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Arm swing is reduced in idiopathic cervical dystonia.
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PMID:  18661568     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Arm swing is typically reduced in people with Parkinsonism, and also in those with pyramidal dysfunction. We have previously observed that patients with focal arm dystonia can also have reduced arm swing. However, arm swing has not been formally studied in adult-onset primary cervical dystonia (AOPCD). We assessed arm swing in 100 consecutive patients diagnosed with AOPCD and 50 healthy controls. Reduced arm swing was more common in patients with AOPCD compared with healthy controls (55% vs. 6%, P < 0.001) and was more often abnormal on the same side as the direction of head turning (P < 0.05). Women with AOPCD had more often reduced arm swing compared with men (P = 0.002). Reduced arm swing is common in AOPCD. It may indicate segmental spread of subtle motor dysfunction or it may be a feature of dystonia per se.
Georg Kägi; Petra Schwingenschuh; Kailash P Bhatia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1531-8257     ISO Abbreviation:  Mov. Disord.     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-02     Completed Date:  2009-04-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8610688     Medline TA:  Mov Disord     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1784-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
(c) 2007 Movement Disorder Society.
Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, Institute of Neurology, University College London, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Arm / physiopathology*
Case-Control Studies
Head Movements / physiology
Middle Aged
Movement / physiology*
Torticollis / pathology*,  physiopathology*
Video Recording / methods

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