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Keywords:

  • WHIGET rating scale;
  • TENS;
  • myoclonic dystonia;
  • essential tremor;
  • neuropathic tremor

Abstract

Based on the claims that transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation is effective in myoclonic dystonia and essential tremor, we evaluated its acute effects in 5 patients with essential tremor and 2 patients with tremor attributed to peripheral neuropathy using as parameters the Washington Heights-Inwood Genetic Study of Essential Tremor rating scale, self-reported impression, and recording of electromyographic activity. We found no significant improvement in any of the parameters tested. © 2002 Movement Disorder Society