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Agnieszka Guzik, Mariusz Drużbicki, Grzegorz Przysada, Magdalena Szczepanik, Katarzyna Bazarnik-Mucha, Andrzej Kwolek
PURPOSE: The Gait Variability Index (GVI) summarizes overall gait quality, taking into account spatiotemporal parameters from a 3-dimensional gait analysis. However, there are no studies evaluating changes in gait patterns after stroke, based on the GVI. The study was designed to assess usefulness of the GVI for evaluation of gait pathology in subjects with stroke, compared to healthy individuals. METHODS: Spatiotemporal gait parameters were examined in a group of 50 subjects at a chronic stage post-stroke and in 50 healthy controls...
2018: Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics
Scott W Ducharme, Colleen J Sands, Christopher C Moore, Elroy J Aguiar, Joseph Hamill, Catrine Tudor-Locke
BACKGROUND: Step length and cadence (i.e., step frequency or steps/minute) maintain an invariant proportion across a range of walking speeds, known as the walk ratio (WR = step length/cadence). While step length is a difficult parameter to manipulate, cadence is readily modifiable using rhythmic auditory cuing (RAC; e.g., synchronizing step timing to a metronome or music tempo). RESEARCH QUESTION: The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of RAC-guided cadences on enacted cadence, step length, WR, and gait speed during overground walking...
September 10, 2018: Gait & Posture
Jeffrey D Eggleston, John R Harry, Janet S Dufek
How children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and peers with typical development (TD) modulate lower extremity stiffness during walking could identify a mechanism for gait differences between groups. We quantified differences in lower extremity joint stiffness and linear impulses, along the vertical and anterior/posterior axes during over-ground walking in children with ASD compared to age- and gender-matched children with TD. Nine age- and gender-matched pairs of children, aged 5-12 years, completed the current study...
September 12, 2018: Human Movement Science
Prasun Chatterjee, Prakash Kumar, Ramesh Kandel, Ruchika Madan, Meenakshi Tyagi, Deepa Anil Kumar, Maroof Ahmad Khan, Gaurav Desai, Preeti Chaudhary, Shyama Gupta, Kanika Grover, Aparajit Ballav Dey
BACKGROUND: Identifying and treating people in a pre-frail state may be an effective way to prevent or delay frailty and preserve their functional capacity. This study aimed to assess the efficacy of, and compliance with, a 12 week individualized nutritional supplementation (INS) and Nordic walking (NW) program in pre-frail older Indians. The primary measure is physical performance, as indicated by Fried's Frailty scale. Other measures include: cognition, as indicated by the Hindi Mental Status Examination; mood, by the Geriatric Depression Scale; and nutritional status, by the Mini Nutritional Assessment...
September 14, 2018: BMC Geriatrics
Aliyeh Daryabor, Mokhtar Arazpour, Navid Golchin
The aim of this literature review was to evaluate selected original papers that measured gait parameters and energy expenditure in idiopathic scoliosis (IS) treated with surgical intervention. IS is a progressive growth disease that affects spinal anatomy, mobility, and left-right trunk symmetry. Consequently, IS can modify human gait. Spinal fusions remain the primary approach to correcting scoliosis deformities, thereby halting progression. Using the population intervention comparison outcome measure framework and selected keywords, 15 studies that met the inclusion criteria were selected...
October 2018: Asian Spine Journal
Rita Bertoni, Johanna Jonsdottir, Peter Feys, Ilse Lamers, Davide Cattaneo
BACKGROUND: Gait velocity influences the ability of a person to move in different outdoor or indoor contexts and has accordingly been classified through the Modified Functional Walking Categories (MFWC). Community ambulation in persons with multiple sclerosis (PwMS) may give information on their social and productive participation, as well as independence in household activities. OBJECTIVES: To investigate factors associated with walking and mobility restrictions as classified by the Modified Functional Walking Categories (MFWC) and analyze the influence of disease characteristics, demographical and walking factors on participation in PwMS...
August 31, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
Ludwig Rasche, Michael Scheel, Karen Otte, Patrik Althoff, Annemieke B van Vuuren, Rene M Gieß, Joseph Kuchling, Judith Bellmann-Strobl, Klemens Ruprecht, Friedemann Paul, Alexander U Brandt, Tanja Schmitz-Hübsch
Introduction: Brain atrophy is a widely accepted marker of disease severity with association to clinical disability in multiple sclerosis (MS). It is unclear to which extent this association reflects common age effects on both atrophy and function. Objective: To explore how functional performance in gait, upper extremities and cognition is associated with brain atrophy in patients with Clinically Isolated Syndrome (CIS) and relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), controlling for effects of age and sex. Methods: In 27 patients with CIS, 59 with RRMS (EDSS ≤3) and 63 healthy controls (HC), 3T MRI were analyzed for T2 lesion count (T2C), volume (T2V) and brain volumes [normalized brain volume (NBV), gray matter volume (NGMV), white matter volume (NWMV), thalamic volume (NThalV)]...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
Pritika Dasgupta, Jessie VanSwearingen, Ervin Sejdic
BACKGROUND: There is considerable evidence that a person's gait is affected by cognitive load. Research in this field has implications for understanding the relationship between motor control and neurological conditions in aging and clinical populations. Accordingly, this pilot study evaluates the cognitive load based on gait accelerometry measurements of the walking patterns of ten healthy individuals (18-35 years old). METHODS: Data points were collected using six triaxial accelerometer sensors and treadmill pressure reports...
September 12, 2018: Biomedical Engineering Online
Fredy Mera-Zúñiga, Arturo Pro-Martínez, Juan Francisco Zamora-Natera, Eliseo Sosa-Montes, Juan de Dios Guerrero-Rodríguez, Sergio Iban Mendoza-Pedroza, Juan Manuel Cuca-García, Rosa María López-Romero, David Chan-Díaz, Carlos Miguel Becerril-Pérez, Artemio Jovanny Vargas-Galicia, Jaime Bautista-Ortega
Objective: Evaluate the effects of 1) dehulling of lupine seed on chemical composition and apparent metabolizable energy (AME) and 2) soybean meal substitution by dehulled lupine seed in broiler diets with enzymes on productive performance, size of digestive organs and welfare-related variables. Methods: Experiment 1. Chemical composition and AME were determined in whole and dehulled lupine seed. Experiment 2. Two hundred eighty-eight one-day-old male Ross 308 broilers were used...
September 13, 2018: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
Michelle Jones, William Stanish, Derek Rutherford
BACKGROUND: Contra-lateral knee joint function in individuals with moderate knee osteoarthritis is not well understood, despite the functional burden of bilateral osteoarthritis on end stage clinical management. The purpose of this study was to determine whether co-activation and joint biomechanics are altered in the contra-lateral limb compared to age-matched controls. METHODS: 20 Individuals with moderate knee osteoarthritis and 20 asymptomatic individuals walked on an instrumented dual belt treadmill at a self-selected speed...
September 5, 2018: Clinical Biomechanics
Ivan Koychev, Brook Galna, Henrik Zetterberg, Jennifer Lawson, Giovanna Zamboni, Basil H Ridha, James B Rowe, Alan Thomas, Robert Howard, Paresh Malhotra, Craig Ritchie, Simon Lovestone, Lynn Rochester
Gait disturbances are some of the earliest changes in dementia and their monitoring presents an opportunity for early diagnosis. The exact relationship between gait and well-established biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease (AD) remains to be clarified. In this study we compared gait-related measures with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) markers of AD pathology. We recruited seventeen participants with mild AD in a multi-site study and performed gait assessment as well as lumbar punctures to obtain CSF. CSF Aβ42/Aβ40 and Aβ42/Aβ38 correlated positively with measures of variability (step time and step length) in the clinic-based assessments...
September 4, 2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
Chioma Anidi, Johanna J O'Day, Ross W Anderson, Muhammad Furqan Afzal, Judy Syrkin-Nikolau, Anca Velisar, Helen M Bronte-Stewart
Freezing of gait (FOG) is a devastating axial motor symptom in Parkinson's disease (PD) leading to falls, institutionalization, and even death. The response of FOG to dopaminergic medication and deep brain stimulation (DBS) is complex, variable, and yet to be optimized. Fundamental gaps in the knowledge of the underlying neurobiomechanical mechanisms of FOG render this symptom one of the unsolved challenges in the treatment of PD. Subcortical neural mechanisms of gait impairment and FOG in PD are largely unknown due to the challenge of accessing deep brain circuitry and measuring neural signals in real time in freely-moving subjects...
September 6, 2018: Neurobiology of Disease
Shirin Yazdani, Elnaz Dizji, Farzaneh Alizadeh, Hamidollah Hassanlouei
Identification of kinetic variables in different masks of foot is important for the evaluation and treatment of chronic low back pain. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of chronic idiopathic low back pain on kinetic variables of gait in different foot masks. 11 idiopathic chronic low back pain patients and 13 healthy matched controls participated in this study. Using Emed foot-scanner system, the ground reaction force and impulse were measured during barefoot normal walking. Then, the average footprints were divided into 10 masks using the Automask program and the data were extracted using Multimask Evaluation programs...
August 22, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
D Commandeur, M D Klimstra, S MacDonald, K Inouye, M Cox, D Chan, S R Hundza
BACKGROUND: As the proportion of older adults in the population increases, so does the associated prevalence of falls, making falls the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among adults aged ≥65 years. In response, researchers and clinicians seek to develop a clinical tool that accurately predicts fall risk. These Investigations have included measures of clinical mobility and balance tests, strength, physiologically based tests, postural sway, and mean and variability of gait measures...
August 23, 2018: Gait & Posture
Jordan J Craig, Adam P Bruetsch, Jessie M Huisinga
BACKGROUND: Falling is a significant concern for many elderly adults but identifying individuals at risk of falling is difficult, and it is not clear how elderly adults adapt to challenging walking. AIMS: The aim of the current study was to determine the effects of walking at non-preferred speeds on the coordination between foot and trunk acceleration variability in healthy elderly adults with and without fall history compared to healthy young adults. METHODS: Subjects walked on a treadmill at 80%-120% of their preferred walking speed while trunk and foot accelerations were recorded with wireless inertial sensors...
September 7, 2018: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
Donghwan Park, Ji-Hyun Lee, Tae-Woo Kang, Heon-Seock Cynn
GOAL: To compare the effects of a 4-week self-ankle mobilization with movement training program with those of self-ankle mobilization with movement with a 10° inclined board in patients with chronic stroke. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A randomized controlled assessor-blind trial was conducted. The patients were randomized into 2 arms. Subjects were 28 chronic stroke patients with hemiplegia. Both arms attended standard rehabilitation therapy for 30 minutes per session...
September 4, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
Matthew Roberts, Christopher Talbot, Anthony Kay, Michael Price, Mathew Hill
BACKGROUND: Anterior load carriage represents a common daily and occupational activity. Carrying loads in front of the body could potentially increase instability during standing and walking. RESEARCH QUESTION: This study examined the effects of anterior load carriage on postural sway and gait parameters in healthy adults. METHODS: Twenty-nine participants (19 males, 10 females, age = 33.8 ± 12.7 years, height = 1.73 ± 0.07 m, mass = 75...
August 31, 2018: Gait & Posture
Christopher Bramah, Stephen J Preece, Niamh Gill, Lee Herrington
BACKGROUND: Previous research has demonstrated clear associations between specific running injuries and patterns of lower limb kinematics. However, there has been minimal research investigating whether the same kinematic patterns could underlie multiple different soft tissue running injuries. If they do, such kinematic patterns could be considered global contributors to running injuries. HYPOTHESIS: Injured runners will demonstrate differences in running kinematics when compared with injury-free controls...
September 7, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
B Postigo-Alonso, A Galvao-Carmona, I Benítez, C Conde-Gavilán, A Jover, S Molina, M A Peña-Toledo, E Agüera
BACKGROUND: Cognitive-motor interference (CMI) has been proposed as a valid marker of daily life impairment in Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The heterogeneity and scarce number of studies regarding CMI in MS has hampered the synthesis of the existing evidence. The present systematic review employed a mixed methods approach with the aim of identifying and describing variables under which CMI is particularly useful to assess patients with MS. RESULTS: MS patients showed significant CMI...
September 3, 2018: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
A Ielapi, E Vasiliauskaite, M Hendrickx, M Forward, N Lammens, W Van Paepegem, J P Deckers, M Vermandel, M De Beule
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was the construction of a new semi-automated experimental setup for the evaluation of the stiffness of ankle foot orthoses (AFOs) around an axis aligned to the anatomical ankle joint during the second rocker of the gait. The setup, developed in close collaboration with the orthopedic device company V!GO NV (Wetteren, Belgium), allows measurement of plantarflexion and dorsiflexion in the sagittal plane for a maximal range of motion of 50° (- 25° plantarflexion up to 25° dorsiflexion) in a non-destructive way...
September 5, 2018: BMC Research Notes
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