Tremor

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What are the 3 basic types of tremor?
Resting
Action
Mixed
What are the 5 types of action tremor?
Intension
Postural
Kinetic
Isometric
Task-specific
What is the Parkinson's disease triad?
Tremor
Bradykinesia
Rigidity
What are the three most common Parkinson's plus syndromes?
Lewy body dementia - dementia and Parkinsonism, associated with visual hallucinations and fluctuating cognition

Multiple System Atrophy - Parkinsonism with prominent autonomic dysfunction

Progressive supra-nuclear palsy - associated with early falls, postural instability and vertical supranuclear gaze palsy
What are the 4 most common causes of action tremors?
Enhanced physiological tremor
Essential tremor
Cerebellar tremor
Drug-related
What are the 3 most common causes of resting tremor?
Parkinson's disease
Toxin-induced Parkinsonism
Drug-related
What are the 2 most common causes of mixed action/resting tremors?
Wilson's disease
Psychogenic
What are the first, second and third line medications for managing essential tremor?
First line: propanolol
Second line: primidone
Third line: gabapentin or benzodiazepines
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