Myoclonus

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Myoclonus

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Myoclonus" returned 248 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome attributable to West Nile encephalitis: a case report.
 

Author(s): Victoria Bîrluţiu, Rareş Mircea Bîrluţiu

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Opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome is a very rare neurological disorder associated with some viral infections and exceptionally with the West Nile virus.

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2014

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Compound mitochondrial DNA mutations in a neurological patient with ataxia, myoclonus and deafness.
 

Author(s): Ji Hoon Park, Bo Ram Yoon, Hye Jin Kim, Phil Hyu Lee, Byung-Ok Choi, Ki Wha Chung

Journal: J. Genet.. 2014 Apr;93(1):173-7.

 

Last Updated: 20 May 2014

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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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The terms "Myoclonus" returned 10 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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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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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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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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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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