paratonia


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Involuntary ('active') resistance to passive movement, that increases with velocity of movement and continues through the full arc of motion; gegenhalten may be due to diffuse forebrain dysfunction, as occurs in anterior cerebral artery occlusion—‘arteriosclerotic parkinsonism’—or pseudoparkinsonism, and may be accompanied by grasp reflex
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Mental status examination at admission was compatible with stupor, but three days later she begin to show spontaneous high amplitude myoclonus and intermittent inhibitory paratonia in inferior limbs, leading us to request Neurology consultation.
[7] assessed interrater reliability in older adults with paratonia. They reported that the reliability of each parameter ranged from moderate to high (ICC: 0.43 for tone, 0.62 for decrement, and 0.73 for stiffness) for the biceps brachii muscle in the pathological group.
It was also noted that the emergence and increase of paratonia in AD can, to some extent, be considered as the return of an infantile stabilization reflex mechanism, which parallels the patient's decline in motor performance (19).
Se busco en todos los pacientes los reflejos: busqueda, glabelar, Hoffmann, oculocefalico, palmomentoniano, paratonia, prension, Tromner y trompa.
Para pacientes con diagnostico de TAB, se encontro: el reflejo glabelar fue el mas positivo, encontrado en el 40,5% (tras excluir el caso de un paciente clasificado como TAB pero que tenia positividad en paratonia, Tromner y Hoffman, antecedente de intento de suicidio por ahorcamiento y lesion cerebral hipoxica secundaria).
SAN DIEGO -- The presence of paratonia in patients with Alzheimer's disease may be sign of cognitive decline, according to the results of a small study.
Paratonia (increased tone from variable resistance to movement) "may be useful as a way of looking at the progression of Alzheimer's disease, because it can be seen, and it's not affected by medications, depression, or how well the person is functioning," Dr.
SAN DIEGO -- The presence of paratonia in patients with Alzheimer's disease may be a sign of cognitive decline, according to the results of a small study.
Paratonia refers to generalized increased motor tone that is idiopathic, or associated with neurodegeneration, encephalopathy, or medications.
Algunos de estos otros signos clasicamente descritos, como la obediencia automatica, la paratonia o rigidez (gegenhalten) y la ambitendencia o expresion simultanea de conductas opuestas, con frecuencia no se evaluan, aun cuando exista la sospecha de catatonia.
Examination reveals oppositional paratonia (gegenhalten), catalepsy, prominent negativism, and waxy flexibility, all suggestive of catatonia.
Dirigida a ninos entre 2 y 11 anos, permite evaluar la coordinacion de las manos, la coordinacion dinamica general, el equilibrio, la rapidez, la organizacion del espacio, la estructuracion espacio-temporal, la lateralidad, las sincinesias y paratonias, el mantenimiento respiratorio y la adaptacion a un ritmo.