Primary orthostatic tremor

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Primary orthostatic tremor

Primary orthostatic tremor is a movement disorder characterized by rhythmic muscle contractions that occur in the legs and trunk immediately after standing. It may be perceived more as an unsteadiness than an actual tremor. The tremor may disappear or improve when a person is sitting or walking. Over time, the tremors may become more severe, affecting quality of life and causing increasing disability. In some cases, primary orthostatic tremor may occur with other movement disorders. Individuals with primary orthostatic tremor may be treated with clonazepam and primidone.  The cause of this condition is unknown.
 

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The terms "Primary orthostatic tremor" returned 5 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Primary orthostatic tremor].
 

Author(s): P Bottin, B Sadzot, C Hotermans

Journal: Rev Med Liege. 2005 Feb;60(2):96-100.

 

Primary orthostatic tremor is a particular tremor exclusively present when a subject is standing. Patients experience a severe disabling sense of unsteadiness. Walking, sitting and lying down are unaffected Neurological examination and cerebral imagery are normal most of the time. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Primary orthostatic tremor: report of 4 cases].
 

Author(s): L O Cavallazzi, S N Machado, P Matosinho, F J Pio

Journal: Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2000 Mar;58(1):146-9.

 

We report on four cases of primary orthostatic tremor. The purpose of this study is the rarity of this type of tremor and the differential diagnosis with other tremors. The electrophysiological study showed a 15-20 Hz tremor frequency in our cases. There are clinical, electrophysiological ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Modulation of primary orthostatic tremor by magnetic stimulation over the motor cortex.
 

Author(s): C H Tsai, J G Semmler, T E Kimber, G Thickbroom, R Stell, F L Mastaglia, P D Thompson

Journal: J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatry. 1998 Jan;64(1):33-6.

 

To study the role of corticomotor neuronal pathways in primary orthostatic tremor.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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rTMS Therapy for Primary Orthostatic Tremor
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Primary Orthostatic Tremor

 

Last Updated: 26 May 2017

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Trans-spinal Direct Current Stimulation in Primary Orthostatic Tremor
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Primary Orthostatic Tremor

 

Last Updated: 31 Oct 2017

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