc.gov)
  • Dr Margaret Reilly, Director of Veterinary Practices at the Townsville Veterinary Emergency Centre and Hospital at James Cook University, said the University's parasitology department had identified ticks found in the area as paralysis ticks. (edu.au)
  • We also advise that pet owners go over their pet daily to look for paralysis ticks. (edu.au)
  • If you're seeking treatment for paralysis, ask your doctor for more information about your specific diagnosis, treatment plan, and long-term outlook. (healthline.com)
  • A new technique utilizing two-dimensional, B-mode ultrasound (US) measurements of diaphragm muscle thickening during inspiration (Deltatdi%) has been validated in the diagnosis of diaphragm paralysis (DP). (nih.gov)
  • Not only can these virus lead to paralysis, but they can also lead to death. (vetinfo.com)
  • About 1 in 50 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with some form of paralysis, transient or permanent. (wikipedia.org)
  • [14] This cessation of spinal cord function can result in paralysis of lower extremities. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some evidence shows that daydreamers (or people who otherwise frequently disassociate from their environment) are more likely to experience sleep paralysis. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Children and adults of all ages can experience sleep paralysis. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Almost all people who experience sleep paralysis are surged with overwhelming emotions of fear and evil. (mylot.com)
  • Has anyone else ever experience sleep paralysis? (mylot.com)
  • Attacks of paralysis are typically triggered by the level of potassium dropping in the blood. (uni-ulm.de)
  • In some situations, prominently in those of oriental descent hyperthyroidism can affect the consumption and restoration equilibrium of potassium ions in neurons resulting in hypokalaemic paralysis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Other trauma, such as motorcycle accidents, that have similar spinal cord injuries to C-8 & T-1, also show the same symptom's of Klumpke's paralysis. (wikipedia.org)
  • What made you want to look up Klumpke's paralysis ? (merriam-webster.com)