Medications

5 neurological conditions you can treat with Botox

You might know botulinum toxin as Botox: one of many brand names for the injectable drug that smooths wrinkles and facial creases. What you might not know is that botulinum toxin can also be used to treat migraines and ease ...

Medications

Patients may become immune to botulinum toxin treatments

(HealthDay)—About 15 percent of patients treated with botulinum toxin type A (BoNT/A) for dystonia or spasticity can develop an immune response to the treatment itself, according to a study published online Nov. 21 in Neurology.

Neuroscience

Deep brain stimulation for the treatment of movement disorders

For the first time, researchers from Charité have shown that in patients with a type of movement disorder known as dystonia, a particular pattern of brain activity is linked to both the severity of symptoms and the clinical ...

Neuroscience

Scientists develop new drug screening tool for dystonia

Duke University researchers have identified a common mechanism underlying separate forms of dystonia, a family of brain disorders that cause involuntary, debilitating and often painful movements, including twists and turns ...

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Dystonia

Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder, in which sustained muscle contractions cause twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures. The disorder may be hereditary or caused by other factors such as birth-related or other physical trauma, infection, poisoning (e.g., lead poisoning) or reaction to pharmaceutical drugs, particularly neuroleptics. Treatment is difficult and has been limited to minimizing the symptoms of the disorder, since there is no cure available.

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