Myoclonus

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Myoclonus

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Myoclonus" returned 264 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

IMAGES IN CLINICAL MEDICINE. Secondary Palatal Myoclonus.
 

Author(s): Sanjeev Sivakumar, Kumar Rajamani

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2015 Jul;373(3):e3.

 

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2015

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A missense mutation in KCTD17 causes autosomal dominant myoclonus-dystonia.
 

Author(s): Niccolo E Mencacci, Ignacio Rubio-Agusti, Anselm Zdebik, Friedrich Asmus, Marthe H R Ludtmann, Mina Ryten, Vincent Plagnol, Ann-Kathrin Hauser, Sara Bandres-Ciga, Conceição Bettencourt, Paola Forabosco, Deborah Hughes, Marc M P Soutar, Kathryn Peall, Huw R Morris, Daniah Trabzuni, Mehmet Tekman, Horia C Stanescu, Robert Kleta, Miryam Carecchio, Giovanna Zorzi, Nardo Nardocci, Barbara Garavaglia, Ebba Lohmann, Anne Weissbach, Christine Klein, John Hardy, Alan M Pittman, Thomas Foltynie, Andrey Y Abramov, Thomas Gasser, Kailash P Bhatia, Nicholas W Wood

Journal: Am. J. Hum. Genet.. 2015 Jun;96(6):938-47.

 

Myoclonus-dystonia (M-D) is a rare movement disorder characterized by a combination of non-epileptic myoclonic jerks and dystonia. SGCE mutations represent a major cause for familial M-D being responsible for 30%-50% of cases. After excluding SGCE mutations, we identified through ...

Last Updated: 6 Jun 2015

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An atypical form of AOA2 with myoclonus associated with mutations in SETX and AFG3L2.
 

Author(s): Cecilia Mancini, Laura Orsi, Yiran Guo, Jiankang Li, Yulan Chen, Fengxiang Wang, Lifeng Tian, Xuanzhu Liu, Jianguo Zhang, Hui Jiang, Bruce Shike Nmezi, Takashi Tatsuta, Elisa Giorgio, Eleonora Di Gregorio, Simona Cavalieri, Elisa Pozzi, Paolo Mortara, Maria Marcella Caglio, Alessandro Balducci, Lorenzo Pinessi, Thomas Langer, Quasar S Padiath, Hakon Hakonarson, Xiuqing Zhang, Alfredo Brusco

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Hereditary ataxias are a heterogeneous group of neurodegenerative disorders, where exome sequencing may become an important diagnostic tool to solve clinically or genetically complex cases.

Last Updated: 1 May 2015

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The terms "Myoclonus" returned 11 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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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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