Role of Neurotransmission and Functional CNS Networks in Spasmodic Dysphonia and Other Focal Dystonias

ID Number 09-0834

Principal Investigator(s)
Kristina Simonyan

Department(s) or Division(s)
Neurology

Description

The long terms purpose of this study is to better understand how the brain controls speech in patients with spasmodic dysphonia. Recent studies have found changes in brain function in patients with spasmodic dysphonia which may play an important role in the development of this disorder. Participation may include a medical history and physical examination fiberoptic nasolaryngoscopy voice and speech recording and up to two PET scans and one MRI scan.



Contact Information
Estee Rubien-Thomas
(212) 241-1438
estee.rubien-thomas@mssm.edu

Recruiting Patients: Yes