spasticity


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spasticity

[spas′tis·əd·ē]
(medicine)
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There were also anecdotal reports of MS patients that endorsed smoking marijuana to relieve symptoms of spasticity.
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.
We need to know more about how these medications work in the body and the doses for best results and lest side effects, not only to reduce spasticity but also to improve quality of life.
First, evaluation of potential patients should include assessment of spasticity and active movement.
Earlier this week, Avigen sponsored a panel of medical experts who reviewed data from a recent patient survey on spasticity management.
Intrathecal Gabalon (baclofen) and the SynchroMed system are used to treat severe spasticity in patients if conventional treatments don't.
But Professor Mike Barnes, Chairman of the Royal College of Physicians' Rehabilitation Committee, said yesterday: "The clinical trials show this spray offers sustained benefit to patients with spasticity due to MS, otherwise unable to find relief.
Limitations in mobility due to weakness, fatigue, spasticity or ataxia are a significant concern for people with MS (Joy & Johnston, 2001; Rosenblum & Saffir, 1998).