Myoclonus

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Myoclonus

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The terms "Myoclonus" returned 357 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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Diaphragm myoclonus followed by generalised atonia in a patient with trisomy 4p: unusual semiology in an unusual condition.
 

Author(s): James Varley, Tim Wehner, Sanjay Sisodiya

Journal: Epileptic Disord. 2015 Dec;17(4):473-7.

 

In this report, we describe a female patient with trisomy 4p, a rare genetic condition, with unusual seizure semiology. The patient is one of the oldest reported survivors with this condition. This semiology was noted while she was being monitored by inpatient video telemetry. We ...

Last Updated: 29 Dec 2015

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GSTA1, GSTM1, GSTP1 and GSTT1 polymorphisms in progressive myoclonus epilepsy: A Serbian case-control study.
 

Author(s): Marko Ercegovac, Nebojsa Jovic, Dragoslav Sokic, Ana Savic-Radojevic, Vesna Coric, Tanja Radic, Dimitrije Nikolic, Miljana Kecmanovic, Marija Matic, Tatjana Simic, Marija Pljesa-Ercegovac

Journal: Seizure. 2015 Nov;32():30-6.

 

Oxidative stress is recognized as an important factor in progressive myoclonus epilepsy (PME). Genetic polymorphism of glutathione S-transferases (GSTs), which are involved in both protection from oxidative damage and detoxification, might alter the capacity for protecting tissues ...

Last Updated: 10 Nov 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

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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Stem Cell Transplantation for Stiff Person Syndrome (SPS)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Stiff Person Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 15 Sep 2016

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