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BMC Neurology

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: Technical advance

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:74

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  2. Content type: Research article

    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, ...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:71

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  3. Content type: Study protocol

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:41

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Periodic leg movements (PLM) during sleep (PLMS) are considered strongly related to restless legs syndrome (RLS), and are associated with polymorphisms in RLS risk genes. Various software for automatic analysi...

    Authors: Ambra Stefani, Anna Heidbreder, Heinz Hackner and Birgit Högl

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:42

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The introduction of deep brain stimulation (DBS) about 25 years ago provided one of the major breakthroughs in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease (PD). However, a high percentage of patients are reluctant to...

    Authors: Lars Dinkelbach, Bettina Möller, Karsten Witt, Alfons Schnitzler and Martin Südmeyer

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:36

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    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...

    Authors: Breiffni Leavy, Lydia Kwak, Maria Hagströmer and Erika Franzén

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:27

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  7. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:19

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  8. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:6

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  9. Content type: Study protocol

    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...

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:7

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Depression and anxiety remain under-diagnosed and under-treated in those with neurologic diseases such as dementia or Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Our objectives were to first, to provide a synthesis of high qual...

    Authors: Zahra Goodarzi, Bria Mele, Selynne Guo, Heather Hanson, Nathalie Jette, Scott Patten, Tamara Pringsheim and Jayna Holroyd-Leduc

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:244

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Essential tremor (ET) is characterized by a frequent family history. No monogenic form of ET has been identified. We aimed at exploring ET patients to identify distinct subgroups and facilitate the identificat...

    Authors: Mathilde Renaud, Christophe Marcel, Gabrielle Rudolf, Mickaël Schaeffer, Ouhaïd Lagha-Boukbiza, Jean-Baptiste Chanson, Jamel Chelly, Mathieu Anheim and Christine Tranchant

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:238

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  12. Content type: Case report

    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, frequent...

    Authors: Guangxun Shen, Guangxian Nan, Chae-Won Shin, Hyeyoung Park, Kwee-Yum Lee and Beomseok Jeon

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:228

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  13. Content type: Technical advance

    Belly dancer’s dyskinesia is an extremely rare condition. It manifests as semicontinuous, slow, writhing, sinuous abdominal wall movements that are bothersome to the patient. Management of this condition is ex...

    Authors: Asmahan Alshubaili, Hussam Abou-Al-Shaar, Ponnusamy Santhamoorthy, Hosam Attia and Saeed Bohlega

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:226

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Rapid-onset dystonia-parkinsonism (RDP) is a rare autosomal dominant disorder that is caused by mutations in the ATP1A3 gene and is characterized by an acute onset of asymmetric dystonia and parkinsonism. To d...

    Authors: Yanqiu Liu, Yan Lu, Xinqing Zhang, Shuping Xie, Tingting Wang, Tianwen Wu and Chaoyan Wang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:218

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  15. Content type: Case report

    In accordance with German neurosurgical and neurological consensus recommendations, lead placements for deep brain stimulation (DBS) in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) are usually performed with the pat...

    Authors: Kajetan L. von Eckardstein, Friederike Sixel-Döring, Stephan Kazmaier, Claudia Trenkwalder, Jason M. Hoover and Veit Rohde

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:216

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    In Parkinson’s disease (PD), cognitive impairment is an important non-motor symptom heralding the development of dementia. Effective treatments to slow down the rate of cognitive decline in PD patients with mi...

    Authors: Sjors C. F. van de Weijer, Annelien A. Duits, Bastiaan R. Bloem, Roy P. Kessels, Jacobus F. A. Jansen, Sebastian Köhler, Gerrit Tissingh and Mark L. Kuijf

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:209

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