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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 (77) clinical trials

Efficacy and Safety of DBS in Patients With Primary Dystonia

Dystonia is an uncommon brain disorder in which there is abnormal muscle tone producing twisting, writhing movements and abnormal postures. It is associated with abnormal electrical activity in two groups of nerve cells in the brain called the globus pallidus internus (GPi) and the subthalamic nucleus (STN). GPi DBS appears ...

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Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for the Treatment of the Tardive Dyskinesia.

The study was a parallel control design trial for 2 weeks. Patients with schizophrenia were treated with 10-Hz rTMS on left motor cortex (added to the ongoing treatment). Clinical symptoms and MEP were assessment before and after rTMS treatment.

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Clinical and Kinematic Assessment for Determination of Botox Injection Parameters in Cervical Dystonia

This study investigates the use of a kinematic measurement device to quantify the abnormal head movements and postures in patients with cervical dystonia (CD) in order to individualize and optimize botulinum toxin type A (BoNT-A) injection therapy. A single sensor captures five degrees of freedom of the neck and head ...


Effect of Increasing Motor Cortex Inhibition on Task Specific Dystonia

Dystonia is a disease where muscles in the affected body part are abnormally active. This may result in abnormal postures. The underlying mechanisms are not known. One proposed mechanism is located in the motor area of the brain that controls the coordination of muscles, called the motor cortex. It is ...

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Validation of the Zigzag Tracking Task Test for the Evaluation of Handwriting Difficulties in Writer's Cramp

Writer's cramp (WC) is a task specific dystonia that occurs from the moment patient starts writing. It leads to partial or complete inability to use the hand only during the handwriting gesture. It is characterized by the appearance of cramps or spasms of certain muscles of the hand and/or forearm. ...

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Mobile Parkinson Observatory for Worldwide Evidence-based Research (mPower)

Living with Parkinson disease means coping with symptoms that change every day. Yet these changes are not tracked frequently enough. Most people with Parkinson disease see a clinician only once or twice a year. This study measures changes in Parkinson disease symptoms in real time using an app. The app ...

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Osteopathic Manual Treatment Parkinson's Disease and Truncal Dystonia

In this study, we will determine if posture and heart rate variability will significantly improve in Parkinsons disease with camptocormia after receiving 8-weekly sessions of the osteopathic manual treatments for truncal flexion dystonia as measured by the distance of the external acoustic meatus from a plumb-line to lateral malleolus, spinal ...

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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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