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Spasticity management

Sanjay Chougule, John Dabis, Aviva Petrie, Karen Daly, Yael Gelfer
BACKGROUND: Reimer's migration percentage (MP) is the most established radiographic risk factor for hip migration in cerebral palsy (CP), and it assists surgical decision-making. The head-shaft angle (HSA) measures the valgus of the head and neck in relation to the shaft and may also be a useful predictor of hip migration at a young age. This study first defined normal values and investigated whether the head-shaft angle (HSA) is a continuous risk factor for hip migration in CP. METHODS: Three hundred and fifty AP pelvic radiographs of 100 consecutive children comprising the hip surveillance programme in our region were analysed for MP and HSA...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
Andrew O Frank, Lorraine H De Souza
This article aims to describe the clinical features of electric powered indoor/outdoor wheelchair (EPIOC) users with cerebral palsy (CP) that are problematic to optimal prescription and to explore comorbidities, features of CP, and conditions secondary to disability impacting on equipment provision for children and adults. The method is a cross-sectional study of EPIOC users (n = 102) with a primary diagnosis of CP. This is a retrospective review of electronic and case note records of EPIOC recipients attending a specialist wheelchair service in 2007-2008...
October 7, 2016: Assistive Technology: the Official Journal of RESNA
L Lopez de Munain, F J Juan-Garcia, E Duarte, R Martin-Mourelle, S Rodriguez, S Moraleda-Perez
Spasticity is a common complication that occurs in those patients that have suffered a stroke. To identify those patients at high risk of having post-stroke spasticity and to start treatment at early stages would probably benefit the patient. The key aspects in the early management of post-stroke spasticity were review and the clinical implications and strength of evidences were also considered. The document drafted by the study coordinators was subsequently reviewed and then a validated document was developed...
October 16, 2016: Revista de Neurologia
Parvin Eftekhar, George Mochizuki, Tilak Dutta, Denyse Richardson, Dina Brooks
Focusing on rehabilitation goals is an effective approach for improving function in individuals with spasticity after stroke. The objectives of this study were to examine and map goals of post-stroke individuals with spasticity using the Goal Attainment Scale (GAS) and International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), and to evaluate the impact of botulinum toxin A (BoNTA) on occupational performance based on the type of rehabilitation goals. Thirty-one patients were recruited from an outpatient spasticity management clinic...
October 3, 2016: Occupational Therapy International
Muhsin Çifter, Nil Cura
INTRODUCTION: This report describes the clinical orthodontic management of a patient with spastic quadriplegia and cerebral palsy. Guidelines to overcome difficulties encountered during the treatment period are suggested. METHODS: A 13-year-old boy with cerebral palsy and spastic quadriplegia complained of an undesirable oral appearance because of his malocclusion. He had a Class II molar relationship, with severe maxillary and moderate mandibular anterior crowding...
October 2016: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
B Salazard, C Philandrianos, B Tekpa
"Palsy of the upper limb" in children includes various diseases which leads to hypomobility of the member: cerebral palsy, arthrogryposis and obstetrical brachial plexus palsy. These pathologies which differ on brain damage or not, have the same consequences due to the early achievement: negligence, stiffness and deformities. Regular entire clinical examination of the member, an assessment of needs in daily life, knowledge of the social and family environment, are key points for management. In these pathologies, the rehabilitation is an emergency, which began at birth and intensively...
October 2016: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
Ludivine Chamard, Sabrina Ferreira, Alexa Pijoff, Manon Silvestre, Eric Berger, Eloi Magnin
Objectives. To describe cognitive assessment including social cognition in SPG4 patients. Methods. We reported a series of nine patients with SPG4 mutation with an extensive neuropsychological examination including social cognition assessment. Results. None of our patients presented with mental retardation or dementia. All presented with mild cognitive impairment with a high frequency of attention deficit (100%), executive disorders (89%), and social cognition impairment (78%). An asymptomatic patient for motor skills presented with the same cognitive profile...
2016: Behavioural Neurology
Sophie Larrazet, Romain Joste, Angélique Stefan, Anne Delaubier, André Gueyraud, Philippe Foucault, Claire Guillou, Thierry Dabbadie
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the analgesic effectiveness of 1 month injection after botulinum toxin in the pectoralis major muscle or subscapularis. MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this prospective, comparative, randomized, multicenter trial, 21 patients with hemiplegic shoulder pain after a recent stroke (less 6 months) were screened at baseline, then postinjection (Botox(®) 150 units pectoralis major, 100 units subscaplaris) at 1, 4 and 12 weeks...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Philippe Gallien, Benoit Nicolas, Leblong Emilie, Sabine Petrilli, Sandrine Robineau, Aurelie Durufle, Katell Autret, Tiphaine Berthier, Lucie Chochina, Bastien Fraudet, Corinne Pfeiffer
INTRODUCTION: Few data are available on the use of botulinum toxin for spasticity treatment in multiple sclerosis. In a previous study, we found that one of the main therapeutic goals was the improvement ok walking, in patients suffering from spasticity of the triceps surae. OBJECTIVE: This is a pilot observational study, with the aim to assess the benefit of an injection of 200 UI of incobotulinumtoxin A in multiple sclerosis patients suffering from spasticity du triceps surae...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
José-Luis Barnay, Andre Cabie, Sylvie Abel, Emilie Javelle, Odile Troisgros, Patrick René-Corail
Arboviruses cause very recurrent epidemics, the oldest Dengue, known especially outside the flu-like syndrome with high fever mainly impacting vulnerable populations, may be responsible for severe hemorrhagic fevers, but also a few cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome. In 2014, the French Antilles occurred an outbreak of Chikungunya, following that of the Reunion's outbreak. During this period have been described, the articular and musculo-squellettic lesions, responsible for loss of autonomy in populations already carriers of chronic inflammatory joint damage or mechanical, but also a heavy impact on the autonomy of elderly and frail people...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Samira Lahrabli, Herman Azanmasso, Fatima Lmidmani, Abdellatif El Fatimi
OBJECTIVE: Spasticity of the upper limb is a disabling symptom in patients with vascular hemiplegia, both functionally and orthopedic evolution of these patients. Many treatments exist for spasticity, and botulinum toxin may be an attractive therapeutic alternative, to fight against the often deleterious spasticity. MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: We report a retrospective work of 10 spastic patients treated with ultrasound-guided injection of botulinum toxin into the MPR Casablanca service...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Charles Joussain, Jonathan Levy, Audrey Charlanes, Alexia Even, Laetitia Falcou, Emmanuel Chartier-Kastler, Pierre Denys
OBJECTIVE: Hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP) represents a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of neurodegenerative diseases, with a worldwide estimated prevalence of 1.3/100,000 [1]. The "pure" form of HSP is a characterized by a progressive spastic paraplegia, often associated with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) (72.4% to 77.6%) [2,3]. However, urologic complications are rarely reported. The aim of this study was to characterize clinical and urodynamic aspects of LUTS following HSP, and to describe treatment and urological complications of LUTS in a large series of HSP patients...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Lynne Turner-Stokes, Jovita Balcaitiene, Stephen Ashford, Jorge Jacinto, Pascal Maisonobe, Klemens Fheodoroff
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September 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Jay Karri, Manuel F Mas, Gerard E Francisco, Sheng Li
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September 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
R Garreta-Figuera, A Torrequebrada-Gimenez, En Representacion Del Grupo de Estudio 5e En Representacion Del Grupo de Estudio 5e
INTRODUCTION: Although spasticity is a disabling complication of high incidence, there is a lack of either regional or national epidemiological studies in Spain evaluating its management. AIM: To evaluate the management of spasticity in Spain. PATIENTS AND METHODS: An epidemiological, observational, multicenter, and retrospective study involving 49 rehabilitation services of public and private hospitals was designed. RESULTS: Two hundred and thirty-five patients from 49 centers, with evidence of upper (UL) or lower limb (LL) spasticity with one valid baseline visit and at least one follow-up visit, were included...
October 1, 2016: Revista de Neurologia
Patrick Trévidic, Gisella Criollo-Lamilla
BACKGROUND: Platysma bands are one of the first signs of aging of the neck. Current theories suggest that these bands develop due to skin sagging followed by loss of muscle tone. Treatment strategies, therefore, aim to tighten skin and muscle. The aim of the present study was to demonstrate that platysma bands are due to muscular activity during the aging process and not secondary to skin sagging. This suggests a new approach to managing platysma bands. METHODS: A descriptive, prospective clinical study of 25 patients who presented with definitive, unilateral, facial palsy following otoneurosurgical treatment...
September 10, 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
M A Rahman, M M Zaman, M M Rahman, M Moniruzzaman, B Ahmed, F K Chhobi, N Rahman, M R Akter
Cerebral Palsy (CP) is one of the most common causes of all childhood disorders. There are tone, posture and movements difficulty due to non-progressive damage to the immature brain in CP. The hallmark of CP is a disability in the development of gross motor function (GMF). The influence of gross motor development on fine motor development is more important in early developmental period, specially under three years old and in children with CP. Various therapeutic interventions have been used in the management of GMF development...
July 2016: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
Frank Haessler, Franziska Gaese, Michael Huss, Christoph Kretschmar, Marc Brinkman, Helmut Peters, Samuel Elstner, Michael Colla, David Pittrow
BACKGROUND: As data on the phenotype, characteristics and management of patients with Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) are limited, we aimed to collect such data in Germany in experienced centres involved in the treatment of such patients. METHODS: EXPLAIN-FXS is a prospective observational (non-interventional) study (registry) performed between April 2013 and January 2016 at 18 sites in Germany. Requirements for patient participation included confirmed diagnosis of FXS by genetic testing (>200 CGG repeats) and written informed consent...
2016: BMC Psychiatry
Jeong-Gue Choi, Joon-Ho Shin, Bo-Ra Kim
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the beneficial effect of botulinum toxin A (Botox) injection into the subscapularis muscle on intractable hemiplegic shoulder pain. METHODS: Six stroke patients with intractable hemiplegic shoulder pain were included. Botulinum toxin A was injected into the subscapularis muscle. Intractable hemiplegic shoulder pain was evaluated using an 11-point numerical rating scale. Pain-free range of motion was assessed for shoulder abduction and external rotation...
August 2016: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
Cosimo Costantino, Laura Galuppo, Davide Romiti
BACKGROUND: In recent years, local muscle vibration received considerable attention as a useful method for muscle stimulation in clinical therapy. Some studies described specific vibration training protocol, and few of them were conducted on post-stroke patients. Therefore there is a general uncertainty regarding the vibrations protocol. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of local muscle high frequency mechano-acoustic vibratory treatment on grip muscle strength, muscle tonus, disability and pain in post-stroke individuals with upper limb spasticity...
September 6, 2016: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
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