Researchers develop tool to tell if tremors are real or a ruse by drug-seeking addicts
from Health Canal
The most common clinical sign of withdrawal is tremor, especially in the hands and arms. But judging tremor severity is harder than it sounds; it requires considerable medical expertise and even experienced doctors’ estimates can vary widely. To assist physicians in determining the severity of a patients withdrawal, researchers from the University of Toronto have developed the world’s first app to measure tremor strength, providing objective guidance to direct treatment decisions. The app also shows promise in making solid predictions about whether the tremor is real or fake.
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