Flashcards in Movement disorders Deck (25):
what is the most common action or postural tremor?
what is the pattern of inheritance of ET?
what is the DOC for essential tremor?
what type of ET might indicate a use for botox?
what is Myerson's tap?
tapping bridge of nose produces sustained blink response
what is Shy-Drager?
Parkinson PLUS autonomic insufficiency (anhydrosis, impotence, etc)
What is PSP?
progressive, supranuclear palsy
Parkinsons PLUS gaze paralysis (falls down the stairs)-usu. no tremor
what is often the first sign of HD?
what is idiopathic torsion dystonia?
childhood onset usu. in legs (FH, more severe)
adult onset usu. in arms/axial (not as severe)
what is akathesia?
what is coprolalia?
tourrettes outbursts of obscene speech
what is echolalia?
repeating what other's say "parroting"
what is palilalia?
repeating words or phrases (OCD)
when would you use oxitriptan?
f/ an anoxic brain injury
which test in MG has a correlation to progression of dz?
which routine test in MG has NO correlation to progression of dz?
anti-ach receptor antibodies
how do you treat MG?
prednisone/(cyclosporie/Imuran) if refractory to steroids
acute therapy = plasmapheresis
what would be present in CSF of an MS pt experiencing an exacerbation?
how do you treat MS exacerbations?
how do you prophylax MS?
humanized monoclonal antibodies
which drugs should be avoided in parkinsons/
how do you treat tourrettes?
haldol 0.5 mg
what do you use to treat alzheimers?
donepezil (aricept) 5-10mg
galantamine (razadyne) 8-12 mg BID maint
rivastigmine (exelon) 3-6 mg BID maint
Memantine (Namenda) 10 mg BID maint
which AD drug has to be dose adjusted for CrCl of less that 60?
10 mg QD
contraindicated for CrCl <30