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Idiopathic spinal myoclonus: a clinical and neurophysiological assessment of a movement disorder of uncertain origin.

Abstract:

Spinal Myoclonus (SM) is characterized by brief and sudden movements caused by the activation of muscles belonging to adjacent spinal myotomes. Recent reports have indicated that "typical" clinical and electrophysiological features of SM can be mimicked voluntarily. A useful tool that can distinguish between organic and psychogenic jerks is the detection of a Bereitschaftspotential (BP). In this study, we looked for evidence of a BP in a cohort of patients with idiopathic SM. A clinical and n...

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10.1002/mds.22812

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Esposito, M More by this author
Edwards, MJ More by this author
Bhatia, KP More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience, Biomedical Research Centre
Cordivari, C More by this author
Journal:
Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society
Volume:
24
Issue:
16
Pages:
2344-2349
Publication date:
2009-12-05
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EISSN:
1531-8257
ISSN:
0885-3185
URN:
uuid:34daf35a-9a82-4a47-a85c-f6939cb01f48
Source identifiers:
122490
Local pid:
pubs:122490

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