Myoclonus

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Myoclonus

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Myoclonus" returned 243 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Rapidly progressive dementia, parkinsonism and myoclonus: an unusual presentation of dural arteriovenous fistula.
 

Author(s): Sujit Abajirao Jagtap, Sruthi S Nair, Narendra Jain, M D Nair

Journal: Neurol India. ;62(1):107-10.

 

Last Updated: 10 Mar 2014

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Prevention of etomidate-induced myoclonus: which is superior: Fentanyl, midazolam, or a combination? A Retrospective comparative study.
 

Author(s): Ilke Isitemiz, Sinan Uzman, Mehmet Toptaş, Ayşe Vahapoglu, Yaşar Gökhan Gül, Ferda Yilmaz Inal, Ibrahim Akkoc

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In this retrospective comparative study, we aimed to compare the effectiveness of fentanyl, midazolam, and a combination of fentanyl and midazolam to prevent etomidate-induced myoclonus.

Last Updated: 18 Feb 2014

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Opsoclonus-myoclonus-ataxia syndrome in an AIDS patient.
 

Author(s): Thiago Cardoso Vale, Rodrigo Alencar E Silva, Mauro César Quintão E Silva Cunningham, Débora Palma Maia, Sarah Teixeira Camargos, Francisco Cardoso

Journal: Einstein (Sao Paulo). 2013 Dec;11(4):533-4.

 

We report the case of a 38-year-old woman with AIDS who developed opsoclonus-myoclonus-ataxia syndrome during a period different from other cases reported in literature. Opsoclonus-myoclonus-ataxia syndrome had already been reported as the initial neurological presentation of AIDS, ...

Last Updated: 3 Feb 2014

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The terms "Myoclonus" returned 9 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

When should MERRF (myoclonus epilepsy associated with ragged-red fibers) be the diagnosis?
 

Author(s): Paulo José Lorenzoni, Rosana Herminia Scola, Cláudia Suemi Kamoi Kay, Carlos Eduardo S Silvado, Lineu Cesar Werneck

Journal: Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2014 Oct;72(10):803-11.

 

Myoclonic epilepsy associated with ragged red fibers (MERRF) is a rare mitochondrial disorder. Diagnostic criteria for MERRF include typical manifestations of the disease: myoclonus, generalized epilepsy, cerebellar ataxia and ragged red fibers (RRF) on muscle biopsy. Clinical features ...

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2014

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Treatment of myoclonus.
 

Author(s): John N Caviness

Journal: Neurotherapeutics. 2014 Jan;11(1):188-200.

 

Myoclonus creates significant disability for patients. This symptom or sign can have many different etiologies, presentations, and pathophysiological mechanisms. A thorough evaluation for the myoclonus etiology is critical for developing a treatment strategy. The best etiological ...

Last Updated: 23 Jan 2014

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Deciphering the role of malin in the lafora progressive myoclonus epilepsy.
 

Author(s): Carlos Romá-Mateo, Pascual Sanz, Matthew S Gentry

Journal: IUBMB Life. 2012 Oct;64(10):801-8.

 

Lafora disease (LD) is a fatal, autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disorder that results in progressive myoclonus epilepsy. A hallmark of LD is the accumulation of insoluble, aberrant glycogen-like structures called Lafora bodies. LD is caused by mutations in the gene encoding ...

Last Updated: 25 Sep 2012

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Use of Rituximab in Opsoclonus-Myoclonus in Children With Neuroblastoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Neuroblastoma; Opsoclonus-Myoclonus

 

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2006

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Efficacy Trial of Zonisamide for Myoclonus Dystonia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Myoclonus Dystonia

 

Last Updated: 13 Jun 2014

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Study of Cytokines in Children With Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Opsoclonus-myoclonus Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 24 Jan 2014

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