Myoclonus

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Myoclonus

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The terms "Myoclonus" returned 339 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Low-Dose Ketamine Pretreatment Reduces the Incidence and Severity of Myoclonus Induced by Etomidate: A Randomized, Double-Blinded, Controlled Clinical Trial.
 

Author(s): Guan-Nan Wu, Hai-Jun Xu, Fang-Fang Liu, Xian Wu, Hai Zhou

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Feb;95(6):e2701.

 

Myoclonic movement induced by etomidate is a common but undesirable problem during general anesthesia induction. To investigate the influence of pretreatment with low-dose ketamine on the incidence and severity of myoclonus induced by etomidate, 104 patients were randomized allocated ...

Last Updated: 13 Feb 2016

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Benign neonatal sleep myoclonus: frequently misdiagnosed as neonatal seizures.
 

Author(s): Jatinder Singh Goraya, Gaurav Singla, Harminder Mahey

Journal: Indian Pediatr. 2015 Aug;52(8):713-4.

 

18 neonates aged 5-60 days with Benign neonatal sleep myoclonus were identified. Fifteen neonates had been misdiagnosed as neonatal seizures before referral. All treatments were withdrawn once the diagnosis of benign neonatal sleep myoclonus was made. Benign neonatal sleep myoclonus ...

Last Updated: 21 Sep 2015

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Antibodies to dendritic neuronal surface antigens in opsoclonus myoclonus ataxia syndrome.
 

Author(s): Jessica A Panzer, Ronan Anand, Josep Dalmau, David R Lynch

Journal: J. Neuroimmunol.. 2015 Sep;286():86-92.

 

Opsoclonus myoclonus ataxia syndrome (OMAS) is an autoimmune disorder characterized by rapid, random, conjugate eye movements (opsoclonus), myoclonus, and ataxia. Given these symptoms, autoantibodies targeting the cerebellum or brainstem could mediate the disease or be markers of ...

Last Updated: 24 Aug 2015

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The terms "Myoclonus" returned 16 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Myoclonus epilepsy with ragged-red fibers: a case report and literature review].
 

Author(s): Man-man Zhao, Yao Zhang, Xin-hua Bao

Journal: Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao. 2015 Dec;47(6):1034-6.

 

To demonstrate the clinical manifestation, diagnosis and treatment of myoclonus epilepsy with ragged-red-fibers (MERRF), a case of MERRF was presented with review of the literature. A 4-year-7-month-old girl was diagnosed with MERRF. She had tremor, fatigue and developmental delay ...

Last Updated: 18 Dec 2015

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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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Propriospinal myoclonus: clinical reappraisal and review of literature.
 

Author(s): Sandra M A van der Salm, Roberto Erro, Carla Cordivari, Mark J Edwards, Johannes H T M Koelman, Tom van den Ende, Kailash P Bhatia, Anne-Fleur van Rootselaar, Peter Brown, Marina A J Tijssen

Journal: Neurology. 2014 Nov;83(20):1862-70.

 

Propriospinal myoclonus (PSM) is a rare disorder with repetitive, usually flexor arrhythmic brief jerks of the trunk, hips, and knees in a fixed pattern. It has a presumed generation in the spinal cord and diagnosis depends on characteristic features at polymyography. Recently, a ...

Last Updated: 11 Nov 2014

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

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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Effects and Mechanism of Pretreatment With Dexmedetomidine to Etomidate Induce Myoclonus
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Myoclonus

 

Last Updated: 7 Aug 2015

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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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