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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422549/obesity-is-associated-with-altered-plantar-pressure-distribution-in-elderly-women
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Silvia Gonçalves Ricci Neri, André Bonadias Gadelha, Ana Luiza Matias Correia, Juscélia Cristina Pereira, Ana Cristina de David, Ricardo Moreno Lima
Increased plantar pressure has been found to be related with greater risk of falling. Although there is evidence suggesting that obesity is linked to foot disorders, the association between obesity and plantar pressure of older adults has been poorly investigated. The purpose of this study was to examine the association between obesity and plantar pressure distribution and to explore its relationship with body fat distribution. Two hundred and eleven elderly women took part in this cross-sectional study. Body mass index were taken for obesity classification...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422031/the-importance-of-labyrinthine-examination-in-the-prognosis-and-therapy-for-balance-in-spinocerebellar-ataxia
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João Henrique Faryniuk, Bianca Simone Zeigelboim, Hélio Afonso Ghizoni Teive, Vinicius Ribas Fo, Paulo Breno Noronha Liberalesso, Jair Mendes Marques
INTRODUCTION: Spinocerebellar ataxias (SCAs) are a heterogeneous group of neurodegenerative diseases that are characterized by the presence of progressive cerebellar ataxia. OBJECTIVE: Identify vestibular disorders and demonstrate the importance of labyrinthine examination in the prognosis and therapy for balance in patients with SCAs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study had a retrospective cross-sectional design and evaluated 57 patients, mean age of 41...
April 19, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420979/evidence-for-a-selectively-regulated-prioritization-shift-depending-on-walking-situations-in-older-adults
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Dina Salkovic, Markus A Hobert, Carolin Bellut, Florian Funer, Sarah Renno, Linda Haertner, Sandra E Hasmann, Jana Staebler, Johanna Geritz, Ulrike Suenkel, Andreas J Fallgatter, Gerhard W Eschweiler, Daniela Berg, Walter Maetzler
Background: Older adults have increased risks of balance issues and falls when walking and performing turns in daily situations. Changes of prioritization during different walking situations associated with dual tasking may contribute to these deficits. The objective of this study was therefore to investigate whether older adults demonstrate changes of prioritization during different walking paths. Methods: In total, 1,054 subjects with an age range from 50 to 83 years were selected from the first follow-up visit of the TREND (Tuebinger evaluation of Risk factors for Early detection of Neurodegenerative Disorders) study...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413999/improving-sensitivity-to-detect-mild-cognitive-impairment-cognitive-load-dual-task-gait-speed-assessment
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Rebecca K MacAulay, Mark T Wagner, Dana Szeles, Nicholas J Milano
OBJECTIVES: Longitudinal research indicates that cognitive load dual-task gait assessment is predictive of cognitive decline and thus might provide a sensitive measure to screen for mild cognitive impairment (MCI). However, research among older adults being clinically evaluated for cognitive concerns, a defining feature of MCI, is lacking. The present study investigated the effect of performing a cognitive task on normal walking speed in patients presenting to a memory clinic with cognitive complaints...
April 17, 2017: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412603/impairments-of-balance-stepping-reactions-and-gait-in-people-with-cervical-dystonia
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Christopher Barr, Rhiannon Barnard, Lauren Edwards, Sheila Lennon, Lynley Bradnam
BACKGROUND: Impaired balance is common in neurological disorders. Cervical dystonia is a neurological movement disorder affecting the neck. The effect of this aberrant head posture on physical function is unknown. OBJECTIVES: To compare balance, mobility, gait and stepping reactions between ten people with cervical dystonia and ten control adults. METHODS: Spatiotemporal gait parameters and walking speed were assessed using a computerised walkway...
April 4, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401818/-analysing-gait-in-the-gp-s-consulting-room
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T van Meulenbroek, I P J Huijnen, G H H Meys, G M Rommers
Gait disorders are often seen in the general practitioner (GP)'s consulting room. Orthopaedic or neurological problems may lead to abnormalities in gait. A careful analysis is important to advice or refer the patient for additional diagnostics or treatment. Basic gait analysis can be performed on any patient by applying a systematic stepwise observation. This is illustrated here by three case reports. This observation starts by looking at parameters such as walking speed, safety, efficiency etc. Analysis of biomechanical pattern such as step frequency, stride length and a detailed analysis of the different joint movements during the stance and swing phase can subsequently be performed...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399105/-treatment-of-syringomyelia-associated-with-chiari-1-malformation
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A A Zuev, G V Kostenko
Syringomyelia (SM) develops due to the disturbance of cerebrospinal fluid dynamics, spinal fixation or a spinal tumor. The disturbance of cerebrospinal fluid dynamics in the area of the foramen magnum leads to the progression of SM in Chiari 1 malformation (CM1). CM1 is the most prevalent pathology of craniovertebral junction associated with SM. The prevalence of CM1 varies from 3 to 8 per 100 000 population but SM is diagnosed in 65% of patients with CM1. Clinical symptoms of CM1 and SM include pain in the occipital area, gait disturbances due to sensitive ataxia, dissociated sensory disorders, dysphagia, paresis of the extremities...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398224/inertial-sensor-based-robust-gait-analysis-in-non-hospital-settings-for-neurological-disorders
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Can Tunca, Nezihe Pehlivan, Nağme Ak, Bert Arnrich, Gülüstü Salur, Cem Ersoy
The gold standards for gait analysis are instrumented walkways and marker-based motion capture systems, which require costly infrastructure and are only available in hospitals and specialized gait clinics. Even though the completeness and the accuracy of these systems are unquestionable, a mobile and pervasive gait analysis alternative suitable for non-hospital settings is a clinical necessity. Using inertial sensors for gait analysis has been well explored in the literature with promising results. However, the majority of the existing work does not consider realistic conditions where data collection and sensor placement imperfections are imminent...
April 11, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397001/gait-ataxia-in-humans-vestibular-and-cerebellar-control-of-dynamic-stability
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Roman Schniepp, Ken Möhwald, Max Wuehr
During human locomotion, vestibular feedback control is fundamental for maintaining dynamic stability and adapting the gait pattern to external circumstances. Within the supraspinal locomotor network, the cerebellum represents the key site for the integration of vestibular feedback information. The cerebellum is further important for the fine-tuning and coordination of limb movements during walking. The aim of this review article is to highlight the shared structural and functional sensorimotor principles in vestibular and cerebellar locomotion control...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381508/clinical-manifestations-of-the-anti-iglon5-disease
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Carles Gaig, Francesc Graus, Yarko Compta, Birgit Högl, Luis Bataller, Norbert Brüggemann, Caroline Giordana, Anna Heidbreder, Katya Kotschet, Jan Lewerenz, Stefan Macher, Maria J Martí, Teresa Montojo, Jesus Pérez-Pérez, Inmaculada Puertas, Caspar Seitz, Mateus Simabukuro, Nieves Téllez, Klaus-Peter Wandinger, Alex Iranzo, Guadalupe Ercilla, Lidia Sabater, Joan Santamaría, Josep Dalmau
OBJECTIVE: To report the presentation, main syndromes, human leukocyte antigen (HLA) association, and immunoglobulin G (IgG) subclass in the anti-IgLON5 disease: a disorder with parasomnias, sleep apnea, and IgLON5 antibodies. METHODS: This was a retrospective clinical analysis of 22 patients. The IgG subclass was determined using reported techniques. RESULTS: Patients' median age was 64 years (range 46-83). Symptoms that led to initial consultation included sleep problems (8 patients; 36%), gait abnormalities (8; 36%), bulbar dysfunction (3; 14%), chorea (2; 9%), and cognitive decline (1; 5%)...
April 5, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380321/gait-analysis-and-clinical-correlations-in-early-parkinson-s-disease
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M Pistacchi, M Gioulis, F Sanson, E De Giovannini, G Filippi, F Rossetto, S Zambito Marsala
The aim of our study was to identify and quantify spatiotemporal and kinematic gait parameters obtained by 3D gait analysis (GA) in a group of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients compared with healthy subjects in order to investigate whether early PD patients could present an abnormal gait pattern. Forty-four patients affected by early-stage PD compared with a control group were analyzed. All participants were evaluated with 3D GA in the gait laboratory. The greatest significance in temporal parameters was found in cadence (102...
January 2017: Functional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376829/preserved-gait-kinematics-during-controlled-body-unloading
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L Awai, M Franz, C S Easthope, H Vallery, A Curt, M Bolliger
BACKGROUND: Body weight supported locomotor training was shown to improve walking function in neurological patients and is often performed on a treadmill. However, walking on a treadmill does not mimic natural walking for several reasons: absent self-initiation, less active retraction of leg required and altered afferent input. The superiority of overground training has been suggested in humans and was shown in rats demonstrating greater plasticity especially in descending pathways compared to treadmill training...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369393/selective-rescue-of-heightened-anxiety-but-not-gait-ataxia-in-a-premutation-90cgg-mouse-model-of-fragile-x-associated-tremor-ataxia-syndrome
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Hoanna Castro, Emre Kul, Ronald A M Buijsen, Lies-Anne W F M Severijnen, Rob Willemsen, Renate K Hukema, Oliver Stork, Mónica Santos
A CGG-repeat expansion in the premutation range in the Fragile X mental retardation 1 gene (FMR1) has been identified as the genetic cause of Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS), a late-onset neurodegenerative disorder that manifests with action tremor, gait ataxia and cognitive impairments. In this study we used a bigenic mouse model, in which expression of a 90CGG premutation tract is activated in neural cells upon doxycycline (DOX) administration - P90CGG mouse model. We here demonstrate the behavioural manifestation of clinically relevant features of FXTAS patients and premutation carrier individuals in this inducible mouse model...
March 22, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367118/neurologic-correlates-of-gait-abnormalities-in-cerebral-palsy-implications-for-treatment
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Joanne Zhou, Erin E Butler, Jessica Rose
Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common movement disorder in children. A diagnosis of CP is often made based on abnormal muscle tone or posture, a delay in reaching motor milestones, or the presence of gait abnormalities in young children. Neuroimaging of high-risk neonates and of children diagnosed with CP have identified patterns of neurologic injury associated with CP, however, the neural underpinnings of common gait abnormalities remain largely uncharacterized. Here, we review the nature of the brain injury in CP, as well as the neuromuscular deficits and subsequent gait abnormalities common among children with CP...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366752/non-invasive-optoelectronic-assessment-of-induced-sagittal-imbalance-using-the-vicon-%C3%A2-system
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M Ould-Slimane, C Latrobe, Paul Michelin, N Chastan, F Dujardin, X Roussignol, R Gauthé
OBJECTIVE: Spinal pathologies often induce gait disorders with multifactorial origins such as lumbar pain, radicular pain, neurologic complications, or spinal deformities. However, radiography does not permit an analysis of spinal dynamics; therefore, sagittal balance dynamics during gait remain largely unexplored. This prospective and controlled pilot study assesses the Vicon® system for detecting sagittal spinopelvic imbalance, and to determine the correlations between optoelectronic and radiographic parameters...
March 30, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366029/a-novel-mechanotronic-orthosis-enables-symmetrical-gait-kinematics-in-a-patient-with-a-femoral-nerve-palsy-a-case-study
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G M Hobusch, T Hasenöhrl, K Pieber, T Schmalz, S Dana, C Ambrozy, K Pohlig, H Dietl, R Crevenna, G von Skrbensky, C Hofer, R Auberger, R Windhager
The usage of stance- and swing-phase control orthoses (SSCOs) is a good option in patients with neuromuscular insufficiency of the quadriceps muscle in a broad range of musculo-skeletal disorders. The subjective sensation of improved mobility in daily life and walking comfort could be objectively confirmed by the ability to walk without crutches and by harmonization of the gait patterns in hip and knee. They could also be a considered mobility device after limb salvage surgery, which may even have an impact on preoperative decision making...
April 1, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358829/lower-levels-of-uric-acid-and-striatal-dopamine-in-non-tremor-dominant-parkinson-s-disease-subtype
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Ismael Huertas, Silvia Jesús, José Antonio Lojo, Francisco Javier García-Gómez, María Teresa Cáceres-Redondo, Juan Manuel Oropesa-Ruiz, Fátima Carrillo, Laura Vargas-Gonzalez, Juan Francisco Martín Rodríguez, Pilar Gómez-Garre, David García-Solís, Pablo Mir
Parkinson's disease (PD) patients who present with tremor and maintain a predominance of tremor have a better prognosis. Similarly, PD patients with high levels of uric acid (UA), a natural neuroprotectant, have also a better disease course. Our aim was to investigate whether PD motor subtypes differ in their levels of UA, and if these differences correlate with the degree of dopamine transporter (DAT) availability. We included 75 PD patients from whom we collected information about their motor symptoms, DAT imaging and UA concentration levels...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356654/disordered-voluntary-cough-as-freezing-phenomenon-in-parkinsonism
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Mitsuaki Ishii, Hideaki Mashimo
[Purpose] In patients with parkinsonism, the precise mechanism of impaired voluntary cough remains poorly understood. This study used the flow-volume curve to clarify whether disordered voluntary cough reflects the freezing phenomenon. [Subjects and Methods] Case 1 was a 58-year-old female who had been suffering from progressive supranuclear palsy-pure akinesia with gait freezing. Case 2 was a 59-year-old female who had advanced juvenile parkinsonism. The subjects were asked to take a deep inspiration to the total lung capacity and then cough more than five times through the face mask into the spirometer without intervening inspirations between the coughing efforts...
March 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355330/charcot-and-vascular-parkinsonism
#19
Hélio A G Teive, Francisco M B Germiniani, Renato P Munhoz
Jean-Martin Charcot (1825-1893), recognized as the founder of Neurology and the first formal teacher of nervous system diseases, died on August 16, 1893, from acute pulmonary edema secondary to myocardial infarction. In his last years, there were several descriptions of his gait and posture disorders, suggesting the diagnosis of "lower-half parkinsonism" due to cerebrovascular disease.
March 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353567/are-normal-hips-being-labeled-as-femoroacetabular-impingement-due-to-ee-angle
#20
Tian You, Bei Yang, Xin-Tao Zhang, Xiao-Cheng Jiang, Shuang Wang, Wen-Tao Zhang
Gluteal muscle contracture (GMC) is a clinical syndrome characterized by gait abnormality and limb dysfunction, as well as secondary deformities of pelvis and femur. Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) typically could be diagnosed on the basis of computed tomography (CT) such as the equatorial-edge angle (EE angle), but it did not work well in GMC patients. In this study, we retrospected all image data and found small EE angles in GMCs, which meant retroverted acetabulum; however, none of them showed no symptoms and signs of FAI...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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