Involuntary shock-like contractions, irregular in rhythm and amplitude, followed by relaxation, of a muscle or a group of muscles. This condition may be a feature of some CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; (e.g., EPILEPSY, MYOCLONIC). Nocturnal myoclonus is the principal feature of the NOCTURNAL MYOCLONUS SYNDROME. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp102-3).
A clinically diverse group of epilepsy syndromes characterized either by myoclonic seizures or by myoclonus in association with other seizure types. Myoclonic epilepsy syndromes are divided into three subtypes based on etiology: familial, cryptogenic, and symptomatic (i.e., occurring secondary to known disease processes such as infections, hypoxic-ischemic injuries, trauma, etc.).
A heterogeneous group of primarily familial disorders characterized by myoclonic seizures, tonic-clonic seizures, ataxia, progressive intellectual deterioration, and neuronal degeneration. These include LAFORA DISEASE; MERRF SYNDROME; NEURONAL CEROID-LIPOFUSCINOSIS; sialidosis (see MUCOLIPIDOSES), and UNVERRICHT-LUNDBORG SYNDROME.
A form of stimulus sensitive myoclonic epilepsy inherited as an autosomal recessive condition. The most common presenting feature is a single seizure in the second decade of life. This is followed by progressive myoclonus, myoclonic seizures, tonic-clonic seizures, focal occipital seizures, intellectual decline, and severe motor and coordination impairments. Most affected individuals do not live past the age of 25 years. Concentric amyloid (Lafora) bodies are found in neurons, liver, skin, bone, and muscle (From Menkes, Textbook of Childhood Neurology, 5th ed, pp111-110)
An autosomal recessive condition characterized by recurrent myoclonic and generalized seizures, ATAXIA, slowly progressive intellectual deterioration, dysarthria, and intention tremor. Myoclonic seizures are severe and continuous, and tend to be triggered by movement, stress, and sensory stimuli. The age of onset is between 8 and 13 years, and the condition is relatively frequent in the Baltic region, especially Finland. (From Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, pp109-110)
An intracellular cystatin subtype that is found in a broad variety of cell types. It is a cytosolic enzyme inhibitor that protects the cell against the proteolytic action of lysosomal enzymes such as CATHEPSINS.
An anticonvulsant used for several types of seizures, including myotonic or atonic seizures, photosensitive epilepsy, and absence seizures, although tolerance may develop. It is seldom effective in generalized tonic-clonic or partial seizures. The mechanism of action appears to involve the enhancement of GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID receptor responses.
An abnormal response to a stimulus applied to the sensory components of the nervous system. This may take the form of increased, decreased, or absent reflexes.
A condition marked by progressive CEREBELLAR ATAXIA combined with MYOCLONUS usually presenting in the third decade of life or later. Additional clinical features may include generalized and focal SEIZURES, spasticity, and DYSKINESIAS. Autosomal recessive and autosomal dominant patterns of inheritance have been reported. Pathologically, the dentate nucleus and brachium conjunctivum of the CEREBELLUM are atrophic, with variable involvement of the spinal cord, cerebellar cortex, and basal ganglia. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1991, Ch37, pp60-1)
The electric response evoked in the CEREBRAL CORTEX by stimulation along AFFERENT PATHWAYS from PERIPHERAL NERVES to CEREBRUM.
A mitochondrial encephalomyopathy characterized clinically by a mixed seizure disorder, myoclonus, progressive ataxia, spasticity, and a mild myopathy. Dysarthria, optic atrophy, growth retardation, deafness, and dementia may also occur. This condition tends to present in childhood and to be transmitted via maternal lineage. Muscle biopsies reveal ragged-red fibers and respiratory chain enzymatic defects. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p986)
A subcategory of protein tyrosine phosphatases that occur in the CYTOPLASM. Many of the proteins in this category play a role in intracellular signal transduction.
An ergot derivative that acts as an agonist at dopamine D2 receptors (DOPAMINE AGONISTS). It may also act as an antagonist at dopamine D1 receptors, and as an agonist at some serotonin receptors (SEROTONIN RECEPTOR AGONISTS).
Continuous involuntary sustained muscle contraction which is often a manifestation of BASAL GANGLIA DISEASES. When an affected muscle is passively stretched, the degree of resistance remains constant regardless of the rate at which the muscle is stretched. This feature helps to distinguish rigidity from MUSCLE SPASTICITY. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p73)
Recording of electric currents developed in the brain by means of electrodes applied to the scalp, to the surface of the brain, or placed within the substance of the brain.
Recording of the changes in electric potential of muscle by means of surface or needle electrodes.
Incoordination of voluntary movements that occur as a manifestation of CEREBELLAR DISEASES. Characteristic features include a tendency for limb movements to overshoot or undershoot a target (dysmetria), a tremor that occurs during attempted movements (intention TREMOR), impaired force and rhythm of diadochokinesis (rapidly alternating movements), and GAIT ATAXIA. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p90)
Impairment of the ability to perform smoothly coordinated voluntary movements. This condition may affect the limbs, trunk, eyes, pharynx, larynx, and other structures. Ataxia may result from impaired sensory or motor function. Sensory ataxia may result from posterior column injury or PERIPHERAL NERVE DISEASES. Motor ataxia may be associated with CEREBELLAR DISEASES; CEREBRAL CORTEX diseases; THALAMIC DISEASES; BASAL GANGLIA DISEASES; injury to the RED NUCLEUS; and other conditions.
Contractile tissue that produces movement in animals.
A spasm of the diaphragm that causes a sudden inhalation followed by rapid closure of the glottis which produces a sound.
A rare transmissible encephalopathy most prevalent between the ages of 50 and 70 years. Affected individuals may present with sleep disturbances, personality changes, ATAXIA; APHASIA, visual loss, weakness, muscle atrophy, MYOCLONUS, progressive dementia, and death within one year of disease onset. A familial form exhibiting autosomal dominant inheritance and a new variant CJD (potentially associated with ENCEPHALOPATHY, BOVINE SPONGIFORM) have been described. Pathological features include prominent cerebellar and cerebral cortical spongiform degeneration and the presence of PRIONS. (From N Engl J Med, 1998 Dec 31;339(27))
A disorder characterized by the onset of myoclonus in adolescence, a marked increase in the incidence of absence seizures (see EPILEPSY, ABSENCE), and generalized major motor seizures (see EPILEPSY, TONIC-CLONIC). The myoclonic episodes tend to occur shortly after awakening. Seizures tend to be aggravated by sleep deprivation and alcohol consumption. Hereditary and sporadic forms have been identified. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p323)
Organic chemistry methodology that mimics the modular nature of various biosynthetic processes. It uses highly reliable and selective reactions designed to "click" i.e., rapidly join small modular units together in high yield, without offensive byproducts. In combination with COMBINATORIAL CHEMISTRY TECHNIQUES, it is used for the synthesis of new compounds and combinatorial libraries.
The total area or space visible in a person's peripheral vision with the eye looking straightforward.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
Hydrocarbons with at least one triple bond in the linear portion, of the general formula Cn-H2n-2.
A method of studying a drug or procedure in which both the subjects and investigators are kept unaware of who is actually getting which specific treatment.
A loose confederation of computer communication networks around the world. The networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the US Government ARPAnet project and was designed to facilitate information exchange.
A procedure consisting of a sequence of algebraic formulas and/or logical steps to calculate or determine a given task.
A neurodegenerative disease characterized by dementia, mild parkinsonism, and fluctuations in attention and alertness. The neuropsychiatric manifestations tend to precede the onset of bradykinesia, MUSCLE RIGIDITY, and other extrapyramidal signs. DELUSIONS and visual HALLUCINATIONS are relatively frequent in this condition. Histologic examination reveals LEWY BODIES in the CEREBRAL CORTEX and BRAIN STEM. SENILE PLAQUES and other pathologic features characteristic of ALZHEIMER DISEASE may also be present. (From Neurology 1997;48:376-380; Neurology 1996;47:1113-1124)
Uncrossed tracts of motor nerves from the brain to the anterior horns of the spinal cord, involved in reflexes, locomotion, complex movements, and postural control.
An acquired organic mental disorder with loss of intellectual abilities of sufficient severity to interfere with social or occupational functioning. The dysfunction is multifaceted and involves memory, behavior, personality, judgment, attention, spatial relations, language, abstract thought, and other executive functions. The intellectual decline is usually progressive, and initially spares the level of consciousness.
The most common clinical form of FRONTOTEMPORAL LOBAR DEGENERATION, this dementia presents with personality and behavioral changes often associated with disinhibition, apathy, and lack of insight.
An attitude or posture due to the co-contraction of agonists and antagonist muscles in one region of the body. It most often affects the large axial muscles of the trunk and limb girdles. Conditions which feature persistent or recurrent episodes of dystonia as a primary manifestation of disease are referred to as DYSTONIC DISORDERS. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p77)
Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the luminal surface of the duodenum.
Intracytoplasmic, eosinophilic, round to elongated inclusions found in vacuoles of injured or fragmented neurons. The presence of Lewy bodies is the histological marker of the degenerative changes in LEWY BODY DISEASE and PARKINSON DISEASE but they may be seen in other neurological conditions. They are typically found in the substantia nigra and locus coeruleus but they are also seen in the basal forebrain, hypothalamic nuclei, and neocortex.
Syndromes which feature DYSKINESIAS as a cardinal manifestation of the disease process. Included in this category are degenerative, hereditary, post-infectious, medication-induced, post-inflammatory, and post-traumatic conditions.
Failure of voluntary control of the anal sphincters, with involuntary passage of feces and flatus.
A process leading to shortening and/or development of tension in muscle tissue. Muscle contraction occurs by a sliding filament mechanism whereby actin filaments slide inward among the myosin filaments.
Unstriated and unstriped muscle, one of the muscles of the internal organs, blood vessels, hair follicles, etc. Contractile elements are elongated, usually spindle-shaped cells with centrally located nuclei. Smooth muscle fibers are bound together into sheets or bundles by reticular fibers and frequently elastic nets are also abundant. (From Stedman, 25th ed)
A subtype of striated muscle, attached by TENDONS to the SKELETON. Skeletal muscles are innervated and their movement can be consciously controlled. They are also called voluntary muscles.
The protein constituents of muscle, the major ones being ACTINS and MYOSINS. More than a dozen accessory proteins exist including TROPONIN; TROPOMYOSIN; and DYSTROPHIN.
The nonstriated involuntary muscle tissue of blood vessels.

Effect of riluzole on the neurological and neuropathological changes in an animal model of cardiac arrest-induced movement disorder. (1/194)

Posthypoxic myoclonus and seizures precipitate as secondary neurological consequences in ischemic/hypoxic insults of the central nervous system. Neuronal hyperexcitation may be due to excessive activation of glutamatergic neurotransmission, an effect that has been shown to follow ischemic/hypoxic events. Therefore, riluzole, an anticonvulsant that inhibits the release of glutamate by stabilizing the inactivated state of activated voltage-sensitive sodium channels, was tested for its antimyoclonic and neuroprotective properties in the cardiac arrest-induced animal model of posthypoxic myoclonus. Riluzole (4-12 mg/kg i.p.) dose-dependently attenuated the audiogenic seizures and action myoclonus seen in this animal model. Histological examination using Nissl staining and the novel Fluoro-Jade histochemistry in cardiac-arrested animals showed an extensive neuronal degeneration in the hippocampus and cerebellum. Riluzole treatment almost completely prevented the neuronal degeneration in these brain areas. The neuroprotective effect was more pronounced in hippocampal pyramidal neurons and cerebellar Purkinje cells. These effects were seen at therapeutically relevant doses of riluzole, and the animals tolerated the treatment well. These findings indicate that the pathogenesis of posthypoxic myoclonus and seizure may involve excessive activation of glutamate neurotransmission, and that riluzole may serve as an effective pharmacological agent with neuroprotective potential for the treatment of neurological conditions associated with cardiac arrest in humans.  (+info)

Coherent cortical and muscle discharge in cortical myoclonus. (2/194)

There is increasing evidence in man that the cortical drive to motor neurons is rhythmic. This oscillatory drive may be exaggerated in patients with cortical myoclonus. Spectral analysis of surface bipolar EEG and EMG activity was performed in eight such patients. Only three cases had evidence of giant cortical evoked potentials or a cortical correlate on back-averaging at the time of study. In six subjects, significant coherence between contralateral and vertex EEG and EMG was observed in ranges similar to that previously reported for normal subjects (15-30 and 30-60 Hz). Three out of these six subjects also had significant coherence at higher frequencies (up to 175 Hz). All eight patients had a correlate in the cumulant density estimate between EEG and contralateral EMG. EMG lagged EEG by about 14, 25 and 35 ms for the muscles of the forearm, hand and foot, respectively. These delays were estimated from the slope of the phase curves and the timing of the peaks in the cumulant density estimates, and are appropriate for conduction in fast pyramidal pathways. The results provide clear evidence of a cortical drive synchronizing muscle discharge over a broad range of frequencies in patients with cortical myoclonus. Fourier analysis is a promising technique in the diagnosis and investigation of such patients.  (+info)

Quantization of continuous arm movements in humans with brain injury. (3/194)

Segmentation of apparently continuous movement has been reported for over a century by human movement researchers, but the existence of primitive submovements has never been proved. In 20 patients recovering from a single cerebral vascular accident (stroke), we identified the apparent submovements that composed a continuous arm motion in an unloaded task. Kinematic analysis demonstrated a submovement speed profile that was invariant across patients with different brain lesions and provided experimental verification of the detailed shape of primitive submovements. The submovement shape was unaffected by its peak speed, and to test further the invariance of shape with speed, we analyzed movement behavior in a patient with myoclonus. This patient occasionally made involuntary shock-like arm movements, which occurred near the maximum capacity of the neuromuscular system, exhibited speed profiles that were comparable to those identified in stroke patients, and were also independent of speed.  (+info)

Association of a missense change in the D2 dopamine receptor with myoclonus dystonia. (4/194)

Hereditary autosomal dominant myoclonus dystonia (MD) is a movement disorder characterized by involuntary lightning jerks and dystonic movements and postures alleviated by alcohol. Although various large families with MD have been described, no positive linkage has been found to a chromosomal location. We report a family with eight members with MD. Linkage analysis identified a 23-centimorgan region on chromosome 11q23 that cosegregates with the disease state (maximum multipoint logarithm of odds score = 2.96 at D11S897). This region contains an excellent candidate gene for involvement in the etiology of MD, the D2 dopamine receptor (DRD2) gene. Neurotransmission mediated by DRD2 is known to have a key role in the control of movement and also has been implicated in reward and reinforcement mechanisms and psychiatric disorders. Sequencing of the coding region of DRD2 indicated that all affected and obligate carriers were heterozygous for a Val154Ile change in exon 3 of the protein, which is highly conserved across species. This change was found neither in other unaffected members of the pedigree nor in 250 control chromosomes. Our finding provides evidence for the involvement of DRD2 in a disorder of the central nervous system and should lead to further insight into the function of the dopaminergic system in dystonia and other movement and mood disorders.  (+info)

Palatal myoclonus in postinfectious opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome : a case report. (5/194)

An adult male presenting with acute onset opsoclonus, myoclonus and cerebellar ataxia is being reported. Patient had myoclonus involving limbs and palate. There are only a few reported cases associated with palatal myoclonus. Patient showed gradual spontaneous recovery. Possibility of underlying malignancy was excluded by detailed investigations.  (+info)

Hypertrophic olivary degeneration: metaanalysis of the temporal evolution of MR findings. (6/194)

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Hypertrophic olivary degeneration (HOD) is usually caused by a lesion in the triangle of Guillain and Mollaret and presents clinically as palatal tremor. Although the imaging features have been well described, the temporal course of hypertrophy and T2 signal increase in the inferior olivary nucleus (ION) has not been fully characterized. Our purpose was to evaluate the time course of MR imaging features of HOD caused by a lesion within the triangle of Guillain and Mollaret. METHODS: The temporal progression of HOD in 45 patients with symptomatic palatal tremor was obtained by extrapolation of combined MR imaging data from six patients treated at our institution and 39 patients reported in the literature. The MR examinations and reports were reviewed for presence of hyperintense signal in the ION on T2-weighted images, hypertrophy of the ION, and an inciting lesion in the triangle of Guillain and Mollaret. The interval between the MR examination and the inciting lesion was determined. RESULTS: Increased olivary signal on T2-weighted images first appeared 1 month after the inciting lesion and persisted for at least 3 to 4 years. Olivary hypertrophy initially developed 6 months after the acute event and resolved by 3 to 4 years. CONCLUSION: Visible changes on MR images in the ION in patients with a lesion in the triangle of Guillain and Mollaret correlate well with the described sequential histopathologic findings.  (+info)

Role of primary sensorimotor cortices in generating inhibitory motor response in humans. (7/194)

To clarify the mechanism by which inhibitory motor responses such as cortical negative myoclonus are generated in humans, three patients with medically intractable partial epilepsy (two with frontal lobe epilepsy and one with parietal lobe epilepsy) were studied by means of direct cortical stimulation with a single electric pulse through subdural electrodes. All underwent chronic long-term video/EEG monitoring, cortical mapping by 50 Hz electric cortical stimulation and recording of cortical somatosensory evoked potentials with chronically implanted subdural grid electrodes (3 mm in diameter and centre-to-centre distance of 1 cm) to map both epileptogenic and functional zones. After these clinical evaluations, cortical stimulation by single electric pulse (0.3 ms duration, 1 Hz) was carried out through pairs of subdural electrodes located at the primary sensorimotor area (MI-SI), pre-supplementary motor area (pre-SMA) and lateral negative motor area (lateral NMA), while surface EMG was recorded from the muscles of the contralateral hand. The results showed that (i) in all subjects, single pulse stimulation of MI-SI elicited a motor evoked potential (MEP) followed by a silent period (SP) in the contralateral distal hand muscles, the latter lasting 300 ms after the stimulus. The duration of SP was proportional to the size of the preceding MEP. In one subject, SP without any preceding MEP was elicited, and, in another subject, there was a short SP immediately before MEP in the contralateral thenar muscle. (ii) Following the stimulation of either pre-SMA or lateral NMA, no SP was observed. It is concluded that the inhibitory mechanism within the MI-SI, but probably not in the non-primary motor areas, either closely linked to or completely independent of excitation, most likely plays an important role in eliciting brief negative motor phenomena such as cortical negative myoclonus or SP.  (+info)

Palatal myoclonus: report of two cases. (8/194)

We describe two cases of palatal myoclonus (PM), one essential and another secondary to a stroke. Case 1: a 64 years old female who developed clicking sounds in both ears after a stroke and three years later on noticed a progressive involuntary movement of the throat associated with rhythmic contractions of the soft palate, muscles of tongue and throat. MRI showed an ischemic area in brainstem. The patient had a partial response to the use of sumatriptan 6 mg subcutaneously. Case 2: a 66 years old female who began with ear clicking at left ear that worsed slowly associated with tinnitus and arrhythmic movements of soft palate and an audible click at left ear. Brain MRI was normal; audiometry showed bilateral neurosensory loss. She was prescribed clonazepan 1 mg daily with complete recovery. Primary and secondary palatal myoclonus share the same clinical features but probably have different pathophysiological underlying mechanisms.  (+info)

The distribution of muscles involved may suggest that it arises as a result of a lesion of a peripheral nerve, part of a plexus, a spinal root or a restricted number of segments of the spinal cord (segmental myoclonus). Myoclonic muscle jerks affecting axial muscles (neck, shoulders, trunk, and hips) may arise in the brainstem as an exaggerated startle response or brainstem reticular myoclonus, or in the spinal cord as propriospinal myoclonus. In brainstem myoclonus, there is no preceding cortical discharge. Cranial nerve muscles are usually activated from the XI nucleus up the brainstem; limb and axial muscles are activated in descending order. In propriospinal myoclonus, the first muscles activated are usually in the thoracic cord, with slow upward and downward spread. Cortical myoclonus is indicated when somatosensory evoked potentials produced by peripheral nerve stimulation are pathologically enlarged, and a cortical correlate can be back-averaged in the ongoing EEG by triggering from the ...
NINDS : 51 Myoclonus refers to a sudden, involuntary jerking of a muscle or group of muscles. In its simplest form, myoclonus consists of a muscle twitch followed by relaxation. A hiccup is an example of this type of myoclonus. Other familiar examples of myoclonus are the jerks or sleep starts that some people experience while drifting off to sleep. These simple forms of myoclonus occur in normal, healthy persons and cause no difficulties. When more widespread, myoclonus may involve persistent, shock-like contractions in a group of muscles. Myoclonic jerking may develop in people with multiple sclerosis, Parkinsons disease, Alzheimers disease, or Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Myoclonic jerks commonly occur in persons with epilepsy, a disorder in which the electrical activity in the brain becomes disordered and leads to seizures. Myoclonus may develop in response to infection, head or spinal cord injury, stroke, brain tumors, kidney or liver failure, lipid storage disease, chemical or drug ...
Cortical Myoclonus in Angelman Syndrome Renzo Guerrini, MD,* Timothy M. De Lorey, PhD,? Paolo Bonanni, MD,* Anne Moncla, MD,f Charlotte Dravet, MD,S Georges Suisse, MD, Marie Odile Livet, MD,S Michelle Bureau, MD,$ Perrine Malzac, PhD,$ Pierre Genton, MD,S Pierre Thomas, MD, Ferdinand0 Sartucci, MD, Paolo Simi, PhD, and Josi. M. Serratosa, M D t Angelman syndrome (AS) results from lack of genetic contribution from maternal chromosome 15qll-13. This region encompasses three GABA,, receptor subunit genes (p3, a 5 , and y3). The characteristic phenotype of AS is severe mental retardation, ataxic gait, tremulousness, and jerky movements. We studied the movement disorder in 11 As patients, aged 3 to 28 years. Two patients had paternal uniparental disomy for chromosome 15, 8 had a , 3 Mb deletion, and 1 had a microdeletion involving loci D15S10, D15S113, and GABRB3. All patients exhibited quasicontinuous rhythmic myoclonus mainly involving hands and face, accompanied by rhythmic 5- to 10-Hz ...
Myoclonus refers to a sudden, involuntary jerking of a muscle or group of muscles. In its simplest form, myoclonus consists of a muscle twitch followed by relaxation. A hiccup is an example of this type of myoclonus. Other familiar examples of myoclonus are the jerks or sleep starts that some people experience while drifting off to sleep. These simple forms of myoclonus occur in normal, healthy persons and cause no difficulties. When more widespread, myoclonus may involve persistent, shock-like contractions in a group of muscles. Myoclonic jerking may develop in people with multiple sclerosis, Parkinsons disease, Alzheimers disease, or Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Myoclonic jerks commonly occur in persons with epilepsy, a disorder in which the electrical activity in the brain becomes disordered and leads to seizures. ...
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Missense mutations in the SGCE gene encoding ε-sarcoglycan account for approximately 15% of SGCE-positive cases of myoclonus-dystonia syndrome (MDS) in humans. In this study, we show that while the majority of MDS-associated missense mutants modeled with a murine ε-sarcoglycan cDNA are substrates for endoplasmic reticulum-associated degradation, one mutant, M68T (analogous to human c.275T,C, p.M92T), located in the Ig-like domain of ε-sarcoglycan, results in a gain-of-glycosylation mutation producing a protein that is targeted to the plasma membrane, albeit at reduced levels compared to wild-type ε-sarcoglycan. Removal of the ectopic N-linked glycan failed to restore efficient plasma membrane targeting of M68T demonstrating that the substitution rather than the glycan was responsible for the trafficking defect of this mutant. M68T also colocalized with CD63-positive vesicles in the endosomal-lysosomal system and was found to be more susceptible to lysosomal proteolysis than wild-type ...
INTRODUCTION DYT11 is an autosomal dominant inherited movement disorder characterized by myoclonus and dystonia. CLINICAL PRESENTATION We present a case with atypical symptoms and with episodes of ataxia and myoclonus preceded by infections. Atypical presentation of opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome was suspected and treatment with bolus steroids and immunoglobulin were initiated with some response over 28 months. A re-evaluation gave suspicion of a dyskinetic disorder and whole exome-sequencing was performed but no causal variant was identified. OUTCOME A specific analysis of the SGCE gene was subsequently initiated, which revealed a pathogenic aberration confirming the diagnosis of DYT11. CONCLUSION A clinical DYT11 diagnosis can be difficult to establish in early childhood without a known family history.
OBJECTIVE: Myoclonus-dystonia (M-D) is a hyperkinetic movement disorder, typically alcohol-responsive upper body myoclonus and dystonia. The majority of autosomal dominant familial cases are caused by epsilon-sarcoglycan gene (SGCE) mutations. Previous publications have observed increased rates of psychiatric disorders amongst SGCE mutation-positive populations. We analyzed the psychiatric data from four international centers, forming the largest cohort to date, to further determine the extent and type of psychiatric disorders in M-D. METHODS: Psychiatric data from SGCE mutation-positive M-D cohorts, collected by movement disorder specialists in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States, and Germany, were analyzed. These data were collected using standardized, systematic questionnaires allowing classification of symptoms according to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition (DSM-IV) criteria. Based on motor findings and SGCE mutation analysis, participants were ...
Primary myoclonus-dystonia is a childhood-onset autosomal-dominant movement disorder with myoclonic jerks and dystonia. The authors report 9 children (4 boys, 5 girls) with myoclonus-dystonia from 8 families seen over a 4-year period at Cleveland Clinic. The mean age of onset of symptoms was 2.8 years, but the diagnosis was made at a mean of 7.3 years. Myoclonus was the presenting symptom in 8 children. A known pathogenic mutation in the ε-sarcoglycan gene (SGCE) was identified in 4 of the 9 children, and 2 other children had novel mutations in the same gene.
Opsoclonus Myoclonus Support Network, Inc. The Opsoclonus Myoclonus Support Network recognizes the immediate need of Opsoclonus Myoclonus patients and their families to network with others affected by the syndrome, to have access to comprehensive information relating to the syndrome, and to be informed of the latest research, and recognizes the immediate need to have medical professionals better informed about the syndrome, its symptoms, history, etiology, and treatments. The Opsoclonus Myoclonus Support Network believes the syndromes causes are discernible, and therefore advocates and supports research investigating the syndromes neuro-biological and biochemical basis. Any person affected by the syndrome is considered a community member.. ...
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We report two patients who presented at a young age with myoclonus (Figure 1B) combined with dystonia in the context of 22q11.2DS. In the absence of electrophysiological analysis, the multiple rest and action jerks could have been mistaken for tremor. Electrophysiological findings suggested a subcortical origin of the myoclonus: muscle burst durations above 70 ms,5 absence of either C-reflex or premyoclonic potential on jerk-locked EEG-EMG back averaging. The presence of dysmorphic facial features and learning difficulties in the first patient motivated micro-array analysis. The second patient presented to the movement clinic with new onset myoclonus and mild dystonic posturing on a background of 22q11.2DS. Development was normal, but discrete facial features were also present. These two observations expand the spectrum of movement disorders in 22q11.2DS.. Previous reports have described early-onset levodopa-responsive parkinsonism and patients with parkinsonian features without a formal ...
In dystonia, the involuntary abnormal movements cause a driving handicap and a change of the quality of life. A particular shape of dystonia, the Myoclonus Dystonia, is characterized by the ascendancy of myoclonias (abrupt and brief movements) associated with the abnormal dystonia. Myoclonus is an additional source of handicap in the movements of the everyday life, because they distort the precision of movements. Response to oral medications may be incomplete and the tolerance poor, such that deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery is useful for the major forms but it is also an invasive therapeutics which the operating risk is not totally estimated in the absence of controlled study. Therefore, it is necessary to investigate other pharmacological therapeutic tracks which present a good ratio profit / risk.. Zonisamide is usually used in France in the epilepsys treatment. It showed its efficiency in the progressive myoclonus epilepsy, not only on the seizure but also on the myoclonia. Therefore, ...
OBJECTIVE: Myoclonus Dystonia Syndrome (MDS) is a childhood onset, alcohol responsive movement disorder caused by mutations in the SGCE gene in a proportion of cases. Single family and case series have suggested co-morbid psychiatric disease but have not compared cases to a control group.AIMS: To establish a cohort of MDS patients with SGCE mutations and a control group of alcohol-responsive tremor patients, and to systematically assess for psychiatric symptoms using standardised questionnaires.
BACKGROUND: Myoclonus dystonia syndrome (MDS) is a hyperkinetic movement disorder caused, in a proportion of cases, by mutations of the maternally imprinted epsilon-sarcoglycan gene (SGCE). SGCE mutation rates vary between cohorts, suggesting genetic heterogeneity. E- and ζ-sarcoglycan are both expressed in brain tissue. In this study we tested whether zeta-sarcoglycan gene (SGCZ) mutations also contribute to this disorder. METHODS: Patients with clinically suspected MDS and no SGCE mutation were recruited and classified, according to previously published criteria, as to their likelihood of the movement disorder. All SGCZ exons and intron/exon boundaries were screened by direct sequencing. RESULTS: Fifty-four SGCE mutation-negative patients were recruited from the UK and the Netherlands. Subdivided according to the likelihood of the movement disorder resulted in 17 definite, 16 probable and 21 possible cases. No pathogenic SGCZ mutations were identified. CONCLUSIONS: SGCZ mutations are ...
Myoclonus is a movement dystonia characterised by sudden, brief, shock-like movements. Individuals with myoclonus dystonia exhibit symptoms of dystonia plus very prominent myoclonic movements. The distribution of these rapid jerks is variable but most frequently affects the central part of the body, including the shoulders, arms, neck, and trunk. Rarely are the face and legs affected. (The symptom distribution of myoclonus dystonia is different from typical early onset generalised dystonia as it more often affects the upper body whereas typical early-onset dystonia usually affects the legs). Symptoms may be impacted by the consumption of alcohol. Non-movement related features may be present including depression, anxiety, obsessive -compulsive disorder, personality disorders, and panic attacks. The age of onset is in the first or second decade of life, although some cases of adult-onset have been reported. Most frequently, the disorder appears to be slowly progressive for a few years after ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Ataxia, dystonia and myoclonus in adult patients with Niemann-Pick type C. AU - Koens, L. H.. AU - Kuiper, A.. AU - Coenen, M. A.. AU - Elting, J. W. J.. AU - de Vries, J. J.. AU - Engelen, M.. AU - Koelman, J. H. T. M.. AU - van Spronsen, F. J.. AU - Spikman, J. M.. AU - de Koning, T. J.. AU - Tijssen, M. A. J.. PY - 2016/9/1. Y1 - 2016/9/1. N2 - Background: Niemann-Pick type C (NP-C) is a rare autosomal recessive progressive neurodegenerative disorder caused by mutations in the NP-C 1 or 2 gene. Besides visceral symptoms, presentation in adolescent and adult onset variants is often with neurological symptoms. The most frequently reported presenting symptoms of NP-C in adulthood are psychiatric symptoms (38 %), cognitive decline (23 %) and ataxia (20 %). Myoclonus can be present, but its value in early diagnosis and the evolving clinical phenotype in NP-C is unclear. In this paper we present eight Dutch cases of NP-C of whom five with myoclonus.Methods: Eight patients with ...
Background: Negative myoclonus is characterized by a brief sudden loss of muscle activity, and can be caused by a variety of acquired factors and epilepsy syndromes.. Phenomenology Shown: We show a clear video example of a patient with an extensive negative myoclonus that was induced by ciprofloxacin.. Educational Value: Several neurotoxic effects have been associated with the use of ciprofloxacin, but negative myoclonus has not been reported previously.. ...
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Background: Niemann-Pick type C (NP-C) is a rare autosomal recessive progressive neurodegenerative disorder caused by mutations in the NP-C 1 or 2 gene. Besides visceral symptoms, presentation in adolescent and adult onset variants is often with neurological symptoms. The most frequently reported presenting symptoms of NP-C in adulthood are psychiatric symptoms (38 %), cognitive decline (23 %) and ataxia (20 %). Myoclonus can be present, but its value in early diagnosis and the evolving clinical phenotype in NP-C is unclear. In this paper we present eight Dutch cases of NP-C of whom five with myoclonus. Methods: Eight patients with genetically confirmed NP-C were recruited from two Dutch University Medical Centers. A structured interview and neuropsychological tests (for working and verbal memory, attention and emotion recognition) were performed. Movement disorders were assessed using a standardized video protocol. Quality of life was evaluated by questionnaires (Rand-36, SIP-68, HAQ). In four ...
Definition Opsoclonus myoclonus is a rare neurological disorder characterized by an unsteady, trembling gait, myoclonus (brief, shock-like muscle spasms)…
Night Myoclonus - a sharp simultaneous muscle twitching (similar to the electric shock) occurring during active contraction (positive myoclonus) or reduce the
Treatment of myoclonus focuses on medications that may help reduce symptoms. Physiological myoclonus does not require specific treatment.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Cognition and psychopathology in myoclonus-dystonia. AU - van Tricht, M.J.. AU - Dreissen, Y.E.M.. AU - Cath, D.. AU - Dijk, J.M.. AU - Contarino, M.F.. AU - van der Salm, S.M.. AU - Foncke, E.M.J.. AU - Groen, J.L.. AU - Schmand, B.. AU - Tijssen, M.A.J.. PY - 2012. Y1 - 2012. U2 - 10.1136/jnnp-2011-301386. DO - 10.1136/jnnp-2011-301386. M3 - Article. C2 - 22626943. VL - 83. SP - 814. EP - 820. JO - Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. JF - Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. SN - 0022-3050. IS - 8. ER - ...
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Acute knock down of Sgce that is mutated in Myoclonus Dystonia (DYT11), in the cerebellum of mice, leads to dystonia and myoclonus-like motor signs that like patients improve with alcohol.
Myoclonus is a muscular twitching caused by the functional disorder of controlling motor neurons. Myoclonic Jerks are the annoying result.
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It can be shown in this work that distinct patterns of cortico-muscular and/or intermuscular coherence can be identfied in a variety of movement disorders (cortical myoclonus, limb dystonia, myoclonus of CBD). Additionally, it could be demonstrated that the assessment of the reticulospinal system is feasible by using intermuscular frequency analysis of homologous muscles, which might open up a new line of research of subcortical drives within the motor system ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Myoclonus epilepsy and ataxia due to KCNC1 mutation. T2 - Analysis of 20 cases and K+ channel properties. AU - Oliver, Karen L.. AU - Franceschetti, Silvana. AU - Milligan, Carol J.. AU - Muona, Mikko. AU - Mandelstam, Simone A.. AU - Canafoglia, Laura. AU - Boguszewska-Chachulska, Anna M.. AU - Korczyn, Amos D.. AU - Bisulli, Francesca. AU - Di Bonaventura, Carlo. AU - Ragona, Francesca. AU - Michelucci, Roberto. AU - Ben-Zeev, Bruria. AU - Straussberg, Rachel. AU - Panzica, Ferruccio. AU - Massano, João. AU - Friedman, Daniel. AU - Crespel, Arielle. AU - Engelsen, Bernt A.. AU - Andermann, Frederick. AU - Andermann, Eva. AU - Spodar, Krystyna. AU - Lasek-Bal, Anetta. AU - Riguzzi, Patrizia. AU - Pasini, Elena. AU - Tinuper, Paolo. AU - Licchetta, Laura. AU - Gardella, Elena. AU - Lindenau, Matthias. AU - Wulf, Annette. AU - Møller, Rikke S.. AU - Benninger, Felix. AU - Afawi, Zaid. AU - Rubboli, Guido. AU - Reid, Christopher A.. AU - Maljevic, Snezana. AU - Lerche, ...
Definition The word myoclonus ("myo" / muscle, "clonus" / jerk) refers to a brief involuntary twitching of a muscle...
protein causes disease. There is loss of neurones within the basal ganglia, leading to depletion of GABA (y-aminobutyric acid) and acetylcholine but sparing dopamine. No treatment arrests the disease, and the management is symptomatic treatment of chorea and genetic counselling of family members.. Hemiballismus. Hemiballismus (also called hemiballism) describes violent swinging move-ments of one side of the body, usually caused by infarction or haemorrhage in the contralateral subthalamic nucleus.. Myoclonus. Myoclonus is the sudden, involuntary jerking of a single muscle or group of muscles. The most common example is benign essential myoclonus, which is the sudden jerking of a limb or the body on falling asleep. Myoclonus also occurs with epilepsy and some encephalopathies.. Tics. Tics are brief, repeated stereotypical movements, usually involving the face and shoulders. Unlike other involuntary movements it is usually possible for the patient to control tics.. Dystonias. Dystonias are ...
List of causes of Focal seizure and Hyperreflexia and Myoclonus due to CNS disorders and Paraplegia and Vertigo, alternative diagnoses, rare causes, misdiagnoses, patient stories, and much more.
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What does Medical AMDF stand for? Hop on to get the meaning of AMDF. The Medical Acronym /Abbreviation/Slang AMDF means Ataxia, Myoclonus and Deafness. by AcronymAndSlang.com
Two patients with coma, choreoathetoid movements, and myoclonus were found to be poisoned with tricyclic antidepressants. Physostigmine salicylate, a centrally
Guilleminault, C. and Raynal, D. (1975) Sleep-related periodic myoclonus in patients complaining of insomnia. Transactions of the American Neurological Association, 100, 19-22.
Héctor M. Ramos-Zaldívar, Daniel G. Martínez-Irías, Nelson A. Espinoza-Moreno, José S. Napky-Rajo, Tulio A. Bueso-Aguilar, Karla G. Reyes-Perdomo, Jimena A. Montes-Gambarelli, Isis M. Euceda, Aldo F. Ponce-Barahona, Carlos A. Gámez-Fernández, Wilberg A. Moncada-Arita, Victoria A. Palomo-Bermúdez, Julia E. Jiménez-Faraj, Amanda G. Hernández-Padilla, Denys A. Olivera, Kevin J. Robertson, Luis A. Leiva-Sanchez, Edwin Francisco Herrera-Paz, A novel description of a syndrome consisting of 7q21.3 deletion including DYNC1I1 with preserved DLX5/6 without ectrodactyly: a case report, Journal of Medical Case Reports, 2016, 10, ...
BackgroundMyoclonus-dystonia is an autosomal dominantly inherited movement disorder, clinically characterized by myoclonic jerks and dystonic postures or moveme
Reply-To: dzapala at aol.com (DZAPALA) ,This is a reply to Brian Newell, open to others. , ,Brian: , ,I would be sure the sound you suspect is coming from tensor typani and ,tensor palati spasum is not secondaraly opening the e-tube. If this ,were the case, removing the muscle may actually make matters worse by ,changing the dynamics of E-tube opening. , ,When you have the clicking noise and you hum, is your voice louder in ,the right ear (autophonia?) Does your uvula move in sync. with the ,clicking sound? , ,A second comment: assuming this sound is bearable, do you really want ,to risk surgery to test a hypothesis? Assuming the sound is unbearable, ,see if your physician can document palatal myoclonus or an abnormally ,patent e-tube. That would certainly help with the decision to try another ,surgery. What about some sort of temporary immobilization of the tensor typani and tensor palati via injection of a muscle immobilization substance? Would currare do the trick? Am I on the wrong track ...
CDC Split Type: Write-up: In December of 2007 and January of 2008, patient became withdrawn and concerned that she did not lose weight despite diet and exercise, and she started having opsoclonus. She had no illnesses around the time of onset of those symptoms. Brother had been quite ill (thought initially to be meningitis, but turned out to be unknown) and is now better. She had a meningitis vaccine and HPV vaccine at the time that she started to be withdrawn. Over the course of 1-2 weeks she became ataxic, and had very jumpy arms. This myoclonus spread to her legs such that she could not walk. She denied headaches, nausea, and or vomiting. No muscle aches or leg pain. No tinnitus or hearing loss. At the time of a February 11, 2008 admission she had severe opsoclonus, myoclonus, dysmetria, and perhaps a wide amplitude tremor. An extended evaluation was started looking for a neuroblatoma and a ganglioneuromal, mitochondrial disease, inflammatory diseases, and other diseases. There were a few ...
The term myoclonus is used to denote a condition in which a portion of a muscle, entire muscle, or group of muscles contracts in a coarse, repetitive, involuntary, and rhythmic manner at rates up to 60 times per minute (sometimes even occurring during sleep).
Some types of neurotransmitters will tell your muscles to move. When you have anxiety, neurotransmitters may be released even when theres no clear reason for them to be released. This is what can cause anxiety twitching. Another reason anxiety can cause muscle twitching is because it can cause you to hyperventilate ...
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Lafora disease (LD) is an autosomal recessive late onset, progressive myoclonic epilepsy with a high prevalence in the miniature Wirehaired Dachshund. The disease is due to a mutation in the Epm2b gene which results in intracellular accumulation of abnormal glycogen (Lafora bodies)... A characteristic feature of the disease is spontaneous and reflex myoclonus; however clinical signs and disease progression are not well described... Average age of onset of clinical signs was 6.94 years (3.5-12). The most common initial presenting sign was reflex and spontaneous myoclonus (77.8%). Other presenting signs included hypnic myoclonus (51.9%) and generalized seizures (40.7%). Less common presenting signs include focal seizures, jaw smacking, fly catching, panic attacks, impaired vision, aggression and urinary incontinence. All these clinical signs may appear, and then increase in frequency and intensity over time. The myoclonus in particular becomes more severe and more refractory to treatment. ...
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Myoclonus is the abrupt jerking of muscles that cannot be controlled. Find out more about myoclonus at Ohio States Wexner Medical Center.
In 1962, Marcel Kinsbourne described a rare and heterogeneous neurological syndrome of unknown etiology with clinical features of opsoclonus, myoclonus, cerebellar ataxia, cognitive impairments, and behavioral and sleep disturbances. This syndrome was referred to as Kinsbourne syndrome, or more commonly opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome (OMS).[1]
In this translational research, immunological mechanisms that underlie the assault of the immune system on the brain in paraneoplastic opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome (OMS) are under evaluation. To test our principal hypothesis that there is an imbalance of pro-inflammatory (Th1) and anti-inflammatory (Th2) cytokines in OMS, a comprehensive cytokine panel will be measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and multiplexed fluorescent bead-based immunoassay detection (LUMINEX 100 Lab MAP system)in blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of 400 children. To test the second hypothesis that cytokines could serve as biomarkers of disease activity in OMS, cytokine concentrations will be correlated with clinical variables, such as disease severity, OMS duration, prior relapses, and remissions, as well as immunological variables, such as lymphocyte subset analysis. The cytokine biomarker profile could aid decision making for early intervention by identifying children at high risk for relapse and ...
Myoclonus dystonia (MDS) is a dominantly inherited genetic disorder caused by loss-of-function mutations in the epsilon sarcoglycan gene (SGCE). We here in report a twenty months old Saudi boy who presented to us with a concern that the child is unable to walk properly. On assessment, he was flexing his left arm and left leg that usually followed by a back-ward fall. Diagnosis of dystonia induced with initiation of movement was suggested that later on proven genetically to be pathogenic mutation of sarcoglycan gene. Carbamazepine therapy was initiated with dramatic response. Response was maintained at 4 years follow up. Our patient and the other previously reported cases might highlight the response of SGCE mutations to carbamazepine therapy.
Opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome (OMS) is a rare condition that includes chaotic multidirectional saccadic eye movements associated with myoclonus and ataxia. In adults, it is usually considered to be an autoimmune disease occurring either in a paraneoplastic context or after central nervous system infection. We report the case of a patient who presented with the classic features of OMS as a manifestation of acute Borrelia burgdorferi infection that was shown both on serum and cerebrospinal fluid examination. The outcome was favourable after prolonged antibiotic treatment. Lyme disease could be added to the list of aetiologies to be screened in OMS, as it would allow effective treatment and avoidance of unnecessary investigations.. ...
Congenital myoclonus is a widespread neurologic disorder characterized by hyperexcitability, muscular spasticity and myoclonus associated with marked reduction in neural glycine binding sites. The recessive mouse mutation spastic (spa) is a prototype of inherited myoclonus. Here we show that defects in the gene encoding the β-subunit of the glycine receptor (Glrb) underlie spa: Glrb maps to the same region of mouse chromosome 3 as spa, and Glrb mRNA is markedly reduced throughout brains of spa mice, most likely as a result of an insertional mutation of a 7.1 kilobase LINE-1 element within intron 6 of Glrb. These results provide evidence that Glrb is necessary for postsynaptic expression of glycine receptor complexes, and suggest Glrb as a candidate gene for inherited myoclonus in other species.
From a phenomenological perspective, differential can include:. Spasms, as seen in multiple sclerosis (tonic spasms), auto-immune encephalitis, stiff person syndrome and tetanus may also merit consideration.. Polyminimyoclonus was originally described in the setting of spinal muscular atrophy, and that movements associated with a clinical impression of polyminimyoclonus may have a number of causes, of which myoclonus is only one.. As noted elsewhere in this section, cortical tremor is a manifestation of underlying myoclonus.. The classification of myoclonus is variable and difficult, predominantly because of the very large number of disease processes that affect cerebral hemispheric function and that can bring about myoclonus. A physiological approach has the benefit of being more manageable, as compared to a list of aetiologies, which tends to be lengthy. However, it should be pointed out that the utility of classifications is quite limited, and frequently does not contribute significantly to ...
Learn more about sleep myoclonus (moving during sleep), a common sleep issue involving involuntary muscle contractions, twitching or spasms (hypnic jerk).
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Flexor myoclonus of the arm due to posttraumatic cervico-thoracic syringomyelia. Journal of neurology, Vol. 255. pp. 1275-1277 ...
Angelman syndrome is a genetic condition characterized by a deletion of part of maternal chromosome 15 (15q11-13), which is associated with severe mental retardation, ataxic (uncoordinated) gait, tremulousness, and jerky movements. Although not yet fully studied, the critical region of the 15th chromosome contains several genes that code for GABA-A receptor subunits. The GABA-A receptor is the most common GABA receptor in the brain. GABA-A receptors regulate the flow of chloride ions (Cl-) across neuron membranes, which decreases neuron excitability. In Angelman syndrome, the lack of adequate GABA-A influence increases neuronal (CNS) excitability and results in myoclonic (muscle twitching) activity, which was reported to be significantly reduced in 5 patients by treatment with piracetam [Guerrini et al., 1966].. Guerrini R, De Lorey TM, Bonanni P et al. Cortical myoclonus in Angelman syndrome. Annals of Neurology 40(1): 39-48, 1996.. ...
This case is subtle and may be unilateral (right only), although increased T2 signal is seen in both olives. Palatal myoclonus would help confirm the diagnosis.
Involuntary movement disorders may occur at rest or during activity. Tremor is an involuntary, rhythmic, oscillatory movement of all or part of the body. It results from the alternate or synchronous contraction of reciprocally innervated, antagonistic muscles. The equal to and fro movements are characteristic, however, can be difficult to appreciate when the tremor is high frequency and low amplitude (fine). True tremor ceases with sleep. Tremor can be localized to one body area or be generalized (whole body). Localized tremor usually involves the head or pelvic limbs. Myoclonus is a shock like contraction of a muscle or muscles. This most often occurs in a thoracic limb, however, a pelvic limb or the facial muscles may also be involved. Myoclonus in dogs is usually the result of distemper infection which establishes a pacemaker-like depolarization of local motor neurons. Other apparently involuntary movements are less well classified in animals.. Seizures. Seizures are one the two most common ...
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Currently there are no clinically established laboratory investigations available to predict prognosis or therapeutic response.. Tumors in children who develop OMA tend to be more mature, showing favorable histology and absence of n-myc oncogene amplification than similar tumors in children without symptoms of OMA. Involvement of local lymph nodes is common, but these children rarely have distant metastases and their prognosis, in terms of direct morbidity and mortality effects from the tumor, is excellent. The three-year survival rate for children with non-metastatic neuroblastoma and OMA was 100% according to Childrenâ s Cancer Group data (gathered from 675 patients diagnosed between 1980 to 1994); three-year survival in comparable patients with OMA was 77%. Although the symptoms of OMA are typically steroid-responsive and recovery from acute symptoms of OMA can be quite good, children often suffer lifelong neurologic sequelae that impair motor, cognitive, language, and behavioral ...
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Chlorambucil is a very popular drug in feline medicine, especially used in the treatment of autoimmune diseases like pemphigus foliaceus or in neoplastic conditions like lymphoma. Neurotoxicity as a common side effect like in human medicine has never been described - until this cat was treated with chlorambucil.
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Myoclonus . Periodic Limb Movement Disorder - What Is It?. in those who are middle-aged or elderly. Both males and females can both get PLMD / RLS. PLMD used to be called nocturnal myoclonus but that name is not used anymore today. Chronic sleep disruption, daytime
Restless legs syndrome (RLS, Wittmaack-Ekboms syndrome, or sometimes referred to as Nocturnal myoclonus) is a condition that is characterized by an irresistible urge to move your legs
Yes, that is an issue, Sleepdancer. My PLMs were extremely high - I cannot remember if the neuro at the time said PLMD or not, though. But, I think of them as PLMS because I have read the works by Lee, Buchfuhrer, Hening, et. al that use that term instead. My grandmother had them - her doc called them nocturnal myoclonus up until she died in 2005. My guess is that few docs agree because it isnt well studied. But, just a guess! I also get the feeling that some of the sleep disorder organizations see it differently than the neuro-focused orgs. I went to a sleep doc once who was part of one of the sleep disorders orgs - she had never heard of Buchfuhrer, Hening, Silber, or Earley. To us, they are minor gods ...
Symptoms of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease include forgetfulness and nervousness, jerky, trembling hand movements, unsteady gait, myoclonus.
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Bassuk AG, Wallace RH, Buhr A, Buller AR, Afawi Z, Shimojo M, Miyata S, Chen S, Gonzalez-Alegre P, Griesbach HL, Wu S, Nashelsky M, Vladar EK, Antic D, Ferguson PJ, Cirak S, Voit T, Scott MP, Axelrod JD, Gurnett C, Daoud AS, Kivity S, Neufeld MY, Mazarib A, Straussberg R, Walid S, Korczyn AD, Slusarski DC, Berkovic SF, El-Shanti HI. A homozygous mutation in human PRICKLE1 causes an autosomal-recessive progressive myoclonus epilepsy-ataxia syndrome. Am J Hum Genet. 2008 Nov;83(5):572-81. PubMed PMID: 18976727 ...
MOTOR EXAMINATION. The motor examination assesses the patients muscle strength, tone, and shape. Muscles could be abnormally larger than expected (hyper-trophy) or small due to tissues destruction (atrophy). It is important to assess if there is evidence of twitching or abnormal movements. Involuntary movements due to tics or myoclonus can be observed. Additionally, movements can be abnormal during maintained posture in neurological disorders such as Parkinsons disease. Muscle tone is usually tested by applying resistance to passive motion of a relaxed limb. Power is assessed for movements at each joint. Decreases or increases in muscle tone can help the examiner localize the affected area.. REFLEXES. The patients reflexes are tested by using a special instrument that looks like a little hammer. The clinician will tap the rubber triangular shaped end in several different areas in the arms, knee, and Achilles heal area. The clinician will ask the patient to relax and gently tap the area. If ...
TRNA-specific 2-thiouridylase; Responsible For 2-thiolation Of The Wobble Base Of Mitochondrial TRNAs; Human Ortholog Is Implicated In Myoclonus Epilepsy Associated With Ragged Red Fibers (MERRF)
According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine there is a wide range of potential causes, including anxiety, caffeine, stress and strenuous activities in the evening. However, most hypnic jerks occur essentially at random in healthy people.[5]. Another hypothesis is evolutionary, stretching back to our primate ancestors. A study at the University of Colorado has suggested that a hypnic jerk could be an archaic reflex to the brains misinterpretation of muscle relaxation with the onset of sleep as a signal that a sleeping primate is falling out of a tree. The reflex may also have had selective value by having the sleeper readjust or review his or her sleeping position in a nest or on a branch in order to assure that a fall did not occur.[6]. During an epilepsy and intensive care study, the lack of a preceding spike discharge measured on an epilepsy monitoring unit, along with the presence only at sleep onset, helped differentiate hypnic jerks from epileptic myoclonus.[7]. According to a ...
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PURPOSE: The occurrence of myoclonus associated with continuous i.v. infusion of dobutamine in a patient with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is described. SUMMARY: A 65-year-old Caucasian man was admitted to the hospital on January 26, 2006, for worsening congestive heart failure (CHF). He had been receiving dobutamine 3 mug/kg/min by ...
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I have a debilitating condition called Functional Neurological Disorder. This causes a huge variety of symptoms including, severe weakness or paralysis, gait abnormalities and mobility problems. I also have myoclonic jerks (uncontrollable tremors and twitches). In many it also causes seizures. Every day I experience chronic fatugue and disturbed sleep. In addition, I regularly experience dizziness, balance issues, sensory disturbances and huge amounts of pain every day. This is a rare disease and is very poorly understood and researched. I do what I can to raise awareness, raise funds and cheer other sufferers up. I regularly send care packages to other sufferers. Many of us are rarely able to get out so parcels and cards are a great way to show others in need that they are loved and cared for ...
Thanks for the replies. I get the shaking feeling primarily when Im sitting at the computer and when Im in bed. It can be in my waste/hip area and up my back and shoulders. I do not feel this slight shaking is BFS, though I do get twitches in various places from time to time. I also get several mild myoclonic jerks when Im in bed at night as well. If Im laying on my side, then that same side will often mildly jolt and this can happen every few minutes or so. Between the mild jolts and shaking, sleep has been very hard to come by. I cant help but wonder if my thyroid may be the problem. I run a low body temp, especially lately. This morning it was only 94.5 and hasnt been getting above 97.5 during the day, combined with some neck pain. I dont have a lot of the other hypothyroid symptoms, but I do have the insomnia, weight gain & some dry skin. Unfortunately, the Dr. did do the typical thyroid panel about 3 wks. ago and it came back normal. Ive heard of Wilsons Sydrome where people run ...
This theory of the cortical origin of dreams raises several issues. One in particular is the difficulty of reconciling the very fleeting nature of our memories of our dreams with the very fundamental role that this theory implies dreams play in our psychic equilibrium. The strange and fragmentary nature of our dreams as we recollect them is central to another daring theory of their origin: we may dream not when we are sleeping, but only as we are awakening. This theory, developed by French neuroscientist Jean-Pol Tassin, is based on the paradox that consciousness vanishes during sleep, yet dreams cannot exist unless we are conscious of them. According to Tassin and his collaborators, during REM sleep, the brain is active, but its activity allows neither consciousness nor dreams.. There is a neurobiological correlate that supports this interpretation: some noradrenergic and serotonergic neuromodulatory neurons that are necessary for neural information to be stored in the brain for more than a few ...
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Walking in the Air is a song written by Howard Blake for the 1982 animated film of Raymond Briggs 1978 childrens book The Snowman. The song forms the centrepiece of The Snowman, which has become a seasonal favorite on British and Finnish television. The story relates the fleeting adventures of a young boy and a snowman who has come to life. In the second part of the story, the boy and the snowman fly to the North Pole. Walking in the Air is the theme for the journey. They attend a party of snowmen, at which the boy seems to be the only human until they meet Father Christmas with his reindeer, and the boy is given a scarf with a snowman pattern. In the film, the song was performed by St Pauls Cathedral choirboy Peter Auty, and reissued in 1985 (on Stiff Records) and 1987. In 1985, an altered version was recorded for use in a TV advertising campaign for Toys R Us. As Autys voice had then broken, Blake recommended the Welsh chorister Aled Jones, whose recording reached number five in the ...
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Opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome (OMS) is a condition that develops in children as a result of anti-Hu antibodies. The illness ... Meena JP, Seth R, Chakrabarty B, Gulati S, Agrawala S, Naranje P (2016). "Neuroblastoma presenting as opsoclonus-myoclonus: A ... Ketterl TG, Messinger YH, Niess DR, Gilles E, Engel WK, Perkins JL (2013). "Ofatumumab for refractory opsoclonus-myoclonus ... Blaes F, Fühlhuber V, Preissner KT (2007). "Identification of autoantigens in pediatric opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome". Expert ...
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Also known as nocturnal myoclonus. See also Hypnic jerk, which is not a disorder. ...
Alzheimer's disease (AD) with myoclonus: There is an increase in mean volume of large neurons and a decrease in mean volume of ... Morphological changes in the dentate nucleus may contribute to the pathological substrate of myoclonus in AD. Dissection of ... Cerebellar dentate nucleus in Alzheimer's disease with myoclonus. [Article]. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 10(2 ... small neurons in the dentate nucleus in AD with myoclonus. ...
When ingested, thebaine causes nausea, vomiting, and myoclonus. Thebaine is an important precursor for manufacture of ...
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Oral motor deficits, dysarthria, developmental delay, ataxia, myoclonus, seizure and mild sensory loss have all been identified ... myoclonus, and cognitive impairment". American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A. 125A (2): 145-51. doi:10.1002/ajmg.a.20595 ...
It is then distinguished by the development of myoclonus as well as seizures and ataxia in some cases. Patients with SPS ... Late in the disease's progression, hypnagogic myoclonus can occur. Tachycardia and hypertension are sometimes also present. ...
Myoclonus, palatal tremor, and opsoclonus-myoclonus may also appear. Early diagnosis and treatment with a gluten-free diet can ...
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They showed that a rare CACNA1B mutation identified in a three-generation family with a myoclonus dystonia-like syndrome ... "CACNA1B mutation is linked to unique myoclonus-dystonia syndrome". Human Molecular Genetics. 24 (4): 987-993. doi:10.1093/hmg/ ...
Juvenile-onset DRPLA presents with ataxia and symptoms consistent with progressive myoclonus epilepsy (myoclonus, multiple ... The hemizygous transgenic offspring of the Q129 mice exhibited symptoms similar to juvenile-type DRPLA, such as myoclonus and ... For juvenile-onset disease, familial essential myoclonus and epilepsy (FEME), Lafora, Unverricht-Lundborg, Neuroaxonal ... Naito H, Oyanagi S (1982). "Familial myoclonus epilepsy and choreoathetosis: hereditary dentatorubral-pallidoluysian atrophy". ...
Myoclonus, palatal tremor, and opsoclonus-myoclonus may also appear. Early diagnosis and treatment with a gluten-free diet can ... myoclonus, dystonia, opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome, paroxysms, dyskinesia, myorhythmia, myokymia). The diagnosis of underlying ... Cortical myoclonus appears to be treatment-resistant on both gluten-free diet and immunosuppression. People with gluten-related ...
Juvenile-onset DRPLA presents with ataxia and symptoms consistent with progressive myoclonus epilepsy (myoclonus, multiple ... In the myoclonus EMG, there are typically brief, and sometimes rhythmic, bursts or pauses in the recording pattern. When the ... Myoclonus is defined as a sequence of repeated, often nonrhythmic, brief, shock-like jerks due to sudden involuntary ... Myoclonus can often be associated with seizures, delirium, dementia, and other signs of neurological disease and gray matter ...
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Myoclonus: Brief, involuntary jerks of the trunk and of the limbs may occur in spinal myoclonus. Many diffuse, metabolic, or ... local structural causes of myoclonus are possible, and the disease commonly originates in the brainstem or in the cerebral ... Other articles where Myoclonus is discussed: nervous system disease: ... In nervous system disease: Myoclonus. Brief, involuntary jerks of the trunk and of the limbs may occur in spinal myoclonus. ...
Myoclonus-dystonia is a movement disorder that typically affects the neck, torso, and arms. Explore symptoms, inheritance, ... Some people with myoclonus-dystonia do not have an identified mutation in any of the known associated genes. The cause of the ... Mutations in the SGCE gene cause 30 to 50 percent of cases of myoclonus-dystonia. The SGCE gene provides instructions for ... In myoclonus-dystonia, dystonia often affects one or both hands, causing writers cramp, or the neck, causing the head to turn ...
Spinal myoclonus is myoclonus originating in the spinal cord, including segmental and propriospinal myoclonus. The latter is ... Action myoclonus is the most disabling form of myoclonus and can affect the arms, legs, face, and even the voice. It is often ... "Myoclonus Treatments and Drugs." Mayo Clinic.org. Mayo Clinic, n.d. Web. 01 May 2015. "NINDS Myoclonus Information Page." Ninds ... Anatomically, myoclonus may originate from lesions of the cortex, subcortex or spinal cord. The presence of myoclonus above the ...
Definition The word myoclonus (myo / muscle, clonus / jerk) refers to a brief involuntary twitching of a muscle... ... In diagnosis of myoclonus, a physician is faced with two challenges: identifying the site of origin of the myoclonus within the ... Myoclonus does not cause these additional symptoms, but their presence helps to pin down the underlying cause of the myoclonus ... The word myoclonus (myo / muscle, clonus / jerk) refers to a brief involuntary twitching of a muscle or group of muscles. ...
Create healthcare diagrams like this example called Myoclonus in minutes with SmartDraw. SmartDraw includes 1000s of ... Types of Myoclonus. Palatal myoclonus It is a regular, rhythmic contraction of one or both sides of the rear of the roof of the ... This type of myoclonus often is caused by brain damage.. Myoclonus describes a symptom and generally is not a diagnosis of a ... Myoclonus. Create healthcare diagrams like this example called Myoclonus in minutes with SmartDraw. SmartDraw includes 1000s of ...
... What is Myoclonus?. Myoclonus refers to a sudden, involuntary jerking of a muscle or group of muscles. In its ... In some cases, myoclonus begins in one region of the body and spreads to muscles in other areas. More severe cases of myoclonus ... Myoclonus may require the use of multiple drugs for effective treatment. What is the prognosis?. Simple forms of myoclonus ... A hiccup is an example of this type of myoclonus. Other familiar examples of myoclonus are the jerks or sleep starts that ...
When associated with eye movements, it is known as oculopalatal myoclonus Signs and symptoms of Palatal Myoclonus include: ... Palatal myoclonus is a rapid spasm of the palatal (roof of the mouth) muscles, which results in clicking or popping in the ear ... and symptomatic Drugs used to treat palatal myoclonus include clonazepam, carbamazepine, baclofen, anticholinergics, ...
Case presentation: A 69-year old Caucasian man presented with a two-week history of a pronounced startle myoclonus, as well as ... Introduction: The normal startle response is a form of physiological myoclonus. Its anatomic origin is probably the brain stem ... The normal startle response is a form of physiological myoclonus. Its clinical presentation usually consists of an involuntary ...
Case presentation: A 69-year old Caucasian man presented with a two-week history of a pronounced startle myoclonus, as well as ... Introduction: The normal startle response is a form of physiological myoclonus. Its anatomic origin is probably the brain stem ... The normal startle response is a form of physiological myoclonus. Its clinical presentation usually consists of an involuntary ... Cite this: Startle Myoclonus Induced by Lyme Neuroborreliosis - Medscape - May 13, 2013. ...
Myoclonus refers to sudden muscle jerks. It can happen on its own or as a symptom of an underlying condition, and the jerking ... Myoclonus is not always serious: A hiccup is one example.. In other cases, myoclonus may be a symptom of an underlying health ... Action myoclonus. This severe form of myoclonus can cause jerking in the face, arms, and legs when a person tries to move. It ... Action myoclonus can result from brain damage caused by an injury. Cortical reflex myoclonus This type of epilepsy starts in ...
... Arlene J. Hudson,1 Kevin B. Guthmiller,2 and Marian N. Hyatt2 ... The supplementary digital file contains a short video of the patients myoclonus on postoperative day one. ...
encoded search term (Benign Neonatal Sleep Myoclonus) and Benign Neonatal Sleep Myoclonus What to Read Next on Medscape. ... Nocturnal myoclonus may represent a continuum; benign neonatal sleep myoclonus may be the most obvious and readily recognized ... Benign Neonatal Sleep Myoclonus. Updated: Jan 02, 2015 * Author: Marc P DiFazio, MD; Chief Editor: Ted Rosenkrantz, MD more... ... Myoclonus has various potential causes and may arise from a wide array of sites in the peripheral nervous system and CNS. [3, 4 ...
Myoclonus is a brief and rapid twitching of a muscle or group of muscles. It cannot be stopped or controlled. ... This problem is more common in people who have other family members with myoclonus. Other things that may raise the risk are: * ... Medicine that is causing myoclonus may be stopped or changed. Medicine may also be needed to reduce twitching. One of more of ... Myoclonus is a symptom not a disease. This is often enough to make the diagnosis. ...
Hypnagogic myoclonus synonyms, Hypnagogic myoclonus pronunciation, Hypnagogic myoclonus translation, English dictionary ... definition of Hypnagogic myoclonus. n. A sudden irregular twitching of muscles or parts of muscles, occurring in various brain ... myoclonus. (redirected from Hypnagogic myoclonus). Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia. my·oc·lo·nus. (mī-ŏk′lə-nəs ... myoclonus - a clonic spasm of a muscle or muscle group. cramp, muscle spasm, spasm - a painful and involuntary muscular ...
Autosomal dominant palatal myoclonus and spinal cord atrophy.. Okamoto Y1, Mitsuyama H, Jonosono M, Hirata K, Arimura K, Osame ... We report a new family with palatal myoclonus, pyramidal tract signs, cerebellar signs, marked atrophy of the medulla oblongata ...
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Improvement of at least 20% of the action myoclonus at one year, measured with section 4 (Action Myoclonus) of the Unified ... Percent Change From Baseline to the End of Treatment Period on the Action Myoclonus Score (Unified Myoclonus Rating Scale (UMRS ... Percent reduction from baseline on the Action Myoclonus score (Unified Myoclonus Rating Scale (UMRS) Section 4) at the end of ... Unified myoclonus rating scale. 16. All. 18 Years to 70 Years (Adult, Senior). NCT00639119. ERPME01. August 2007. August 2008. ...
Nocturnal myoclonus is a condition in which a person has involuntary muscular contractions while he or she sleeps. Though most ... Nocturnal myoclonus, also known as periodic limb movement disorder or PLMD, is a form of myoclonus in which the symptoms of the ... Nocturnal myoclonus is classified as a sleep disorder, and can cause symptoms during the night as well as side effects during ... Myoclonus is itself a disease symptom, rather than a diagnosis, which manifests as sudden muscular contractions or muscular ...
46 patients with spinal myoclonus experience fatigue, depressed mood, pain, anxious mood, and insomnia and use Clobazam, ... Find the most comprehensive real-world symptom and treatment data on spinal myoclonus at PatientsLikeMe. ... Clonazepam, Clorazepate, and Levetiracetam to treat their spinal myoclonus and its symptoms. ... What is spinal myoclonus?. Spinal myoclonus is usually associated with a localized area of damage to spinal cord tissue. Types ...
Find out more about myoclonus at Ohio States Wexner Medical Center. ... Myoclonus is the abrupt jerking of muscles that cannot be controlled. ... Action Myoclonus The most disabling type of myoclonus, characterized by muscular jerking in the arms, legs or face, triggered ... Treating Myoclonus Myoclonus can be difficult to treat. Our goal in many cases is to reduce your level of movement so you can ...
... teens and young adults who develop more serious myoclonus disorders, there is a team of renowned neuroscientists at Cook ... What is myoclonus?. Myoclonus refers to a sudden, involuntary jerking of a muscle or group of muscles. In its simplest form, ... In some cases, myoclonus begins in one region of the body and spreads to muscles in other areas. More severe cases of myoclonus ... In some instances, myoclonus may develop in response to infection, head or spinal cord injury, stroke, brain tumors, kidney or ...
Oculopalatal (OPM) and Palatal Myoclonus (PM). Timothy C. Hain, MD. Page last modified: August 15, 2018. ... Movie of Palatal Myoclonus (5 meg) (Examiner is holding a camera pointing towards back of throat of patient with PM). This ... Palatal myoclonus (PM) is characterized by rhythmic involuntary jerky movements of the soft palate of the throat, and also ... Palatal myoclonus is a clinical diagnosis and the differential diagnosis with respect to cause is very limited. In our ...
... Journal. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. Volume , Issue ... Objective: (1) To study the neuropsychological and psychopathological profile in myoclonus-dystonia (M-D) patients with and ... Correlation analyses yielded modest associations between severity of myoclonus and executive functions. No relationships were ...
We describe here the clinical features and long-term outcome on the largest series of patients with psychogenic axial myoclonus ... Psychogenic axial myoclonus: clinical features and long-term outcome Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2014 Jun;20(6):596-9. doi: ... In all patients but six (7.9%), the axial myoclonus was in flexion. In more than one-third of patients (42.1%), jerks were ... However, the clinical features of psychogenic axial myoclonus and the long-term outcome have not yet well characterized. ...
PPME stands for Photosensitive Progressive Myoclonus Epilepsy (neurology). PPME is defined as Photosensitive Progressive ... How is Photosensitive Progressive Myoclonus Epilepsy (neurology) abbreviated? ... n.d.) Acronym Finder. (2021). Retrieved May 12 2021 from https://www.acronymfinder.com/Photosensitive-Progressive-Myoclonus- ... a href=https://www.acronymfinder.com/Photosensitive-Progressive-Myoclonus-Epilepsy-(neurology)-(PPME).html,PPME,/a,. ...
MELAS stands for Myoclonus Epilepsy Lactic Acidosis Stroke. MELAS is defined as Myoclonus Epilepsy Lactic Acidosis Stroke very ... How is Myoclonus Epilepsy Lactic Acidosis Stroke abbreviated? ... www.acronymfinder.com/Myoclonus-Epilepsy-Lactic-Acidosis-Stroke ... n.d.) Acronym Finder. (2021). Retrieved June 15 2021 from https://www.acronymfinder.com/Myoclonus-Epilepsy-Lactic-Acidosis- ... a href=https://www.acronymfinder.com/Myoclonus-Epilepsy-Lactic-Acidosis-Stroke-(MELAS).html,MELAS,/a,. ...
... myoclonus is used to denote a condition in which a portion of a muscle, entire muscle, or group of muscles contracts in a ... Myoclonus in Dogs. The term "myoclonus" is used to denote a condition in which a portion of a muscle, entire muscle, or group ... Myoclonus is also seen in cats, though it is rare.. Symptoms and Types. Involuntary, continuous, coarse, and rhythmic ... The most frequent cause of myoclonus in dogs is canine distemper, though it may be drug-induced or due to lead poisoning. ...
Myoclonus Dystonia is a disease in which myoclonus distort the precision of movements and so cause a handicap in the movements ... Diagnosis of myoclonus dystonia including the isolated myoclonus caused by epsilon-sarcoglycans mutation or deletion. ... Efficacy Trial of Zonisamide for Myoclonus Dystonia (EpsilonZêta). The safety and scientific validity of this study is the ... Myoclonus is an additional source of handicap in the movements of the everyday life, because they distort the precision of ...
A 21-year-old woman had typical clinical and biochemical findings of the cherry-red spot-myoclonus syndrome. She had 20/50 ... Cherry-red spot-myoclonus syndrome Ophthalmology. 1979 Oct;86(10):1861-74. doi: 10.1016/s0161-6420(79)35336-2. ... A 21-year-old woman had typical clinical and biochemical findings of the cherry-red spot-myoclonus syndrome. She had 20/50 ...
Diagnosing TT myoclonus.. There are several simple methods of diagnosing TT myoclonus. The easiest is to simply watch the ear ... TT myoclonus should be associated with a visible displacement of the ear drum during the sound. Stapedius myoclonus should be ... Treatment of TT myoclonus that may work. Surgery to cut the muscle is effective, and is used as a last resort. According to ... As TT myoclonus often can be elicited by a loud noise, an adaptation of this technique (not in use to the authors knowledge) ...
  • Cortical reflex myoclonus is thought to be a type of epilepsy that originates in the cerebral cortex - the outer layer, or "gray matter", of the brain, responsible for much of the information processing that takes place in the brain. (wikipedia.org)
  • Essential myoclonus occurs in the absence of epilepsy or other apparent abnormalities in the brain or nerves. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some scientists speculate that some forms of essential myoclonus may be a type of epilepsy with no known cause. (wikipedia.org)
  • Progressive myoclonus epilepsy (PME) is a group of diseases characterized by myoclonus, epileptic seizures, tonic-clonic seizures, and other serious symptoms such as trouble walking or speaking. (wikipedia.org)
  • Reticular reflex myoclonus is thought to be a type of generalized epilepsy that originates in the brainstem. (smartdraw.com)
  • Many of the drugs used for myoclonus, such as barbiturates, phenytoin, and primidone, are also used to treat epilepsy. (medic8.com)
  • In other cases, myoclonus may be a symptom of an underlying health condition, such as epilepsy. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Progressive myoclonus epilepsy can be fatal. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • It showed its efficiency in the progressive myoclonus epilepsy, not only on the seizure but also on the myoclonia. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Sleep Myoclonus may be a sign of other nervous system disorders including Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. (sleepassociation.org)
  • I want to know if sleeping myoclonus is a form of epilepsy. (sleepassociation.org)
  • Background: Action myoclonus-renal failure syndrome is a hereditary form of progressive myoclonus epilepsy associated with renal failure. (uni-muenchen.de)
  • The mutation screening of unrelated patients with isolated AMRF features affected by either epilepsy (n = 103, progressive myoclonus epilepsy or generalized epilepsy), demyelinating polyneuropathy (n = 103), renal failure (n = 192) or dilated cardiomyopathy (n = 85) was performed as high resolution melting curve analysis of the SCARB2 exons. (uni-muenchen.de)
  • Progressive myoclonus epilepsy of Unverricht-Lundborg type (EPM1) is an autosomal recessively inherited childhood-onset neurodegenerative disorder, characterized by myoclonus, seizures, and ataxia. (helsinki.fi)
  • Progressive myoclonus epilepsy (PME) is a distinct group of seizure disorders characterized by gradual neurological decline with ataxia, myoclonus and recurring seizures. (jle.com)
  • There are several forms of PME, among which the most recently described is MEAK - myoclonus epilepsy and ataxia due to potassium channel mutation. (jle.com)
  • A progressive myoclonus epilepsy characterized by onset of severe progressive myoclonus and infrequent tonic-clonic seizures in the first or second decades of life that has_material_basis_in heterozygous mutation in KCNC1 on chromosome 11p15.1. (zfin.org)
  • 25 Lafora progressive myoclonus epilepsy is a brain disorder characterized by recurrent seizures (epilepsy) and a decline in intellectual function. (malacards.org)
  • In the later stages of Lafora progressive myoclonus epilepsy, myoclonus often occurs continuously and affects the entire body. (malacards.org)
  • Several types of seizures commonly occur in people with Lafora progressive myoclonus epilepsy. (malacards.org)
  • People with Lafora progressive myoclonus epilepsy generally survive up to 10 years after symptoms first appear. (malacards.org)
  • Progressive Myoclonus Epilepsy, Lafora Type, also known as lafora disease , is related to progressive myoclonus epilepsy and myoclonus epilepsy , and has symptoms including myoclonus , hallucinations, visual and absence seizures . (malacards.org)
  • An important gene associated with Progressive Myoclonus Epilepsy, Lafora Type is EPM2A (EPM2A Glucan Phosphatase, Laforin), and among its related pathways/superpathways are Glycosaminoglycan metabolism and Glucose metabolism . (malacards.org)
  • When should MERRF ( myoclonus epilepsy associated with ragged-red fibers) be the diagnosis? (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Action myoclonus-renal failure syndrome (AMRF, OMIM 254900) is characterized by neurological symptoms such as progressive action myoclonus epilepsy (PME), dysarthria, ataxia, and generalized seizures. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Lundborg classified myoclonus into three groups: symptomatic myoclonus, essential myoclonus, and familial myoclonic epilepsy. (clinicalgate.com)
  • Cortical reflex myoclonus can be intensified when patients attempt to move in a certain way or perceive a particular sensation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Myoclonus can be induced by movement (action myoclonus) or by specific stimuli such as light or sound (reflex myoclonus). (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • Two patients with a diagnosis of olivo-ponto-cerebellar atrophy developed cortical reflex myoclonus to visual (flash) and somaesthetic stimuli. (cun.es)
  • Oral treatment with levodopacarbidopa (1000/100 mg) or subcutaneous administration of apomorphine (1 mg) abolished the visually-triggered myoclonus, without modifying reflex myoclonus to electrical or tactile stimulation. (cun.es)
  • Intravenous administration of lisuride (0.1 mg) produced a marked reduction in both types of reflex myoclonus. (cun.es)
  • These results indicate a selective inhibitory effect of dopamine agonist drugs on visual reflex myoclonus of cortical origin. (cun.es)
  • A case of postanoxic encephalopathy with cortical action and brainstem reticular reflex myoclonus. (ox.ac.uk)
  • A patient with postanoxic encephalopathy, with both action- and stimulus-sensitive reflex myoclonus, is described. (ox.ac.uk)
  • In contrast, reflex myoclonus elicited by somaesthetic and auditory stimulation was generalised. (ox.ac.uk)
  • myoclonic activity then spread up the brainstem and down the spinal cord, suggesting that this reflex myoclonus had its origin in the caudal brainstem. (ox.ac.uk)
  • The bulbospinal motor pathways involved in the generalised reflex myoclonus were rapidly conducting, and this characteristic distinguishes this form of brainstem reflex myoclonus from that described in hyperekplexia. (ox.ac.uk)
  • Jerks may be triggered by external stimuli (reflex myoclonus), which can be visual, auditory, or somesthetic (touch, pin-prick, muscle stretch) (Video 20.2). (clinicalgate.com)
  • Another group of PME disorders in the class of system degenerations often is accompanied by action myoclonus, seizures, and problems with balance and walking. (wikipedia.org)
  • Action myoclonus muscular jerking triggered or intensified by voluntary movement or even the intention to move. (smartdraw.com)
  • System degenerations often is accompanied by action myoclonus, seizures, and problems with balance and walking. (smartdraw.com)
  • Action myoclonus can result from brain damage caused by an injury. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Conclusions: Our findings indicate that demyelinating polyneuropathy and dilated cardiomyopathy are part of the action myoclonus-renal failure syndrome. (uni-muenchen.de)
  • RESULTS: The electrophysiology showed evidence of dysfunction of the sensorimotor cortex with enlarged SEPs and a time-locked cortical potential preceding the action myoclonus. (ox.ac.uk)
  • The action myoclonus was multifocal and cortical in origin. (ox.ac.uk)
  • They may be evident at rest, on maintaining a posture, or on movement (action myoclonus). (clinicalgate.com)
  • Brief, involuntary jerks of the trunk and of the limbs may occur in spinal myoclonus. (britannica.com)
  • Individuals with this condition experience quick, involuntary muscle jerks or twitches (myoclonus). (medlineplus.gov)
  • These myoclonic twitches, jerks, or seizures are usually caused by sudden muscle contractions (positive myoclonus) or brief lapses of contraction (negative myoclonus). (wikipedia.org)
  • In this type of myoclonus, jerks usually involve only a few muscles in one part of the body, but jerks involving many muscles may occur. (wikipedia.org)
  • Myoclonic twitches or jerks usually are caused by sudden muscle contractions, called positive myoclonus, or by muscle relaxation, called negative myoclonus. (smartdraw.com)
  • Other familiar examples of myoclonus are the jerks or 'sleep starts' that some people experience while drifting off to sleep. (medic8.com)
  • In some people with myoclonus, the jerks are mild and have little or no effect on daily life. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome (OMS), alternately known as opsoclonus-myoclonus ataxia or dancing eye syndrome, is a disorder characterized by involuntary, multidirectional eye movements with myoclonic jerks of the limbs and trunk with or without ataxia (1). (uiowa.edu)
  • OBJECTIVE: Propriospinal myoclonus (PSM) is a rare disorder with repetitive, usually flexor arrhythmic brief jerks of the trunk, hips, and knees in a fixed pattern. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Myoclonus is manifest by sudden jerks or contractions of the muscles, and also of the muscles uncontracting or relaxing after contraction. (sleepassociation.org)
  • Myoclonus is a hyperkinetic movement disorder characterized by brief, involuntary muscular jerks. (ovid.com)
  • Back-averaging the EEG from these spontaneous muscle jerks showed a large positive wave over the contralateral somatomotor cortex which preceded the jerk by about 20 ms. Administration of lisuride (0.1 mg iv) reduced the severity of the reflex and spontaneous myoclonus, but had no effect on, or increased the size of the SEP. (cun.es)
  • Myoclonus jerks can be quite normal. (mymultiplesclerosis.co.uk)
  • Hiccoughs (hiccups) are a form of myoclonus spasm, the twitches you get when falling asleep are also an example of normal myoclonus jerks. (mymultiplesclerosis.co.uk)
  • What Is Sleep Myoclonus, Twitching Jerks, or Movements? (verywellhealth.com)
  • Five patients showed myoclonic jerks, including negative myoclonus. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation define myoclonus dystonia as a genetic condition that causes sudden, brief, shock-like jerks, that most frequently affects the central part of the body, including the shoulders, arms, neck, and torso. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Familiar examples of normal myoclonus include hiccups and hypnic jerks that some people experience while drifting off to sleep. (ipfs.io)
  • Most myoclonic jerks are due to brief EMG bursts of 10-50 ms. EMG bursts in the 100 ms range are seen in some situations such as essential myoclonus. (clinicalgate.com)
  • Myoclonus does not cause these additional symptoms, but their presence helps to pin down the underlying cause of the myoclonus. (everything2.com)
  • Treatment for myoclonus usually consists of medication s that may help reduce symptoms. (everything2.com)
  • Treatment of myoclonus focuses on medications that may help reduce symptoms. (medic8.com)
  • When associated with eye movements, it is known as oculopalatal myoclonus Signs and symptoms of Palatal Myoclonus include: Rhythmic, jerky movements in the face, eyeballs, tongue, jaw, vocal cord or extremities (mostly hands). (wikipedia.org)
  • Primary myoclonus appears on its own, with no other symptoms. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Myoclonus can occur with no other symptoms and no obvious cause. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Nocturnal myoclonus , also known as periodic limb movement disorder or PLMD , is a form of myoclonus in which the symptoms of the disorder are experienced during sleep. (wisegeek.com)
  • Nocturnal myoclonus is classified as a sleep disorder, and can cause symptoms during the night as well as side effects during waking hours. (wisegeek.com)
  • However, there are other symptoms your dog displays that are related to the underlying disease causing myoclonus. (petmd.com)
  • What're the symptoms of myoclonus? (health-cares.net)
  • The diagnosis of myoclonus is based on symptoms and the results of a physical examination. (health-cares.net)
  • The prognosis for opsoclonus myoclonus varies depending on the symptoms and the presence and treatment of tumors. (brainfacts.org)
  • Myoclonus on its own does not necessarily require any treatment, but if someone with myoclonus is exhibiting unaccountable symptoms of insomnia, it may be necessary to look into it further. (sleepassociation.org)
  • Note that Myoclonus-ataxia symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Myoclonus-ataxia signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor. (rightdiagnosis.com)
  • More detailed symptom information may be found on the symptoms of Myoclonus-ataxia article. (rightdiagnosis.com)
  • The phrase "signs of Myoclonus-ataxia" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Myoclonus-ataxia that are not readily apparent to the patient. (rightdiagnosis.com)
  • The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Myoclonus-ataxia. (rightdiagnosis.com)
  • This medical information about signs and symptoms for Myoclonus-ataxia has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Myoclonus-ataxia signs or Myoclonus-ataxia symptoms. (rightdiagnosis.com)
  • Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Myoclonus-ataxia may vary on an individual basis for each patient. (rightdiagnosis.com)
  • Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Myoclonus-ataxia symptoms. (rightdiagnosis.com)
  • Alcohol consumption is widely reported to improve motor symptoms, particularly the myoclonus, resulting in excess alcohol consumption in some cases ( 8 , 9 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • This disorder typically begins during childhood with symptoms of myoclonus and slight dystonia, most commonly cervical dystonia or writer's cramp [ 5 ]. (springer.com)
  • Dystonia symptoms tend to not get exaggerated over the course of the disease and is rarely the only associated symptom, while the myoclonus symptoms can become more severe [ 5 ]. (springer.com)
  • In one study, Xenazine significantly improved symptoms of severe myoclonus over five years, with only drowsiness being a notable side effect. (verywellhealth.com)
  • The duration of opsoclonus-myoclonus symptoms prior to the diagnosis of neuroblastoma ranged from 6 days to 17 months (median duration, 6 weeks). (uni-bonn.de)
  • Eighteen of 29 children (62%) had resolution of opsoclonus-myoclonus symptoms. (uni-bonn.de)
  • Of the 9 children who had complete recovery of opsoclonus-myoclonus without neurologic sequelae, age at diagnosis and duration of symptoms were not different from the entire group. (uni-bonn.de)
  • One of the noticeable characteristics of M-D is that consuming alcohol often results in a dramatic reduction in myoclonus symptoms and may also reduce dystonia symptoms. (dystonia-foundation.org)
  • A study led by Cecile Gallea, PhD at Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris entitled, "Octanol Effect on Symptoms and Network Dysfunction in Myoclonus Dystonia: An Intoxication-Free Therapy? (dystonia-foundation.org)
  • Opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome (OMS) is a disorder typically seen in children, but in adult OMS symptoms do not appear until later in life. (diseaseinfosearch.org)
  • The Opsoclonus Myoclonus Support Network recognizes the immediate need of Opsoclonus Myoclonus patients and their families to network with others affected by the syndrome, to have access to comprehensive information relating to the syndrome, and to be informed of the latest research, and recognizes the immediate need to have medical professionals better informed about the syndrome, its symptoms, history, etiology, and treatments. (diseaseinfosearch.org)
  • Opsoclonus myoclonus ataxia syndrome (OMS) is a rare neurologic syndrome. (hindawi.com)
  • In 1962, Marcel Kinsbourne described a rare and heterogeneous neurological syndrome of unknown etiology with clinical features of opsoclonus, myoclonus, cerebellar ataxia, cognitive impairments, and behavioral and sleep disturbances. (aao.org)
  • The diagnostic features of OMS include: (1) opsoclonus, (2) ataxia and/or myoclonus, (3) behavioral changes or sleep disturbances and for the paraneoplastic syndrome (4) a diagnosis of neuroblastoma. (aao.org)
  • What are the signs of Myoclonus-ataxia? (rightdiagnosis.com)
  • Friedreich's ataxia with chorea and myoclonus caused by a compound heterozygosity for a novel deletion and the trinucleotide GAA expansion. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Impairment of the former cells is believed to contribute to myoclonus and seizures, whereas dysfunction of the latter to ataxia and tremor. (jle.com)
  • The neurological examination showed ataxia, myoclonus and dystonia in the right upper extremity. (biomedcentral.com)
  • After resection of the hemorrhagic mass, headache with vomiting disappeared and ataxia improved, but myoclonus and dystonia persisted. (biomedcentral.com)
  • A movement disorder was the initial neurological symptom in six patients: three with myoclonus and three with ataxia. (biomedcentral.com)
  • It typically presents with a triad of opsoclonus, myoclonus and ataxia, and is most often associated with a tumor or after an infection or vaccination. (diseaseinfosearch.org)
  • Lafora disease is characterized by myoclonus, epileptic seizures, and dementia (progressive loss of memory and other intellectual functions). (wikipedia.org)
  • It is characterized by myoclonus, epileptic seizures, and dementia. (smartdraw.com)
  • Pathologic myoclonus in the newborn is typically associated with manifestations of encephalopathy, seizures, or both. (medscape.com)
  • If myoclonus is severe, the same drugs used to prevent seizures (anticonvulsants), such as clonazepam or valproate, are sometimes helpful. (health-cares.net)
  • Onsets of central nervous system signs, such as myoclonus, tremors, muscular twitching, agitation, and tonic-clonic seizures, have been reported in humans and laboratory animals treated with chlorambucil. (vetcontact.com)
  • abstract = "Progressive myoclonic epilepsies (PMEs) comprise a group of rare disorders of different genetic aetiologies, leading to childhood-onset myoclonus, myoclonic seizures and subsequent neurological decline. (rug.nl)
  • By definition, patients develop encephalo-pathy, which can be associated with seizures, myoclonus , hallucinations, and stroke-like episodes with normal or non-specific CSF and brain MRI abnormalities3. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • About half of individuals with myoclonus-dystonia develop dystonia, which is involuntary tensing of various muscles that causes unusual positioning. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Myoclonus is a brief, involuntary, irregular (lacking rhythm) twitching (different from clonus, which is rhythmic/ regular) of a muscle or a group of muscles. (wikipedia.org)
  • The word myoclonus ('myo' / muscle, 'clonus' / jerk) refers to a brief involuntary twitching of a muscle or group of muscles. (everything2.com)
  • Myoclonus refers to a sudden, involuntary jerking of a muscle or group of muscles. (medic8.com)
  • If an involuntary jerk happens when a muscle contracts, the medical term for this is positive myoclonus. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Occasional involuntary muscle twitches and hiccups are examples of non-disordered myoclonus. (wisegeek.com)
  • Myoclonus is a muscle twitch or sudden, involuntary jerking of a muscle or group of muscles. (osu.edu)
  • Palatal myoclonus (PM) is characterized by rhythmic involuntary jerky movements of the soft palate of the throat, and also sometimes other muscles related to the throat. (dizziness-and-balance.com)
  • The term "myoclonus" is used to denote a condition in which a portion of a muscle, entire muscle, or group of muscles contracts in a coarse, repetitive, involuntary, and rhythmic manner at rates up to 60 times per minute (sometimes even occurring during sleep). (petmd.com)
  • Myoclonus is a neurological movement disorder characterized by sudden, involuntary contractions of skeletal muscles. (health-cares.net)
  • Myoclonus is an involuntary, sudden, shock-like, and brief contraction of a muscle or group of muscles. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • Myoclonus is defined as the irregular involuntary contraction of a muscle usually resulting from functional disorder of controlling motor neurons. (mymultiplesclerosis.co.uk)
  • Myoclonus dystonia (DYT11) is a movement disorder caused by loss-of-function mutations in SGCE and characterized by involuntary jerking and dystonia that frequently improve after drinking alcohol. (elifesciences.org)
  • Myoclonus is a clinical sign characterized by sudden, brief jerky, shock-like involuntary movements of a muscle or group of muscles. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Myoclonus is a term used to describe episodes of sudden, involuntary muscle jerking or twitching that can affect part of the body or the entire body. (malacards.org)
  • Hyperkinetic movement disorders are characterized by excessive and abnormal involuntary movements and include myoclonus , dystonia, and chorea. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • In this report, we describe a case of myoclonus-like involuntary movement of the upper extremities in a patient undergoing a planned repeat cesarean section under spinal anesthesia with bupivacaine that completely subsided after 2mg midazolam administration. (peerj.com)
  • For the next 10-20 years, many other types of involuntary movements, such as tic and myokymia, were also called myoclonus, but in 1903 Lundborg proposed a classification of myoclonus that cleared up much of the confusion. (clinicalgate.com)
  • Standard antiepileptic drug (AED) therapy is used for myoclonus that is a component of an epileptic syndrome. (health-cares.net)
  • The critical element to consider is whether the myoclonus is epileptic in nature or nonepileptic. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • Electroencephalography is essential to rule out epileptic myoclonus. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • I was diagnosed with sleeping myoclonus before I was diagnosed as an epileptic more than 30 years ago. (sleepassociation.org)
  • symptomatic myoclonus was most common, followed by epileptic myoclonus and essential myoclonus. (clinicalgate.com)
  • These types of myoclonus may indicate an underlying disorder in the brain or nerves. (medic8.com)
  • [ 5 ] Although some types of myoclonus are relatively well understood from a physiologic basis, the underlying etiology of benign neonatal sleep myoclonus remains unknown. (medscape.com)
  • What types of myoclonus are there? (health-cares.net)
  • SGCE missense mutations that cause myoclonus-dystonia syndrome impair epsilon-sarcoglycan trafficking to the plasma membrane: modulation by ubiquitination and torsinA. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Secondary myoclonus is a symptom of an underlying medical condition, such as Parkinson's disease or restless legs syndrome . (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Risk factors for nocturnal myoclonus, particularly in the absence of restless leg syndrome, are varied. (wisegeek.com)
  • A syndrome superficially similar to PM is sometimes called 'essential' palatal myoclonus -- or EPM. (dizziness-and-balance.com)
  • A 21-year-old woman had typical clinical and biochemical findings of the cherry-red spot-myoclonus syndrome. (nih.gov)
  • Kaffenberger et al (2016), discussed treatment of this poorly named 'syndrome', really just another trigger for tensor tympani myoclonus, with botulinum toxin in the palate, presumably to paralyze the tensor tympani. (dizziness-and-balance.com)
  • Stapedius myoclonus has been reported once in 'benign fasciculation syndrome' (Brigo et al, 2013), basically a diagnosis where patients become 'twitchy' without an identified cause. (dizziness-and-balance.com)
  • Based on the patient's clinical findings of chaotic, macrosaccadic eye movements with myoclonus, he was diagnosed with opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome. (uiowa.edu)
  • The immunology team was consulted for therapeutic options for his opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome in the setting of active West Nile virus encephalitis. (uiowa.edu)
  • Early Surgical Treatment in a Case of Myoclonus Dystonia Syndrome. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Myoclonus dystonia syndrome is often misdiagnosed in young children and appropriate treatment is delayed, which has a negative impact on motor development, participation, and emotional well-being. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Here, the authors present a case of early successful treatment of myoclonus dystonia syndrome by pallidal deep brain stimulation in a patient at the age of 17 years leading to 83% reduction in dystonia score and 89% reduction in myoclonus. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Serves as a resource center for opsoclonus myoclonus patients and health professionals, including physicians and researchers, and helps patients and their families to network with others affected by the syndrome. (brainfacts.org)
  • Also known as a hypnic jerk or hypnagogic jerk, Sleep myoclonus will rarely disturb the subject or bed partner to the point of waking and disrupting sleep, but may indicate the presence of sleep related findings or disorders such as restless legs syndrome and Periodic Leg Movement during Sleep (PLMS) . (sleepassociation.org)
  • This syndrome was referred to as Kinsbourne syndrome, or more commonly opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome (OMS). (aao.org)
  • Cortical myoclonus in angelman syndrome. (docme.ru)
  • Although only few clinical descriptions of the relationship between hyperalgesia/myoclonus and high doses of morphine are available, experimental support from animal studies indicates that morphine, or its metabolites, plays a causative role for the observed behavioural syndrome. (ovid.com)
  • The diagnosis was opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome in both. (bmj.com)
  • These cases show that the movements in opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome can be sufficiently florid to mimic convulsive status epilepticus. (bmj.com)
  • Following organizations serve the condition "Adult Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome" for support, advocacy or research. (diseaseinfosearch.org)
  • Finding the right clinical trial for Adult Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome can be challenging. (diseaseinfosearch.org)
  • The terms "Adult Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome" returned 3 free, full-text research articles on human participants. (diseaseinfosearch.org)
  • Opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome associated with a nasopharyngeal tumor in an adult: a case report. (diseaseinfosearch.org)
  • Opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome is a rare autoimmune syndrome usually seen in children and very rarely in adults. (diseaseinfosearch.org)
  • Myoclonus is related to opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome and myoclonus, familial cortical . (malacards.org)
  • Autoantibodies in childhood opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome. (ox.ac.uk)
  • Opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome or Dancing Eye Syndrome (OMS/DES) is a rare neurological disorder of children, which associates with neuroblastoma (NB) in approximately 50% of cases. (ox.ac.uk)
  • Progressive encephalomyelitis with rigidity and myoclonus: a syndrome with diverse clinical features and antibody responses. (ox.ac.uk)
  • BACKGROUND/AIMS: To better characterize progressive encephalomyelitis with rigidity and myoclonus (PERM) syndrome and identify novel PERM phenotypes. (ox.ac.uk)
  • This severe form of myoclonus can cause jerking in the face, arms, and legs when a person tries to move. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Sleep myoclonus is a form of Myoclonus which occurs during sleep, usually in the stage just before deep sleep. (sleepassociation.org)
  • A common form of myoclonus during wake is hiccups, which are quick contractions affecting the diaphragm. (sleepassociation.org)
  • Hiccups are a form of myoclonus. (tinnitusformula.com)
  • If it happens when a muscle relaxes, this is negative myoclonus. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Negative myoclonus involves muscle relaxation (as seen in asterixis). (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • EMG can help differentiate "positive" myoclonus from "negative" myoclonus. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • The myoclonic twitches are usually caused by sudden muscle contractions called positive myoclonus ;and twitches caused by relaxations of muscles are called negative myoclonus . (medicalassessmentonline.com)
  • Types include Segmental Spinal Myoclonus, which involves a specific segment of the spinal cord and Propriospinal Myoclonus, which involves all of the spinal cord. (patientslikeme.com)
  • It has been increasingly recognized that the majority of patients with a diagnosis of idiopathic propriospinal myoclonus have either a subsequent clinical course or electrophysiological features indicating that the likely etiology is psychogenic. (nih.gov)
  • Therefore, it showed its efficiency on post-anoxic and propriospinal myoclonus. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Propriospinal myoclonus: Clinical reappraisal and review of literature. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Propriospinal myoclonus in multiple sclerosis. (bmj.com)
  • These findings are characteristic of propriospinal myoclonus, which has not been associated with multiple sclerosis previously. (bmj.com)
  • Lyme neuroborreliosis presenting with propriospinal myoclonus. (bmj.com)
  • A second group of PME diseases belonging to the class of cerebral storage diseases usually involves myoclonus, visual problems, dementia, and dystonia (sustained muscle contractions that cause twisting movements or abnormal postures). (wikipedia.org)
  • These contractions may be accompanied by myoclonus in other muscles. (smartdraw.com)
  • When more widespread, myoclonus may involve persistent, shock-like contractions in a group of muscles. (medic8.com)
  • Myoclonus is itself a disease symptom, rather than a diagnosis, which manifests as sudden muscular contractions or muscular relaxation. (wisegeek.com)
  • Contractions can be uncomfortable and sometimes painful, and may be accompanied by myoclonus in other muscles, including those in the face, tongue, throat and and diaphragm. (osu.edu)
  • More severe cases of myoclonus may involve persistent, shock-like contractions in a group of muscles, distort movement and severely limit a person's ability to eat, talk or walk. (cookchildrens.org)
  • On an examination done one year later, there was a constant pendular (sinusoidal) nystagmus of one eye, severe unsteadiness, and a one cycle/second up and downward movement of the soft palate (palatal myoclonus), accompanied by contractions of muscles in the throat. (dizziness-and-balance.com)
  • Remarkable for jerking contractions (myoclonus) of the bilateral upper and lower extremities (see Video 2). (uiowa.edu)
  • Sleep myoclonus has been shown to have some connection to stimulus- sensitive myoclonus, whereby contractions may be caused or increased by environmental factors such as light, sound or movement. (sleepassociation.org)
  • rapid contractions of myoclonus alongside the abnormal postures of dystonia, as well as neurological and psychiatric issues [ 5 ]. (springer.com)
  • Myoclonus-dystonia (M-D) is a movement disorder characterized by a combination of rapid, brief muscle contractions (myoclonus) and/or sustained twisting and repetitive movements that result in abnormal postures ( dystonia ). (dystonia-foundation.org)
  • Opsoclonus myoclonus is a rare neurological disorder characterized by an unsteady, trembling gait, myoclonus (brief, shock-like muscle spasms), and opsoclonus (irregular, rapid eye movements). (brainfacts.org)
  • The myoclonus-like movement never recurred or caused any apparent neurological side effects. (peerj.com)
  • This type of myoclonus often is caused by brain damage. (smartdraw.com)
  • A hiccup is an example of this type of myoclonus. (medic8.com)
  • The most disabling type of myoclonus, characterized by muscular jerking in the arms, legs or face, triggered by voluntary movement, especially attempts at precise, coordinated movements. (osu.edu)
  • These simple forms of myoclonus occur in normal, healthy persons and cause no difficulties. (medic8.com)
  • Simple forms of myoclonus occur in normal, healthy persons and cause no difficulties. (medic8.com)
  • There are many forms of myoclonus. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • But sometimes serious forms of myoclonus develop in response to infection, head or spinal cord injury, stroke, brain tumors or other disorders. (cookchildrens.org)
  • Myoclonus, especially sleep myoclonus in particular, are not harmful or life threatening, though some of the more complex forms of myoclonus may indicate the presence of other potential nervous system issues. (sleepassociation.org)
  • Myoclonus , especially sleep myoclonus , is not harmful or life threatening, though some of the more complex forms of myoclonus may indicate the presence of other potential nervous system issues, as previously mentioned. (sleepassociation.org)
  • We report a new family with palatal myoclonus, pyramidal tract signs, cerebellar signs, marked atrophy of the medulla oblongata and spinal cord, and autosomal dominant inheritance. (nih.gov)
  • It is felt that the inferior olive enlarges and develops rhythmic discharges of between 0.5 to 3 hz, when it is denervated by ipsilateral brainstem disease or contralateral cerebellar disease, and is responsible for the palatal myoclonus. (dizziness-and-balance.com)
  • However, there has never been a reported case of combined myoclonus and dystonia secondary to a cerebellar lesion. (biomedcentral.com)
  • It is the first report of combined focal myoclonus and dystonia secondary to a cerebellar lesion. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Herein, we describe an unusual case of sudden-onset combined focal myoclonus and dystonia secondary to a cerebellar lesion. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Cortical myoclonus and cerebellar pathology. (ox.ac.uk)
  • BACKGROUND: The pathologic findings in conditions associated with cortical myoclonus commonly involve the cerebellar system, but there has only been one report of cerebellar pathology in a patient in whom cortical myoclonus was physiologically characterized antemortem. (ox.ac.uk)
  • Palatal myoclonus is a rapid spasm of the palatal (roof of the mouth) muscles, which results in clicking or popping in the ear. (wikipedia.org)
  • Palatal myoclonus involves the muscles in the roof of the mouth contracting very quickly in a regular rhythm. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Autosomal dominant palatal myoclonus and spinal cord atrophy. (nih.gov)
  • Movie of Palatal Myoclonus (5 meg) (Examiner is holding a camera pointing towards back of throat of patient with PM). This individual was largely normal, other than having OPM. (dizziness-and-balance.com)
  • The combination of the 'bobbing' ocular nystagmus and palatal myoclonus, defines a case of OPM. (dizziness-and-balance.com)
  • He had no nystagmus, just palatal myoclonus. (dizziness-and-balance.com)
  • However, the clinical features of psychogenic axial myoclonus and the long-term outcome have not yet well characterized. (nih.gov)
  • Here we describe clinical findings with representative videos and long term outcomes of 76 patients with an electrophysiologically established diagnosis of psychogenic axial myoclonus. (nih.gov)
  • We describe here the clinical features and long-term outcome on the largest series of patients with psychogenic axial myoclonus reported in the literature. (nih.gov)
  • The clinical and electrophysiological features of segmental myoclonus affecting the right arm and upper trunk are described in a patient with multiple sclerosis. (bmj.com)
  • The large number of genes implicated in myoclonus and the wide clinical variation of these genetic disorders emphasize the need for novel diagnostic techniques. (ovid.com)
  • Finding the right clinical trial for Myoclonus hereditary progressive distal muscular atrophy can be challenging. (diseaseinfosearch.org)
  • Myoclonus can be present, but its value in early diagnosis and the evolving clinical phenotype in NP-C is unclear. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Progressive myoclonus epilepsies: clinical and neurophysiological diagnosis. (pediatricneurologybriefs.com)
  • It is convenient to consider myoclonus according to its clinical distribution, for this is how neurologists first assess the patient. (clinicalgate.com)
  • Computed tomography of the abdomen and pelvis is indicated if opsoclonus is present with myoclonus to rule out neuroblastoma. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • A retrospective data collection was performed on 29 children diagnosed with neuroblastoma and opsoclonus-myoclonus between 1983-1993 from Pediatric Oncology Group institutions. (uni-bonn.de)
  • The aim was to describe neurologic outcome in children with neuroblastoma and opsoclonus-myoclonus. (uni-bonn.de)
  • In conclusion, persistent neurologic deficits are characteristic for children with neuroblastoma and opsoclonus-myoclonus. (uni-bonn.de)
  • A retrospective study (1996-2011) of 15 consecutive Japanese infants with benign neonatal sleep myoclonus, including 3 paired familial cases, suggests there may be an association with migraine. (medscape.com)
  • Here we describe a novel episodic neurologic disorder, which we term familial cortical myoclonus (FCM). (escholarship.org)
  • When associated with eye movements, as is not unusual, it is called 'oculopalatal myoclonus', or OPM. (dizziness-and-balance.com)
  • Myoclonus Dystonia is a disease in which myoclonus distort the precision of movements and so cause a handicap in the movements of the everyday life. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • A particular shape of dystonia, the Myoclonus Dystonia, is characterized by the ascendancy of myoclonias (abrupt and brief movements) associated with the abnormal dystonia. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Myoclonus is an additional source of handicap in the movements of the everyday life, because they distort the precision of movements. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Nocturnal myoclonus, also known as periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD), involves repetitive movements of the legs during sleep or even wakefulness. (verywellhealth.com)
  • Tics and myoclonus are phenomenologically similar given that both are jerk-like movements, but, in contrast to myoclonus, tics are often preceded by premonitory sensations and are typically associated with a variety of behavioral comorbidities, including attention deficit and obsessive-compulsive disorder. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Cite this: Startle Myoclonus Induced by Lyme Neuroborreliosis - Medscape - May 13, 2013. (medscape.com)
  • Myoclonus describes a symptom and generally is not a diagnosis of a disease. (smartdraw.com)
  • Myoclonus is a symptom not a disease. (epnet.com)
  • This information combines possible causes of symptom Myoclonus as noted in various sources, with overall disease prevalence or incidence data from other sources. (rightdiagnosis.com)
  • Below is a list of possible diseases or medical conditions that have been identified as possible causes of symptom Myoclonus in various sources. (rightdiagnosis.com)
  • Mutations in the SGCE gene cause 30 to 50 percent of cases of myoclonus-dystonia. (medlineplus.gov)
  • More severe cases of myoclonus can distort movement and severely limit a person's ability to eat, talk, or walk. (medic8.com)
  • Cases of myoclonus or dystonia secondary to a structural lesion in the cerebellum have been reported. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Although some cases of myoclonus are caused by an injury to the peripheral nerves, most myoclonus is caused by a disturbance of the spinal cord and brain. (medicalassessmentonline.com)
  • Two common examples of myoclonus are hiccups and the myoclonic jerk that sometimes wakes you up just as you're drifting off to sleep. (everything2.com)
  • These are familiar examples of myoclonus that occur in healthy people and don't cause any problems. (cookchildrens.org)
  • [3-6] However, the incidence of myoclonus during induction was not affected by the solvent. (asahq.org)
  • We also pretreated volunteers and patients with small doses of etomidate in an effort to suppress subcortical activity and to reduce the incidence of myoclonus. (asahq.org)
  • 3) a dose-ranging study in patients to determine what pretreatment dose affected the incidence of myoclonus. (asahq.org)
  • There was a significant incidence of myoclonus in E group. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • reviewed the record linkage system for Olmsted County at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota for the years 1976-1990 and found an average annual incidence of myoclonus of 1.3 cases per 100 000, and a prevalence in 1990 of 8.6 cases per 100 000. (clinicalgate.com)
  • Opsoclonus myoclonus may occur in association with tumors or viral infections. (brainfacts.org)
  • Myoclonus is a brief twitching of the muscles that occurs when you're asleep, and can occur separately or in groups, as well as in a sequence or at random. (sleepassociation.org)
  • In the middle ear, myoclonus can occur in the very small muscles behind the eardrum and in front of the cochlea. (tinnitusformula.com)
  • Myoclonus can occur when an affected person is at rest, and it is made worse by motion, excitement, or flashing light (photic stimulation). (malacards.org)
  • People with myoclonus-dystonia often develop psychological disorders such as depression , anxiety, panic attacks, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). (medlineplus.gov)
  • For children, teens and young adults who develop more serious myoclonus disorders, there is a team of renowned neuroscientists at Cook Children's who are ready to treat them and help them have as active a life as possible. (cookchildrens.org)
  • The NINDS supports and conducts research on movement disorders such as opsoclonus myoclonus. (brainfacts.org)
  • The polysomnogram will not only detect any other possible sleeping disorders, but may also indicate whether the myoclonus itself is causing restless sleep. (sleepassociation.org)
  • Other treatments may also improve other nervous system disorders that may be present during sleep in addition to myoclonus. (sleepassociation.org)
  • Recognition of myoclonus and determination of the underlying aetiology remains challenging given that both acquired and genetically determined disorders have varied manifestations. (ovid.com)
  • Myoclonus may develop in response to infection, head or or spinal cord injury, stroke, brain tumors, kidney or liver failure, lipid storage disease, chemical or drug poisoning, as a side effect of certain drugs (such as tramadol and the quinolones, or other disorders. (medicalassessmentonline.com)
  • All patients exhibited quasicontinuous rhythmic myoclonus mainly involving hands and face, accompanied by rhythmic 5- to 10-Hz electroencephalographic (EEG) activity. (docme.ru)
  • We conclude that spontaneous, rhythmic, fast-bursting cortical myoclonus is a prominent feature of AS. (docme.ru)
  • In diagnosis of myoclonus, a physician is faced with two challenges: identifying the site of origin of the myoclonus within the nervous system, and establishing the cause. (everything2.com)
  • The diagnostic work-up in myoclonus is often time-consuming and costly, and a definitive diagnosis is reached in only a minority of patients. (ovid.com)
  • [ 15 ] However, benign neonatal sleep myoclonus is generally reported in otherwise healthy newborns without signs of neurologic compromise. (medscape.com)
  • The neurologic mechanism of myoclonus is unclear. (asahq.org)
  • Infants who experience sleep myoclonus will have a normal neurologic examination and electroencephalogram (EEG). (verywellhealth.com)
  • A 69-year old Caucasian man presented with a two-week history of a pronounced startle myoclonus, as well as a four-week history of double vision, gait disturbance and severe lancinating pain in his upper thoracic region. (medscape.com)
  • More severe myoclonus can limit mobility and cause pain or discomfort. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Myoclonus can become so severe that it interferes with eating, speaking, or walking. (cookchildrens.org)
  • Unfortunately, dogs with severe and chronic myoclonus suffer immensely. (petmd.com)
  • Myoclonus-dystonia is a movement disorder that typically affects the neck, torso, and arms. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The movement problems usually first appear in childhood or early adolescence with the development of myoclonus. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Sometimes myoclonus is precipitated by an external event, or when a person attempts to make a movement. (everything2.com)
  • People with nocturnal myoclonus don't experience movement in REM sleep either. (wisegeek.com)
  • Myoclonus has been connected to several areas of the brain, and in many cases stimulus-sensitive myoclonus has been shown to be an overreaction of the brain in areas that control movement in response to startling events. (sleepassociation.org)
  • The initial step of the algorithm is to confirm whether the movement disorder phenotype is consistent with, myoclonus, and to define its anatomical subtype. (ovid.com)
  • Myoclonus-dystonia (M-D) is a young onset movement disorder typically involving myoclonus and dystonia of the upper body. (frontiersin.org)
  • Myoclonus-dystonia (M-D) is a rare movement disorder, characteristically with onset in the first two decades of life ( 1 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • Sleep myoclonus is a condition in which there is a sudden jerking or twitching movement that affects a muscle and occurs during sleep. (verywellhealth.com)
  • Sleep myoclonus occurs during the early stages of sleep , especially at the moment of dropping off to sleep, and may either be incidental or provoked by external stimuli such as noise, movement, or light. (verywellhealth.com)
  • The Myoclonus-Dystonia Research Program is a partnership between the DMRF and the Brown Family Foundation focused on advancing knowledge of this inherited movement disorder. (dystonia-foundation.org)
  • SGCE gene mutations that cause myoclonus-dystonia result in a shortage (deficiency) of functional ε-sarcoglycan protein. (medlineplus.gov)
  • When caused by SGCE gene mutations, myoclonus-dystonia occurs only when the mutation is inherited from a person's father. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Because only the paternal copy of the SGCE gene is active, myoclonus-dystonia occurs when mutations affect the paternal copy of the SGCE gene. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Rarely, individuals who inherit an SGCE gene mutation from their mothers will develop features of myoclonus-dystonia. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Myoclonus dystonia (MDS) is a dominantly inherited genetic disorder caused by loss-of-function mutations in the epsilon sarcoglycan gene (SGCE). (springer.com)
  • Four patients with cortical myoclonus were studied. (cun.es)
  • It is concluded that the usual association between giant SEPs and reflex muscle jerking can be abolished by acute administration of lisuride and clonazepam in patients with cortical myoclonus. (cun.es)
  • OBJECTIVE: To study the electrophysiologic and pathologic findings in three patients with cortical myoclonus. (ox.ac.uk)
  • CONCLUSIONS: Pathologic abnormalities are paradoxically mainly located in the cerebellum in some patients with cortical myoclonus, despite clear electrophysiologic evidence of cortical dysfunction. (ox.ac.uk)
  • Opsoclonus Myoclonus Support Network, Inc. (brainfacts.org)
  • The Opsoclonus Myoclonus Support Network believes the syndrome's causes are discernible, and therefore advocates and supports research investigating the syndrome's neuro-biological and biochemical basis. (diseaseinfosearch.org)
  • Tijssen, M.A.J. / Cognition and psychopathology in myoclonus-dystonia . (vumc.nl)
  • In all registered patients EEG-EMG coherence analysis and/or back-averaging proved a cortical origin of myoclonus. (biomedcentral.com)
  • A cortical origin of myoclonus was demonstrated. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Pathological myoclonus is usually caused by damage to the central nervous system . (everything2.com)
  • Also, damage to the brain or nervous system can cause myoclonus. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Myoclonus has various potential causes and may arise from a wide array of sites in the peripheral nervous system and CNS. (medscape.com)
  • Myoclonus itself can arise from various locations within the CNS and even the peripheral nervous system. (medscape.com)
  • Myoclonus after 5-hydroxytryptophan in rats with lesions of indoleamine neurons in the central nervous system. (harvard.edu)
  • Many diffuse, metabolic, or local structural causes of myoclonus are possible, and the disease commonly originates in the brainstem or in the cerebral hemispheres. (britannica.com)
  • In some cases, treatment of an underlying disease or removal of an offending medication can help myoclonus. (health-cares.net)
  • Zurück zum Zitat Caviness JN (2003) Myoclonus and neurodegenerative disease-what's in a name? (springermedizin.de)
  • Sleep myoclonus occurs during the initial phases of sleep, especially at the moment of dropping off to sleep. (smartdraw.com)
  • Myoclonus is a condition that may cause concern when it occurs in children as it may seem like a seizure or infantile spasms. (verywellhealth.com)
  • The important difference is that sleep myoclonus only occurs in sleep. (verywellhealth.com)
  • Then we will describe axial (neck, trunk, and proximal limb muscles) myoclonus, followed by generalized multifocal myoclonus. (clinicalgate.com)
  • A West Highland White Terrier was presented after development of hindlimb myoclonus and hyperalgesia following intended epidural administration of morphine at a referring veterinary practice. (bmj.com)
  • Commonly referred to as benign neonatal sleep myoclonus, there are no inherent consequences to the condition or reasons for concern. (verywellhealth.com)
  • In some cases, myoclonus begins in one region of the body and spreads to muscles in other areas. (medic8.com)
  • Myoclonus is a brief and rapid twitching of a muscle or group of muscles. (epnet.com)
  • Treatment for myoclonus is centered on medications which relax the muscles and inhibit contraction. (sleepassociation.org)
  • Myoclonus refers to the spasmodic jerky contraction of a muscle or group of muscles. (tinnitusformula.com)
  • Thus, we will first describe focal myoclonus restricted to one body part, for example, a limb or brainstem-innervated muscles. (clinicalgate.com)
  • Valproic acid and clonazepam are effective for treating symptomatic myoclonus in many individuals. (health-cares.net)
  • Dementing illnesses were the commonest cause of symptomatic myoclonus. (clinicalgate.com)
  • n. mioclonus, contracción o espasmo muscular tal como se manifiesta en la epilepsia. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Treatments for nocturnal myoclonus are targeted to reducing incidences of leg jerking caused by muscular contraction or relaxation, and reducing incidence of being woken during sleep. (wisegeek.com)
  • Following organizations serve the condition "Myoclonus hereditary progressive distal muscular atrophy" for support, advocacy or research. (diseaseinfosearch.org)
  • The terms "Myoclonus hereditary progressive distal muscular atrophy" returned 0 free, full-text research articles on human participants. (diseaseinfosearch.org)
  • According to ClinicalTrials.gov there are currently 0 additional "open" studies for "Myoclonus hereditary progressive distal muscular atrophy" (open studies are recruiting volunteers) and 0 "Myoclonus hereditary progressive distal muscular atrophy" studies with "all" status. (diseaseinfosearch.org)
  • Correlation analyses yielded modest associations between severity of myoclonus and executive functions. (uva.nl)
  • Zonisamide is an antiepileptic drug which could bring a therapeutic profit in Myoclonus Dystonia on the severity of the myoclonus. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • The aim of this study is to demonstrate the efficiency of the zonisamide on the severity of myoclonus (UMRS) at those patients. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • We conducted a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, two-period cross-over design to evaluate the effect on severity of myoclonus in response to placebo or zonisamide (until 300 mg) in 32 patients. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • myoclonus and dystonia with substantial variation in severity. (springer.com)
  • Anatomically, myoclonus may originate from lesions of the cortex, subcortex or spinal cord. (wikipedia.org)
  • Spinal myoclonus is usually associated with a localized area of damage to spinal cord tissue. (patientslikeme.com)
  • Sodium valproate is an alternative therapy for myoclonus and can be used either alone or in combination with clonazepam. (medic8.com)
  • Although clonazepam and sodium valproate are effective in the majority of people with myoclonus, some people have adverse reactions to these drugs. (medic8.com)
  • Clonazepam is a commonly issued drug for sleep myoclonus, and when taken near bedtime has the added benefit of causing drowsiness. (sleepassociation.org)
  • Sodium valproate can be used separately or in conjunction with clonazepam to treat myoclonus as well. (sleepassociation.org)
  • Myoclonus is best controlled by valproate and/or clonazepam. (pediatricneurologybriefs.com)
  • What is Nocturnal Myoclonus? (wisegeek.com)
  • Many people who experience nocturnal myoclonus do not have accompanying negative side effects. (wisegeek.com)
  • I don't know anyone who has nocturnal myoclonus but it must have a connection with this mechanism I described. (wisegeek.com)
  • Have there been any studies done on the incidence of sleepwalking in individuals with nocturnal myoclonus? (wisegeek.com)
  • What you are seeing is likely a benign condition known as sleep myoclonus, also known as nocturnal myoclonus. (verywellhealth.com)
  • PLMD used to be called nocturnal myoclonus but that name is not used anymore today. (natvim.com)