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Abnormal Brain Circuits May Prevent Movement Disorder

... a genetic mutation for a movement disorder called dystonia will never develop symptoms, a phenomenon that ... a genetic mutation for a movement disorder called dystonia will never develop symptoms, a phenomenon that ... pave the way towards new treatments for dystonia patients. There are half a million people in the ...

Maryland Mystery Author Organizes Fundraising Ride for Rare Neurological Disorder

... -- The following was released today by dystonia Medical Research Foundation: WHAT: Freedom Ride for dystonia - Debbi Mack and the dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) -- ...

Broadway Comes to New Jersey

... -- The following was released today by dystonia Medical Research Foundation: WHO: Anthony Galde of Wicke d & the dystonia Medical Research Foundation WHAT: ... Caus e - Anthony Galde of Wicke d & the dystonia Medical Research Foundation host the 2nd Annual ...

The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation: New Study Identifies Gene Mutations as Cause of Dystonia in Amish-Mennonite Families

... in the THAP1 gene as a cause of primary torsion dystonia (DYT6 type) in Amish-Mennonite families and cited ... a non-Mennonite family showing that THAP1 causes dystonia in other ethnic groups. A paper entitled ... populations. Based on the families we identified, dystonia due to DYT6 is similar to DYT1 in that it starts ...

Decreased activity of basal ganglia is the main cause of abnormal muscle constrictions in dystonia

... dystonia is a neurological disorder characterized by ... main cause of abnormal muscle constrictions of dystonia using a mouse model. They report their findings ... neuronal activity in the basal ganglia of a dystonia mouse model, which was generated by transferring ...

Stimulating muscles may improve musician's dystonia

... the American Academy of Neurology. Musicians dystonia occurs in musicians who have practiced particular ... with writers cramp, which is another type of dystonia that occurs in people while they write. Using ... of the disorder may be different in musicians dystonia and writers cramp. ...

Expert on Neurological Disease Available for Comment as Recovered Patient, Leon Fleischer, Receives Kennedy Center Award

... -- The following is being issued by dystonia Medical Research Foundation: What: On ... of massage and Botox injections. dystonia is defined by uncontrollable muscle spasms and ... alone are thought to have this disorder. The dystonia Medical Research Foundation can speak ...

Major US Airline Discriminates Against Disabled Passenger, Lawsuit Charges

... independent, and fulfilling lives." About dystonia dystonia is a movement disorder that causes the muscles to ... and dozens of diseases and conditions include dystonia as a significant symptom. ...

National Movement Disorders Interactive Experience Center Comes to Tampa Bay for First Time

... Spasmodic dysphonia is a type of focal dystonia that affects more than 50,000 people in North ... American Stroke Association Bachmann-Strauss dystonia & Parkinson Foundation, Inc. Benign Essential ... Neurology Foundation Child Neurology Society dystonia Medical Research Foundation Easter Seals ...

Dysport Available! New Wrinkle Treatment in Washington, DC Offers Botox Alternative

... Dysport has provided equal or greater efficacy when used in a 2.5 to 4:1 ratio to Botox. In a double-blinded randomized crossover study in cervical dystonia (the most common use of neurotoxins in the world), results showed Dysport to be more effective than Botox with a similar safety and side effect ...

Brain Stimulation Therapy Eases Tough-to-Treat Depression

... that a type of deep brain stimulation known as globus pallidus internus (GPi) deep brain stimulation was effective in relieving symptoms of primary dystonia in children. People with this movement disorder suffer from disabling involuntary muscle contractions, explained researchers led by Dr. Jan ...

Brain Scans Reveal Secrets of 'Writer's Cramp'

... and importantly to our understanding of the neurology underlying the problem." More information For more on writer's cramp, head to the dystonia Medical Research Foundation . SOURCES: Stephane Lehericy, M.D., Ph.D., director, Center for NeuroImaging Research, and ...

Novel Techniques Offers New Freedom to Patients with Parkinson's Disease, Epilepsy, Dystonia, and Tremor

... Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a relatively new technique that offers patients with movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, essential tremor and dystonia the opportunity to gain improved function and freedom from many of the disabling symptoms of their diseases. Through two small holes in the skull, ...

Humor and Hope Sustain NJ Woman Through Disabling Movement Disorder, Election Campaign

... minister, I teach Hebrew at three temples, and I'm running for Town Council as a Republican." Goodhart's struggle with a movement disorder called dystonia has taught her that anything is possible. Having literally gotten up out of her wheelchair after years of disability, Goodhart is confident that she ...

Dystonia Awareness Week: 4 -11 June, 2007

... Does the term dystonia bring to mind the word tone? You are right about ... parts of the body and awkward postures. dystonia affects men and women; especially those above 40. ... symptoms, it often goes unnoticed. Interestingly, dystonia is ten times more common than motor neuron ...

New Hope For Dystonia Treatment Through Deep Brain Stimulation

... found to be more effective for certain types of dystonia than other treatments used in the past. It has ... 'We knew from early studies that a certain type dystonia has a dramatic response to surgery. What was not ... study, was whether patients with other types of dystonia would also respond in a similar fashion,' says ....

Deep-Brain Stimulation for Dystonia patients

... Deuschl and his colleagues conducted a study on 40 patients with severe dystonia for 5 years. Medicines gave only partial success. This study was published ... of them. 'It simply shows that patients with generalized and segmental dystonia do better when they receive stimulation than if they do not,' Deuschl ....

Eyelid Spasm can Be Prevented by Coffee Drinking

... against development of blepharospasm, but this Italian study did not show a significant protective effect. Late onset blepharospasm is a dystonia in which the eyelid muscles contract uncontrollably; this starts as involuntary blinking but in extreme cases sufferers are rendered functionally ...

Nexus Between Psychiatrists and Drug Firms Dangerous, Say Critics

... not easy to predict in any one patient. These include rapid weight gain and blood sugar problems, both risk factors for diabetes; disfiguring tics, dystonia and in rare cases heart attacks and sudden death in the elderly. A girl, on an atypical regimen, regained her appetite and put on weight, but it ...

Fetal Neural Grafts Improves Motor and Cognitive Function in Huntington Patients

... in Huntington's disease patients plateaued after two years and then began to decline over the next two to four years, with consistent worsening of dystonia but not chorea. The patient’s cognitive performance remained stable on non-timed tests, but worsened on timed tests, indicating continued loss of ...

Good News For Those Suffering From Excessive Sweating

... of the targeted muscle. Currently this is used to treat severe pain in the neck and head from abnormal head position in the condition of cervical dystonia in adults. Primary axillary hyperhidrosis: This is a physical condition that result from excessive sweating that a person undergoes to maintain ...
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