Colleen Kottke, Fond du Lac Reporter – All Jean Ricigliano wants is a little respect and understanding. Diagnosed with the neurological movement disorder essential tremor (ET) in her 20s, the 37-year-old New Hampshire woman says the disorder has impacted nearly every aspect of her life.
Journal of Clinical Movement Disorders – Essential tremor (ET) is a common condition associated with significant physical and psychosocial disability. “Classic” ET is a clinical syndrome of action tremor in the upper limbs and less commonly the head, jaw, voice, trunk, or lower limbs. Current diagnostic criteria for ET exclude isolated vocal tremor (IVT). Failure […]
MyCentralJersey.com – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) in New Brunswick in partnership with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is the first facility in New Jersey and Pennsylvania to use the St. Jude Medical Infinity Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System, an advanced treatment option recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) […]
Meryl Lin McKean, Fox4KC – Imagine having trouble writing your name or pouring a glass of water because your hands shake so badly. That was the case for a Gardner, Kan., man. The tremors started when Mark Hansen was in junior high, and they worsened over four decades.
By Kristen Anderson, Missoulian – For Ken, a cup of coffee is better if it’s half-full. That’s because his shaky hands would spill a full cup. He also has trouble with handwriting, and sometimes playing his guitar is difficult. All this can be frustrating for Ken, who is 61. But he’s used to it – […]
Jefferson Underwood III, M.D, Montgomery Advertiser – Sipping on a warm cup of tea, feeding yourself soup with a spoon or simply writing your name. We take being able to perform these simple tasks for granted. Now with the proper diagnosis, use of appropriate medications and new cutting edge treatments, many individuals who suffer from […]
AAN 2016 Conference Report by Samantha J. Peterson – In a study of 2857 patients with essential tremor, 33% received no treatment for their tremor. Of those patients who did receive treatment, 33% experienced no benefit from beta-blockers and 35% discontinued due to side effects. In addition, 17% reported no benefit from primidone and 23% […]
FDA.gov – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first focused ultrasound device to treat essential tremor in patients who have not responded to medication. ExAblate Neuro uses magnetic resonance (MR) images taken during the procedure to deliver focused ultrasound to destroy brain tissue in a tiny area thought to be responsible for […]
Mark Foster, the Northern Echo – The medieval mystery surrounding the “Tremulous Hand of Worcester” is a step closer to being solved thanks to an academic from York. The Tremulous Hand was a prolific 13th century scribe whose identity is unknown but who was given his nicknamed because of his distinctive shaky handwriting. The medieval […]
WireService.ca – Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University and Kiel University in Germany have led a large international collaborative study that sheds new light on the genetics behind essential tremor, in a paper published in Brain Journal on Oct. 21, 2016. It is the largest study on essential tremor to […]