About this Special Issue
Tremor is a common co-occurring feature in individuals diagnosed with dystonia. Recent clinical studies report a co-occurrence of tremor and dystonia in more than 50% of individuals with focal cervical dystonia, the most common form of dystonia. Unlike parkinsonism and myoclonus, tremor is viewed as a part and parcel feature of dystonia. The scientific understanding of the clinical entity has been slowly and steadily evolving, with research interests developing worldwide. The research advancements are critical for the future development of effective evidence-based therapies.
This Special Issue aims to publish studies relating to tremors or oscillatory movements developing in dystonia for enhanced understanding, and will focus on the clinical observations, clinical debates, the current knowledge on the underlying pathophysiology, the status of existing treatments, limitations of their clinical use, potential novel approaches, and the near future of therapeutics.
We therefore welcome the researchers and the clinicians to share their findings and insights from animal model experiments, imaging studies, physiological studies, and clinical trials involving pharmacological and surgical interventions. We believe a comprehensive coverage of all aspects of tremor or oscillatory movements developing in dystonia will be critical to bring the community up to date and further build on the momentum for research.
Abstracts: 1 October 2022
Manuscripts: 1 February 2023
Keywords: dystonia, tremor, oscillatory movements, imaging, pathophysiology