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Dystonias Clinical Trials

A listing of Dystonias medical research trials actively recruiting patient volunteers. Search for closest city to find more detailed information on a research study in your area.

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Found (55) clinical trials

Dystonia is a disorder characterized by excessive involuntary contraction of muscles with repetitive and patterned movements. The primary focal dystonias are the most common type of dystonia and include Limb dystonias (like writer's cramp), Cervical dystonia (spasmodic torticollis), Laryngeal dystonias (like spasmodic dysphonia), and Craniofacial dystonias (like blepharospasm). The purpose ...

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Assessment of Brain Activities in Cervical Dystonia

To address joint position sense in cervical dystonia patients and how it affects the brain activity.

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Phenotype/Genotype Correlations in Movement Disorders

Objective The goal of this protocol is to identify families with inherited movement disorders and evaluate disease manifestations to establish an accurate clinical diagnosis, and to investigate the underlying molecular mechanisms. Studies of inherited movement disorders in large families with good genealogical records are especially valuable. Additionally, the plan is ...

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Dystonia Genotype-Phenotype Correlation

Identify a cohort of individuals with known dystonia-related gene mutations, and individuals with idiopathic but presumed-genetic dystonia. Some of these individuals may receive botulinum toxin injections to treat their dystonia per standard of care; in these patients, investigators will image before and after injections to assess for imaging correlates of ...

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Imaging Blood Brain Imaging Dysfunction in Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's disease (PD) is the most common neurodegenerative movement disorder of aging. Its cause is unknown. Current evidence supports a stress-diathesis model of pathogenesis whereby some yet-to-be identified environmental trigger conspires with a permissive genetic background to initiate the disease process. Based on neuropathological observations in other neurodegenerative diseases, such ...

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Effect of tDCS on Cognition Symptoms in Chronic Schizophrenia Patients With Tardive Dyskinesia

This study is a randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled clinical trial. 60 patients with TD were randomly allocated to active (n=30) or sham tDCS groups (n=30). All patients received 2-mA anodal left/cathodal right prefrontal tDCS treatment (fifteen 30-minutes sessions: Monday to Friday once daily, every other week to do a group of ...

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Proprioception and Meditation

In past work is has been shown that yoga can be as effective as a standard balance or Tai Chi protocol; however, there is an inability to distinguish between the mind and body contributions of yoga training. This study will compare an accepted proprioceptive training program to a meditation program ...

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ExAblate Transcranial MRgFUS for the Management of Treatment-Refractory Movement Disorders

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and initial effectiveness of MRI-guided focused ultrasound thermal ablation of a designated area in the brain of patients suffering from movement disorder symptoms: FUS under MRI-guidance and MRI-based thermometry can be safely delivered to patients suffering from treatment-refractory movement disorders ...

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Botulinum Toxin for the Treatment of Involuntary Movement Disorders

The efficacy of botulinum toxin (BTX) has now been demonstrated for a variety of diseases associated with involuntary muscle spasms or movement. The application of botulinum toxin therapy to movement disorders requires treatment tailored to the individual patient and specific techniques of injection. This protocol 1) provides for training of ...

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Cholinergic Receptor Imaging in Dystonia

Dystonia is a heterogeneous group of movement disorders characterized by abnormal muscle contractions resulting in abnormal postures and movements. The spectrum of dystonia includes focal, segmental, multifocal, and generalized presentations with a broad range of age of onset. An example of a focal dystonia is cervical dystonia. The pathophysiology of ...

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