Latest Essential tremor Stories
Researchers from the CHUQ research center and Université Laval have discovered the likely cause of essential tremor (ET), a neurological disorder that affects more than 10 million North Americans.
The American Academy of Neurology is releasing an updated guideline on how to best treat essential tremor, which is the most common type of tremor disorder and is often confused with other movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease.
An estimated 10 million people in the United States live with essential tremor. The most common type of tremor disorder, it is often confused with other movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease.
Thanks to a new diagnostic imaging technique, physicians now have an objective test to evaluate patients for parkinsonian syndromes, such as Parkinson's disease. Northwestern Memorial Hospital is among the first institutions in the country to offer DaTscan™, the only FDA-approved imaging agent for assessment of movement disorders.
While relatively new treatment for Parkinson's disease, other movement disorders gains acceptance, its timing is key and it is not appropriate for all patients, researchers say.
Neurologist Michele Tagliati, MD, director of the Movement Disorders Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, served on an elite international task force commissioned by the Movement Disorder Society to provide insights and guidance on deep brain stimulation for dystonia, an uncommon condition that causes sustained, sometimes crippling muscle contractions.