spasticity


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spasticity

[spas′tis·əd·ē]
(medicine)
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In April 2015, the FDA approved an expansion of the BOTOX (onabotulinumtoxinA) label for the treatment of adults with upper limb spasticity.
Dr Keith Powell, chairman of Canbex commented: a Canbex is excited to be working with Ipsen, because of its leading expertise in spasticity and its commitment to providing better treatments.
2]] Studies have shown that the prevalence of spasticity does not differ between the upper and the lower limbs, frequently affecting the wrist (66%) and the ankle (66%).
However, the effects of this technique on muscle spasticity and size have not been investigated to date.
The study by Corey Bloom and her colleagues adds to a growing body of evidence that cannabis has therapeutic value for selected indications, and may be an adjunct or alternative for patients whose spasticity or pain is not optimally managed," said Igor Grant, MD, director of the CMCR, which provided funding for the study.
Muscle relaxants like baclofen and tizanidine can be very helpful if spasticity or spasms are a significant issue," Dr.
It is now realised that a treatment programme which is based largely on compensatory activities, as was emphasised years ago, leads to an increase in spasticity and a decrease in the activity of the affected side.
Clinical factors such as urinary tract infections and decubitus ulcers sometimes increase spasticity (Nuyens et al.
The guideline identified a need for more research on most drugs used to treat generalized spasticity," said Dr.
Such spasticity can develop--sometimes after a long delay--following a stroke, spinal cord injury, or traumatic brain injury, or in advanced multiple sclerosis or cerebral palsy.