Cerebellar Ataxia

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Cerebellar Ataxia

Cerebellar Ataxia is a condition in which damage, degeneration, or loss of nerve cells in the cerebellum (part of the brain that controls movement), results in balance problems and difficulty coordinating complex movements (ataxia). Cerebellar ataxia can be caused by: spinal cord or nerve damage, head trauma, stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, tumors, or complications from chickenpox. Symptoms of this condition may include poor coordination, change in speech, involuntary eye movements, and difficulty with fine motor skills. There is no specific treatment for this condition, but symptoms can be alleviated by using adaptive devices (such as canes or modified eating utensils), and therapy (physical, speech, etc.).

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Cerebellar Ataxia" returned 285 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Idiopathic very late-onset cerebellar ataxia: a Brazilian case series.
 

Author(s): Hélio A G Teive, Mariana Moscovich, Adriana Moro, Marina Farah, Walter O Arruda, Renato P Munhoz

Journal: Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2015 Nov;73(11):903-5.

 

The authors present a Brazilian case series of eight patients with idiopathic very-late onset (mean 75.5 years old) cerebellar ataxia, featuring predominantly gait ataxia, associated with cerebellar atrophy.

Last Updated: 31 Oct 2015

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Alkaline Ceramidase 3 Deficiency Results in Purkinje Cell Degeneration and Cerebellar Ataxia Due to Dyshomeostasis of Sphingolipids in the Brain.
 

Author(s): Kai Wang, Ruijuan Xu, Jennifer Schrandt, Prithvi Shah, Yong Z Gong, Chet Preston, Louis Wang, Jae Kyo Yi, Chih-Li Lin, Wei Sun, Demetri D Spyropoulos, Soyoung Rhee, Mingsong Li, Jie Zhou, Shaoyu Ge, Guofeng Zhang, Ashley J Snider, Yusuf A Hannun, Lina M Obeid, Cungui Mao

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Dyshomeostasis of both ceramides and sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) in the brain has been implicated in aging-associated neurodegenerative disorders in humans. However, mechanisms that maintain the homeostasis of these bioactive sphingolipids in the brain remain unclear. Mouse alkaline ...

Last Updated: 17 Oct 2015

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Non-progressive cerebellar ataxia with previous acute cerebellar injury of undetermined origin: a puzzling neurological disorder.
 

Author(s): Hélio Afonso Ghizoni Teive

Journal: Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2015 Oct;73(10):819-20.

 

Last Updated: 15 Oct 2015

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The terms "Cerebellar Ataxia" returned 15 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The Moonwalker mouse: new insights into TRPC3 function, cerebellar development, and ataxia.
 

Author(s): Esther B E Becker

Journal: Cerebellum. 2014 Oct;13(5):628-36.

 

The Moonwalker (Mwk) mouse is a recent model of dominantly inherited cerebellar ataxia. The motor phenotype of the Mwk mouse is due to a gain-of-function mutation in the gene encoding the cation-permeable transient receptor potential channel (TRPC3). This mutation converts a threonine ...

Last Updated: 5 Sep 2014

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The assessment and treatment of postural disorders in cerebellar ataxia: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): A Marquer, G Barbieri, D Pérennou

Journal: Ann Phys Rehabil Med. 2014 Mar;57(2):67-78.

 

Gait and balance disorders are often major causes of handicap in patients with cerebellar ataxia. Although it was thought that postural and balance disorders in cerebellar ataxia were not treatable, recent studies have demonstrated the beneficial effects of rehabilitation programs. ...

Last Updated: 24 Mar 2014

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[Acute cerebellar ataxia in childhood].
 

Author(s): Yaline Betancourt Fursow, Juan Carlos Jiménez León, Cristina S Jiménez Betancourt

Journal: Medicina (B Aires). 2013 ;73 Suppl 1():30-7.

 

Acute cerebellar ataxia of childhood is the most frequent neurological complication of chickenpox virus infection. Acute cerebellar ataxia is categorized within the group of acute postinfectious complications. The aims of this study were: (I) to evaluate the clinical presentation, ...

Last Updated: 27 Sep 2013

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Clinical Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy BMMNC in Cerebellar Ataxia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cerebellar Ataxia

 

Last Updated: 16 Sep 2014

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SPATAX: Clinical and Genetic Analysis of Cerebellar Ataxias and Spastic Paraplegias
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cerebellar Ataxias; Spastic Paraplegias

 

Last Updated: 26 Mar 2012

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Natural History Study of and Genetic Modifiers in Spinocerebellar Ataxias
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 1; Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 2; Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3; Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 6

 

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2015

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