Reversal of hypertonic co-contraction after bilateral pallidal stimulation in generalised dystonia: a clinical and electromyogram case study


Liu, X., Tailor, J., Wang, S., Yianni, J., Stein, J. and Aziz, T.Z. (2004) Reversal of hypertonic co-contraction after bilateral pallidal stimulation in generalised dystonia: a clinical and electromyogram case study. Movement Disorders, 19, (3), 336-340. (doi:10.1002/mds.10655).

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Original Publication URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mds.10655

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In a patient of generalised dystonia treated with bilateral pallidal stimulation, serial surface EMGs recorded from the neck muscles during alternating head movements revealed progressive reduction in hypertonic activity and reversal of co-contraction to reciprocal contraction, which preceded clinical improvement.

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ISSNs: 0885-3185 (print)
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Keywords: dystonia, deep brain stimulation, electromyogram
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
R Medicine > RV Botanic, Thomsonian, and eclectic medicine
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Institute of Sound and Vibration Research > Human Sciences
ePrint ID: 49605
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2007
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:33
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/49605

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