Rest and action tremor in Parkinson's disease: effects of Deep Brain Stimulation

Tjitske Heida, E.C. Wentink

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    Abstract

    One of the cardinal symptoms of Parkinson’s disease is rest tremor. While rest tremor generally disappears during sleep and voluntary movement, action tremor may be triggered by voluntary movement, and may even be more disabling than rest tremor. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) in the subthalamic nucleus (STN) has been shown to be efficacious in the treatment of tremor. However, in most studies tremor is quantified using clinical scales such as the Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS). In this paper a pilot study is described in which the effect of DBS on rest and action tremor was investigated using inertial sensors for the quantification of tremor.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationXII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing
    Place of PublicationHeidelberg
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages67
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-13038-0
    Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2010
    EventXII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2010 - Chalkidiki, Greece, Chalcidice, Greece
    Duration: 27 May 201030 May 2010
    Conference number: 12
    http://www.medicon2010.org/

    Publication series

    NameIFMBE proceedings
    PublisherSpringer
    Volume29
    ISSN (Print)1680-0737
    ISSN (Electronic)1433-9277

    Conference

    ConferenceXII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2010
    Abbreviated titleMEDICON 2010
    CountryGreece
    CityChalcidice
    Period27/05/1030/05/10
    Other27-30 May 2010
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    Keywords

    • METIS-270972
    • IR-72539
    • Deep Brain Stimulation
    • EWI-18280
    • Rest tremor
    • Parkinson’s disease
    • BSS-Electrical Neurostimulation
    • Action tremor

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