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Stereotactic lesioning of thalamus and basal ganglia for treatment of tremor is a well-known procedure which, prior to the introduction of deep brain stimulation, or DBS, was usually achieved using stereotactic surgical procedures.
Radiosurgery of invisible targets to treat movement disorders and intractable pain are still the domain of frame-based procedures, due to the need of a solid reference system registered to the anterior commissure-posterior commissure (AC-PC) line, which allows the use of stereotactic atlases.
In this study we want to utilize a mathematical method that uses atlas-derived stereotactic coordinates to perform frameless images-guided radiosurgery of such functional targets Particularly the aim of the present study is to investigate both the efficacy and the safety of the methodology to treat upper limb and hand tremor in elderly or in patients which are not ot susceptible of surgical procedures. For these reasons a dose escalation prospective trial have been designed.
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Severe Upper Limb Tremor Refractory to Medical Therapy
Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico C. Besta, Unit of Radiotherapy
Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T04:00:53-0400
To determine the efficacy of frameless Virtual Cone Radiosurgical Thalamotomy for medically refractory essential tremor with the Fahn-Tolosa-Marin Tremor Rating Scale (FTMTRS) in patients ...
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To determine the effects of upper limb forearm cooling on Essential Tremor upper limb tremor using a more practical method of limb cooling through a forearm cold pack.
Tremor is a common movement disorder that can be disabling, and its initial treatment is in the form of medical therapies. Often patients are refractory and seek surgical intervention. Treatment optio...
To evaluate functional connectivity (FC) of the ventro-lateral thalamus, a common target for drug-resistant essential tremor (ET), resting-state data were analyzed before and 1 year after stereotactic...
Focused ultrasound thalamotomy (FUS-T) was recently approved for the treatment of refractory essential tremor (ET). Despite its noninvasive approach, FUS-T reinitiated concerns about the adverse effec...
Tremor is a rhythmic, involuntary, oscillatory movement of a limb produced by alternating contractions of reciprocally innervated muscles. More than 4% of the population over 40 years old suffer from...
The minimum and essential thalamic areas for reducing tremor were investigated in cases treated by superselective thalamotomy in the most lateral part of ventralis intermedius nucleus (mlp-VIM).
A relatively common disorder characterized by a fairly specific pattern of tremors which are most prominent in the upper extremities and neck, inducing titubations of the head. The tremor is usually mild, but when severe may be disabling. An autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance may occur in some families (i.e., familial tremor). (Mov Disord 1988;13(1):5-10)
Incoordination of voluntary movements that occur as a manifestation of CEREBELLAR DISEASES. Characteristic features include a tendency for limb movements to overshoot or undershoot a target (dysmetria), a tremor that occurs during attempted movements (intention TREMOR), impaired force and rhythm of diadochokinesis (rapidly alternating movements), and GAIT ATAXIA. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p90)
The region of the upper limb in animals, extending from the deltoid region to the HAND, and including the ARM; AXILLA; and SHOULDER.
Distinct regions of mesenchymal outgrowth at both flanks of an embryo during the SOMITE period. Limb buds, covered by ECTODERM, give rise to forelimb, hindlimb, and eventual functional limb structures. Limb bud cultures are used to study CELL DIFFERENTIATION; ORGANOGENESIS; and MORPHOGENESIS.
The region of the upper limb between the metacarpus and the FOREARM.
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