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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719842/spatiotemporal-gait-changes-with-use-of-an-arm-swing-cueing-device-in-people-with-parkinson-s-disease
#1
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/28715903/parkinson-s-disease-and-parkinson-s-disease-psychosis-a-perspective-on-the-challenges-treatments-and-economic-burden
#2
Doral Fredericks, James C Norton, Carolyn Atchison, Robert Schoenhaus, Michael W Pill
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease associated with a decrease in the neurotransmitter dopamine and characterized by the cardinal motor hallmarks of resting tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia/akinesia, and postural instability. Lesser-known features of PD revolve around nonmotor concerns including psychosis, dementia, sleep disturbances, autonomic dysfunction, and sensory abnormalities. Parkinson's disease psychosis (PDP) contributes significantly to morbidity, mortality, nursing home placement, and quality of life (QOL)...
April 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713844/epidemiology-diagnosis-and-management-of-neurogenic-orthostatic-hypotension
#3
Jose-Alberto Palma, Horacio Kaufmann
BACKGROUND: Orthostatic hypotension (OH) is a sustained fall in blood pressure on standing which can cause symptoms of organ hypoperfusion. OH is associated with increased morbidity and mortality and leads to a significant number of hospital admissions particularly in the elderly (233 per 100,000 patients over 75 years of age in the US). OH can be due to volume depletion, blood loss, large varicose veins, medications, or due to defective activation of sympathetic nerves and reduced norepinephrine release upon standing (i...
May 2017: Movement Disorders Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705551/effects-of-progressive-resistance-training-on-cardiovascular-autonomic-regulation-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#4
Hélcio Kanegusuku, Carla Silva-Batista, Tiago Peçanha, Alice Nieuwboer, Natan D Silva, Luiz A R Costa, Marco T de Mello, Maria E P Piemonte, Carlos Ugrinowitsch, Cláudia L M Forjaz
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of a progressive resistance training (RT) on cardiac autonomic modulation and on cardiovascular responses to autonomic stress tests in patients with Parkinson disease (PD). DESIGN: Randomized clinical trial. SETTING: The Brazilian Parkinson Association. PARTICIPANTS: 30 patients with PD (modified Hoehn and Yahr stages 2-3) were randomly divided into 2 groups: a progressive RT group (PDT) and a control group (PDC)...
July 10, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701075/the-effect-of-orexin-a-on-motor-and-cognitive-functions-in-a-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#5
Zahra Hadadianpour, Farangis Fatehi, Fateme Ayoobi, Ayat Kaeidi, Ali Shamsizadeh, Iman Fatemi
OBJECTIVE:  The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of orexin-A (OX-A) and the orexin-1 receptor antagonist SB-334867 (SB) on motor and cognitive functions in a rat model of Parkinson's disease. METHODS: Parkinson was induced by intracerebroventricular (i.c.v) injection of 6- hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) (200 μg/rat). 72 h later, the treatment was initiated by i.c.v administration of SB (30 nmol/rat) and/or OX-A (0.3 nmol/rat) for 10 days. Motor functions were monitored using rotarod and hanging tests...
July 12, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682528/s-adenosylmethionine-same-for-neuropsychiatric-disorders-a-clinician-oriented-review-of-research
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REVIEW
Anup Sharma, Patricia Gerbarg, Teodoro Bottiglieri, Lila Massoumi, Linda L Carpenter, Helen Lavretsky, Philip R Muskin, Richard P Brown, David Mischoulon
OBJECTIVE: A systematic review on S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) for treatment of neuropsychiatric conditions and comorbid medical conditions. DATA SOURCES: Searches were conducted in PubMed, EMBASE, PsycINFO, Cochrane Library, CINAHL, and Google Scholar databases between July 15, 2015, and September 28, 2016, by combining search terms for SAMe (s-adenosyl methionine or s-adenosyl-l-methionine) with terms for relevant disease states (major depressive disorder, MDD, depression, perinatal depression, human immunodeficiency virus, HIV, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, dementia, anxiety, schizophrenia, psychotic, 22q11...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676466/brazilian-samba-protocol-for-individuals-with-parkinson-s-disease-a-clinical-non-randomized-study
#7
Ana Cristina Tillmann, Alexandro Andrade, Alessandra Swarowsky, Adriana Coutinho De Azevedo Guimarães
BACKGROUND: In the 10 most populated countries in the world, Parkinson's disease (PD) affects more than 5 million individuals. Despite optimal treatment options already developed for the disease, concomitant involvement of other areas of health care plays an important role in complementing the treatment. From this perspective, dancing can be viewed as a non-drug alternative that can reduce falls by improving some motor skills, such as mobility, balance, gait, and posture, and can also improve the overall quality of life...
July 4, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671116/motor-phenotype-in-neurodegenerative-disorders-gait-and-balance-platform-study-design-protocol-for-the-ontario-neurodegenerative-research-initiative-ondri
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Manuel Montero-Odasso, Frederico Pieruccini-Faria, Rob Bartha, Sandra E Black, Elizabeth Finger, Morris Freedman, Barry Greenberg, David A Grimes, Robert A Hegele, Christopher Hudson, Peter W Kleinstiver, Anthony E Lang, Mario Masellis, Paula M McLaughlin, Douglas P Munoz, Stephen Strother, Richard H Swartz, Sean Symons, Maria Carmela Tartaglia, Lorne Zinman, Michael J Strong, William McIlroy
BACKGROUND: The association of cognitive and motor impairments in Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases is thought to be related to damage in the common brain networks shared by cognitive and cortical motor control processes. These common brain networks play a pivotal role in selecting movements and postural synergies that meet an individual's needs. Pathology in this "highest level" of motor control produces abnormalities of gait and posture referred to as highest-level gait disorders...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661865/health-benefits-of-tai-chi-what-is-the-evidence
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REVIEW
Patricia Huston, Bruce McFarlane
OBJECTIVE: To summarize the evidence on the health benefits of tai chi. SOURCES OF INFORMATION: A literature review was conducted on the benefits of tai chi for 25 specific conditions, as well as for general health and fitness, to update a 2014 review of systematic reviews. Systematic reviews and recent clinical trials were assessed and organized into 5 different groups: evidence of benefit as excellent, good, fair, or preliminary, or evidence of no direct benefit...
November 2016: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647892/postprandial-hypotension-in-neurological-disorders-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#10
REVIEW
Antun Pavelić, Magdalena Krbot Skorić, Luka Crnošija, Mario Habek
PURPOSE: Postprandial hypotension (PPH) has been associated with increased risk of syncope, falls, stroke, angina and mortality. As the majority of patients with PPH are asymptomatic, the diagnosis is often overlooked. The aim of this study was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of available scientific evidence on the likelihood of PPH in neurological diseases. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature (PubMed library, Cochrane Database for Systematic Reviews and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials for results up to January 2017) identified 327 studies, of which 11 reported the frequency of PPH in patients with neurological diseases compared to healthy controls...
June 24, 2017: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634343/falling-direction-can-predict-the-mechanism-of-recurrent-falls-in-advanced-parkinson-s-disease
#11
Jinyoung Youn, Yasuyuki Okuma, Minho Hwang, Dongyeop Kim, Jin Whan Cho
Falls are a common and disabling symptom in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). For prevention, it is important to understand the pathophysiology of falls in PD patients, but the predictors for the possible mechanisms underlying such falls have not been clearly elucidated. In this prospective observational study, we investigated the implications of falling direction to predict the mechanisms of recurrent falls in PD patients. We enrolled 62 recurrent fallers with PD and divided them into two groups according to the main falling directions: 45 PD fallers who fell forward (forward fallers), and 17 PD fallers who fell in the other directions (non-forward fallers)...
June 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627861/effectiveness-of-aquatic-therapy-for-the-control-of-pain-and-increased-functionality-in-people-with-parkinson-s-disease-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#12
Sagrario Pérez de la Cruz
BACKGROUND: Gait, balance disorders and pain associated with Parkinson's disease represent important therapeutic challenges, as they are related with an increased risk of falls, together with disability and physical decline. AIM: To compare the effects of an aquatic Ai Chi training program on the perception of pain, the maintenance of balance and the functional independence of patients with Parkinson's disease. DESIGN: A single-blind randomized controlled trial...
June 19, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621015/perturbation-based-balance-training-for-falls-reduction-among-older-adults-current-evidence-and-implications-for-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Marissa H G Gerards, Christopher McCrum, Avril Mansfield, Kenneth Meijer
Falls are a leading cause of injury, hospitalization and even death among older adults. Although various strength and balance exercise interventions have shown moderate reductions in falls incidence among healthy older adults, no significant falls incidence improvements have been consistently seen in frail older adults or in patient groups with an increased falls risk (e.g. people with Parkinson's disease and stroke). This might be due to a lack of task specificity of previous exercise interventions to the recovery actions required to prevent a fall...
June 16, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602515/the-impact-of-tai-chi-and-qigong-mind-body-exercises-on-motor-and-non-motor-function-and-quality-of-life-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#14
REVIEW
R Song, W Grabowska, M Park, K Osypiuk, G P Vergara-Diaz, P Bonato, J M Hausdorff, M Fox, L R Sudarsky, E Macklin, P M Wayne
PURPOSE: To systematically evaluate and quantify the effects of Tai Chi/Qigong (TCQ) on motor (UPDRS III, balance, falls, Timed-Up-and-Go, and 6-Minute Walk) and non-motor (depression and cognition) function, and quality of life (QOL) in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS: A systematic search in 7 electronic databases targeted clinical studies evaluating TCQ for individuals with PD published through August 2016. Meta-analysis was used to estimate effect sizes (Hedges's g) and publication bias for randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
May 25, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593447/predictors-of-near-term-fracture-in-osteoporotic-women-aged-%C3%A2-65%C3%A2-years-based-on-data-from-the-study-of-osteoporotic-fractures
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D Weycker, J Edelsberg, R Barron, M Atwood, G Oster, D B Crittenden, A Grauer
Using data from the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures (SOF), several clinical characteristics predictive of near-term (1-year) risk of hip and non-vertebral fracture among elderly osteoporotic women were identified, and a subset of those for hip fracture was incorporated into a risk assessment tool. Additional research is needed to validate study findings. INTRODUCTION: While several risk factors are known to contribute to long-term fracture risk in women with osteoporosis, factors predicting fracture risk over a shorter time horizon, such as over a 1-year period, are less well-established...
June 7, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579506/does-perturbation-training-prevent-falls-after-discharge-from-stroke-rehabilitation-a-prospective-cohort-study-with-historical-control
#16
Avril Mansfield, Alison Schinkel-Ivy, Cynthia J Danells, Anthony Aqui, Raabeae Aryan, Louis Biasin, Vincent G DePaul, Elizabeth L Inness
BACKGROUND: Individuals with stroke fall frequently, and no exercise intervention has been shown to prevent falls post stroke. Perturbation-based balance training (PBT), which involves practicing reactions to instability, shows promise for preventing falls in older adults and individuals with Parkinson's disease. This study aimed to determine if PBT during inpatient stroke rehabilitation can prevent falls after discharge into the community. METHODS: Individuals with subacute stroke completed PBT as part of routine inpatient rehabilitation (n = 31)...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578818/clinical-milestones-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-7-year-population-based-incident-cohort-study
#17
Anders Bjornestad, Kenn Freddy Pedersen, Ole-Bjorn Tysnes, Guido Alves
INTRODUCTION: Clinical staging of Parkinson's disease (PD) is important for patient management and prognosis. The non-motor and functional features visual hallucinations, recurrent falls, dementia and nursing home placement are currently not included in clinical staging schemes, but have been suggested as clinical milestones with important prognostic implications in advanced PD. In this study, we sought to evaluate the potential of these four milestone events for clinical staging and prognosis during the early years of the disease...
May 29, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573883/longitudinal-falls-data-in-parkinson-s-disease-feasibility-of-fall-diaries-and-effect-of-attrition
#18
Heather Hunter, Lynn Rochester, Rosie Morris, Sue Lord
BACKGROUND: Identifying causes of falls for people with Parkinson's disease has met with limited success. Prospective falls measurement using the "gold standard" approach is challenging. This paper examines the process and outcomes associated with longitudinal falls reporting in this population. METHODS: Participants were recruited from ICICLE-GAIT (a collaborative study with ICICLE-PD; an incident cohort study). Monthly falls diaries were examined over 48 months for accuracy of data and rate of attrition...
June 2, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572784/inertial-sensors-to-assess-gait-quality-in-patients-with-neurological-disorders-a-systematic-review-of-technical-and-analytical-challenges
#19
REVIEW
Aliénor Vienne, Rémi P Barrois, Stéphane Buffat, Damien Ricard, Pierre-Paul Vidal
Gait disorders are major causes of falls in patients with neurological diseases. Understanding these disorders allows prevention and better insights into underlying diseases. InertiaLocoGraphy (ILG) -the quantification of gait by using inertial measurement units (IMUs) -shows great potential to address this public health challenge, but protocols vary widely and normative values of gait parameters are still unavailable. This systematic review critically compares ILG protocols, questions features extracted from inertial signals and proposes a semeiological analysis of clinimetric characteristics for use in neurological clinical routine...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569162/psychometric-properties-of-the-original-and-short-versions-of-the-falls-efficacy-scale-international-fes-i-in-people-with-parkinson-s-disease
#20
Stina B Jonasson, Maria H Nilsson, Jan Lexell
BACKGROUND: Fear of falling is common in people with Parkinson's disease (PD) and is associated with an increased risk for future falls, activity limitations and a reduced quality of life. The Falls Efficacy Scale-International (FES-I) assesses fear of falling conceptualized as concerns about falling. The original FES-I has good psychometric properties in people with PD, but whether this applies also for the short version of FES-I remains to be shown. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the short FES-I and to compare these with the original FES-I in the same sample of people with PD...
May 31, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
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