Extractions: From The Cochrane Library, Issue 2, 2004 Aciclovir for Bell's palsy (idiopathic facial paralysis) (Cochrane Review) Sipe J, Dunn L ABSTRACT Order full review View and/or submit comments What's new in this issue Search abstracts ... Browse by Review Group A substantive amendment to this systematic review was last made on 28 August 2001. Cochrane reviews are regularly checked and updated if necessary. Background: The most common disorder of the facial nerve is acute idiopathic facial paralysis or Bell's palsy and there may be significant morbidity or incomplete recovery associated with severe cases. Although the cause remains unknown, recent evidence suggests a possible association with Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection. To test this hypothesis clinically four clinical trials have used aciclovir, an antiviral agent, either alone or in combination with corticosteroids to treat Bell's palsy. Objectives: To assess the efficacy of aciclovir for treating Bell's palsy and to evaluate any adverse effects of the drug treatment. Search strategy: Search of the Cochrane Neuromuscular Disease Group register, MEDLINE, EMBASE and LILACS databases for randomised trials. We also contacted authors of identified trials.
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Extractions: Paralysis of the facial muscles, usually unilateral, due to either a lesion involving the nucleus or the facial nerve peripheral to the nucleus (peripheral facial paralysis) or a supranuclear lesion in the cerebrum or upper brainstem (central facial paralysis). With latter, facial weakness is usually partial and the upper portion of the face is relatively spared, due to bilateral cortical connections.
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Extractions: Bell's Palsy is a nonprogressive neurological disorder of one of the facial nerves (7th cranial nerve). This disorder is characterized by the sudden onset of facial paralysis, which may be preceded by a slight fever, pain behind the ear on the affected side, a stiff neck, and weakness and/or stiffness on one side of the face. Paralysis results from decreased blood supply (ischemia) and/or compression of the 7th cranial nerve. The exact cause of Bell's Palsy is not known. Viral (e.g., herpes zoster virus) and immune disorders are frequently implicated as a cause for this disorder. There may also be an inherited tendency toward developing Bell's Palsy.
Extractions: But any hearing loss needs to be checked, because it could the sign of something more serious. The loss of hearing in one ear could be a symptom of an acoustic neuroma, a benign tumor of the hearing nerve. Acoustic neuromas grow slowly, so the sooner a doctor is consulted, the better the chances that hearing can be restored. People with large tumors not only risk losing their hearing, but can develope facial paralysis as well because the hearing and facial nerves run side by side. Estimates show that more than 25 million Americans (about 10 percent of the population) have some type of hearing loss. Acoustic neuromas affect between one in every 3,500 people to five in every million. More women than men develop them, and most acoustic neuromas are diagnosed in people between the ages of 30 and 60. People often overlook the early symptoms. They may notice that they're not able to use the phone well on a particular side, or that they can't hear well in certain directions. Ringing in the ears is another common symptom. But if it is not painful, people tend not to be overly concerned. They will go for months without seeking medical attention. As an acoustic neuroma grows, a person may develop an unsteady gait, facial numbness and pain, eye tearing on one side and loss of coordination.
Extractions: Abstract: Sixty-Three cases with facial paralysis were treated mainly by acupuncture combining with point injection. The main points selected were ; Yangbai (GB14), Wai Jingming (BL1), Sibai (ST2), Yingxiang (LI20), Dicang (ST4), Jiache (ST6), Quanliao (ST18) and Qianzheng. The points were used alternatively. Auxiliary points: for type of deficiency of both qi and blood, Zusanli (ST36), and Sanyinjiao (SJ6) were added: for type of disharmony between Ying and Wei, Fengchi (GB20) and Hegu (LT4) were added; for type of stagnancy of qi and blood, Weiguan (TES) and Taichong (LR3) were added; for type of wind-heat stagnating collaterals, Yifeng (TH17) and Yanglingquan (GB34) were added. 10 out of 60 cases, which showed no remarkable effectiveness after two courses, injection of vitamin B1 and vitamin B12 to facial points combined with Hegu (LI4) point on opposite side was performed. Therapeutic results: 31 cases (49.2%) were cured, 15 cases (23.8%) markedly effective, 16 cases (25.4%) effective and 1 case (1.68) ineffective.
Extractions: Abstract: We have carried out clinical observations on 34 patients with peripheral facial paralysis treated by acupuncture therapy prescribed according to selection of treatment regimen on the basis of facial thermogram and temperature. A comparison was made with a control group of 97 patients who received conventional acupuncture therapy only. It was found that 1) The cure rate in the group of selecting acupoints by thermogram (hereinafter referred to as the thermographyaided treatment group) was 67.65%, with a marked improvement rate of 26.40%; while the cure rate of the conventional acupuncture treatment group (hereinafter called the conventional treatment group) was 46.39%, the marked improvement rate being 29.90%, indicating a significant difference in therapeutic efficacy between the two groups (P less than 0.02). 2) The average duration of acupuncture therapy for the thermography aided treatment group was 6.02 weeks, whereas that for the conventional treatment group, 24 weeks. There was also a significant difference between the two groups (p less than 0.01).
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Medical Encyclopedia BACK, Back to main Health Information page Symptom facial paralysis. facial paralysis is the total loss of voluntary muscle movement of one side of the face. http://www.medstarhealth.org/body.cfm?id=124&action=display&articlenum=3028
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Extractions: What is Moebius Syndrome? Moebius Syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by lifetime facial paralysis. People with Moebius Syndrome can't smile or frown, and they often can't blink or move their eyes from side to side. In some instances, the syndrome is also associated with physical problems in other parts of the body. The Moebius Syndrome Foundation is a nonprofit organization started by parents and people with Moebius Syndrome. We've come together to do what we can to fight back - by spreading the word among the medical and lay communities and by supporting research into the causes, treatments, and possible cures for Moebius Syndrome. Moebius Syndrome is extremely rare. Two important nerves - the sixth and seventh cranial nerves - are not fully developed, causing eye muscle and facial paralysis. The movements of the face - blinking, lateral eye movements, and facial expressions are controlled by these nerves. Many of the other 12 cranial nerves may also be affected, including the 3rd, 5th, 8th, 9th, 11th and 12th.
Extractions: Vision ... MCG - HOME PAGE Select Specialty :Breast Implants :Chiropractics :Cosmetic/Plastic Surgery :Facial Plastic Surgery :Fertility/Infertility :Hair Loss Treatment :LASIK Vision Correction :General :Cosmetic Dentists :Dental Implants :Laser Dentists :Orthodontists :Pediatric Dentists :Allergy/Immunology :Anesthesiology :Cardiology :Dermatology :Endocrinology :Emergency Medicine :Family Practice :Gastroenterology :General Surgery :Genetics :Geriatrics :Hematology :Internal Medicine :Nephrology :Neurology :Oncology :Ophthalmology :Orthopedics :Pediatrics :Podiatry :Psychiatry :Psychology :Pulmonology :Radiology :Urology BELL'S PALSY Bell's palsy is a form of facial paralysis resulting from damage to the 7th (facial) cranial nerve. This nerve disorder afflicts approximately 40,000 Americans each year. It can strike almost anyone at any age; however, it disproportionately attacks pregnant women and people who have diabetes, influenza, a cold, or some other upper respiratory ailment. In addition to one-sided facial paralysis with possible inability to close the eye, symptoms of Bell's palsy may include pain, tearing, drooling, hypersensitivity to sound in the affected ear, and impairment of taste. Researchers in Japan identified the common cold sore virus, herpes simplex, as the likely cause of most cases of Bell's palsy.
Plastic Surgery - Facial Reanimation Conditions addressed include facial paralysis, facial spasms and uncordinated facial motion disorders (eg, synkinesis, dyskinesis). http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/surgery/clin/plas/reanim.html
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Extractions: Facial weakness in a child can be caused by a number of diseases such as Bell's palsy, myasthenia gravis, and muscular disorders which are all disorders that we routinely see in our neuromuscular clinic. However, what's different about your son's case is the fact that it;s been coming and going over the last 6 weeks. It's important to note whether or not it really is getting better on one side or if it's a fixed deficit. One disease called Melkersson syndrome consists of a clinical triad of recurrent facial weakness, a deeply furrowed tongue (look for a deep fold in his tongue), and facial swelling. There is a big genetic predisposition and the presence of a deep and furrowed tongue in a relative with similar symptoms can confirm the diagnosis. Other diseases that should be considered are the muscular diseases such as "facioscapulohumeral dystrophy," fancy term for a disorder affecting the face arms and shoulders. This can be picked up by special genetics testing from blood samples.
Boy With Fatigue And Facial Paralysis. The Lyme Disease Network Medical / Scientific Abstract. Title Boy with fatigue and facial paralysis. Authors Walsh S. Source J http://www2.lymenet.org/domino/abstract.nsf/0/f7cf3b1da688971885256851007d170e?O
Department Of Surgery INNOVATIONS IN THE SURGICAL TREATMENT OF facial paralysis Reanimating the Paralyzed Face. facial paralysis is a potentially devastating disorder. http://www.uhmc.sunysb.edu/surgery/facial-paralysis.html
Extractions: INNOVATIONS IN THE SURGICAL TREATMENT OF FACIAL PARALYSIS: Reanimating the Paralyzed Face Facial paralysis is a potentially devastating disorder. Few impairments have a more negative effect on the quality of an individual's life. The paralysis, which results from injury to the facial nerve, can lead to a variety of troubling symptoms, including ocular problems, speech difficulties, drooling, and nasal obstruction. Thus, this disorder can be quite debilitating for patients who suffer the emotional impact from the facial disfigurement as well as difficulties with communication, eating, and drinking in a social setting. At Stony Brook, Maisie L. Shindo, MD , associate professor of surgery (otolaryngology-head and neck surgery) and director of head and neck oncology, is using the latest microsurgical techniques in the treatment of facial paralysis which have the ability to reanimate the face and restore spontaneous facial mimetic function. A highly respected figure in her subspecialty, Dr. Shindo has gained national recognition for her expertise in the treatment of facial paralysis, as well as the art of microvascular free-flap reconstruction in the head and neck region. In addition, her specialties include the treatment of thyroid and parathyroid disorders, head and neck cancers, voice disorders, and paralyzed vocal cords. The Facial Nerve The facial nerve has many functions, of which the most physically obvious are the conveyance of emotion, eye closure, and assistance with speech and chewing. Nerve injury causing facial paralysis may result from tumor growth; trauma; surgical procedures involving the parotid gland, ear, and skull base; infection; and several other causes. The facial nerve is further susceptible to spasm from compression by nearby intracranial vessels or tumors. It has a tortuous bony course longer than any other nerve through the densest bone in the body, making surgery on it quite difficult.
Department Of Surgery Patient Care. TREATMENT OF facial paralysis. The paralysis. For a review of the surgical treatment of facial paralysis, please click here. http://www.uhmc.sunysb.edu/surgery/paralysis2.html
Extractions: TREATMENT OF FACIAL PARALYSIS The face can become paralyzed from several different causesfacial and head trauma, removal of parotid tumors, removal of acoustic neuroma, ear surgery, viral infection, and stroke. Facial paralysis is a devastating consequence for patients, not only because of the resultant obvious facial disfigurement, but also the associated functional problems, such as chronic eye irritation, constant tearing, drooling, speaking difficulties, and nasal obstruction. Many new state-of-the-art treatment modalities are now used to correct these problems, which allow patients to function without embarrassment in society. These techniques range from simple re-suspension of the droopy face to highly complicated microvascular free-tissue transfer that restores facial movements. The microvascular operation involves transferring a muscle from the thigh (gracilis muscle), with its blood vessels and motor nerve, to the face where it is attached to restore movements of the midfacial musculature. The blood vessels to the gracilis muscle are sewn to the vessels in the neck or face to allow revascularization of the muscle. The motor nerve of the gracilis muscle is then meticulously anastomosed to a recipient nerve in the head and neck region to derive neural stimulation. The ideal recipient nerve is the remaining proximal stump of the paralyzed facial nerve, which will ultimately provide neural input to the gracilis from the brain center that controls facial expressions.
Extractions: Home Search TCM Health-info the Sage newsletter Acupuncture ... Click here. (the pictures pages can take a moment to load, patience may be needed) Facial Paralysis (Bells Palsy) Mostly affects young adults, acute, usually one side of the face is effected , cant close eye, or mouth, causes tearing and drooling. May be accompanied by pain before attack (around GB 12 SJ 17 +/-), front 2/3 of tongue loses taste sensation, hearing may become sensitive. Wind/Cold or Wind/Heat When body is weak the meridians are empty, the pathogen gets inside and blocks the flow of Qi, this results in a lack of nourishment to the tendons and muscles. Can become chronic, this causes an eventual Yin deficiency with Heat and/or deficiency Wind. This condition may cause the deviation to move to the other side of the face. P/T promote blood circulation, open meridians to expel Wind Acupuncture hand and foot Yangming and Shaoyang , *SJ 17, ST 4-6, LI 4, LR 3, GB 20, LI 20, 19, Du 26
Medical Encyclopedia Back to main Health Information page Symptom facial paralysis. facial paralysis is the total loss of voluntary muscle movement of one side of the face. http://www.georgetownuniversityhospital.org/body.cfm?id=18&action=display&articl