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Upper limb spasticity

Gianina Ravenscroft, Nataliya Di Donato, Gabriele Hahn, Mark R Davis, Paul D Craven, Gemma Poke, Katherine R Neas, Teresa M Neuhann, William B Dobyns, Nigel G Laing
Autosomal dominantly inherited mutations of BICD2 are associated with congenital-onset spinal muscular atrophy characterised by lower limb predominance. A few cases have also showed upper motor neuron pathology, including presenting with features resembling hereditary spastic paraplegia. The age-of-onset for the published families is usually at birth but also included cases with childhood- and adult-onset disease. In this report we described two isolated probands that presented in utero with features associated with reduced fetal movements...
September 19, 2016: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
Kai Ren, Xiao-Ming Gong, Rong Zhang, Xiu-Hui Chen
OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of virtual reality (VR) training on the gross motor function of the lower limb and the fine motor function of the upper limb in children with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy. METHODS: Thirty-five children with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy were randomly assigned to VR training group (n=19) and conventional training group (n=16). The conventional training group received conventional physical therapy and occupational therapy for three months...
October 2016: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
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
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
Flavia Coroian, Jérôme Froger, H-Y Bonnin Koang, Claire Jourdan, Karima Bakhti, Marc Julia, Audrey Jaussent, Christian Hérisson, Isabelle Laffont
OBJECTIVE: The sensori-motor impairment of upper limb (UL) affects more than 50% of patients after stroke. The objective of this work was to study the efficiency of isokinetic muscle strengthening (IMS) in the chronic phase of stroke in this population. MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: The patients underwent 6 weeks of outpatient rehabilitation, 3 days per week, combining physiotherapy (twice/day) and occupational therapy every day. The program was completed by 30 minutes elbow and wrist concentric slow speed IMS of flexor and extensor muscles, in the study group versus 30 minutes passive mobilisation of the joints carried out by the same isokinetic dynamometer in the control group...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Diane Menoux
OBJECTIVE: Since 10 years, health care for stroke patients had increased considerably: increasing number of the stroke units, development of authorized neurological specialized PRM departments, and new therapies used (thrombolysis, thrombectomy). These evolutions could impact the typology of patients hospitalized in PRM units after recent stroke. This study aims to look at such a possible evolution in our department, and try to identify the potential factors of change. MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective study conducted on 7 years chosen over the last 15 years among hospitalized patients after recent stroke: demographic data, stroke's characteristics, treatments, length of stay and clinical characteristics...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Aurélie Rochefolle, Emmanuelle Carré, Aurélie Rochefolle, Marie Callies de Sallies, Florence Durand, Catherine Rioufol, Jacques Luaute, Gilles Rode
OBJECTIVE: Botulinum toxins are often prescribed in aftercare and neurological rehabilitation services. In our hospital, they are exponentially used in the treatment of spasticity. The objective of this study is to make an assessment of their use over the period 2012-2015. MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: All the botulinum toxin prescriptions are followed by the chemists. A traceability form allows to collect information about the patient, the prescriber, the medicine and its dose, the cost, and the indication...
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
Aurélie Sarcher, Maxime Raison, Fabien Leboeuf, Brigitte Perrouin-Verbe, Sylvain Brochard, Raphael Gross
OBJECTIVE: Children with spastic unilateral cerebral palsy (SUCP) have an involved upper limb (IUL) restricted in active range of motion and in velocity when performing elbow extension, due to a combination of muscle impairments. One of them is excessive muscle co-activation (CA). CA usually has a functional role, particularly in joint stabilization. The aim of this study is to identify when pathological CA occurs during active elbow extension of the IUL to highlight its impact on movement restriction and to discriminate impaired muscles...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Roberto Colombo, Fabrizio Pisano, Carmen Delconte, Alessandra Mazzone, Giuseppe Grioni, Marisa Castagna, Giacomo Bazzini, Chiara Imarisio, Giorgio Maggioni, Caterina Pistarini
BACKGROUND: Several robotic devices have been proposed for upper limb rehabilitation, but they differ in terms of application fields and the technical solutions implemented. AIM: To compare the effectiveness of three different robotic devices for shoulder-elbow rehabilitation in reducing motor impairment and improving motor performance in post-stroke patients. DESIGN: Retrospective multi-center study. SETTING: Inpatient rehabilitation hospital...
September 27, 2016: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Lynne Turner-Stokes, Jovita Balcaitiene, Stephen Ashford, Jorge Jacinto, Pascal Maisonobe, Klemens Fheodoroff
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Joanna C Sanderson, George C Camba, Ryan N Hansen, Savreet Bains, Sonia Pulgar, Daniel Snyder, Martin Taylor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Jörg Wissel, Djamel Bensmail, John R McGuire, Bruce S Rubin, Astrid Scheschonka, Olivier Simon, David M Simpson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Jorge Jacinto, Jovita Balcaitiene, Pascal Maisonobe, Klemens Fheodoroff, Stephen Ashford, Lynne Turner-Stokes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Christina Marciniak, Fatma Gul, Ziyad Ayyoub, David M Simpson, Heather W Walker, Michael Wimmer, Claire Vilain, Jean-Michel Graciès
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Fatma Gul, Michael O'Dell, Robert Jech, Marta Banach, Claire Vilain, Anne-Sophie As Grandoulier, Jean-Michel Germain, Jean-Michel Graciès
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
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
M A Akulov, S E Khat'kova, O A Mokienko, O R Orlova, D Yu Usachev, V O Zakharov, A S Orlova, A A Tomsky
Spasticity is a type of muscle hyperactivity that occurs in patients after focal lesions of the Central nervous system due to various diseases: stroke, traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury, neurosurgical intervention, as well as multiple sclerosis and other diseases of the Central nervous system and is the most disability manifestation of the syndrome of upper motor neuron (UMNS). Focal spasticity of the upper limb requires a complex treatment. Botulinum toxin therapy is an effective treatment for focal/multifocal spasticity in reducing muscle tone and improving function with the highest level of evidence according to the latest American and European guidelines for treatment of spasticity...
2016: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
Alejandro Horga, Pedro J Tomaselli, Michael A Gonzalez, Matilde Laurà, Francesco Muntoni, Adnan Y Manzur, Michael G Hanna, Julian C Blake, Henry Houlden, Stephan Züchner, Mary M Reilly
OBJECTIVE: To describe the genetic and clinical features of a simplex patient with distal hereditary motor neuropathy (dHMN) and lower limb spasticity (Silver-like syndrome) due to a mutation in the sigma nonopioid intracellular receptor-1 gene (SIGMAR1) and review the phenotypic spectrum of mutations in this gene. METHODS: We used whole-exome sequencing to investigate the proband. The variants of interest were investigated for segregation in the family using Sanger sequencing...
October 11, 2016: Neurology
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