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Spinal cord injury and use of botulinum toxin in reducing spasticity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14580044     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Spasticity is commonly seen after spinal cord injury, and a large percentage of patients with spinal cord injury will need treatment to control it. Although oral medications do a fair job of controlling spasticity in most patients, some patients will need additional forms of treatment. In many cases, oral medications alone do not adequately control spasticity or the patient cannot tolerate the side effects. In these instances, botulinum toxin may help control the spasticity for approximately 3 months after injection. The amount of botulinum toxin and the injection sites can be tailored to meet individual patient needs. Botulinum toxins can reduce spasticity, improve function, and reduce the amount of needed assistance.
Guy W Fried; Karen Mandzak Fried
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North America     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1047-9651     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am     Publication Date:  2003 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-10-28     Completed Date:  2003-11-25     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9102787     Medline TA:  Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  901-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, 6 Franklin Plaza, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Dyskinesia Agents / therapeutic use*
Botulinum Toxins / therapeutic use*
Muscle Spasticity / drug therapy*,  etiology
Spinal Cord Injuries / complications,  drug therapy*,  surgery
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Dyskinesia Agents; 0/Botulinum Toxins

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