Dr Nimeshan Geevasinga
Evaluation of patients with Motor Neuron Disease who have a specific genetic mutation
Motor neurone diseases
motor neuron disease (mnd) | neurophysiology | transcranial magnetic stimulation (tms) | nerve excitability | electrophysiology
Motor Neuron Disease (MND) is a rapidly progressive neurological illness. A new genetic mutation C9ORF72 has recently been identified as a cause of MND. Little is known about the neurophysiological properties in these patients. We wish to better characterise the nerve function in these patients, using a new technique; ‘Threshold tracking transcranial magnetic stimulation’ and other existing neurophysiological techniques.