Movement Disorders

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Childhood movement disorders
Epidemiology of movement disorders
Gait disorders
Hemifacial spasm
Imaging of movement disorders
Movement disorder emergencies
Movement disorders associated with autoimmune encephalitis
Neuro-ophthalmology of movement disorders
Parkinson disease
Posttraumatic movement disorders
Rating scales of movement disorders
Stiff-person syndrome

Parkinsonism in Idiopathic Disorders

ALS-like disorders of the Western Pacific
Corticobasal degeneration
Dementia in Parkinson disease
Idiopathic basal ganglia calcification
Multiple system atrophy
Progressive supranuclear palsy
Progressive supranuclear palsy: cognitive and behavioral changes
Tauopathies with dementia and parkinsonism
Wilson disease

Parkinsonism in Acquired Disorders

Acquired hepatocerebral degeneration
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome

Nocturnal Movement Disorders

Benign sleep myoclonus of infancy
Paroxysmal dyskinesias
Periodic limb movements
Restless legs syndrome
Sleep and cerebral degenerative disorders
Sleep bruxism
Sleep starts
Sleep-related leg cramps
Sleep-related rhythmic movement disorder

Ataxia & Tremor

Acquired hepatocerebral degeneration
Ataxia
Essential tremor
Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome
Spinocerebellar ataxia type 3
Tremors
Wilson disease

Chorea & Tics

Chorea
Chorea in childhood
Hemiballism
Huntington disease
Neuroacanthocytosis
Paroxysmal dyskinesias
Sydenham chorea
Tourette syndrome
Wilson disease

Drug-Induced Movements

Acute drug-induced movement disorders
Drug-induced parkinsonism
Tardive dystonia

Other Hyperkinetic Disorders

Akathisia
Benign sleep myoclonus of infancy
Blepharospasm
Cervical dystonia
Dopa-responsive dystonia
Limb dystonia
Myoclonus
Opsoclonus-myoclonus
Oromandibular dystonia
Peripheral dystonia
Primary dystonia
Spasmodic dysphonia
Stereotypies
Tardive dyskinesia

Treatment Information

Deep brain stimulation in movement disorders
Entacapone
Levodopa
Neurodegenerative disorders: treatment with neurotrophic factors
Pramipexole
Rasagiline
Risperidone
Ropinirole
Rotigotine
Selegiline
Tolcapone

Related Topics

Basal ganglia: functional anatomy and neuropharmacology
Catatonia
Idiopathic basal ganglia calcification
Motor control of movement disorders
Movement disorders associated with infection
Psychogenic (functional) movement disorders
Sleep and parkinsonism
Sleep bruxism

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In Huntington disease, traffic jams in the nucleus kill neurons
May 04, 2017
Working with mouse, fly, and human cells and tissue, Johns Hopkins researchers report new evidence that disruptions in the movement of cellular materials in and out of the nucleus appear to be a direct cause of brain cell death in Huntington disease.
Antibiotic doxycycline may offer hope for treatment of Parkinson disease
May 03, 2017
A study published in Scientific Reports suggests that doxycycline, an antibiotic used for over half a century against bacterial infections, can be prescribed at lower doses for the treatment of Parkinson disease. According to the authors, the substance reduces the toxicity of α-synuclein.
150-year-old drug may provide ‘off’ time relief for people with advanced Parkinson disease
Apr 20, 2017
A study that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 69th Annual Meeting in Boston next week found that advanced Parkinson disease patients who were given the drug apomorphine had a significantly greater reduction of “off” time than those who were given placebo.
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