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Quality Improvement in Neurology: Essential Tremor Quality Measurement Set
  • Theresa A. Zesiewicz, University of South Florida
  • Kelly Sullivan, Georgia Southern University
  • Marcus Ponce de Leon, Madigan Army Medical Center
  • Amy Bennett, American Academy of Neurology
  • Anna D. Hohler, Boston University School of Medicine
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Essential tremor (ET) is one of the most common movement disorders in the world, with prevalence rates in the general population ranging from 0.4% to 4.6%.1,2 The incidence of ET increases with age,1 with the average age at onset in mid-to-late 40s.3 ET is estimated to affect as many as 7 to 10 million Americans.3,4 Clinically, ET is characterized by bilateral, symmetric, postural tremor in hands and forearms, with or without kinetic tremor, in the absence of abnormal posturing or task specificity.5 ET can also affect lower extremities, head, and voice.6,7 Symptoms may be barely noticeable, or severe and disabling.

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Theresa A. Zesiewicz, Kelly Sullivan, Marcus Ponce de Leon, Amy Bennett, et al.. "Quality Improvement in Neurology: Essential Tremor Quality Measurement Set" Neurology Vol. 89 Iss. 12 (2017) p. 1291 - 1295 ISSN: 1526-632X
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