Thalamic stimulation reduces permanent tremor in MS

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Thalamic stimulation reduces permanent tremor in MS

Postby MSUK » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:00 am


Tremor in multiple sclerosis (MS) frequently improves during thalamic stimulation, even when limb strength is conserved, according to findings published in the April issue of the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry.

“Permanent tremor reduction may simply reflect natural history,” reported Wesley Thevathasan, MD, of the Department of Neurology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom, and colleagues. “Alternatively, these findings appear consistent with the recent proposal that thalamic stimulation in MS might promote local ‘demyelinative lesioning..........’” Read More - ... ageid/3005
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