Study highlights varied need for Botox with vocal disorders
Medical Xpress » Dystonia
by
1y ago
Some of Dr. Tanya Meyer's patients contend with chronic neuromuscular conditions that can turn smooth, unencumbered speech into raspy paroxysms of sound. Fortunately, this can be managed with periodic botulinum toxin injections—yes, Botox—in the throat, which block the unwelcome nerve signals that make vocal muscles spasm ..read more
Visit website
Hope for musicians with dystonia
Medical Xpress » Dystonia
by
1y ago
KAIST's neuroscientist and professor, Dr. Daesoo Kim attended the "Conference for Musicians with Dystonia" supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Carnegie Hall concert of legendary pianist João Carlos Martins, who is also a dystonia patient, to announce his team's recent advancements toward finding a cure for dystonia ..read more
Visit website
Optimizing deep brain stimulation in patients with dystonia
Medical Xpress » Dystonia
by
2y ago
Recent discoveries made by researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin may prove vital in improving the treatment of dystonia, a neurological movement disorder. Published in PNAS, their findings show that very specific networks in the brain must be stimulated in order to relieve the symptoms seen in different types of dystonia ..read more
Visit website
Artificial intelligence platform diagnoses dystonia with high accuracy in 0.36 seconds
Medical Xpress » Dystonia
by
2y ago
Researchers at Mass Eye and Ear have developed a unique diagnostic tool that can detect dystonia from MRI scans, the first technology of its kind to provide an objective diagnosis of the disorder. Dystonia is a potentially disabling neurological condition that causes involuntary muscle contractions, leading to abnormal movements and postures. It is often misdiagnosed and can take people up to 10 years to get a correct diagnosis ..read more
Visit website
Study offers new insights into basal ganglia diseases
Medical Xpress » Dystonia
by
2y ago
Basal ganglia are deep grey matter structures in the brain involved in the control of posture and voluntary movements, cognition, behaviour, and motivational states. Several conditions are known to affect basal ganglia during childhood, but many questions remain ..read more
Visit website
5 neurological conditions you can treat with Botox
Medical Xpress » Dystonia
by
2y ago
You might know botulinum toxin as Botox: one of many brand names for the injectable drug that smooths wrinkles and facial creases. What you might not know is that botulinum toxin can also be used to treat migraines and ease the symptoms of many other neurological conditions ..read more
Visit website
Deep brain stimulation for the treatment of movement disorders
Medical Xpress » Dystonia
by
2y ago
For the first time, researchers from Charité have shown that in patients with a type of movement disorder known as dystonia, a particular pattern of brain activity is linked to both the severity of symptoms and the clinical outcomes achieved through deep brain stimulation. Results from this study, which has been published in the journal Annals of Neurology, may help to adapt treatment to individual patient needs ..read more
Visit website
Patients may become immune to botulinum toxin treatments
Medical Xpress » Dystonia
by
2y ago
(HealthDay)—About 15 percent of patients treated with botulinum toxin type A (BoNT/A) for dystonia or spasticity can develop an immune response to the treatment itself, according to a study published online Nov. 21 in Neurology ..read more
Visit website
Cause of an inherited neurological disorder discovered
Medical Xpress » Dystonia
by
2y ago
Researchers at the University of Liverpool have identified the basis for how a single gene mutation can cause a rare neurological movement disorder known as dystonia ..read more
Visit website
New botulinum neurotoxin discovered—potential to treat a number of medical conditions
Medical Xpress » Dystonia
by
2y ago
Botulinum toxins are currently applicable in more than 80 medical conditions including muscle spasms, overactive bladder, chronic migraine, cervical dystonia, sweating and cerebral palsy (CP). A new toxin, Botulinum neurotoxin type X (BoNT/X), has the potential to open up a new field of toxin therapeutics related to intracellular membrane trafficking and secretion ..read more
Visit website

Follow Medical Xpress » Dystonia on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR