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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.


Found (72) clinical trials

Agency in Dystonia

This is a single-centre, two-group ( dystonia and control), case-control study using behavioural and novel multimodal neuroimaging techniques to address the study aims. The battery of the tasks will include explicit-agency tasks, a visual discrimination task on objects movement perception. The magnetic resonance acquisition protocol will include MP2RAGE structural (10 ...

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Thalamic Deep Brain Stimulation for Secondary Dystonia in Children and Young Adults

Dystonia is a movement disorder seen in both children and adults that is characterized by "sustained or intermittent muscle contractions causing abnormal, often repetitive, movements, postures, or both." Secondary dystonia has evolved to refer to dystonia resulting from damage to the nervous system or degenerative disease processes. While primary dystonia ...


Role of the Striatal Cholinergic System in the Pathophysiology of Dystonia

The purpose of this study is to demonstrate that the phenotype of dystonia is associated with the degree of striatal ACh-I alterations. In this molecular imaging study, the investigators will directly test this hypothesis using a PET radiotracer of the vesicular acetylcholine transporter (VAT). Their goal is to explore the ...

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Sensory Gating Measured With Microelectrode Recording (MER) During Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Surgery

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is an FDA approved, and widely used method for treating the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD), Essential Tremor (ET), Dystonia and Obsessive Compulsive disorder (OCD). Over 100,000 patients worldwide have now been implanted with DBS devices. Current approved methods to locate the DBS target regions ...

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Bilateral Pallidal Stimulation in Patients With Advanced Parkinson's Disease-LATESTIM

The indication and excellent therapeutic effects of STN stimulation have been sufficiently proven in advanced PD, and the contraindications for this treatment are rather well established. Also, the observation that patients fulfilling the "STN-profile" but who had been operated for pallidal DBS and lost part of the treatment's benefit over ...

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Compare Two Guidance Techniques for Botulinum Toxin Injections for the Treatment of Limb Spasticity and Focal Dystonia

This is a study to investigate the use of two targeting techniques for botulinum toxin (BoNT) injection for the treatment of focal hand dystonia and upper limb spasticity: Electrophysiologic guidance, using electrical stimulation, and ultrasound. Subjects will be selected from the clinical programs of both Icahn School of Medicine at ...

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Exercise Training in Dystonia

The study team plan to conduct a randomized prospective, parallel-group, controlled study to examine the effects of exercises in dystonia and other involuntary movement disorders. Patients will be randomized to receive either progressive resistance training or a control treatment following the modified fitness protocol. The study team hypothesize that progressive ...

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Incobotulinum Toxin A (Xeomin ) As A Treatment For Focal Task-Specific Dystonia Of The Musician's Hand

The investigational drug being studied in this protocol is Incobotulinumtoxin A (Xeomin). Botulinum toxin (BoNT) prevents the release of the acetylcholine from peripheral nerves, inhibiting muscle contractions. BoNT is effective in relaxing overactive muscles. In musician's dystonia, the ability to reduce abnormally overactive muscles in the hand can be critical ...


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 ...


Multi-Target Pallidal and Thalamic Deep Brain Stimulation for Hemi-Dystonia

Dystonia is increasingly being considered as a multi-nodal network disorder involving both basal ganglia and cerebellar dysfunction. The aim of this study is to determine if "Multi-Target" Thalamic and Pallidal Deep Brain Stimulation improves hemi-dystonia patients who are receiving inadequate therapy from GPi DBS.