Jaume Rosset-Llobet

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UNLABELLED Task-specific focal hand dystonia can disable affected individuals. Although neurorehabilitation techniques such as sensory motor retuning can result in complete recovery in some patients, it requires many months of treatment. Combining transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) with neurorehabilitation is a new and promising approach that(More)
OBJECTIVE Determine the safety and tolerance of mesotherapy as a technique for the treatment of musculoskeletal complaints in musicians. METHOD 67 patients (55.2% women) were subjected to a total of 267 mesotherapy sessions. A mesotherapy needle or normal needle was used randomly. The drugs employed were thiocolchicoside and diazepam as muscular(More)
Focal hand dystonia is a disorder in which sensory and motor anomalies emerge that appear to be grounded in maladaptive routes of cortical plasticity. Remodeling cortical networks through sensory-motor retuning (SMR), we achieved long-term reduction in the symptoms of focal hand dystonia. Magnetoencephalography confirmed that SMR modified the(More)
OBJECTIVE Musician's focal dystonia is usually considered to be task specific but secondary motor disturbances have been reported also. We carried out a detailed evaluation of the incidence of these secondary motor problems in 101 patients. METHOD Symptoms were assessed using clinical histories, neurological examinations and observation of instrumental(More)
INTRODUCTION Focal hand dystonia in musicians due to its rareness and specificity. It has been insufficiently described thus remaining a largely unknown condition. OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical characteristics of musician's focal dystonia. METHODS AND RESULTS We analyzed 658 musicians' cases seen during the past 4 years in a medical center for(More)
Here we present the case of a pianist suffering from unilateral focal hand dystonia for 10 yrs which affected his piano playing as well as other activities of daily life. The treatment applied was sensory motor retuning (SMR), a behavioral treatment for focal hand dystonia. Improvement was clearly achieved from the beginning of therapy. After 10 mos of(More)
Musician’s dystonia is an occupational focal dystonia characterized by loss of motor control and coordination, generally affecting particularly demanding tasks on overused body parts. The right hand is generally involved in pianists and guitarists, left hand in violinists, and embouchure in trumpeters [1]. Drummers can develop upper extremity dystonia but(More)
Sensory-motor returning (SMR) can help the symptoms of task-specific focal hand dystonia. However, effects vary across patients and take many sessions. Here, we present proof of principle evidence that transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can enhance these effects. We compared the effects of a combined tDCS-SMR protocol (n=4 patients) with the(More)
UNLABELLED Musicians' dystonia is an occupational focal dystonia affecting men more often than women. METHODS We identified all patients presenting with musicians' dystonia and prospectively collected data on reproductive and menstrual history from the women with musician's dystonia and female musicians without dystonia. RESULTS 149 men and 23 women(More)