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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135566/management-of-hypertonia-in-cerebral-palsy
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Nickolas J Nahm, H Kerr Graham, Mark E Gormley, Andrew G Georgiadis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The review provides an update on the treatment of hypertonia in cerebral palsy, including physical management, pharmacotherapy, neurosurgical, and orthopedic procedures. RECENT FINDINGS: Serial casting potentiates the effect of Botulinum neurotoxin A injections for spasticity. Deep brain stimulation, intraventricular baclofen, and ventral and dorsal rhizotomy are emerging tools for the treatment of dystonia and/or mixed tone. The long-term results of selective dorsal rhizotomy and the timing of orthopedic surgery represent recent advances in the surgical management of hypertonia...
November 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090508/identification-classification-and-assessment-of-dyskinesia-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-survey-of-clinicians
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Kirsty Stewart, Emma Tavender, James Rice, Adrienne Harvey
AIM: The aims of this study were to investigate clinicians' knowledge, and barriers they perceive exist, relating to the identification and measurement of dyskinesia (dystonia/choreoathetosis) in children with cerebral palsy (CP) and to explore educational needs regarding improving identification and assessment of dyskinesia. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional online survey of clinicians working with children with CP. Data analysis was descriptive, with qualitative analysis of unstructured questions...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082105/a-case-of-beta-propeller-protein-associated-neurodegeneration-due-to-a-heterozygous-deletion-of-wdr45
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Andreas Hermann, Hagen H Kitzler, Tobias Pollack, Saskia Biskup, Stefanie Krüger, Claudia Funke, Caterina Terrile, Tobias B Haack
BACKGROUND: Static encephalopathy of childhood with neurodegeneration in adulthood is a phenotypically distinctive, X-linked dominant subtype of neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation (NBIA). WDR45 mutations were recently identified as causal. WDR45 encodes a beta-propeller scaffold protein with a putative role in autophagy, and the disease has been renamed beta-propeller protein-associated neurodegeneration (BPAN). CASE REPORT: Here we describe a female patient suffering from a classical BPAN phenotype due to a novel heterozygous deletion of WDR45...
2017: Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062281/maternal-heart-rate-variability-during-the-first-stage-of-labor
#4
Shaza M Musa, Ishag Adam, Nada G Hassan, Duria A Rayis, Mohamed F Lutfi
Labor necessitates continuous adjustments of cardiac autonomic reflexes by alternate activation of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. The division of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) that predominates during the first stage of labor is unclear and needs to be further investigated. The study aimed to compare heart rate variability (HRV) in pregnant women in the third trimester with those during the first stage of labor. We conducted a case-control study at Saad Abul Ela Maternity Hospital, Khartoum, Sudan...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059659/-post-stroke-spasticity-management-including-a-chosen-physiotherapeutic-methods-and-improvements-in-motor-control-review-of-the-current-scientific-evidence
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Robert Dymarek, Kuba Ptaszkowski, Lucyna Słupska, Małgorzata Paprocka-Borowicz, Jakub Taradaj, Tomasz Halski, Joanna Rosińczuk
Cerebrovascular diseases based on stroke etiology concern millions of people worldwide, and annual rates of disease are still increasing. In the era of an aging society and suffering from a number of risk factors, in particular those modifiable, strokes and muscles' spastic paresis, subsequently resulting in damage of upper motor neuron structures will become a serious problem for the entire health care system. Effective management and physiotherapy treatment for post-stroke spasticity persisted, both in the acute and chronic, is still a significant medical problem in the interdisciplinary aspect...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019566/preoperative-manometry-for-the-selection-of-obese-people-candidate-to-sleeve-gastrectomy
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Antonio Carlos Valezi, Fernando Augusto Herbella, Jorge Mali-Junior, Mariano de Almeida Menezes, Mário Liberatti, Rafael Onuki Sato
BACKGROUND: Sleeve gastrectomy may alter esophageal motility and lower esophageal sphincter pressure. AIM: To detect manometric changings in the esophagus and lower esophageal sphincter before and after sleeve gastrectomy in order to select patients who could develop postoperative esophageal motilitity disorders and lower esophageal sphincter pressure modifications. METHODS: Seventy-three patients were selected. All were submitted to manometry before the operation and one year after...
July 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985544/spasticity-and-spastic-dystonia-the-two-faces-of-velocity-dependent-hypertonia
#7
Lucio Marinelli, Antonio Currà, Carlo Trompetto, Elisabetta Capello, Carlo Serrati, Francesco Fattapposta, Elisa Pelosin, Chetan Phadke, Claire Aymard, Luca Puce, Franco Molteni, Giovanni Abbruzzese, Fabio Bandini
BACKGROUND: Spasticity and spastic dystonia are two separate phenomena of the upper motor neuron syndrome. Spasticity is clinically defined by velocity-dependent hypertonia and tendon jerk hyperreflexia due to the hyper-excitability of the stretch reflex. Spastic dystonia is the inability to relax a muscle leading to a spontaneous tonic contraction. Both spasticity and spastic dystonia are present in patients who are at rest; however, only patients with spasticity are actually able to kept their muscles relaxed prior to muscle stretch...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980090/isolated-sulfite-oxidase-deficiency
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Helena Claerhout, Peter Witters, Luc Régal, Katrien Jansen, Marie-Rose Van Hoestenberghe, Jeroen Breckpot, Pieter Vermeersch
Isolated sulfite oxidase deficiency (ISOD) is a life-threatening, autosomal recessive disease characterized by severe neurological impairment. As no long-term effective treatment is available, distinction from other treatable diseases, such as molybdenum cofactor deficiency (MoCD) type A, should be made. We reviewed 47 patients (45 previously reported in the literature). Cases were reviewed for consanguinity, sex, age at onset, death, clinical findings (including spasticity, seizures, psychomotor retardation, feeding difficulties, ectopia lentis, microcephaly), laboratory findings [urinary sulfite, S-sulfocysteine (in plasma and urine), plasma cystine, total homocysteine, uric acid, and oxypurines in urine] and radiological findings (including cerebral/cerebellar atrophy, cystic white matter changes, ventriculomegaly)...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924745/hypertonia-linked-protein-trak1-functions-with-mitofusins-to-promote-mitochondrial-tethering-and-fusion
#9
Crystal A Lee, Lih-Shen Chin, Lian Li
Hypertonia is a neurological dysfunction associated with a number of central nervous system disorders, including cerebral palsy, Parkinson's disease, dystonia, and epilepsy. Genetic studies have identified a homozygous truncation mutation in Trak1 that causes hypertonia in mice. Moreover, elevated Trak1 protein expression is associated with several types of cancers and variants in Trak1 are linked to childhood absence epilepsy in humans. Despite the importance of Trak1 in health and disease, the mechanisms of Trak1 action remain unclear and the pathogenic effects of Trak1 mutation are unknown...
September 18, 2017: Protein & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922314/temporal-indices-of-ankle-clonus-and-relationship-to-electrophysiologic-and-clinical-measures-in-persons-with-spinal-cord-injury
#10
Kathleen J Manella, Kathryn E Roach, Edelle C Field-Fote
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Clonus arising from plantar flexor hyperreflexia is a phenomenon that is commonly observed in persons with spastic hypertonia. We assessed the temporal components of a biomechanical measure to quantify ankle clonus, and validated these in persons with spasticity due to spinal cord injury. METHODS: In 40 individuals with chronic (>1 year) spinal cord injury, we elicited ankle clonus using a standardized mechanical perturbation (drop test)...
October 2017: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy: JNPT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918085/positive-effects-of-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-on-spasticity-in-poststroke-patients-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Peipei Guo, Fuqiang Gao, Tingting Zhao, Wei Sun, Bailiang Wang, Zirong Li
BACKGROUND: Spasticity is a common and serious complication following a stroke, and many clinical research have been conducted to evaluate the effect of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) on muscle spasticity in poststroke patients. This meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the therapeutic effect on decreasing spasticity caused by a stroke immediately and 4 weeks after the application of shock wave therapy. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library databases for relevant studies through November 2016 using the following item: (Hypertonia OR Spasticity) and (Shock Wave or ESWT) and (Stroke)...
November 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878481/effects-of-high-intensity-pulse-irradiation-with-linear-polarized-near-infrared-rays-and-stretching-on-muscle-tone-in-patients-with-cerebrovascular-disease-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Nobuyuki Takeuchi, Nobuhiro Takezako, Yuko Shimonishi, Shigeru Usuda
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to clarify the influence of high-intensity pulse irradiation with linear polarized near-infrared rays (HI-LPNR) and stretching on hypertonia in cerebrovascular disease patients. [Subjects and Methods] The subjects were 40 cerebrovascular disease patients with hypertonia of the ankle joint plantar flexor muscle. The subjects were randomly allocated to groups undergoing treatment with HI-LPNR irradiation (HI-LPNR group), stretching (stretching group), HI-LPNR irradiation followed by stretching (combination group), and control group (10 subjects each)...
August 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857928/a-second-degree-atrioventricular-block-with-double-escape-rhythm-secondary-to-paroxysmal-vagal-hypertonia
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Carmelo Buttà, Antonino Tuttolomondo, Domenico Di Raimondo, Lucia Giarrusso, Giuseppe Miceli, Francesco Cuttitta, Giuseppe Licata, Antonio Pinto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856708/degeneration-of-serotonin-neurons-triggers-spasticity-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Hajer El Oussini, Jelena Scekic-Zahirovic, Pauline Vercruysse, Christine Marques, Sylvie Dirrig-Grosch, Stéphane Dieterlé, Gina Picchiarelli, Jérôme Sinniger, Caroline Rouaux, Luc Dupuis
OBJECTIVE: Spasticity occurs in a wide range of neurological diseases, including neurodegenerative diseases, after trauma, and after stroke, and is characterized by increased reflexes leading to muscle hypertonia. Spasticity is a painful symptom and can severely restrict everyday life, but might also participate in maintaining a low level of motor function in severely impaired patients. Constitutive activity of the serotonin receptors 5-HT2B/C is required for the development of spasticity after spinal cord injury and during amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)...
September 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791820/evaluation-of-articular-disc-loading-in-the-temporomandibular-joints-after-prosthetic-and-pharmacological-treatment-in-model-studies
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Małgorzata E Pihut, Jerzy Margielewicz, Edward Kijak, Grażyna Wiśniewska
BACKGROUND: Temporomandibular joint dysfunction is often related to excessive load in the stomatognathic system. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the model tests, using numeric calculations, was to assess the articular disc loads in the temporomandibular joints after prosthetic and pharmacological treatment of functional disorders of the masticatory organ. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study involved 10 patients, aged 21-48 years, of both sexes, randomly selected from a group of 120 patients treated with relaxation occlusal splints (60 patients, group I) and intramuscular injection of botulinum toxin type A (60 patients, group II), suffering from temporomandibular joint dysfunction with the dominant muscle component...
May 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748610/using-family-and-staff-experiences-of-a-botulinum-toxin-a-service-to-improve-service-quality
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K L O Burton, K Bau, J Lewis, K R Aroyan, B Botha, A G M Botman, K Stewart, M-C A Waugh, S P Paget
BACKGROUND: The decision for families to proceed with botulinum toxin-A (BoNT-A) injections for managing childhood conditions involving hypertonia can be complex. Family-centred care is a service model that facilitates supporting families in this decision-making process. Understanding families' experiences of services is critical to developing family-centred care. The aim of this project was therefore to increase understanding of the experiences of families of children attending a BoNT-A service in order to improve the service and its family-centred approach to care...
July 26, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718248/outcome-of-0-2-glyceryltrinitrate-cream-versus-2-diltiazem-cream-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-anal-fissure
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Muhammad Siddique Khan, Ismail Akbar, Junaid Zeb, Salman Ahmad, Ajmal Khan
BACKGROUND: Anal fissure is a linear tear in the distal anal canal resulting from persistent hypertonia and spasm of the internal sphincter which results in mucosal ischemia. We have conducted a study in order to compare the outcome of 0.2% glyceryl trinitrate cream versus 2% diltiazem cream in the treatment of chronic anal fissure. METHODS: This randomized controlled trial (RCT) was carried out in the Department of Surgical "B" unit, at Ayub Teaching Hospital, Abbottabad, Pakistan from 15th June 2012 to 15th May 2015...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716516/hypertonia
#18
Sarah Helen Evans, Mark William Cameron, Justin Michael Burton
Hypertonia is the abnormal increase in muscle tone as a result of upper motor neuron lesions. There are three following clinical types: spasticity, dystonia, and rigidity. Management of hypertonia is individualized and should be directed by the patient and/or family׳s goals of care as well as the underlying cause of the hypertonia. Treatment options include stretching, strengthening, positioning, oral medications, botulinum toxin injections, phenol injections, as well as surgical procedures. Without effective management, hypertonia can result in muscle imbalance, abnormal movement patterns, pain, joint contracture, joint deformity, and ultimately negatively impact a patient׳s function...
July 2017: Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716515/calming-the-storm-dysautonomia-for-the-pediatrician
#19
Justin M Burton, Olga M Morozova
Dysautonomia is a potentially life-threatening syndrome seen in many different types of brain injuries. It involves paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity and typically includes a constellation of symptoms, including: tachycardia, tachypnea, hyperthermia, hypertension, diaphoresis, hypertonia, and/or decerebrate or decorticate posturing. It is a clinical diagnosis of exclusion. A multimodal treatment approach is necessary including environmental modifications along with pharmacotherapy. Early management can help prevent comorbidities including secondary brain injury while also improving patient outcomes...
July 14, 2017: Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690751/-ocular-beh%C3%A3-et
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Ahmed Alami, Mohamed Kriet, Karim Reda, Abdelkader Laktaoui, Abdelbaare Oubaaz
Our study aimed to determine the clinical, therapeutic and prognostic features of ocular involvement in patients with Behçet's disease treated in our Department of ophthalmology. We conducted a retrospective data collection from medical records of 20 patients treated at the military hospital in Laayoune. All patients underwent complete ophthalmological examination and fluorescein angiography if necessary. OCT exam was performed in two patients. Ten patients had anterior uveitis, complicated in one case by ocular hypertonia; two patients had intermediate uveitis; eight patients had posterior segment involvement complicated in one case by intravitreal hemorrhage...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
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