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Characterization of Nonepileptic Myoclonus in Angelman Syndrome
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Robert Carson headshot Robert P. Carson, MD, PhD Vanderbilt University
2021

Characterization of Nonepileptic Myoclonus in Angelman Syndrome

$103,000

As individuals with Angelman syndrome get older, there is often an increase in the frequency of abnormal movements, including nonepileptic myoclonus. The goal of this study is to better characterize these abnormal movements to help us identify new ways of treating patients with them. 

 

This study will use video data provided by Angelman families on the front end and a large team of movement disorders specialists who will evaluate the videos on the tail end. The study was designed to be family friendly, making it easy to be a part of.