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Primary dystonia research project now enrolling

May 26, 2015

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The Virginia Commonwealth University Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center is serving as a research site for an observational research project that aims to learn more about the causes of primary dystonia and how the symptoms may progress over time.   Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and diagnosed with a primary dystonia to […]

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Dystonia research study

February 24, 2015

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The VCU PMDC is serving as a research site for an observational research project that aims to learn more about the causes of dystonia and how the symptoms may progress over time. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and diagnosed with a primary dystonia to be eligible to participate. This project is sponsored […]

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Live Well

September 26, 2014

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VCU PMDC provides an individualized, interdisciplinary approach to evaluation and treatment. All of our clinicians specialize in movement disorders to help patients live well. Every new patient is first evaluated by a neurologist, and may be scheduled for evaluations with other clinicians as appropriate for his or her situation. These other clinicians may include: Clinical […]

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Dystonia services at VCU PMDC

September 8, 2014

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Whether your dystonia is primary or secondary, focal or generalized, VCU PMDC is a resource for evaluation and treatment. Our movement disorder specialist neurologists are available to evaluate dystonia and offer individualized treatment plans which may include: medications non-medication therapies including physical therapy and speech therapy botulinum toxin injections deep brain stimulation surgery consultation All […]

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No two journeys are the same

February 18, 2014

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At the VCU PMDC you can access a variety of paths to meet your unique needs. Don’t worry. We’ll be with you every step of the way. The infographic above visually describes the various aspects of the VCU PMDC.  We’re a hybrid organization with several programs that can be complicated to describe and understand. We […]

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Active clinical research projects at VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center

May 14, 2013

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Researchers at VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center seek volunteers for clinical research studies Clinical research is integral to advance our understanding of Parkinson’s and movement disorders.  Researchers at VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center rely on volunteers to partner in the quest to learn more about these diseases. By volunteering to participate in clinical […]

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VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center participating in a dystonia research study

May 13, 2013

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VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center neurologists participating in  research to learn more about dystonia Dystonia is a disorder involving excessive involuntary contraction of muscles with repetitive and patterned movements.  Researchers want to learn more about the causes of dystonia and how the symptoms of the disorder may progress over time.  To be eligible to […]

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Deep brain stimulation services now available

July 23, 2012

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Deep brain stimulation (DBS) consultation, pre-operative and post-operative care services, including programming, are now available at the VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders clinical center.  Dr. Kathryn Holloway and her team have extensive experience with DBS. Deep brain stimulation is a surgical intervention used to treat movement disorders such as dystonia, essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease […]

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Clinical research study now enrolling

July 2, 2012

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Open to all movement disorder diagnoses Dr. Sarah Lageman is leading this study testing whether writing is helpful for patients and caregivers dealing with a movement disorder. This type of writing has led to positive changes for other chronically ill patients, including reduced depression and anxiety, fewer physical symptoms, decreased stress response, better immune functioning, […]

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We need your input! Needs assessment survey

May 25, 2012

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We need your input! We have created a survey to learn about your unique needs. The “Needs Assessment of Individuals with Movement Disorders and Their Caregivers” is a VCU Institutional Review Board-approved protocol (HM14301) designed to: identify needs that individuals with movement disorders and their caregivers have identify barriers to accessing services that meet these […]

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