Researcher: Marja Broersma (PhD student)
Expected thesis defense: 2017
Second promotor: Prof. Marina de Koning-Tijssen, MD, PhD
Collaborators: Fleur van Rootselaar, MD, PhD (AMC, Amsterdam), Arthur Buijink, MD, PhD, Madelein van der Stouwe, MD, PhD
Funding: Prinses Beatrix Fonds
EMG-fMRI was employed to identify the brain network involved in tremor generation in a homogeneous group of ET patients with the aim to enhance our understanding of ET pathophysiology, contribute to the discussion on ET as a ‘family’ of movement disorders and help determine the best clinical care for individual ET patients. In addition, (r)TMS was investigated for its potential as a treatment for functional (movement) disorders.
Bilateral cerebellar activation in unilaterally challenged essential tremor. Broersma M, van der Stouwe AM, Buijink AW, de Jong BM, Groot PF, Speelman JD, Tijssen MA, van Rootselaar AF, Maurits NM. Neuroimage Clin. 2015 Dec 28;11:1-9.
Can repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation increase muscle strength in functional neurological paresis? A proof-of-principle study Broersma M, Koops EA, Vroomen PC, Van der Hoeven JH, Aleman A, Leenders KL, Maurits NM, van Beilen M. Eur J Neurol. 2015 May;22(5):866-73.