New paper on how to diagnose tremor patients

Diagnosing patients with tremor can be quite difficult, even though tremor is the most common movement disorder. Many different tremor syndromes exist, with different underlying etiologies and treatment options.

To aid neurologists and other doctors involved with tremor patients in their diagnostic process, an article was published in Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry on May 26, 2020. In it, a stepwise approach is proposed, beginning with attention to tremor signs and symptoms. Guidance is provided on how to choose appropriate diagnostic tests, and treatable metabolic causes as well as drugs and toxins that may provoke tremor are highlighted.

The article resulted from a collaboration between neurologists from the Expertise Center Movement Disorders Groningen (UMCG), and Radboud University Medical Center and Canisius Wilhelmina Hospital, both in Nijmegen. In Groningen, Madelein van der Stouwe, Jan Willem Elting, and Marina de Koning co-wrote the paper. The article is an "open access" publication, which means that it is available to anyone to download free of charge.

We hope this article will help diagnose tremor patients with more speed and accuracy.