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Quantification of Upper Extremity Hypertonia

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 2, 2006
Last Update Posted : March 12, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Terence Sanger, University of Southern California

Brief Summary:
Dr. Sanger and the research team want to learn about upper extremity hypertonia (stiffness) in children and young adults with cerebral palsy. Specifically, they want to learn about ways to measure the stiffness in the joints of hypertonic arms. The information the research team will collect includes any physical exams or computer generated data about your arm movements.

Condition or disease
Dystonia Muscle Hypertonia

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 60 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Quantification of Upper Extremity Hypertonia
Study Start Date : January 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2012

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Observation [ Time Frame: 1 hour ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   4 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Children with cerebral palsy and/or dystonia.

Inclusion Criteria:Dystonia in at least one arm Age 4 to no upper limit

Exclusion Criteria:increased risk of participation botulinum toxin within 6 months

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00285870

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United States, California
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California, United States, 94305
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Southern California
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Principal Investigator: Terence D. Sanger Stanford University
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Responsible Party: Terence Sanger, Associate Professor, University of Southern California Identifier: NCT00285870    
First Posted: February 2, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 12, 2013
Last Verified: March 2013
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Muscle Hypertonia
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Manifestations