Movement disorders

Section edited by Yih-Ru Wu

This section covers all types and aspects of movement disorders. Topics of include, but are not limited to, Parkinson's Disease, transcranial magnetic stimulation, spasticity, dyskinesia, movement disorders, rehabilitation and spinal cord injury.

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  1. Research article

    Comparative assessment of clinical rating scales in Wilson’s disease

    Wilson’s disease (WD) is an autosomal recessive disorder of copper metabolism resulting in multifaceted neurological, hepatic, and psychiatric symptoms. The objective of the study was to comparatively assess t...

    Hanna M. Volpert, Jan Pfeiffenberger, Jan B. Gröner, Wolfgang Stremmel, Daniel N. Gotthardt, Mark Schäfer, Karl Heinz Weiss and Markus Weiler

    BMC Neurology 2017 17:140

    Published on: 21 July 2017

  2. Research article

    Hyperbaric oxygen treatment of spinal cord injury in rat model

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the therapeutic effects and mechanisms of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) treatment on rats following spinal cord injury (SCI).

    Yongming Sun, Dong Liu, Qingpeng Wang, Peng Su and Qifeng Tang

    BMC Neurology 2017 17:128

    Published on: 3 July 2017

  3. Technical advance

    A computerized tablet system for evaluating treatment of essential tremor by magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound

    Transcranial magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound is an emerging technology under evaluation for treatment of essential tremor, a prevalent movement disorder. A qualitative evaluation is performed by a...

    Fred Tam, Yuexi Huang, Michael L. Schwartz, Tom A. Schweizer, Kullervo Hynynen and Simon J. Graham

    BMC Neurology 2017 17:74

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  4. Research article

    Short-term motor learning through non-immersive virtual reality task in individuals with down syndrome

    Down syndrome (DS) has unique physical, motor and cognitive characteristics. Despite cognitive and motor difficulties, there is a possibility of intervention based on the knowledge of motor learning. However, ...

    Carlos Bandeira de Mello Monteiro, Talita Dias da Silva, Luiz Carlos de Abreu, Felipe Fregni, Luciano Vieira de Araujo, Fernando Henrique Inocêncio Borba Ferreira and Claudio Leone

    BMC Neurology 2017 17:71

    Published on: 14 April 2017

  5. Study protocol

    Assessment and rehabilitation of central sensory impairments for balance in mTBI using auditory biofeedback: a randomized clinical trial

    Complaints of imbalance are common non-resolving signs in individuals with post-concussive syndrome. Yet, there is no consensus rehabilitation for non-resolving balance complaints following mild traumatic brai...

    Peter C. Fino, Robert J. Peterka, Timothy E. Hullar, Chad Murchison, Fay B. Horak, James C. Chesnutt and Laurie A. King

    BMC Neurology 2017 17:41

    Published on: 23 February 2017

  6. Study protocol

    Evaluation and implementation of highly challenging balance training in clinical practice for people with Parkinson’s disease: protocol for the HiBalance effectiveness-implementation trial

    If people with progressive neurological diseases are to avail of evidence-based rehabilitation, programs found effective in randomized controlled trials (RCT’s) must firstly be adapted and tested in clinical e...

    Breiffni Leavy, Lydia Kwak, Maria Hagströmer and Erika Franzén

    BMC Neurology 2017 17:27

    Published on: 7 February 2017

  7. Research article

    Monitoring training activity during gait-related balance exercise in individuals with Parkinson’s disease: a proof-of-concept-study

    Despite the benefits of balance exercise in clinical populations, balance training programs tend to be poorly described, which in turn makes it difficult to evaluate important training components and compare b...

    David Conradsson, Håkan Nero, Niklas Löfgren, Maria Hagströmer and Erika Franzén

    BMC Neurology 2017 17:19

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  8. Study protocol

    Effects of acetyl-DL-leucine on cerebellar ataxia (ALCAT trial): study protocol for a multicenter, multinational, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover phase III trial

    Cerebellar ataxia (CA) is a frequent and often disabling condition that impairs motor functioning and impacts on quality of life (QoL). No medication has yet been proven effective for the symptomatic or even c...

    Katharina Feil, Christine Adrion, Julian Teufel, Sylvia Bösch, Jens Claassen, Ilaria Giordano, Holger Hengel, Heike Jacobi, Thomas Klockgether, Thomas Klopstock, Wolfgang Nachbauer, Ludger Schöls, Claudia Stendel, Ellen Uslar, Bart van de Warrenburg, Ingrid Berger…

    BMC Neurology 2017 17:7

    Published on: 10 January 2017

  9. Research article

    Looking beyond the brain to improve the pathogenic understanding of Parkinson’s disease: implications of whole transcriptome profiling of Patients’ skin

    Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease, characterized by symptoms of motor impairment, resulting from the loss of dopaminergic neurons in the midbrain, however non-neuronal symptoms are...

    Anu Planken, Lille Kurvits, Ene Reimann, Liis Kadastik-Eerme, Külli Kingo, Sulev Kõks and Pille Taba

    BMC Neurology 2017 17:6

    Published on: 10 January 2017

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