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David A Peterson, Gwen C Littlewort, Marian S Bartlett, Antonella Macerollo, Joel S Perlmutter, H A Jinnah, Mark Hallett, Terrence J Sejnowski
OBJECTIVE: To compare clinical rating scales of blepharospasm severity with involuntary eye closures measured automatically from patient videos with contemporary facial expression software. METHODS: We evaluated video recordings of a standardized clinical examination from 50 patients with blepharospasm in the Dystonia Coalition's Natural History and Biorepository study. Eye closures were measured on a frame-by-frame basis with software known as the Computer Expression Recognition Toolbox (CERT)...
October 21, 2016: Neurology
Paola Perozzo, Adriana Salatino, Paolo Cerrato, Raffaella Ricci
Mood, anxiety, and other psychological symptoms are common in dystonic patients suffering from blepharospasm (BSP) and spasmodic torticollis (ST). Since sexual well-being is an important aspect of mental health, here, we investigated whether these patients may also experience a worsening of their sexual life. In particular, quality of sexual life was evaluated in patients suffering from BSP (N = 30), ST (N = 30), and in a control group of patient with Hemifacial spasm (HFS; N = 30), undergoing botulinum toxin type A therapy...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
A Fasano, M Tinazzi
Functional movement disorders (FMDs) affecting the eyelids, tongue, and other facial muscles are often underrecognized because their phenomenology has not been fully characterized. Nevertheless, these disorders are more common than previously thought. In this chapter we will discuss the phenomenology as well as the clinical and instrumental diagnosis of facial FMDs. Facial FMDs should be considered when a patient exhibits any combination of the following features: (1) fixed unilateral facial contractions, especially with lower lip, with or without ipsilateral jaw involvement, of maximal severity at onset; (2) inconsistent features such as changes in side and pattern during or between examination; (3) associated somatoform or nonphysiologic sensory or motor findings; (4) reduction or abolition of facial spasm with distraction; (5) response to suggestion or psychotherapy; (6) rapid onset and/or spontaneous remissions; and (7) normal neurologic examination...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
Rungsima Wanitphakdeedecha, Chanida Ungaksornpairote, Arisa Kaewkes, Viboon Rojanavanich, Weeranut Phothong, Woraphong Manuskiatti
BACKGROUND: Botulinum toxin type A (BTA) has been approved for the treatment of strabismus, blepharospasm, muscle spasm, cervical dystonia, pain syndrome, glabella wrinkles, and severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis. Intradermal injection of BTA has been used off-label by many clinicians for the purpose of face-lifting effect. Few studies on onabotulinumtoxinA (ONA) demonstrated no clinical efficacy on face-lifting effect when comparing to normal saline solution (NSS). So far, there is no split-face comparison study on face-lifting effect of abobotulinumtoxinA (ABO)...
September 19, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
L Williams, E McGovern, O Kimmich, A Molloy, I Beiser, J S Butler, F Molloy, P Logan, D G Healy, T Lynch, R Walsh, L Cassidy, P Moriarty, H Moore, T McSwiney, C Walsh, S O'Riordan, M Hutchinson
BACKGROUND: Adult onset idiopathic isolated focal dystonia presents with a number of phenotypes. Reported prevalence rates vary considerably; well-characterized cohorts are important to our understanding of this disorder. AIM: To perform a nationwide epidemiological study of adult onset idiopathic isolated focal dystonia in the Republic of Ireland. METHODS: Patients with adult onset idiopathic isolated focal dystonia were recruited from multiple sources...
September 19, 2016: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
Reiji Yoshimura, Hikaru Hori, Asuka Katsuki, Kiyokazu Atake
Meige syndrome is a relatively rare type of oral facial dystonia. The dominant symptoms involve involuntary eye blinking and chin thrusting. Some patients may experience excessive tongue protrusion, squinting, muddled speech, or uncontrollable contraction of the platysma muscle. A 44-year-old Japanese male was suffering from schizophrenia. The initial presentation of his psychosis consisted of auditory hallucinations, delusions of persecution, psychomotor excitement, loosening association, and restlessness...
September 2016: Journal of UOEH
Nancy Johnstone McLean, Kimberly Newkirk, Coenraad M Adema
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical exam findings, treatment and outcomes of 16 dogs diagnosed with ocular onchocerciasis in New Mexico. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Records of dogs diagnosed by the primary author were reviewed (2011-2015). Records that were accessible and included a diagnosis of Onchocerca lupi by histopathologic or molecular identification of the nematode were included. RESULTS: Sixteen cases were included. 3/16 dogs were treated with year-round heartworm prophylaxis prior to infection...
September 13, 2016: Veterinary Ophthalmology
Bahram Eshraghi, Mahla Shadravan, Elham Aalami, Elias Khalili Pour
PURPOSE: To describe a patient with Schwartz Jampel vel Aberfeld syndrome (SJS) who underwent orbicularis oculi myectomy as a treatment for blepharospasm. CASE REPORT: A 4-year-old child with SJS did not respond to an injection of a single dose of botulinum toxin after one month, so orbicularis myectomy was then performed under general anesthesia. During the procedure, orbicularis vermiform movements were a useful guide for the extent of myectomy that the patient needed...
July 2016: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
Andrew G Lee, Neil R Miller
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September 8, 2016: JAMA Ophthalmology
Caroline L S Kilduff, Edward J Casswell, Tahrina Salam, Dov Hersh, Santiago Ortiz-Perez, Daniel Ezra
Importance: Patients with benign essential blepharospasm or hemifacial spasm are known to use botulinum toxin injections and alleviating maneuvers to help control their symptoms. The clinical correlates between the use of botulinum toxin injections and the use of alleviating maneuvers are not well established. Objective: To determine whether the use of alleviating maneuvers for benign essential blepharospasm or hemifacial spasm correlates with disease severity or botulinum toxin treatment...
September 8, 2016: JAMA Ophthalmology
Evangelos Anagnostou, Michael Vikelis, Elias Tzavellas, Apostolia Ghika, Ioanna Kouzi, Ioannis Evdokimidis, Evangelia Kararizou
OBJECTIVES: Although photophobia is a well-known symptom in various disorders, it has rarely been studied explicitly and its definition in a clinical setting can be somewhat elusive. Here, we assessed photophobia with a common psychometric tool in different conditions, in which light intolerance is considered part of the syndrome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective study was undertaken in patients with migraine (MH), cluster headache (CH), tension-type headache (TH), essential blepharospasm (BS) and major depression (MD)...
August 31, 2016: International Journal of Neuroscience
Craig Evinger, Kathleen Digre
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
Yukihisa Suzuki, Kenji Ishii, Motohiro Kiyosawa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
Yvette N Lamb, Lesley J Scott
Intramuscular incobotulinumtoxinA (Xeomin(®)) is indicated for the treatment or improvement of adult patients with upper limb spasticity (featured indication), cervical dystonia, blepharospasm and glabellar lines. It is a highly purified formulation of botulinum toxin type A that inhibits acetylcholine signalling at neuromuscular junctions, reducing muscle hypertonia. This narrative review discusses the clinical use of incobotulinumtoxinA in adults with upper limb spasticity and summarizes its pharmacological properties...
September 2016: Drugs
Ruth Lamb, Jonathan D Rohrer, Andrew J Lees, Huw R Morris
There are currently no disease-modifying treatments for progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) or corticobasal degeneration (CBD), and no approved pharmacological or therapeutic treatments that are effective in controlling their symptoms. The use of most pharmacological treatment options are based on experience in other disorders or from non-randomized historical controls, case series, or expert opinion. Levodopa may provide some improvement in symptoms of Parkinsonism (specifically bradykinesia and rigidity) in PSP and CBD; however, evidence is conflicting and where present, benefits are often negligible and short lived...
September 2016: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
Jing Yang, Wei Song, Qianqian Wei, Ruwei Ou, Bei Cao, Wanglin Liu, Na Shao, Hui-Fang Shang
BACKGROUNDS: Studies have reported that non-motor symptoms are an important component of primary dystonia. However, evidence supporting cognitive impairment in primary dystonia is limited and contradictory. METHODS: We applied the Chinese version of the Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination-Revised and the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) to screen for cognitive impairment in patients with primary blepharospasm. In addition, we investigated the relationship between performance on the Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination-Revised and quality of life as measured by the Medical Outcomes Study 36-item Short-Form (SF36)...
2016: PloS One
Yoshihiko Isshiki, Hiroto Ishikawa, Osamu Mimura
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To evaluate the effects of botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) treatment in patients with benign essential blepharospasm (BEB) by monitoring the ocular surface and ocular higher-order aberrations (HOAs) before and after treatment. METHODS: The present study reports a prospective case series of 38 patients (76 eyes, 11 men and 27 women; mean age 66.8 ± 9.8 years) with BEB who underwent BTX-A treatment at Kokura Memorial Hospital between 2013 and 2014...
August 8, 2016: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
Jury Kim, Young-Jun Kim, Dong-Beom Ji, Min-Su Kim
A slow loris, Nycticebus coucang , was brought to Ji Dong Beom Animal Hospital from the National Institute of Ecology due to globe enlargement and frequent blepharospasm of the right eye. Ophthalmic diagnoses included glaucoma with posterior lens luxation and cataract. Because this animal was on exhibition at the National Institute of Ecology, preservation of the eyeball by intraocular silicone implantation following evisceration rather than enucleation was selected. Before the surgery, examination of the normal left eye was performed using Retcam and spectral domain optical coherence tomography...
June 2016: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Sadie Wickwar, Hayley McBain, Stanton P Newman, Shashivadan P Hirani, Catherine Hurt, Nicola Dunlop, Chris Flood, Daniel G Ezra
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2016: Trials
Mandar Jog, Theodore Wein, Meetu Bhogal, Sonja Dhani, Robert Miller, Farooq Ismail, Richard Beauchamp, Grace Trentin
BACKGROUND: OnabotulinumtoxinA is an efficacious treatment option for patients with various conditions. Although studies have reported on the efficacy of onabotulinumtoxinA, quality of life (QoL) data are limited. This study evaluated QoL in patients treated with onabotulinumtoxinA across various therapeutic indications. METHODS: MDs on BOTOX Utility (MOBILITY) was a prospective, multicenter, observational Canadian study in patients initiating (naïve) or receiving ongoing (maintenance) onabotulinumtoxinA treatment...
September 2016: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
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