A review of neurological abnormalities associated with the practise of music.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/200991
Title:
A review of neurological abnormalities associated with the practise of music.
Authors:
O'Connor, G; McNamara, B
Affiliation:
Department of Neurophysiology, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork. ged.oconnor@oceanfree.net
Citation:
A review of neurological abnormalities associated with the practise of music. 2009, 102 (5):156-7 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
May-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/200991
PubMed ID:
19623814
Abstract:
A number of neurological abnormalities associated with the playing of musical instruments have been described which can cause great difficulty for performers. However, there has been no attempt to consider this in an Irish context, a cultural setting which encompasses an unusual range of playing styles and musical instruments. We performed a retrospective assessment of musicians referred to our service for neurophysiological testing. In this series of 17 musicians, most (59%) had more than one abnormality on testing. We discovered fifteen cases of carpal tunnel syndrome, eleven cases of ulnar neuropathy, and four cases of focal dystonia. Compared to previously published reports, our series contains a greater proportion of amateur musicians, a group not well studied in the literature.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
A number of neurological abnormalities associated with the playing of musical instruments have been described which can cause great difficulty for performers. However, there has been no attempt to consider this in an Irish context, a cultural setting which encompasses an unusual range of playing styles and musical instruments. We performed a retrospective assessment of musicians referred to our service for neurophysiological testing. In this series of 17 musicians, most (59%) had more than one abnormality on testing. We discovered fifteen cases of carpal tunnel syndrome, eleven cases of ulnar neuropathy, and four cases of focal dystonia. Compared to previously published reports, our series contains a greater proportion of amateur musicians, a group not well studied in the literature.
MeSH:
Adult; Aged; Cumulative Trauma Disorders; Female; Humans; Ireland; Male; Middle Aged; Musculoskeletal Diseases; Music; Neuropsychological Tests; Occupational Exposure; Retrospective Studies
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Gen
dc.contributor.authorMcNamara, Ben
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-09T16:31:55Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-09T16:31:55Z-
dc.date.issued2009-05-
dc.identifier.citationA review of neurological abnormalities associated with the practise of music. 2009, 102 (5):156-7 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid19623814-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/200991-
dc.descriptionA number of neurological abnormalities associated with the playing of musical instruments have been described which can cause great difficulty for performers. However, there has been no attempt to consider this in an Irish context, a cultural setting which encompasses an unusual range of playing styles and musical instruments. We performed a retrospective assessment of musicians referred to our service for neurophysiological testing. In this series of 17 musicians, most (59%) had more than one abnormality on testing. We discovered fifteen cases of carpal tunnel syndrome, eleven cases of ulnar neuropathy, and four cases of focal dystonia. Compared to previously published reports, our series contains a greater proportion of amateur musicians, a group not well studied in the literature.en
dc.description.abstractA number of neurological abnormalities associated with the playing of musical instruments have been described which can cause great difficulty for performers. However, there has been no attempt to consider this in an Irish context, a cultural setting which encompasses an unusual range of playing styles and musical instruments. We performed a retrospective assessment of musicians referred to our service for neurophysiological testing. In this series of 17 musicians, most (59%) had more than one abnormality on testing. We discovered fifteen cases of carpal tunnel syndrome, eleven cases of ulnar neuropathy, and four cases of focal dystonia. Compared to previously published reports, our series contains a greater proportion of amateur musicians, a group not well studied in the literature.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshCumulative Trauma Disorders-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshMusculoskeletal Diseases-
dc.subject.meshMusic-
dc.subject.meshNeuropsychological Tests-
dc.subject.meshOccupational Exposure-
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studies-
dc.titleA review of neurological abnormalities associated with the practise of music.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Neurophysiology, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork. ged.oconnor@oceanfree.neten
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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