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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: Study protocol

    The aim of this study is to investigate if early treatment with levodopa has a beneficial disease modifying effect on Parkinson’s disease (PD) symptoms and functional health, improves the ability to (maintain)...

    Authors: Constant V. M. Verschuur, S. R. Suwijn, B. Post, M. Dijkgraaf, B. R. Bloem, J. J. van Hilten, T. van Laar, G. Tissingh, G. Deuschl, A. E. Lang, R. J. de Haan and R. M. A. de Bie

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2015 15:236

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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    Falls frequency increases with age and particularly in neurogeriatric cohorts. The interplay between eye movements and locomotion may contribute substantially to the occurrence of falls, but is hardly investig...

    Authors: Karin Srulijes, David J. Mack, Jochen Klenk, Lars Schwickert, Espen A. F. Ihlen, Michael Schwenk, Ulrich Lindemann, Miriam Meyer, Srijana K.C., Markus A. Hobert, Kathrin Brockmann, Isabel Wurster, Jörn K. Pomper, Matthis Synofzik, Erich Schneider, Uwe Ilg…

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2015 15:192

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  3. Content type: Study protocol

    Falls amongst people with Parkinson’s (PwP) result in significant disability and reduced quality of life. There is emerging evidence that exercise-based and physiotherapeutic interventions are of benefit for i...

    Authors: Victoria A Goodwin, Ruth Pickering, Claire Ballinger, Helen Roberts, Emma McIntosh, Sarah Lamb, Alice Nieuwboer, Lynn Rochester and Ann Ashburn

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2015 15:81

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Different studies have found diminished cardiac metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) uptake in Lewy body (LB) related conditions (Parkinson’s disease (PD) and Lewy body dementia (LBD)). However, delayed heart/medias...

    Authors: Guillaume Lamotte, Rémy Morello, Adrien Lebasnier, Denis Agostini and Gilles L. Defer

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2015 15:83

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Growing body of evidence suggests that Parkinson’s disease (PD) is associated with oxidative damage via iron accumulation in the substantia nigra (SN). Low ceruloplasmin (CP)-ferroxidase activity has been iden...

    Authors: Guillaume Grolez, Caroline Moreau, Bernard Sablonnière, Guillaume Garçon, Jean-Christophe Devedjian, Sayah Meguig, Patrick Gelé, Christine Delmaire, Regis Bordet, Luc Defebvre, Ioav Z Cabantchik and David Devos

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2015 15:74

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    Motor and non-motor impairments affect quality of life in individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Our preliminary research indicates that forced exercise cycling, a mode of exercise in which a participant’s volu...

    Authors: Anson B Rosenfeldt, Matthew Rasanow, Amanda L Penko, Erik B Beall and Jay L Alberts

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2015 15:63

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder with a wide range of motor and non-motor symptoms. Despite optimal medical management, PD still results in a high disability rate and secondary complica...

    Authors: Nicolien M van der Kolk, Sebastiaan Overeem, Nienke M de Vries, Roy PC Kessels, Rogier Donders, Marc Brouwer, Daniela Berg, Bart Post and Bas R Bloem

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2015 15:56

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  8. Content type: Case report

    We peformed a ventral intermediate nucleus (Vim) thalamotomy in a patient with Holmes’ tremor and palatal tremor. The frequencies of these movement disorders were 4 Hz and 3 Hz, respectively. Vim thalamotomy s...

    Authors: Futaba Maki, Sumito Sato, Katsushige Watanabe, Toshiyuki Yanagisawa, Yuta Hagiwara, Takahiro Shimizu and Yasuhiro Hasegawa

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2015 15:26

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Achieving optimal symptom control with minimal side effects is a major goal in clinical practice. Dual-agent dopamine receptor agonist (DA) therapy in Parkinson’s disease (PD) may represent a promising approac...

    Authors: Jong-Min Kim, Sun Ju Chung, Jae Woo Kim, Beom Seok Jeon, Pritibha Singh, Stephan Thierfelder, Junji Ikeda and Lars Bauer

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2015 15:17

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Uric acid has antioxidant effects on neurons. Abnormally high levels of uric acid are, however, associated with gout. Previous studies have suggested that high levels of uric acid (and the presence of gout) ma...

    Authors: Julia Pakpoor, Olena O Seminog, Sreeram V Ramagopalan and Michael J Goldacre

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2015 15:16

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  11. Content type: Study protocol

    Effective treatment of locomotor dysfunction in Parkinson disease (PD) is essential, as gait difficulty is an early and major contributor to disability. Exercise is recommended as an adjunct to traditional tre...

    Authors: Gammon M Earhart, Ryan P Duncan, John L Huang, Joel S Perlmutter and Kristen A Pickett

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2015 15:9

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Recent research has argued that removal of relevant sensory information during the planning and control of simple, self-paced walking can result in increased demand on central processing resources in Parkinson...

    Authors: Frederico Pieruccini-Faria, Kaylena A Ehgoetz Martens, Carolina RA Silveira, Jeffery A Jones and Quincy J Almeida

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2014 14:250

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The Mini-BESTest is a clinical balance test that has shown a high sensitivity in detecting balance impairments in elderly with Parkinson's disease (PD). However, its reproducibility between different raters an...

    Authors: Niklas Löfgren, Emma Lenholm, David Conradsson, Agneta Ståhle and Erika Franzén

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2014 14:235

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Quality of life is poorer in Parkinson’s disease than in other conditions and in the general population without Parkinson’s disease. Malnutrition also results in poorer quality of life. This study aimed at det...

    Authors: Jamie M Sheard, Susan Ash, George D Mellick, Peter A Silburn and Graham K Kerr

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2014 14:212

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Given the increasing emphasis on the community management of spinal cord injury (SCI), strategies that could be developed and implemented in order to empower and engage individuals with SCI in promoting their ...

    Authors: Sarah EP Munce, Michael G Fehlings, Sharon E Straus, Natalia Nugaeva, Eunice Jang, Fiona Webster and Susan B Jaglal

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2014 14:209

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Personality traits are deemed important in many fields of Medicine. The present study aimed at evaluating i) the presence of Sense-of-Coherence (SOC) in patients suffering from Parkinson’s Disease (PD) in comp...

    Authors: Annalisa Gison, Federica Rizza, Stefano Bonassi, Valentina Dall’Armi, Stefania Lisi and Salvatore Giaquinto

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2014 14:193

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