Jacobus J van Hilten33
Annetje M de Rooij6
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We evaluated the validity, reliability, and potential responsiveness of the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). In part 1 of the study, 92 patients with PD underwent a structured clinical interview for DSM major depression and based on this patients were considered depressed (PD-D) or nondepressed (PD-ND).(More)
Fatigue has been shown to be a consistent and common problem in Parkinson's disease (PD) in multiple countries and cultures. It is one of the most disabling of all symptoms, including motor dysfunction, and appears early, often predating the onset of motor symptoms. Several studies of the epidemiology of fatigue have been published, often using different(More)
We assessed the clinometric characteristics of rating scales used for the evaluation of motor impairment and disability of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), conducting a systematic review of PD rating scales published from 1960 to the present. Thirty studies describing clinometrics of 11 rating scales used for PD were identified. Outcome measures(More)
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) may lead to movement disorders (MDs) in some patients. Reliable information on the nature, chronology and clinical determinants of MDs in CRPS patients is lacking but could provide better insight in to the underlying pathophysiological mechanism. We retrospectively evaluated the clinical and temporal characteristics of(More)
  • Marnix J Sigtermans, Jacobus J van Hilten, Martin C R Bauer, M Sesmu Arbous, Johan Marinus, Elise Y Sarton +1 other
  • 2009
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1 (CRPS-1) responds poorly to standard pain treatment. We evaluated if the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist S(+)-ketamine improves pain in CRPS-1 patients. Sixty CRPS-1 patients (48 females) with severe pain participated in a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled parallel-group trial. Patients were given a(More)
OBJECTIVE Chronic painful disease is associated with pain on movement, which is presumed to be caused by noxious stimulation. We investigated whether motor imagery, in the absence of movement, increases symptoms in patients with chronic arm pain. METHODS Thirty-seven subjects performed a motor imagery task. Pain and swelling were measured before, after,(More)
The clinical heterogeneity of Parkinson's disease (PD) may point at the existence of subtypes. Because subtypes likely reflect distinct underlying etiologies, their identification may facilitate future genetic and pharmacotherapeutic studies. Aim of this study was to identify subtypes by a data-driven approach applied to a broad spectrum of motor and(More)
OBJECTIVE Sleep disturbances are a prominent feature of Huntington's disease (HD) and can substantially impair patients' quality of life. However, sleep complaints and their association with other symptoms and signs of HD have not yet been assessed in large groups of patients or premanifest mutation carriers. Therefore, we aimed to delineate the nature of(More)
  • Annetje M de Rooij, M Florencia Gosso, Geert W Haasnoot, Johan Marinus, Willem Verduijn, Frans H J Claas +2 others
  • 2009
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is clinically characterized by pain in combination with sensory, autonomic, and motor symptoms that may include weakness, tremor, myoclonus and dystonia of the affected limb(s). The syndrome is multifactorial in origin and mostly attributed to tissue injury. There is some evidence that the human leukocyte antigen (HLA)(More)
Genetic factors are suggested to play a role in complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), but familial occurrence has not been extensively studied. In the present study we evaluated familial occurrence in Dutch patients with CRPS. Families were recruited through the Dutch Association of CRPS patients and through referral by clinicians. The number of affected(More)