July 10, 2020
Fariborz Rahimi

Fariborz Rahimi

Academic rank: Assistant professor
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Education: Ph.D in ٍElectrical Engineering-Control & Biomedical Engineering
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Faculty: Faculty of Engineering
Department: Electrical Engineering

Research

Title
Predicting improvement in writer’s cramp symptoms following botulinum neurotoxin injection therapy
Type Article
Keywords
Writer's cramp, assessment, BoNT-A injections, responder
Researchers Mallory E. Jackman، Mehdi Delrobaei، Fariborz Rahimi، Seyed Farokh Atashzar، Mahya Shahbazi، Rajni Patel، Mandar Jog

Abstract

A comprehensive assessment was employed to measure various symptom aspects. Clinical scales, full upper-limb kinematic measures, self-report, and task performance measures were assessed for nine writer’s cramp patients at baseline. Patients received two BoNT-A injections then were classified as responders or non-responders based on a quantified self-report measure. Baseline scores were compared between groups, across all measures, to determine which scores predicted a positive BoNT-A response