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  • progressive
  • 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 eplilepsy or Unverricht-Lundborg disease is a recessively inherited epileptic disorder of young children and adults due to misfunction of cystatin B. Detailed pathogenetic mechanisms are still unknown. (dmoztools.net)
  • Hypnic
  • 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)
  • rhythmic
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • disorder
  • Our findings indicate that the tremulous move- ment disorder of AS is related to a unique pattern of fast-bursting cortical myoclonus (FBCM) and that antimyoclonic treatment with piracetam can produce marked functional improvement. (docme.ru)
  • occur
  • 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)
  • Palatal
  • 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)
  • indicate
  • 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)
  • clonazepam
  • 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)
  • Valproic acid and clonazepam are effective for treating symptomatic myoclonus in many individuals. (health-cares.net)
  • 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)