December 19, 2021

DBS study in Germany is still Recruiting Patients suffering from Cervical Dystonia

A randomized, sham-controlled trial of pallidal neurostimulation versus botulinum toxin treatment for cervical dystonia (StimTox-CD) Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the internal globus pallidus is highly effective for various forms of primary dystonia, but is currently considered a last resort therapy for severe and medication-refractory segmental or generalized dystonia according to treatment guideline. The first-line treatment…

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November 15, 2021

EurDyscover Annual Meeting Update

On November 16 the annual meeting of the EurDyscover Consortium was held on-line. Professors Chi Wang Ip and Jens Volkmann welcomed the participants. Each working group then gave a presentation and update on the progress of the work. The Consortium includes specialists from dystonia expert centers in Germany, Czech Republic, France, Italy and Portugal. By…

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October 5, 2021

Survey for patients that are diagnosed with Myoclonus Dystonia that have a confirmed mutation in the SGCE gene, and their families

We have received information from ERN-RND – European Reference Network for Rare Neurological Diseases on a survey only for patients that are diagnosed with Myoclonus dystonia that have a confirmed mutation in the SGCE gene, and their families. We are very grateful if you would please share this among your members and as soon as possible,…

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September 10, 2021

Emma, one patient who underwent DBS for dystonia and taught me a lesson

Benedetta Storti1,2, Camillo Foresti2, Roberto Donati 3 1 Department of Neurology, Milano Bicocca, Italy 2 UOS Neurophysiology, UOC Neurology ASST      Papa Giovanni XXIII, Bergamo, Italy 3 UOC Neurosurgery ASST Papa Giovanni XXIII, Bergamo, Italy   Introduction Dystonia associated with DYT1 mutation is an early-onset isolated dystonia usually first apparent with focal symptoms. Over time, the…

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