"Muscle Spasticity" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A form of muscle hypertonia associated with upper MOTOR NEURON DISEASE. Resistance to passive stretch of a spastic muscle results in minimal initial resistance (a "free interval") followed by an incremental increase in muscle tone. Tone increases in proportion to the velocity of stretch. Spasticity is usually accompanied by HYPERREFLEXIA and variable degrees of MUSCLE WEAKNESS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p54)
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Muscle Spasticity" by people in Profiles.
Development and Validation of a Deep Learning Method to Predict Cerebral Palsy From Spontaneous Movements in Infants at High Risk. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 07 01; 5(7):e2221325.
National Perioperative Outcomes for Intrathecal Pump, Spinal Cord Stimulator, and Peripheral Nerve Stimulator Procedures. Pain Physician. 2015 Nov; 18(6):547-54.
Poststroke chronic disease management: towards improved identification and interventions for poststroke spasticity-related complications. Int J Stroke. 2011 Feb; 6(1):42-6.
Clinical and imaging heterogeneity of polymicrogyria: a study of 328 patients. Brain. 2010 May; 133(Pt 5):1415-27.
ARSACS goes global. Neurology. 2004 Jan 13; 62(1):10-1.
Spinal cord injury medicine. 2. Medical complications after spinal cord injury: Identification and management. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2002 Mar; 83(3 Suppl 1):S58-64, S90-8.
Reliability of intraoperative electrophysiological monitoring in selective posterior rhizotomy. J Neurosurg. 2001 Jul; 95(1):67-75.
Topical nitroglycerin for levator spasm. Dis Colon Rectum. 1999 Mar; 42(3):427.
Microlissencephaly: a heterogeneous malformation of cortical development. Neuropediatrics. 1998 Jun; 29(3):113-9.
Continuous infusion of intrathecal baclofen: long-term effects on spasticity in spinal cord injury. Paraplegia. 1991 Jan; 29(1):48-64.