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Acute effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on tremor



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

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