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Nocturnal Paroxysmal Dystonia

Nocturnal Paroxysmal Dystonia

Nonmotor symptoms of Parkinson disease [PD] are diverse and include sleep disorders, depression, and pain," reported Carlo Colosimo, MD, assistant professor of neurology at La Sapienza University in Rome. He noted that a screening tool is needed.

Novel approaches for the evaluation and symptomatic treatment of Huntington disease (HD) were presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology held April 29 to May 5 in Boston. Interventions included use of tetrabenazine (TBZ) (as yet unapproved for the symptomatic treatment of hyperkinetic movement disorders in the United States but granted orphan drug status in 2004) and deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the globus pallidus externus (GPe).

Essential tremor significantly compromises patients' professional and personal lives.

Five words that are guaranteed to annoy your patient
with a diagnosis of psychogenic movement
disorder (PMD) are It's all in your head.
It's the worst thing you can say, said Katie Kompoliti,
MD, associate professor of neurological sciences
at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

Delirium is a disorder that lies at the interface of psychiatry and medicine. It is an acute organic syndrome caused by an underlying medical condition and is defined clinically by disturbances in cognitive function, attention, and level of consciousness.1 Delirium is considered a syndrome because of the constellation of signs and symptoms associated with the disorder, coupled with a wide variety of potential etiologies.


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