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Quantitative methods for evaluation of tremor and neuromotor function: Application in workers exposed to neurotoxic metals and patients with essential tremor


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Title: Quantitative methods for evaluation of tremor and neuromotor function: Application in workers exposed to neurotoxic metals and patients with essential tremor
Authors: Wastensson, Gunilla
E-mail: gunilla.wastensson@amm.gu.se
Issue Date: 3-Sep-2010
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Medicine. Department of Public Health and Community Medicine
Parts of work: I. Wastensson G, Lamoureux D, Sällsten G, Beuter A, Barregård L. Quantitative tremor assessment in workers with current low exposure to mercury vapor. Neurotoxicology and Teratology 2006;28:681–93.
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II. Wastensson G, Lamoureux D, Sallsten G, Beuter A, Barregard L. Quantitative assessment of neuromotor function in workers with current low exposure to mercury vapor. Neurotoxicology 2008;29:596–604.
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III. Wastensson G, Sallsten G, Bast-Pettersen R, Barregard L. Quantitative assessment of neuromotor function in welders formerly exposed to manganese. Submitted.

IV. Wastensson G, Holmberg B, Johnels B, Barregard L. Quantitative methods for evaluating the efficacy of deep brain stimulation in patients with essential tremor. Manuscript.
Date of Defence: 2010-09-24
Disputation: Fredagen den 24 september, kl. 13.00, Lyktan, Konferenscentrum Wallenberg, Medicinaregatan 20, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Tremor
neuromotor function
neurobehavioral methods
mercury vapor
manganese
previous exposure
welding
essential tremor
deep brain stimulation
Abstract: The overall purpose of this thesis was to investigate the usefulness of certain quantitative methods for detecting or quantifying changes in tremor or other neuromotor functions. Tremor and impairment in neuromotor function may be the early signs of adverse effects due to low-level exposure to neurotoxic metals such as mercury and manganese, and are also common features of neurological diseases. One of the most common movement disorders is essential tremor (ET), which is characterized by postura... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8143-6
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/23133
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