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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

    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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  2. 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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    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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Content type: Research article

    Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is an established treatment for patients with advanced parkinson’s disease (PD). Research shows that women are under-represented among patients undergoing DBS surgery. This may be ...

    Authors: Katarina Hamberg and Gun-Marie Hariz

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2014 14:89

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is a common parasomnia in Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients. The current International Classification of Sleep Disorders (ICSD-II) requires a clinical int...

    Authors: Maartje Louter, Johan BAM Arends, Bastiaan R Bloem and Sebastiaan Overeem

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2014 14:76

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  9. Content type: Study protocol

    Multiple tasking is an integral part of daily mobility. Patients with Parkinson’s disease have dual tasking difficulties due to their combined motor and cognitive deficits. Two contrasting physiotherapy interv...

    Authors: Carolien Strouwen, Esther ALM Molenaar, Samyra HJ Keus, Liesbeth Münks, Marten Munneke, Wim Vandenberghe, Bastiaan R Bloem and Alice Nieuwboer

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2014 14:61

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Essential tremor (ET) and Parkinson’s disease (PD) are considered distinct disorders. The aim of the study was to look for a link or any distinguishing features by transcranial sonography (TCS), together with ...

    Authors: Kristina Laučkaitė, Daiva Rastenytė, Danguolė Šurkienė, Birutė Vaidelytė, Gabrielė Dambrauskaitė, Andrius Sakalauskas, Antanas Vaitkus and Rymantė Gleiznienė

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2014 14:54

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Current evidence has suggested the need for increased self-management support efforts in spinal cord injury (SCI) to reduce secondary complications. However, current self-management programs may not be suitabl...

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

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2014 14:48

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Pain is a troublesome non-motor symptom of Parkinson’s disease (PD). The RECOVER (Randomized Evaluation of the 24-hour Coverage: Efficacy of Rotigotine; NCT00474058) study demonstrated signific...

    Authors: Jan Kassubek, Kallol Ray Chaudhuri, Theresa Zesiewicz, Erwin Surmann, Babak Boroojerdi, Kimberly Moran, Liesbet Ghys and Claudia Trenkwalder

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2014 14:42

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Current clinical assessments of motor function in Huntington’s Disease (HD) rely on subjective ratings such as the Unified Huntington’s Disease Rating scale (UHDRS). The ability to track disease progression us...

    Authors: Lucy M Collins, Stanley E Lazic and Roger A Barker

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2014 14:35

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Machado-Joseph disease (MJD), also named spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 (SCA3) is the most common autosomal dominant ataxia worldwide. Although nystagmus is one of the most frequently reported ocular alteration...

    Authors: Mafalda Raposo, João Vasconcelos, Conceição Bettencourt, Teresa Kay, Paula Coutinho and Manuela Lima

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2014 14:17

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    Long duration spaceflight (i.e., 22 days or longer) has been associated with changes in sensorimotor systems, resulting in difficulties that astronauts experience with posture control, locomotion, and manual c...

    Authors: Vincent Koppelmans, Burak Erdeniz, Yiri E De Dios, Scott J Wood, Patricia A Reuter-Lorenz, Igor Kofman, Jacob J Bloomberg, Ajitkumar P Mulavara and Rachael D Seidler

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:205

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Recent studies suggest that epigenetic factors may play an important role in the pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease (PD). In our previous work, we sequenced the exomes of sixteen patients from eight Chinese P...

    Authors: Xin-xin Liao, Zi-xiong Zhan, Ying-ying Luo, Kai Li, Jun-ling Wang, Ji-feng Guo, Xin-xiang Yan, Kun Xia, Bei-sha Tang and Lu Shen

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:196

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  17. Content type: Case report

    The administration of anesthetics determines depression of the central nervous system and general anesthesia by inhalation may cause an environmental pollution of the operating rooms. It may therefore conceive...

    Authors: Giuseppe Mastrangelo, Vera Comiati, Massimiliano dell’Aquila and Emanuele Zamprogno

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2013 13:194

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