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Smartphone Apps Provide a Simple, Accurate Bedside Screening Tool for Orthostatic Tremor - UNMC

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New Research from the University of Nebraska Medical Center OT Research:

Smartphone Apps Provide a Simple, Accurate Bedside Screening Tool for Orthostatic Tremor
Danish Bhatti, MD, Rebecca Thompson, MD, Amy Hellman, MD, Cynthia Penke, RN , John M Bertoni, MD , Diego Torres-Russotto, MD*

Orthostatic Tremor (OT) is characterized by the presence of a sensation of instability
while standing, associated with high frequency (13–18 Hz) lower extremity tremor. Diagnosis is confirmed with surface electromyography (EMG). An accurate screening tool that could be used in the routine clinical setting, without any specialized equipment, would be useful in earlier detection of OT and judicial use of additional testing.

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