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
Effective management of upper limb parkinsonian tremor by BoNT-A injections using sensor-based biomechanical patterns
Type Article
Keywords
Tremor, BoNT-A, Parkinson's disease, sensor-based
Researchers Fariborz Rahimi، Olivia Samotus، Jack Lee، Mandar Jog

Abstract

Focal treatment of Parkinson’s disease tremor by botulinum toxin type A incobotulinumtoxinA (BoNT-A) injections has been inadequately investigated and at best provides modest relief with significant muscle weakness. Complexity of multi-joint tremulous movements results in non-individualized dosing regimens. This 38-week open-label study used kinematic technology to guide muscle selection and improve efficacy of incobotulinumtoxinA (BoNT-A) injections for Parkinson’s disease tremor.