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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. Content type: Research article

    Sleep disturbances are common in patients with advanced Parkinson disease (PD). The aim of this study was to evaluate a possible association of cortical thickness, cortical and subcortical volume with sleep di...

    Authors: Andrius Radziunas, Vytenis Pranas Deltuva, Arimantas Tamasauskas, Rymante Gleizniene, Aiste Pranckeviciene, Kestutis Petrikonis and Adomas Bunevicius

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2018 18:88

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  2. Content type: Case report

    Horizontal gaze palsy with progressive scoliosis (HGPPS) is a rare autosomal recessive congenital anomaly characterized by horizontal gaze limitation and progressive scoliosis. We investigated the underlying p...

    Authors: Chi-Wei Lin, Chung-Ping Lo and Min-Chien Tu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2018 18:75

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    The respiratory dysfunction of patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) has drawn increasing attention. This study evaluated the relationship between gray matter volume (GMV), as determined by voxel-based morpho...

    Authors: Sieh-Yang Lee, Meng-Hsiang Chen, Pi-Ling Chiang, Hsiu-Ling Chen, Kun-Hsien Chou, Yueh-Cheng Chen, Chiun-Chieh Yu, Nai-Wen Tsai, Shau-Hsuan Li, Cheng-Hsien Lu and Wei-Che Lin

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2018 18:73

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    Differentiation of Parkinson’s disease (PD) from the various types of atypical parkinsonism (AP) such as multiple system atrophy (MSA), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), co...

    Authors: Anouke van Rumund, Marjolein B. Aerts, Rianne A. J. Esselink, Frederick J. A. Meijer, Marcel M. Verbeek and Bastiaan R. Bloem

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2018 18:69

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  5. Content type: Case report

    Some metabolic disorders, including abnormal calcium metabolism, can develop and worsen parkinsonism. However, whether hyperparathyroidism can cause parkinsonism remains controversial.

    Authors: Yuichiro Ohya, Masato Osaki, Shota Sakai, Shunsuke Kimura, Chiharu Yasuda, Tetsuro Ago, Takanari Kitazono and Shuji Arakawa

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2018 18:62

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  6. Content type: Case report

    Hepatic encephalopathy may manifest by a wide spectrum of neuropsychiatric symptoms, including cognitive impairment, seizures or extrapyramidal symptoms. The liver transplant can lead to improvement of the sig...

    Authors: Karin Gmitterová, Michal Minár, Miroslav Žigrai, Zuzana Košutzká, Alice Kušnírová and Peter Valkovič

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2018 18:44

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Wilson disease is a rare genetic disorder in which impaired copper excretion results in toxic copper levels and tissue damage. Manifestations are primarily hepatic and/or neuropsychiatric, with a variety of ne...

    Authors: Anna Członkowska, Tomasz Litwin, Karolina Dzieżyc, Michal Karliński, Johan Bring and Carl Bjartmar

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2018 18:34

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Constipation is one of the most frequent non-motor symptoms (NMS) in Parkinson’s disease (PD) and the prevalence of constipation in PD patients varies among different studies. We designed this study to survey ...

    Authors: Jing Gan, Ying Wan, Junjie Shi, Mingzhu Zhou, Zhiyin Lou and Zhenguo Liu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2018 18:29

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Spiral drawing on papers is a common tremor evaluation tool for diagnosing patients with essential tremor (ET) or Parkinson’s disease (PD). No standard drawing methods and parameters that use graphic tablets a...

    Authors: Po-Chieh Lin, Kai-Hsiang Chen, Bing-Shiang Yang and Yu-Jung Chen

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2018 18:25

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Parkinson’s disease is a heterogeneous disorder where genetic factors may underlie clinical variability. Rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is a parasomnia strongly linked to synucleinopathies, i...

    Authors: Kari Anne Bjørnarå, Lasse Pihlstrøm, Espen Dietrichs and Mathias Toft

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2018 18:20

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Comparisons between neurological conditions have the potential to inform service providers by identifying particular areas of difficulty experienced by affected individuals. This study aimed to identify predic...

    Authors: David Morley, Sarah Dummett, Laura Kelly, Ray Fitzpatrick and Crispin Jenkinson

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2018 18:19

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Transcranial ultrasound is a useful tool for providing the evidences for the early diagnosis and differential diagnosis of Parkinson disease (PD). However, the relationship between hyper echogenicity in substa...

    Authors: Shu-yang Yu, Chen-jie Cao, Li-jun Zuo, Ze-jie Chen, Teng-hong Lian, Fang Wang, Yang Hu, Ying-shan Piao, Li-xia Li, Peng Guo, Li Liu, Qiu-jin Yu, Rui-dan Wang, Piu Chan, Sheng-di Chen, Xiao-min Wang…

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2018 18:9

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) subtypes are often caused by expansions in non-coding regions of genes like SCA8, SCA10, SCA12 and SCA36. Other ataxias are known to be associated with repeat expansions such as fragi...

    Authors: Gülsah Aydin, Gabriele Dekomien, Sabine Hoffjan, Wanda Maria Gerding, Jörg T. Epplen and Larissa Arning

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2018 18:3

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Individuals with cerebral palsy have smaller muscle volumes normalised to body mass than their typically developing peers. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between lower limb muscle vol...

    Authors: Jonathan J. Noble, Emily Chruscikowski, Nicola R. D. Fry, Andrew P. Lewis, Martin Gough and Adam P. Shortland

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:223

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Evaluation of speech disorders in PD taking into account sociodemographic conditions is not frequent. This paper aims to establish correlations between articulation disorders in PD patients and factors such as...

    Authors: Wioletta Pawlukowska, Karolina Skonieczna-Żydecka, Iwona Rotter, Krystyna Honczarenko and Przemysław Nowacki

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:221

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Real world data have an important role to play in the evaluation of epidemiology and burden of disease; and in assisting health-care decision-makers, especially related to coverage and payment decisions. Howev...

    Authors: Audrey Tanguy, Linus Jönsson and Lianna Ishihara

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:213

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The loss of the swallow-tail sign of the substantia nigra has been proposed for diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. Aim was to evaluate, if the sign occurs consistently in healthy subjects and if it can be relia...

    Authors: Manuel A. Schmidt, Tobias Engelhorn, Franz Marxreiter, Juergen Winkler, Stefan Lang, Stephan Kloska, Philipp Goelitz and Arnd Doerfler

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:194

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  18. Content type: Case report

    Vacuolar protein sorting 35 (VPS35) was recently reported to be a genetic cause for late-onset autosomal dominant Parkinson’s disease (PD). However, VPS35 mutations are rarely reported in Asian populations. Herei...

    Authors: Ying-Fa Chen, Yung-Yee Chang, Min-Yu Lan, Pei-Lung Chen and Chin-Hsien Lin

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:191

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  19. Content type: Case report

    Frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous neurodegenerative disorder characterized by deficits in executive function that frequently overlaps with parkinsonism and motor n...

    Authors: Hui-Chi Lin, Chin-Hsien Lin, Pei-Lung Chen, Shih-Jung Cheng and Pei-Hao Chen

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:186

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  20. Content type: Case report

    Huntington’s disease (HD) is an autosomal dominant disorder, typically characterized by chorea due to a trinucleotide repeat expansion in the HTT gene, although the clinical manifestations of patients with juv...

    Authors: Shi-Shuang Cui, Ru-Jing Ren, Ying Wang, Gang Wang and Sheng-Di Chen

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:152

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