Electrophysiological Investigations in Orthostatic Myoclonus: Preliminary Findings.


Gunduz A. , Tutuncu M. , Zeydan B. , Apaydin H. , Kiziltan G. , Ertan S., ...More

The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques, vol.45, no.1, pp.100-103, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/cjn.2017.241
  • Title of Journal : The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques
  • Page Numbers: pp.100-103

Abstract

We report the clinical and electrophysiological findings in seven patients with orthostatic myoclonus (OM) associated with gait initiation failure and falls. OM is one of the causes of unsteadiness of stance and gait, and it may develop as a symptom of neurodegenerative disorders. Both positive myoclonic bursts and negative myoclonus may be seen in electrophysiological recordings, and electrophysiological analysis suggests a subcortical origin for OM.