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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723276/can-an-app-help-identify-psychomotor-function-impairments-during-drinking-occasions-in-the-real-world-a-mixed-method-pilot-study
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Brian Suffoletto, Akash Goyal, Juan Carlos Puyana, Tammy Chung
BACKGROUND: Being able to measure the acute effects of alcohol consumption on psychomotor functions in natural settings could be useful in injury prevention interventions. This study examined the feasibility and acceptability of collecting app-based measures of information processing, working memory and gait stability during times of typical alcohol consumption among young adults. METHODS: Ten young adults (aged 21-26) with hazardous drinking completed a baseline assessment and ecological momentary assessments (EMA) on 4 consecutive Fridays and Saturdays, every hour from 8pm to 12am...
July 19, 2017: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719842/spatiotemporal-gait-changes-with-use-of-an-arm-swing-cueing-device-in-people-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Elizabeth Thompson, Peter Agada, W Geoffrey Wright, Hendrik Reimann, John Jeka
Impaired arm swing is a common motor symptom of Parkinson's disease (PD), and correlates with other gait impairments and increased risk of falls. Studies suggest that arm swing is not merely a passive consequence of trunk rotation during walking, but an active component of gait. Thus, techniques to enhance arm swing may improve gait characteristics. There is currently no portable device to measure arm swing and deliver immediate cues for larger movement. Here we test report pilot testing of such a device, ArmSense (patented), using a crossover repeated-measures design...
July 4, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715271/comparison-of-trunk-impairment-scale-versions-1-0-and-2-0-in-people-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-validation-study
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Ylva Nilsagård, Anna Carling, Oskar Davidsson, Lisbeth Franzén, Anette Forsberg
BACKGROUND: Trunk control impairment often accompanies multiple sclerosis (MS). Trunk stability is necessary for movements of extremities, as are selective trunk movements for normal gait. Measuring trunk function is thus of interest. METHODS: We examined the relationships between the Trunk Impairment Scale (TIS1.0 and TIS2.0) and the Berg Balance Scale (BBS), 5 sit-to-stand test (5STS), Timed Up and Go test (TUG), 10-m timed walk test (10TW), 2-min walk test (2MWT), Falls Efficacy Scale - International, and 12-item MS Walking Scale (MSWS-12) in 47 outpatients...
July 17, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712731/cervical-dystonia-patients-display-subclinical-gait-changes
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Marcello Esposito, Raffaele Dubbioso, Silvio Peluso, Antonio Picone, Bruno Corrado, Clemente Servodio Iammarone, Roberto Allocca, Fiore Manganelli, Lucio Santoro, Alfonso Fasano
INTRODUCTION: Gait disorders in cervical dystonia (CD) are reported in patients under DBS or in severe cases complicated with spinal deformities. OBJECTIVE: to assess walking motor pattern in CD patients without DBS and not presenting scoliosis. METHODS: Computerized gait analysis (CGA) was performed in CD patients, before and after botulinum toxin (BoNT) injections, and in healthy controls (HC). Spatiotemporal (ST) parameters were compared between CD and HC groups...
July 10, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709904/the-effects-of-gaze-stabilization-on-gait-parameters-in-individuals-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Rebecca J Reed-Jones, Douglas W Powell
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of gaze fixation on head stabilization and gait during straight over ground walking in individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD). Eight individuals with PD (Age: 62.3±8.1 years) volunteered for the study. Full body kinematic data were collected at 120Hz using a Vicon motion capture system. Two visual conditions were used to determine the effects of gaze fixation: FREE gaze and FIXED gaze. During FIXED gaze, participants were required to fixate on a still target 13m ahead...
July 11, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704694/harmony-as-a-convergence-attractor-that-minimizes-the-energy-expenditure-and-variability-in-physiological-gait-and-the-loss-of-harmony-in-cerebellar-ataxia
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Mariano Serrao, Giorgia Chini, Marco Iosa, Carlo Casali, Giovanni Morone, Carmela Conte, Fabiano Bini, Franco Marinozzi, Gianluca Coppola, Francesco Pierelli, Francesco Draicchio, Alberto Ranavolo
BACKGROUND: The harmony of the human gait was recently found to be related to the golden ratio value (ϕ). The ratio between the duration of the stance and that of the swing phases of a gait cycle was in fact found to be close to ϕ, which implies that, because of the fractal property of autosimilarity of that number, the gait ratios stride/stance, stance/swing, swing/double support, were not significantly different from one another. We studied a group of patients with cerebellar ataxia to investigate how the differences between their gait ratios and the golden ratio are related to efficiency and stability of their gait, assessed by energy expenditure and stride-to-stride variability, respectively...
July 5, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704193/rehabilitation-of-patients-with-hip-joint-arthroplasty-late-post-surgery-period-hospital-rehabilitation
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Maya S Krastanova, Elena M Ilieva, Danelina E Vacheva
BACKGROUND: Hip joint replacement (endoprosthesis, alloplasty) has become one of the most frequent surgery interventions of the 20th century. AIM: To conduct rehabilitation therapy in the late post-surgery period of hospital rehabilitation (45 days after surgery), to track patients' progress and measure the results. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and fifty-two patients with hip joint endoprosthesis were included in the study. All underwent surgery and rehabilitation at the Department of Clinical Rehabilitation of the Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic at Doctor G...
June 1, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695318/-subjective-gait-stability-in-the-elderly
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Theresa Hirsch, Jasmin Lampe, Katrin Michalk, Lotte Röder, Karoline Munsch, Jonas Marquardt
BACKGROUND: It can be assumed that the feeling of gait stability or gait instability in the elderly may be independent of a possible fear of falling or a history of falling when walking. Up to now, there has been a lack of spatiotemporal gait parameters for older people who subjectively feel secure when walking. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to analyse the distribution of various gait parameters for older people who subjectively feel secure when walking. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, the gait parameters stride time, step time, stride length, step length, double support, single support, and walking speed were measured using a Vicon three-dimensional motion capture system (Plug-In Gait Lower-Body Marker Set) in 31 healthy people aged 65 years and older (mean age 72 ± 3...
July 10, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687151/control-of-lateral-weight-transfer-is-associated-with-walking-speed-in-individuals-post-stroke
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HaoYuan Hsiao, Vicki L Gray, Robert A Creath, Stuart A Binder-Macleod, Mark W Rogers
Restoring functional gait speed is an important goal for rehabilitation post-stroke. During walking, transferring of one's body weight between the limbs and maintaining balance stability are necessary for independent functional gait. Although it is documented that individuals post-stroke commonly have difficulties with performing weight transfer onto their paretic limbs, it remains to be determined if these deficits contributed to slower walking speeds. The primary purpose of this study was to compare the weight transfer characteristics between slow and fast post-stroke ambulators...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686846/effect-of-first-tarsometatarsal-joint-derotational-arthrodesis-on-first-ray-dynamic-stability-compared-to-distal-chevron-osteotomy
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Tero Klemola, Juhana Leppilahti, Vesa Laine, Ilkka Pentikäinen, Risto Ojala, Pasi Ohtonen, Olli Savola
BACKGROUND: Hallux valgus alters gait, compromising first ray stability and function of the windlass mechanism at the late stance. Hallux valgus correction should restore the stability of the first metatarsal. Comparative studies reporting the impact of different hallux valgus correction methods on gait are rare. We report the results of a case-control study between distal chevron osteotomy and first tarsometatarsal joint derotational arthrodesis (FTJDA). METHODS: Two previously studied hallux valgus cohorts were matched: distal chevron osteotomy and FTJDA...
June 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683416/trunk-lower-limb-coordination-pattern-during-gait-in-patients-with-ataxia
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Pietro Caliandro, Chiara Iacovelli, Carmela Conte, Chiara Simbolotti, Paolo M Rossini, Luca Padua, Carlo Casali, Francesco Pierelli, Giuseppe Reale, Mariano Serrao
OBJECTIVE: Although deficit of coordination between the upper and lower body segments might play an important role in impairing gait and stability in ataxic patients, this deficit has not been investigated in subjects with ataxia so far. To evaluate the coordination between trunk and thigh in a sample of patients with ataxia compared with healthy controls and to correlate the coordination measures with the clinical severity. DESIGN: Prospective observational study...
June 27, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674740/changes-in-gait-pattern-and-early-functional-results-after-acl-repair-are-comparable-to-those-of-acl-reconstruction
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Benedikt Schliemann, Johannes Glasbrenner, Dieter Rosenbaum, Katharina Lammers, Mirco Herbort, Christoph Domnick, Michael J Raschke, Clemens Kösters
PURPOSE: Dynamic intraligamentary stabilization (DIS) has been introduced as a new technique to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and to restore knee joint kinematics after an acute ACL tear. Aim of the present study was to compare the early post-operative activity, restoration of gait pattern and functional results after DIS in comparison with primary ACL reconstruction (ACLR) for acute ACL tears. It was hypothesized that functional results, post-operative activity and changes in gait pattern after DIS are comparable to those after ACLR...
July 3, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672803/static-and-dynamic-accuracy-of-an-innovative-miniaturized-wearable-platform-for-short-range-distance-measurements-for-human-movement-applications
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Stefano Bertuletti, Andrea Cereatti, Daniele Comotti, Michele Caldara, Ugo Della Croce
Magneto-inertial measurement units (MIMU) are a suitable solution to assess human motor performance both indoors and outdoors. However, relevant quantities such as step width and base of support, which play an important role in gait stability, cannot be directly measured using MIMU alone. To overcome this limitation, we developed a wearable platform specifically designed for human movement analysis applications, which integrates a MIMU and an Infrared Time-of-Flight proximity sensor (IR-ToF), allowing for the estimate of inter-object distance...
June 24, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668553/the-recovery-response-to-a-novel-unannounced-laboratory-induced-slip-the-first-trial-effect-in-older-adults
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Xuan Liu, Sasha Reschechtko, Shuaijie Wang, Yi-Chung Clive Pai
BACKGROUND: After a single slip, older adults rapidly make adaptive changes to avoid or eliminate further backward loss of balance or a fall. This rapid adaptation has been termed the "single trial effect". The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between the motor errors subjects experienced upon a novel slip and the selection and execution of corrective response by which they modified their ongoing gait pattern and turned it into a protective step. METHODS: A forward slip was induced in the laboratory among 145 community-living older (≥65year old) adults who were protected by an overhead full body harness system...
June 17, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662423/biomechanical-research-on-contour-cage-with-transacetabular-screws-fixation-in-revision-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Haobo Wu, Chiyuan Ma, Jisheng Ran, Danfeng Xu, An Liu, Miao Sun, Lidong Wu, Shigui Yan
BACKGROUND: Use biomechanical technique to access the strain distribution and stability of Contour anti-protrusion cage with or without the whole circumference acetabular cup fixation by the transacetabular screws. METHODS: Pelvic specimens from 10 male cadavers were used for the biomechanical test. The models of type C bone defect were copied according to the AAOS classification. Group 1: the contour reconstruction ring was fixed only by flange screws; Group 2: the contour reconstruction ring was fixed both by flange screws and transacetabular screws in dome...
June 21, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660532/influence-of-single-and-dual-tasks-on-gait-stability-and-gait-speed-in-the-elderly-an-explorative-study
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Slavko Rogan, Jan Taeymans, Christian Bangerter, Sven Simon, Philippe Terrier, Roger Hilfiker
BACKGROUND: Gait stability during dual tasks is important for elderly persons, especially for elderly individuals in need of care. A study was conducted to assess gait stability by using Lyapunov exponents (λS) during single task and dual task conditions in independently living elderly people (Go-Goes) and elderly people in need of care (No-Goes). MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study was conducted with 26 participants (average age 82 ± 9.4 years) who were allocated to the Go-Goes or No-Goes group...
June 28, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659862/usability-of-three-dimensional-augmented-visual-cues-delivered-by-smart-glasses-on-freezing-of-gait-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Sabine Janssen, Benjamin Bolte, Jorik Nonnekes, Marian Bittner, Bastiaan R Bloem, Tjitske Heida, Yan Zhao, Richard J A van Wezel
External cueing is a potentially effective strategy to reduce freezing of gait (FOG) in persons with Parkinson's disease (PD). Case reports suggest that three-dimensional (3D) cues might be more effective in reducing FOG than two-dimensional cues. We investigate the usability of 3D augmented reality visual cues delivered by smart glasses in comparison to conventional 3D transverse bars on the floor and auditory cueing via a metronome in reducing FOG and improving gait parameters. In laboratory experiments, 25 persons with PD and FOG performed walking tasks while wearing custom-made smart glasses under five conditions, at the end-of-dose...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658860/muscle-activation-profiles-and-co-activation-of-quadriceps-and-hamstring-muscles-around-knee-joint-in-indian-primary-osteoarthritis-knee-patients
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Sanjeev Kumar Sharma, Shiv Lal Yadav, U Singh, Sanjay Wadhwa
INTRODUCTION: Osteoarthritis (OA) of knee is a common joint disease. It is associated with reduced knee joint stability due to impaired quadriceps strength, pain, and an altered joint structure. There is altered muscle activation in knee OA patients, which interferes with normal load distribution around the knee and facilitates disease progression. AIM: Our primary aim was to determine activation patterns of the muscles i.e., quadriceps and hamstrings in knee OA patients during walking...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650686/the-influence-of-limb-alignment-and-transfemoral-amputation-technique-on-muscle-capacity-during-gait
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Ellyn C Ranz, Jason M Wilken, Donald A Gajewski, Richard R Neptune
Many factors influence successful outcomes following transfemoral amputation. One factor is surgical technique. In this study, the influence of limb alignment and surgical technique on a muscle's capacity to generate force was examined using musculoskeletal modeling. Non-amputee and transfemoral amputee models were analyzed while hip adduction, femur length, and reattached muscle wrap position, tension and stabilization technique were systematically varied. With muscle tension preserved, wrap position and femur length had little influence on muscle capacity...
June 26, 2017: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640006/poor-gait-performance-is-influenced-with-decreased-vestibulo-ocular-reflex-in-poststroke-patients
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Tsubasa Mitsutake, Maiko Sakamoto, Kozo Ueta, Shinichiro Oka, Etsuo Horikawa
The vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) exerts a significant influence on gait performance. Therefore, a decrease in VOR function could worsen gait impairments in patients with poststroke hemiparesis. The effects of decreased VOR function on gait performance could be further exacerbated by aging-related physical weakness and impaired motor function of the hemiparetic lower limb. The aim of our study was to evaluate the possible synergistic effect of aging and impairment in lower extremity function and the VOR on walking ability of poststroke hemiplegic patients...
August 16, 2017: Neuroreport
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