Dystonia

Known as: Dystonia, Muscle, Dystonic movements, abnormal muscle twitching or contraction 
An attitude or posture due to the co-contraction of agonists and antagonist muscles in one region of the body. It most often affects the large axial… (More)
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1946-2017
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2016
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2016
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is believed to exert its therapeutic effects through modulation of brain circuitry, yet conventional… (More)
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2016
Review
2016
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is widely used for the treatment of movement disorders including Parkinson's disease, essential… (More)
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2015
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2015
Knowledge on dystonia has greatly improved recently, because of a renewed effort in understanding its cause, pathophysiology, and… (More)
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Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
We report the discovery of a mutation in the THAP1 gene in three Amish-Mennonite families with mixed-onset primary torsion… (More)
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1998
Highly Cited
1998
Focal hand dystonia involves a loss of motor control of one or more digits; it is associated with the repetitive, synchronous… (More)
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
Early-onset torsion dystonia is a movement disorder, characterized by twisting muscle contractures, that begins in childhood… (More)
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1995
Highly Cited
1995
Transcranial magnetic stimulation has been used in a double pulse paradigm to investigate the excitability of intrinsic motor… (More)
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1994
Highly Cited
1994
Hereditary progressive dystonia with marked diurnal fluctuation (HPD) (also known as dopa responsive dystonia) is a dystonia with… (More)
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Highly Cited
1985
Highly Cited
1985
For quantitative assessment of the primary torsion dystonias, a rating scale is proposed that has two sections--a Movement Scale… (More)
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1982
Highly Cited
1982
We have examined 29 subjects with writers' cramp (and 4 with typists' and one with pianists' cramp) and have noted two major… (More)
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