Myoclonus

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Myoclonus

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The terms "Myoclonus" returned 336 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Combined focal myoclonus and dystonia secondary to a cerebellar hemorrhage: a case report.
 

Author(s): Guangxun Shen, Guangxian Nan, Chae-Won Shin, Hyeyoung Park, Kwee-Yum Lee, Beomseok Jeon

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Myoclonus is a clinical sign characterized by sudden, brief jerky, shock-like involuntary movements of a muscle or group of muscles. Dystonia is defined as a syndrome of sustained muscle contractions, frequently causing twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures. Cases ...

Last Updated: 18 Nov 2016

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The network sustaining action myoclonus: a MEG-EMG study in patients with EPM1.
 

Author(s): Silvana Franceschetti, Laura Canafoglia, Fabio Rotondi, Elisa Visani, Alice Granvillano, Ferruccio Panzica

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To explore the cortical network sustaining action myoclonus and to found markers of the resulting functional impairment, we evaluated the distribution of the cortico-muscular coherence (CMC) and the frequency of coherent cortical oscillations with magnetoencephalography (MEG). All ...

Last Updated: 8 Nov 2016

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[Neuropsychological profile in opsoclonus-myoclonus-ataxia syndrome presenting as neuroblastic tumours].
 

Author(s): Jezabel Bravo, Ricardo López-Almaraz, Mercedes Mateos, Leticia Díaz, Sergio Hernández-Expósito

Journal: Rev Neurol. 2016 Mar;62(6):249-57.

 

Sociosanitary improvements experienced in western society have significantly increased the survival of patients with opsoclonus-myoclonus-ataxia syndrome (OMAS). However, several studies have reported neurological, cognitive-behavioral and development persistent deficits in 70-80% of these patients.

Last Updated: 10 Mar 2016

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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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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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