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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: Research article

    Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is the most common autosomal recessive disease in children, and the diagnosis is complicated and difficult, especially at early stage. Early diagnosis of SMA is able to improve th...

    Authors: Zhidai Liu, Penghui Zhang, Xiaoyan He, Shan Liu, Shi Tang, Rong Zhang, Xinbin Wang, Junjie Tan, Bin Peng, Li Jiang, Siqi Hong and Lin Zou

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:141

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) have a higher prevalence of cardiovascular diseases compared to the healthy population. Aerobic exercise training is one of the recommended treatments. However, literatur...

    Authors: Der-Sheng Han, Ming-Yen Hsiao, Tyng-Guey Wang, Ssu-Yuan Chen and Wei-Shiung Yang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:142

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Our study was aimed to validate a modified RBD (REM sleep behavior disorder) single question (RBD1Q-C), study the prevalence of probable RBD (pRBD) in a rural community based on RBD1Q-C and investigate the associ...

    Authors: Jian-Fang Ma, Miao-Miao Hou, Hui-Dong Tang, Xiang Gao, Liang Liang, Li-Fang Zhu, Yi Zhou, Sheng-Yu Zha, Shi-Shuang Cui, Juan-Juan Du, Gen Li, Jun Liu and Sheng-Di Chen

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:123

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Hemifacial spasm (HFS) is a disabling neurological condition. Vascular tortuosity in HFS patients has not been quantified objectively and its relationship with hypertension and posterior fossa volume (PF) is u...

    Authors: Evan Cyril Edmond, Samantha Xue-Li Sim, Hui-Hua Li, Eng-King Tan and Ling-Ling Chan

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:120

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  5. Content type: Research article

    This multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled study assessed the efficacy of rotigotine transdermal patch on apathy and motor symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD).

    Authors: Robert A Hauser, Jaroslaw Slawek, Paolo Barone, Elisabeth Dohin, Erwin Surmann, Mahnaz Asgharnejad and Lars Bauer

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:90

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  6. Content type: Research article

    There is limited knowledge concerning fall-related activity avoidance in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD); such knowledge would be of importance for the development of more efficient PD-care and rehabilita...

    Authors: Manzur Kader, Susanne Iwarsson, Per Odin and Maria H. Nilsson

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:84

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to develop an assessment tool for activities of daily living (ADL) from the perspective of patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and examine the validity and reliability of the asses...

    Authors: Su-Yun Lee, Sung Kwan Kim, Sang-Myung Cheon, Jung-Wook Seo, Min Ah Kim and Jae Woo Kim

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:73

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    Our previous randomized double-blind study showed that drinking hydrogen (H2) water for 48 weeks significantly improved the total Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) score of Parkinson’s disease (PD)...

    Authors: Asako Yoritaka, Takashi Abe, Chigumi Ohtsuka, Tetsuya Maeda, Masaaki Hirayama, Hirohisa Watanabe, Hidemoto Saiki, Genko Oyama, Jiro Fukae, Yasushi Shimo, Taku Hatano, Sumihiro Kawajiri, Yasuyuki Okuma, Yutaka Machida, Hideto Miwa, Chikako Suzuki…

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:66

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Patients affected by progressive long-term neurological conditions might benefit from specialist palliative care involvement. However, little is known on how neurology and specialist palliative care services i...

    Authors: Liesbeth M. van Vliet, Wei Gao, Daniel DiFrancesco, Vincent Crosby, Andrew Wilcock, Anthony Byrne, Ammar Al-Chalabi, K. Ray Chaudhuri, Catherine Evans, Eli Silber, Carolyn Young, Farida Malik, Rachel Quibell and Irene J. Higginson

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:63

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  10. Content type: Erratum

    Authors: Diego Santos-García, Pablo Mir, Esther Cubo, Lydia Vela, Mari Cruz Rodríguez-Oroz, Maria José Martí, José Matías Arbelo, Jon Infante, Jaime Kulisevsky and Pablo Martínez-Martín

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:44

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    The original article was published in BMC Neurology 2016 16:26

  11. Content type: Research article

    Primary dystonia is a chronic neurological movement disorder that causes abnormal muscle movements. Pain and emotional distress may accompany these physical symptoms. Behavioural interventions are used to help...

    Authors: C. J. Bernstein, D. R. Ellard, G. Davies, E. Hertenstein, N. K. Y. Tang, M. Underwood and H. Sandhu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:40

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder causing motor and non-motor symptoms that can affect independence, social adjustment and the quality of life (QoL) of both patients and care...

    Authors: Diego Santos-García, Pablo Mir, Esther Cubo, Lydia Vela, Mari Cruz Rodríguez-Oroz, Maria José Martí, José Matías Arbelo, Jon Infante, Jaime Kulisevsky and Pablo Martínez-Martín

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:26

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Neurology 2016 16:44

  13. Content type: Research article

    The 10-Meter Walk Tests (10MWT) and the 6-Minute Walk Test (6MinWT) are applied to assess gait capacity in paediatric patients. To better objectify changes in qualitative aspects of gait, temporo-spatial param...

    Authors: Judith V. Graser, Claudia Letsch and Hubertus J. A. van Hedel

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:15

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a severe neurological disorder associated not only with ongoing medical complications but also with a significant loss of mobility and participation. The introduction of robotic tec...

    Authors: Patrizio Sale, Emanuele Francesco Russo, Michele Russo, Stefano Masiero, Francesco Piccione, Rocco Salvatore Calabrò and Serena Filoni

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:12

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The trend of decreasing length of stay in rehabilitation facilities has led to individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) entering the community with unmet needs and fewer self-care skills to prevent secondary ...

    Authors: Sarah E. P. Munce, Fiona Webster, Michael G. Fehlings, Sharon E. Straus, Eunice Jang and Susan B. Jaglal

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:11

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    Impaired mobility and falls are clinically important complications of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and a major detractor from quality of life for which there are limited therapies. Pathological, neuroimaging and c...

    Authors: Martina Mancini, Brett W. Fling, Anne Gendreau, Jodi Lapidus, Fay B. Horak, Kathy Chung and John G. Nutt

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2015 15:264

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Dentatorubropallidoluysian atrophy (DRPLA) is a rare autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disease that is associated with numerous movement disorders. Ocular problems also occur with DRPLA with reports of corn...

    Authors: Michael R. Silver, Kapil D. Sethi, Shyamal H. Mehta, Fenwick T. Nichols and John C. Morgan

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2015 15:260

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Niemann-Pick disease type C (NP-C) is a rare neurovisceral lipid storage disorder characterised by progressive, disabling neurological symptoms and premature death in most patients. During the last decade, nat...

    Authors: Jackie Imrie, Lesley Heptinstall, Stephen Knight and Kate Strong

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2015 15:257

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  19. Content type: Study protocol

    Parkinson’s disease, the second most common neurodegenerative disease, is diagnostically defined by motor impairments, but also includes often under-recognized impairments in cognition, mood, sleep, and the au...

    Authors: Karen Connor, Eric Cheng, Hilary C. Siebens, Martin L. Lee, Brian S. Mittman, David A. Ganz and Barbara Vickrey

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2015 15:258

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  20. Content type: Research article

    People with disabilities have reported worse health status than people without disabilities and receiving fewer preventive health services such as counseling around exercise habits. This is noteworthy consider...

    Authors: Lena Zetterberg, Charlotte Urell and Elisabeth Anens

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2015 15:247

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