Cerebellar Ataxia

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Cerebellar Ataxia

Cerebellar Ataxia is a condition in which damage, degeneration, or loss of nerve cells in the cerebellum (part of the brain that controls movement), results in balance problems and difficulty coordinating complex movements (ataxia). Cerebellar ataxia can be caused by: spinal cord or nerve damage, head trauma, stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, tumors, or complications from chickenpox. Symptoms of this condition may include poor coordination, change in speech, involuntary eye movements, and difficulty with fine motor skills. There is no specific treatment for this condition, but symptoms can be alleviated by using adaptive devices (such as canes or modified eating utensils), and therapy (physical, speech, etc.).

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Cerebellar Ataxia" returned 294 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Cerebellar ataxia and intrathecal baclofen therapy: Focus on patients´ experiences.
 

Author(s): Shala Ghaderi Berntsson, Anne-Marie Landtblom, Gullvi Flensner

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Elucidating patients´ experiences of living with chronic progressive hereditary ataxia and the symptomatic treatment with intrathecal baclofen (ITB) is the objective of the current study. A multicenter qualitative study with four patients included due to the rare combination of hereditary ...

Last Updated: 27 Jun 2017

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Unmasking adrenoleukodystrophy in a cohort of cerebellar ataxia.
 

Author(s): Ying-Hao Chen, Yi-Chung Lee, Yu-Shuen Tsai, Yuh-Cherng Guo, Cheng-Tsung Hsiao, Pei-Chien Tsai, Jin-An Huang, Yi-Chu Liao, Bing-Wen Soong

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Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is a rare and progressive neurogenetic disease that may manifest disparate symptoms. The present study aims at investigating the role of ataxic variant of ALD (AVALD) in patients with adult-onset cerebellar ataxia, as well as characterizing their clinical ...

Last Updated: 8 May 2017

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Clinical characteristics of patients with cerebellar ataxia associated with anti-GAD antibodies.
 

Author(s): Tiago Silva Aguiar, Andrea Fragoso, Carolina Rouanet de Albuquerque, Patrícia de Fátima Teixeira, Marcus Vinícius Leitão de Souza, Lenita Zajdenverg, Soniza Vieira Alves-Leon, Melanie Rodacki, Marco Antônio Sales Dantas de Lima

Journal: Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2017 Mar;75(3):142-146.

 

This retrospective and descriptive study evaluated the clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with CA-GAD-ab.

Last Updated: 29 Mar 2017

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The terms "Cerebellar Ataxia" returned 19 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Does modulation of the endocannabinoid system have potential therapeutic utility in cerebellar ataxia?
 

Author(s): G J Stephens

Journal: J. Physiol. (Lond.). 2016 Aug;594(16):4631-41.

 

Cerebellar ataxias represent a spectrum of disorders which are, however, linked by common symptoms of motor incoordination and typically associated with deficiency in Purkinje cell firing activity and, often, degeneration. Cerebellar ataxias currently lack a curative agent. The endocannabinoid ...

Last Updated: 15 Aug 2016

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Are Type 1 metabotropic glutamate receptors a viable therapeutic target for the treatment of cerebellar ataxia?
 

Author(s): Emmet M Power, Natalya A English, Ruth M Empson

Journal: J. Physiol. (Lond.). 2016 Aug;594(16):4643-52.

 

The cerebellum is a key brain structure for accurate coordination of sensory and motor function. Compared with other brain regions, the cerebellum expresses a particularly high level of Type 1 metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluR1). In this review we aim to explore the significance ...

Last Updated: 15 Aug 2016

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'Medusa head ataxia': the expanding spectrum of Purkinje cell antibodies in autoimmune cerebellar ataxia. Part 3: Anti-Yo/CDR2, anti-Nb/AP3B2, PCA-2, anti-Tr/DNER, other antibodies, diagnostic pitfalls, summary and outlook.
 

Author(s): S Jarius, B Wildemann

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Serological testing for anti-neural autoantibodies is important in patients presenting with idiopathic cerebellar ataxia, since these autoantibodies may indicate cancer, determine treatment and predict prognosis. While some of them target nuclear antigens present in all or most CNS ...

Last Updated: 17 Sep 2015

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Augmenting Balance in Individuals With Cerebellar Ataxias
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cerebellar Ataxia

 

Last Updated: 25 Apr 2017

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Cerebellar Non-invasive Stimulation in Ataxias
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cerebellar Ataxia

 

Last Updated: 7 Jul 2017

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