TITLE

Clinical management of spasticity

AUTHOR(S)
Thompson, A. J.; Jarrett, L.; Lockley, L.; Marsden, J.; Stevenson, V. L.
PUB. DATE
April 2005
SOURCE
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Apr2005, Vol. 76 Issue 4, p459
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article discusses clinical management of spasticity. Spasticity is a common symptom seen in many neurological conditions, notably head injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis. Drug treatment can be used for generalized spasticity or targeted to focal problems, and can include agents such as botulinum toxin or intrathecal baclofen and phenol. Botulinum toxin is the most widely used treatment for focal spasticity. Unfortunately all drug treatments for spasticity can have side effects, the commonest of which are drowsiness and weakness.
ACCESSION #
16896765

 

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