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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: 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Content type: Case report

    Pisa Syndrome or Pleurothotonus is a relatively rare truncal dystonia, characterized by tonic flexion of the trunk and head to one side with slight rotation of the body. Since frequently associated to specific...

    Authors: Pasquale Marchione, Aldo Spallone, Marcella Valente, Cristiano Giannone, Floriana De Angelis and Giuseppe Meco

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2014 14:149

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Ventral intermediate thalamic nucleus (VIM) deep brain stimulation (DBS) is an effective treatment for tremor, but there is limited data on long-term efficacy and mortality after VIM-DBS. Here we report the an...

    Authors: Mari Naumann Børretzen, Silje Bjerknes, Terje Sæhle, Mona Skjelland, Inger Marie Skogseid, Mathias Toft and Espen Dietrichs

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2014 14:120

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Cognitive impairment strikingly reduces the quality of life of Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients. Studies find that pathological proteins, neuroinflammatory factors and free radicals may involve in the pathoge...

    Authors: Shu-yang Yu, Li-jun Zuo, Fang Wang, Ze-jie Chen, Yang Hu, Ya-jie Wang, Xiao-min Wang and Wei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2014 14:113

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    Parkinson’s disease affects facial, vocal and trunk muscles. As symptoms progress, facial expression becomes masked, limiting the person’s ability to communicate emotions and intentions to others. As people wi...

    Authors: Linda Tickle-Degnen, Marie Saint-Hilaire, Cathi A Thomas, Barbara Habermann, Linda S Sprague Martinez, Norma Terrin, Farzad Noubary and Elena N Naumova

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2014 14:95

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Botulinum toxins are considered first-line therapy for treatment of cervical dystonia (CD) and must be injected on a repeat basis. Understanding the duration of clinical benefit of botulinum toxins and its imp...

    Authors: Wallace A Marsh, Deirdre M Monroe, Mitchell F Brin and Conor J Gallagher

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2014 14:91

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