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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529730/effect-of-low-versus-high-frequency-stimulation-on-freezing-of-gait-and-other-axial-symptoms-in-parkinson-patients-with-bilateral-stn-dbs-a-mini-review
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Tao Xie, Mahesh Padmanaban, Lisa Bloom, Ellen MacCracken, Breanna Bertacchi, Abraham Dachman, Peter Warnke
Some studies have shown that low frequency stimulation (LFS, most commonly 60 Hz), compared to high frequency stimulation (HFS, most commonly 130 Hz), has beneficial effects, short-term or even long-term, on improving freezing of gait (FOG) and other axial symptoms, including speech and swallowing function, in Parkinson disease (PD) patients with bilateral subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN DBS). However, other studies failed to confirm this. It seems not clear what determines the difference in response to LFS...
2017: Translational Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521148/dual-task-interference-on-postural-sway-postural-transitions-and-gait-in-people-with-parkinson-s-disease-and-freezing-of-gait
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Ana Claudia de Souza Fortaleza, Martina Mancini, Patty Carlson-Kuhta, Laurie A King, John G Nutt, Eliane Ferrari Chagas, Ismael Forte Freitas, Fay B Horak
Freezing of gait (FoG) is associated with less automatic gait and more impaired cognition, balance and postural transitions compared to people with PD who do not have FoG. However, it is unknown whether dual-task cost during postural sway, postural transitions (such as gait initiation and turning), and gait are more in subjects with Parkinson's disease (PD) who have freezing of gait (FoG+) compared to those who do not have FoG (FoG-). Here, we hypothesized that the effects of a cognitive dual task on postural sway, postural transitions and gait would be larger in FoG+ than FoG-...
May 10, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511252/diagnosis-and-management-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Arjun Tarakad, Joseph Jankovic
Despite numerous efforts to identify specific and sensitive biomarkers, the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease (PD) is still based on clinical criteria that include the presence of a combination of cardinal motor features (tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia, and postural instability), other motor features (including freezing of gait and abnormal postures), and numerous nonmotor features. In addition, the presence of atypical features may suggest an alternative diagnosis. Levodopa therapy remains the gold standard in the management of motor features of PD...
April 2017: Seminars in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509934/the-role-of-the-prefrontal-cortex-in-freezing-of-gait-in-parkinson-s-disease-insights-from-a-deep-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-exploratory-study
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Moria Dagan, Talia Herman, Anat Mirelman, Nir Giladi, Jeffrey M Hausdorff
Freezing of Gait (FOG) is one of the most debilitating gait impairments in Parkinson's disease (PD), leading to increased fall risk and reduced health-related quality of life. The utility of parkinsonian medications is often limited in the case of FOG and it frequently becomes dopamine resistant. Recent studies have suggested that pre-frontal cortex (PFC) dysfunction contributes to FOG; however, most previous findings provide only indirect evidence. To better understand the role of the PFC, we aimed to investigate the impact of high frequency, deep, repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (drTMS) of the medial PFC on FOG and its mediators...
May 16, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505983/subthalamic-deep-brain-stimulation-in-parkinson-s-disease-the-effect-of-varying-stimulation-parameters
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Viswas Dayal, Patricia Limousin, Thomas Foltynie
Subthalamic deep Brain Stimulation (STN DBS) is a well-established and effective treatment modality for selected patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Since its advent, systematic exploration of the effect of stimulation parameters including the stimulation intensity, frequency, and pulse width have been carried out to establish optimal therapeutic ranges. This review examines published data on these stimulation parameters in terms of efficacy of treatment and adverse effects. Altering stimulation intensity is the mainstay of titration in DBS programming via alterations in voltage or current settings, and is characterised by a lower efficacy threshold and a higher side effect threshold which define the therapeutic window...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505982/factors-contributing-to-perceived-walking-difficulties-in-people-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Manzur Kader, Susann Ullén, Susanne Iwarsson, Per Odin, Maria H Nilsson
BACKGROUND: While walking difficulties are common in people with Parkinson's disease (PD), little is known about factors that independently contribute to their perceived walking difficulties. OBJECTIVE: To identify factors that independently contribute to perceived walking difficulties in people with PD. METHODS: This study involved 243 (62% men) participants; their mean (min-max) age and PD duration were 70 (45-93) and 8 (1-43) years, respectively...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439757/when-is-higher-level-cognitive-control-needed-for-locomotor-tasks-among-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Inbal Maidan, Hagar Bernad-Elazari, Nir Giladi, Jeffrey M Hausdorff, Anat Mirelman
Turning has been implicated as a complex task that requires both motor and cognitive resources. Accumulating evidence shows that patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) require more steps and more time to complete a turn, however, the role of the prefrontal cortex during turning is not clear. Forty nine patients with PD without freezing of gait (mean age 71.7 ± 1.0 years; 67% men, disease duration 9.7 ± 1.3 years) performed motor and cognitive tests. Prefrontal activation, specifically in Brodmann area 10 (BA10), during turning and usual walking was measured using functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS)...
April 24, 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398265/a-waist-worn-inertial-measurement-unit-for-long-term-monitoring-of-parkinson-s-disease-patients
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Daniel Rodríguez-Martín, Carlos Pérez-López, Albert Samà, Andreu Català, Joan Manuel Moreno Arostegui, Joan Cabestany, Berta Mestre, Sheila Alcaine, Anna Prats, María de la Cruz Crespo, Àngels Bayés
Inertial measurement units (IMUs) are devices used, among other fields, in health applications, since they are light, small and effective. More concretely, IMUs have been demonstrated to be useful in the monitoring of motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD). In this sense, most of previous works have attempted to assess PD symptoms in controlled environments or short tests. This paper presents the design of an IMU, called 9 × 3, that aims to assess PD symptoms, enabling the possibility to perform a map of patients' symptoms at their homes during long periods...
April 11, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382420/cerebellar-theta-burst-stimulation-does-not-improve-freezing-of-gait-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Arno M Janssen, Moniek A M Munneke, Jorik Nonnekes, Thomas van der Kraan, Alice Nieuwboer, Ivan Toni, Anke H Snijders, Bastiaan R Bloem, Dick F Stegeman
Freezing of gait (FOG) in Parkinson's disease (PD) likely results from dysfunction within a complex neural gait circuitry involving multiple brain regions. Herein, cerebellar activity is increased in patients compared to healthy subjects. This cerebellar involvement has been proposed to be compensatory. We hypothesized that patients with FOG would have a reduced ability to recruit the cerebellum to compensate for dysfunction in other brain areas. In this study cerebellar activity was modified unilaterally by either excitatory or inhibitory theta burst stimulation (TBS), applied during two separate sessions...
May 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316456/functional-connectivity-of-the-pedunculopontine-nucleus-and-surrounding-region-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Ashwani Jha, Vladimir Litvak, Samu Taulu, Wesley Thevathasan, Jonathan A Hyam, Tom Foltynie, Patricia Limousin, Marko Bogdanovic, Ludvic Zrinzo, Alexander L Green, Tipu Z Aziz, Karl Friston, Peter Brown
Deep brain stimulation of the pedunculopontine nucleus and surrounding region (PPNR) is a novel treatment strategy for gait freezing in Parkinson's disease (PD). However, clinical results have been variable, in part because of the paucity of functional information that might help guide selection of the optimal surgical target. In this study, we use simultaneous magnetoencephalography and local field recordings from the PPNR in seven PD patients, to characterize functional connectivity with distant brain areas at rest...
January 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298547/superficial-brain-stimulation-to-overcome-freezing-of-gait-in-parkinson-disease
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Jorik Nonnekes, Sabine Janssen, Bastiaan R Bloem
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 15, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290191/effects-of-progressive-resistance-exercise-in-akinetic-rigid-parkinson-s-disease-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Luis Santos, Javier Fernandez-Rio, Kristian Winge, Beatriz Barragán-Pérez, Lucía González-Gómez, Vicente Rodríguez-Pérez, Vicente González-Díez, Alejandro Lucía, Eliseo Iglesias-Soler, Xurxo Dopico-Calvo, Miguel Fernández-Del-Olmo, Miguel Del-Valle, Miguel Blanco-Traba, Oscar E Suman, Javier Rodríguez-Gómez
BACKGROUND: Progressive resistance exercise (PRE) can have a positive effect in individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD). However, the effect of PRE may vary with the clinical subtype of PD. To date, no study has assessed the effects of PRE in the different subtypes of PD. AIM: The aim of the present study was to assess the effects of PRE in PD patients with akinesia and rigidity (AR-subtype). DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial was conducted...
March 13, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279773/deep-brain-stimulation-of-pedunculopontine-nucleus-for-postural-instability-and-gait-disorder-after-parkinson-s-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-individual-patient-data
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Jia-Wei Wang, Yu-Qing Zhang, Xiao-Hua Zhang, Yun-Peng Wang, Ji-Ping Li, Yong-Jie Li
BACKGROUND: Postural instability and gait disorder(PIGD) in Parkinson's disease (PD) have been a great challenge in the clinical practice since PIGD is closely linked to major morbidity and mortality in PD. Pedunculopontine nucleus (PPN) has been considered as a potential promising target for deep brain stimulation (DBS) in the treatment of PIGD. Thus, this meta-analysis of individual patient data (IPD) was performed to assess the effects of PPN DBS on PIGD in PD patients and explore the factors predicting good outcome...
March 6, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269643/identifying-montages-that-best-detect-the-electroencephalogram-power-spectrum-alteration-during-freezing-of-gait-in-parkinson-s-disease-patients
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Quynh Tran Ly, A M Ardi Handojoseno, Moran Gilat, Nghia Nguyen, Rifai Chai, Yvonne Tran, Simon J G Lewis, Hung T Nguyen
Our research team has previously used four Electroencephalography (EEG) leads to successfully detect and predict Freezing of Gait (FOG) in Parkinson's disease (PD). However, it remained to be determined whether these four sensor locations that were arbitrarily chosen based on their role in motor control are indeed the most optimal for FOG detection. The aim of this study was therefore to determine the most optimal location and combination of sensors to detect FOG amongst a 32-channel EEG montage using our EEG classification system...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268463/non-invasive-detection-of-the-freezing-of-gait-in-parkinson-s-disease-using-spectral-and-wavelet-features
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Kimia Nazarzadeh, Sridhar P Arjunan, Dinesh K Kumar, Debi Prasad Das
In this study, we have analyzed the accelerometer data recorded during gait analysis of Parkinson disease patients for detecting freezing of gait (FOG) episodes. The proposed method filters the recordings for noise reduction of the leg movement changes and computes the wavelet coefficients to detect FOG events. Publicly available FOG database was used and the technique was evaluated using receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis. Results show a higher performance of the wavelet feature in discrimination of the FOG events from the background activity when compared with the existing technique...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263252/flexed-truncal-posture-in-parkinson-disease-measurement-reliability-and-relationship-with-physical-and-cognitive-impairments-mobility-and-balance
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Aimi L Forsyth, Serene S Paul, Natalie E Allen, Catherine Sherrington, Victor S C Fung, Colleen G Canning
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Flexed truncal posture is common in people with Parkinson disease (PD); however, little is known about the mechanisms responsible or its effect on physical performance. This cross-sectional study aimed to establish the reliability of a truncal posture measurement and explore relationships between PD impairments and truncal posture, as well as truncal posture and balance and mobility. METHODS: A total of 82 people with PD participated. Truncal posture was measured in standing as the distance between vertebra C7 and a wall...
April 2017: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy: JNPT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263251/influence-of-cueing-and-an-attentional-strategy-on-freezing-of-gait-in-parkinson-disease-during-turning
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Joke Spildooren, Sarah Vercruysse, Elke Heremans, Brook Galna, Geert Verheyden, Griet Vervoort, Alice Nieuwboer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Individuals with Parkinson disease exhibit decreased axial head-pelvis rotation. Consequently, they turn more en bloc than healthy controls, which may contribute to freezing during turning. We wanted to understand the influence of auditory cueing and an attentional strategy on turning and how this related to freezing of gait (FOG). METHODS: Fifteen participants with Parkinson disease and FOG were asked to turn 180° during baseline condition, unilateral cueing, and an attentional strategy prompting to start the turn with head rotation first...
April 2017: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy: JNPT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261073/recovery-from-multiple-apas-delays-gait-initiation-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Rajal G Cohen, John G Nutt, Fay B Horak
Background: Freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease (PD) has been linked with deficits in inhibitory control, but causal mechanisms are not established. Freezing at gait initiation (start hesitation) is often accompanied by multiple anticipatory postural adjustments (APAs). If inhibition deficits contribute to freezing by interfering with ability to inhibit initial weight shifts in the wrong direction, then PD subjects should experience more episodes of multiple APAs than healthy controls (HCs) do. If inhibition deficits contribute to freezing by interfering with ability to release a previously inhibited step following multiple APAs, then step onset following multiple APAs should be delayed more in people with PD than in HCs...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261010/alleviating-freezing-of-gait-using-phase-dependent-tactile-biofeedback
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Will Harrington, Andrew Greenberg, Edward King, James McNames, Lars Holmstrom, Fay B Horak, Martina Mancini
In this feasibility study, we present a novel, wearable prototype of tactile biofeedback to alleviate gait disturbances, such as freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease. We designed and tested a phase-dependent tactile biofeedback system that can be easily worn on the feet, with a simple switch to turn it on or off. Preliminary validation was performed in 8 subjects with Parkinson's disease who show freezing during a turning in place test. A metronome, control condition was used to compare effectiveness in alleviating freezing...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251464/serum-uric-acid-levels-and-freezing-of-gait-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Ruwei Ou, Bei Cao, Qianqian Wei, Yanbing Hou, Yaqian Xu, Wei Song, Bi Zhao, Huifang Shang
Uric acid (UA) is a natural antioxidant and iron scavenger in the human body, which has been hypothesized to exert an anti-oxidative effect in Parkinson's disease (PD). This study aimed to investigate the relationship between serum UA levels and freezing of gait (FOG) in PD. A total of 321 Chinese PD patients with fasting serum UA evaluated were included in the cross-sectional study. Demographics, clinical features, and therapeutic regimen were collected. The Unified PD Rating Scale (UPDRS) III and Hoehn and Yahr (H and Y) stage were used to evaluate the severity of disease, and the Frontal Assessment Battery (FAB) and Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) scales were used to assess the cognitive function...
March 1, 2017: Neurological Sciences
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