Dystonia

Medical Cannabis Promising for Dystonia Improvement in Pediatric Motor Disorders

Medical Cannabis Promising for Dystonia Improvement in Pediatric Motor Disorders

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Children with a complex motor disorder, characterized by a combination of movement and posture abnormalities (eg, spasticity and dystonia), were enrolled.

Researchers Identify Demographic, Clinical Variables of Oromandibular Dystonia

Researchers Identify Demographic, Clinical Variables of Oromandibular Dystonia

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Researchers collected and analyzed data on age at onset, sex, family history of dystonia, and the presence of associated anatomic sites with dystonia.

Effect of Escitalopram on Motor, Psychiatric Symptoms in Cervical Dystonia

Effect of Escitalopram on Motor, Psychiatric Symptoms in Cervical Dystonia

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Although treatment with botulinum toxin is effective for pain and posturing associated with cervical dystonia, myoclonus and tremor remain difficult to treat and contribute to compromised quality of life for patients with this movement disorder.

Managing Dystonia With Noninvasive Brain Stimulation: Therapy Update

Managing Dystonia With Noninvasive Brain Stimulation: Therapy Update

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There is speculation that dystonia is the result of dysfunction occurring in either the cerebellum or basal ganglia or as a result of an abnormal interaction between the two.

Cerebellar Deficit in Dystonia Improved With Alcohol

Cerebellar Deficit in Dystonia Improved With Alcohol

Alcohol improves cerebellar-learning deficit in patients with myoclonus-dystonia.

Updated Treatment Guidelines for the Use of Botulinum Toxin in Spasticity, Headache

Updated Treatment Guidelines for the Use of Botulinum Toxin in Spasticity, Headache

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Treatment of chronic, but not episodic migraine with botulinum toxin has been added to the treatment guidelines.

Dystonia, Parkinson's Disease Share Motor Cortex Synchronization

Dystonia, Parkinson's Disease Share Motor Cortex Synchronization

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The disorders react similarly to basal ganglia deep brain stimulation.

Exploring the Role of GCH1 in Parkinson's Disease

Exploring the Role of GCH1 in Parkinson's Disease

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The role of GCH1 mutations in Parkinson's disease is complicated by the mutation's seemingly exclusive role in dopa-responsive dystonia.

Oral TRP Activator Could Resolve Muscle Cramps in Multiple Sclerosis

Oral TRP Activator Could Resolve Muscle Cramps in Multiple Sclerosis

The oral therapy may be commercially available as a dietary supplement as early as 2016.

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