Essential tremor

Common Name(s)

Essential tremor, Benign Essential Tremor Syndrome

Essential tremor is a disorder of the nervous system that causes involuntary, rhythmic shaking (tremor), especially in the hands. It involves tremor without any other signs or symptoms, and is distinguished from tremor that results from other disorders or known causes, such as tremors seen with Parkinson disease or head trauma.  Essential tremor (sometimes called benign essential tremor) is the most common of the more than 20 types of tremor. The causes of essential tremor are unknown. Several genes as well as environmental factors likely play a role in a person's risk of developing this complex condition.  In mild cases, treatment may not be necessary. In cases where symptoms interfere with daily living, medications may help to relieve symptoms.  

 

 

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Essential tremor" for support, advocacy or research.

International Essential Tremor Foundation

The International Essential Tremor Foundation is a worldwide organization that funds research to find the cause of essential tremor (ET) that will lead to better treatment and a cure, increases public awareness about ET, and provides educational materials, tools, and support for healthcare providers, the public, and those affected by ET.

Last Updated: 27 Dec 2012

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Following organizations serve the condition "Essential tremor" for support, advocacy or research.

International Essential Tremor Foundation

The International Essential Tremor Foundation is a worldwide organization that funds research to find the cause of essential tremor (ET) that will lead to better treatment and a cure, increases public awareness about ET, and provides educational materials, tools, and support for healthcare providers, the public, and those affected by ET.

www.essentialtremor.org

Last Updated: 27 Dec 2012

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General Resources

Essential Tremor Website

Online source of free educational materials, that include brochures, flyers, webinars, videos, physician referral and support.

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Blogs

Tremor Talk Blog

Posting of brief entries, links to news, photos, and other conversation pieces to help keep those affected by ET informed of the latest happenings.

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Essential tremor" returned 377 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Essential Tremor.
 

Author(s): Dietrich Haubenberger, Mark Hallett

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2018 08;379(6):596-597.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A Voxel-Based Magnetic Resonance Imaging Morphometric Study of Cerebral and Cerebellar Gray Matter in Patients Under 65 Years with Essential Tremor.
 

Author(s): Hongmei Cao, Rong Wang, Xue Luo, Xianjun Li, Mark Hallett, Johanna Thompson-Westra, Jian Yang, Qiumin Qu, Xiaobo Yang

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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to compare the morphological changes in cerebral and cerebellar gray matter in patients with essential tremor under 60-years-of-age, with age-matched and gender-matched normal healthy volunteer control subjects, using functional magnetic resonance ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A digital assessment system for evaluating kinetic tremor in essential tremor and Parkinson's disease.
 

Author(s): Po-Chieh Lin, Kai-Hsiang Chen, Bing-Shiang Yang, Yu-Jung Chen

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Spiral drawing on papers is a common tremor evaluation tool for diagnosing patients with essential tremor (ET) or Parkinson's disease (PD). No standard drawing methods and parameters that use graphic tablets are yet available for objective evaluation.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Essential tremor" returned 39 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Essential tremor.
 

Author(s): Lorraine N Clark, Elan D Louis

Journal: Handb Clin Neurol. 2018 ;147():229-239.

 

Essential tremor (ET) is one of the most common neurologic disorders, and genetic factors are thought to contribute significantly to disease etiology. There has been a relative lack of progress in understanding the genetic etiology of ET. This could reflect a number of factors, including ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Is there a Premotor Phase of Essential Tremor?
 

Author(s): Abhishek Lenka, Julian Benito-León, Elan D Louis

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Essential tremor (ET) is the most common tremor disorder. In addition to its hallmark feature, kinetic tremor of the upper limbs, patients may have a number of non-motor symptoms and signs (NMS). Several lines of evidence suggest that ET is a neurodegenerative disorder and certain ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The Olivary Hypothesis of Essential Tremor: Time to Lay this Model to Rest?
 

Author(s): Elan D Louis, Abhishek Lenka

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Although essential tremor (ET) is the most common tremor disorder, its pathogenesis is not fully understood. The traditional model of ET, proposed in the early 1970s, posited that the inferior olivary nucleus (ION) was the prime generator of tremor in ET and that ET is a disorder ...

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

A Clinical Study to Evaluate CAD-1883 in Essential Tremor
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Essential Tremor

 

Last Updated: 2 Oct 2018

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Demand-driven Management of Essential Tremor
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Essential Tremor

 

Last Updated: 10 May 2018

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Staged Bilateral Exablate Treatment of Medication Refractory Essential Tremor
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Essential Tremor

 

Last Updated: 22 May 2018

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