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spastic

mod. overly responsive; out of control. She can get so spastic when I come in late.
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The resubmission provides additional data from a double-blind, placebo controlled study involving 468 patients with lower limb spasticity.
Indeed, it could be a valuable companion product to Dysport in the treatment of spasticity.
We are pleased that BOTOX has received the green light for the treatment of lower limb spasticity associated with stroke in adults," said Paul Navarre, President of Allergan EAME.
Assessment and management of spasticity with botulinum toxin treatment, which is injected directly into spastic muscles, is also something offered to patients at the trust.
Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) interventions for skeletal muscle atrophy and spasticity have typically employed electrical currents in the 30 to 70 Hz range to elicit tetanic contractions in target muscles in order to produce movement about a joint against an external load.
There were also anecdotal reports of MS patients that endorsed smoking marijuana to relieve symptoms of spasticity.
If fatigue is a part of it, the therapist can offer techniques for energy conservation; if spasticity is the main culprit, PTs teach stretching exercises.
Spasticity must be inhibited if it asserts itself and associated reactions guarded against at all times.
Spasticity contributes to pain, insomnia, and fatigue and can interfere with mobility, transfers, self-care, activities of daily living, and social functioning (Bhimani, 2008).
Ankara, Turkey), seek to improve the knowledge and skills of physiotherapists related to managing spasticity in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).
Short-term electrical stimulation enhances the effectiveness of botulinum toxin in the treatment of lower limb spasticity in hemiparetic patients.
Botox[R] and Dysport[R]) is effective and generally safe for relieving spasticity, the researchers found.
OnabotulinumtoxinA (Botox, Allergan) received FDA approval for the treatment of upper limb spasticity in adults, following a series of clinical trials showing that injections of the neurotoxin could significantly improve the tone and function of the flexor muscles of the elbow, wrist, and fingers.
This paper presents convincing evidence of the efficacy of combining Botulinum toxin type A injections with modified constraint-induced movement therapy in reducing spasticity and improving arm and hand function in patients with spasticity more than one year after stroke.
This quarter we made significant progress toward achieving our major goal for 2008 -- to report data from our ongoing AV650 Phase II trial in patients with spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis," stated Kenneth Chahine, Ph.