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Pain is a frequent, but poorly studied symptom of Parkinson's disease (PD). DoPaMiP survey aimed to assess the prevalence of chronic pain in PD, to describe PD patients with chronic pain, and to record analgesic consumption. About 450 parkinsonian patients underwent structured standardized clinical examination and completed self-reported questionnaires in a(More)
Clinical and electrophysiologic data concerning the postanoxic action myoclonus syndrome were described by Lance and Adams in 1963. A patient presented myoclonus involving all parts of the body after laryngospasm. The myoclonus was worsened by emotion and voluntary activity and was clearly attenuated by sleep. Spectacular improvement was observed within one(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is an atypical parkinsonian syndrome including cerebellar impairment and poor response to levodopa. We assessed right hand motor activation in patients with MSA before and after an acute levodopa challenge in comparison with patients with PD and healthy volunteers (HVs). METHODS Eighteen patients with MSA, 8(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the characteristics of the most frequent tremors in a population of Moroccan patients. BACKGROUND Tremor is the most common movement disorder. It implies a wide variety of disorders with Parkinson's disease and essential tremor being the most frequent. METHODS A retrospective study of 148 patients with tremor referred to our movement(More)
Painful sensations are common in Parkinson's disease. In many patients, such sensations correspond to neuropathic pain and could be related to central alterations of pain processing. Subthalamic nuclei deep brain stimulation improves motor function in Parkinson's disease. Several structures of the basal ganglia are involved in nociceptive function, and deep(More)
For 15 years, 50 Japanese and European families with cortical myoclonic tremor and epilepsy were reported in the literature under various names. More recently, the acronym familial cortical myoclonic tremor with epilepsy (FCMTE) has been proposed for this new clinical entity based on both clinical and electrophysiological criteria: irregular postural(More)
This review exposes recent advances on the role of vitamin D, cholecalciferol, a secosteroid, in the central nervous system. In humans, vitamin D arises from cutaneous transformation of 7-dehydrocholesterol under the effect of UVB exposure or from food intake. Vitamin D has an immunomodulatory role through its anti-inflammatory and anti-autoimmune actions.(More)
INTRODUCTION Neurological manifestations in Behçet's disease represent between 4 to 49% of systemic manifestations and remain, in the long term, the leading cause of morbidity and mortality. METHODS Retrospective series of 40 severe Neurobehçet cases fulfilling the International Study Group criteria for Behçet's disease were consecutively recruited over a(More)
INTRODUCTION Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a sporadic and rapidly progressive neurodegenerative disorder of poor prognosis, characterised clinically by any combination of parkinsonian, autonomic, cerebellar, or pyramidal signs. We report our experience in movement disorders consultation concerning the clinical presentation and the course of MSA in(More)