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The clinical features of spasms in patients with a cervical cord injury.
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PMID:  2762010     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A study concerning subjective symptoms of spasms which occur during 24 hours was carried out in 13 quadriplegic patients. All had spasms. Tonic and clonic spasms occurred involving their limbs and trunk. Extensor spasms occurred more often in the lower limbs than in the upper limbs. The duration of spasms was 8 seconds on average and the frequency was 15 times on average per day. The spasms which were severe tended to last longer in duration and were more frequent in occurrence. No spasms occurred without a trigger. The activities in daily living were interfered with by spasms in most patients. Most of these activities also triggered spasms.
J Kawamura; M Ise; M Tagami
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Paraplegia     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0031-1758     ISO Abbreviation:  Paraplegia     Publication Date:  1989 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-09-11     Completed Date:  1989-09-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985038R     Medline TA:  Paraplegia     Country:  SCOTLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  222-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Rehabilitation, Osaka Rosai Hospital, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living
Middle Aged
Spasm / etiology*,  physiopathology
Spinal Cord Injuries / complications*

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