Myoclonus

John N. Caviness, Daniel D. Truong

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Neurology
Subtitle of host publicationA Clinical Approach
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages179-183
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781405157384
DOIs
StatePublished - May 18 2010

Keywords

  • Clinical neurophysiology, information about myoclonus pathophysiology
  • Major myoclonic disorder features - post-hypoxic myoclonus
  • Multichannel surface electromyography (EMG) recording with testing - for long latency EMG responses to nerve stimulation
  • Multiple system atrophy, manifesting as varying degrees of parkinsonism, ataxia, and autonomic dysfunction
  • Myoclonus epidemiology, only study in a defined population from Olmsted County, Minnesota
  • Myoclonus etiological classification scheme - physiologic, essential, epileptic, and symptomatic (secondary)
  • Myoclonus, sudden, brief, shock-like, involuntary movements and muscular contractions
  • Spectrum of lithium-induced myoclonus - with regards to different clinical manifestations of motor cortex hyperexcitability
  • Sporadic essential myoclonus - heterogeneous with regard to distribution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Caviness, J. N., & Truong, D. D. (2010). Myoclonus. In International Neurology: A Clinical Approach (pp. 179-183). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444317008.ch46