Myoclonus epilepsy

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Myoclonus epilepsy

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The terms "Myoclonus epilepsy" returned 73 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Late-onset Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy or Frontal Lobe Epilepsy with Myoclonus.
 

Author(s): Xin-Yue Zhang, Jin-Bei Yu, Dan Yang, Chun-Tao Han, Wei-Hong Lin

Journal: Chin. Med. J.. 2016 10;129(20):2508-2509.

 

Last Updated: 17 Oct 2016

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Benign adult familial myoclonus epilepsy is a progressive disorder: no longer idiopathic generalized epilepsy.
 

Author(s): Takefumi Hitomi, Katsuya Kobayashi, Takeyo Sakurai, Sakiho Ueda, Naoto Jingami, Kyoko Kanazawa, Riki Matsumoto, Ryosuke Takahashi, Akio Ikeda

Journal: Epileptic Disord. 2016 Mar;18(1):67-72.

 

Brain dysfunction in Japanese benign adult familial myoclonus epilepsy (BAFME) has not been elucidated. To clarify diffuse brain dysfunction as indicated by posterior dominant rhythm (PDR) slowing in patients with BAFME. The frequency of PDR on EEG was studied in 19 BAFME patients ...

Last Updated: 8 Mar 2016

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Autosomal dominant cortical tremor, myoclonus, and epilepsy (ADCME) in a unique south Indian community.
 

Author(s): Radha Mahadevan, Natarajan Viswanathan, Ganesan Shanmugam, Saravanan Sankaralingam, Bobby Essaki, Rachel P Chelladurai

Journal: Epilepsia. 2016 Mar;57(3):e56-9.

 

Autosomal dominant cortical tremor, myoclonus, and epilepsy (ADCME)/familial adult onset myoclonic epilepsy (FAME) is a nonprogressive disorder characterized by (1) distal tremors that are usually precipitated by posture and action; (2) stimulus-sensitive myoclonus that is predominantly ...

Last Updated: 7 Mar 2016

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The terms "Myoclonus epilepsy" returned 7 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Myoclonus epilepsy with ragged-red fibers: a case report and literature review].
 

Author(s): Man-man Zhao, Yao Zhang, Xin-hua Bao

Journal: Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao. 2015 Dec;47(6):1034-6.

 

To demonstrate the clinical manifestation, diagnosis and treatment of myoclonus epilepsy with ragged-red-fibers (MERRF), a case of MERRF was presented with review of the literature. A 4-year-7-month-old girl was diagnosed with MERRF. She had tremor, fatigue and developmental delay ...

Last Updated: 18 Dec 2015

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When should MERRF (myoclonus epilepsy associated with ragged-red fibers) be the diagnosis?
 

Author(s): Paulo José Lorenzoni, Rosana Herminia Scola, Cláudia Suemi Kamoi Kay, Carlos Eduardo S Silvado, Lineu Cesar Werneck

Journal: Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2014 Oct;72(10):803-11.

 

Myoclonic epilepsy associated with ragged red fibers (MERRF) is a rare mitochondrial disorder. Diagnostic criteria for MERRF include typical manifestations of the disease: myoclonus, generalized epilepsy, cerebellar ataxia and ragged red fibers (RRF) on muscle biopsy. Clinical features ...

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2014

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Deciphering the role of malin in the lafora progressive myoclonus epilepsy.
 

Author(s): Carlos Romá-Mateo, Pascual Sanz, Matthew S Gentry

Journal: IUBMB Life. 2012 Oct;64(10):801-8.

 

Lafora disease (LD) is a fatal, autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disorder that results in progressive myoclonus epilepsy. A hallmark of LD is the accumulation of insoluble, aberrant glycogen-like structures called Lafora bodies. LD is caused by mutations in the gene encoding ...

Last Updated: 25 Sep 2012

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Genetic Characterization of Movement Disorders and Dementias
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Ataxia; Dystonia; Parkinson's Disease; Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; Corticobasal Degeneration; Multiple System Atrophy; Alzheimer's Disease; Lewy Body Dementia; Parkinson Disease-Dementia; Dentatorubral-pallidoluysian Atrophy; Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and Fatal Familial Insomnia; Fragile X-associated Tremor/Ataxia Syndrome; Krabbe's Disease; Niemann-Pick Disease, Type C; Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis

 

Last Updated: 30 Jun 2017

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North American Mitochondrial Disease Consortium Patient Registry and Biorepository (NAMDC)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Mitochondrial Disorders; Mitochondrial Genetic Disorders; Mitochondrial Diseases; Disorder of Mitochondrial Respiratory Chain Complexes; Deletion and Duplication of Mitochondrial DNA

 

Last Updated: 21 Aug 2017

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