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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 (32) clinical trials

You are being asked to participate in this research study because you have cervical dystonia (CD). Botulinum toxin treatment can be offered as a treatment option for the treatment of CD. The current practice for botulinum toxin injection treatment is to inject patients every 3 months. However, not all patients ...

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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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Efficacy and Safety of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) of the Pallidal (GPi) in Patients With Tardive Dystonia

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been established as a new reversible, neurosurgical therapeutic option for patients suffering from disabling neurological movement disorders such as essential tremor and Parkinson´s disease. Recently, deep brain stimulation has been successfully applied in patients with primary generalized and segmental dystonia. Additionally, a number of case ...

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Physiological Brain Atlas Development

Purpose: To create a brain atlas that will allow physiological and clinical information to be assigned to anatomical locations in MRI space, utilizing non-rigid MRI normalization algorithms. These data will specifically be acquired from the population of patients undergoing stereotactic brain procedures. 2. To collate and analyze the brain data ...

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Somatosensory Processing in Focal Hand Dystonia

Patients with focal dystonia experience uncontrollable movements of the hand during certain types of skilled movements. Though the origin of the disorder is not fully understood, it is thought that brain areas involved in moving the hands and receiving touch information from the hands, are involved. For example, patients with ...

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Efficacy of Docosahexaenoic Acid on Tardive Dyskinesia

Background Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a well-known complication of antipsychotic drug (APD) therapy in individuals treated for mental disorders such as schizophrenia. It typically consists of purposeless, involuntary movements involving the oro-facial area, trunk, and/or limb muscles, occurring within months or years of APD use. Twisting and protruding movements of ...

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Studies of the Variable Phenotypic Presentations of Rapid-Onset Dystonia Parkinsonism and Other Movement Disorders

Rapid-onset dystonia-parkinsonism (RDP) is a rare, movement disorder with variable characteristics ranging from sudden onset (hours to days) of severe dystonic spasms to gradual onset of writer's cramp. RDP has elements of both dystonia and Parkinson's disease—two neurological diseases with motor and neuropsychological symptoms that hinder the quality of life. ...

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Use of Interventional MRI for Implantation of Deep Brain Stimulator Electrodes

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a new but increasingly common surgical technique for the treatment of Parkinson's disease and dystonia. The current technical approach to DBS implantation involves frame-based stereotaxy. In this method, a stereotactic frame is rigidly fixed to the patient's skull, an MRI is obtained, an anatomic target ...

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Pallidal Stimulation in Patients With Idiopathic Generalised Dystonia

Pallidal stimulation is effective in patients with generalised idiopathic dystonia. The aim of this study is to: 1. evaluate the efficacy and safety of this treatment in patients with idiopathic generalised dystonia, 3 years after surgery and 2. assess the recurrence of the motor symptoms after the switch off.

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Bilateral Internal Pallidum Stimulation in Primary Generalized Dystonia

Study design and methods: This is a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicentre study comparing the effect of bilateral DBS of the GPi with placebo in patients with invalidating primary generalized dystonia. After inclusion in the study (see in/exclusioncriteria), a preoperative formal baseline assessment is performed. Within six weeks after the inclusion ...

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