hemiparesis


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hemiparesis

 [hem″e-pah-re´sis]
paresis (paralysis) affecting one side of the body.

hem·i·pa·re·sis

(hem'ē-pă-rē'sis, -par'ĕ-sis),
Weakness affecting one side of the body.

hemiparesis

/hemi·pa·re·sis/ (-pah-re´sis) paresis affecting one side of the body.

hemiparesis

[-pərē′sis]
Etymology: Gk, hemi + paralyein, to be palsied
muscular weakness of one half of the body. Compare hemiplegia.
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Posture typical in hemiparesis

hemiparesis

 Neurology Weakness of one side of the body

hem·i·pa·re·sis

(hem'ē-pă-rē'sis)
Weakness affecting one side of the body.

hemiparesis

Muscle weakness on one side of the body.

hemiparesis

mild paralysis affecting one side of the body

hem·i·pa·re·sis

(hem'ē-pă-rē'sis)
Weakness affecting one side of the body.

hemiparesis

paresis affecting one side of the body.
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On the 12th and the 26th day of follow-up, his aphasia and hemiparesis were respectively eliminated.
3 This asymmetric and enlarged brain tissue is associated with intractable seizures, developmental delay, contralateral hemiparesis, and hemianopia.
A person most frequently experiences simple or complex partial seizures, varying degree of hemiparesis, cognitive disorder, language and learning disorders, depending upon the severity of the brain damage [1, 7, 12, 13].
Prognosis is better for patients who develop hemiparesis after the age of two years and in the absence of prolonged or recurrent seizures.
The argument could be made that we simply do not have knowledge about brain circuits instantiating psychiatric symptoms, as we do for neurologic symptoms, like hemiparesis.
Table 1: Outcome analysis of the cases Parameters Frequency % GCS Mild 12 46 Moderate 6 23 Severe 8 31 Sex Male 23 88 Female 3 12 Site Left 15 58 Right 10 38 Bilateral 1 4 Contracoup injury Yes 8 31 No 18 69 Associated injury Yes 20 77 No 6 23 Management Conservative 15 57 Craniotomy 9 34 Drakes 2 9 GOS 5 6 23 4 11 42 3 6 23 1 3 12 Neurological deficits Nil 17 65 Hemiparesis 3 11 Opercular syndrome 3 11 Length of stay (days) Minimum 2 Maximum 52 Age (years) Minimum 5 Maximum 78 Figure 4: Male:female ratio (in %).
The presence of physical post-stroke sequelae, particularly hemiparesis and aphasia and the treatment with levetiracetam for vascular epilepsy delayed the diagnosis of stroke-related mania.
Although seizures are the most common presentation, such as in our case presentation, PRES can also present with headache, visual disturbances, altered mental status, vomiting, ataxia, aphasia, or hemiparesis [3].
Left-sided hemiparesis was attributed to 'myocardial infarction' rather than stroke.
All patients were recruited from the Public Health System for treatment of hemiparesis or hemiplegia after a stroke in the acute stage.
For example, while evaluating a patient who has right-sided hemiparesis, a neurologist should spend all his/her effort to determine the underlying etiology For instance, the right-sided hemiparesis could be due to a brain infarction, hemorrhage, or a tumor.
Trauma staff were notified, and, upon evaluation, they noted a new left hemiparesis.