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The purpose of this study is to gather data to see if so-called enriched forms of exercise programs such as dance is more effective in improving balance and quality of life in patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease than regular exercise programs that are currently provided by physical therapists.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
We Aim to Study Gait and Balance Issues Associated With Parkinson's Disease
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Enrolling by invitation
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:12:11-0400
Cholinergic deficiency in the brain can be related to gait and balance problems in Parkinson disease (PD). Recent clinical trials suggested a beneficial role of acetylcholinesterase inhibi...
Gait and balance problems are a significant source of disability in patients with Parkinson disease. Physical therapy remains one of the main treatments. On the other hand some medications...
The purpose of this study is to determine how using auditory cues of a metronome at various frequencies impacts the gait mechanics and balance in people with Parkinson's disease when walki...
This study will be carried out to determine the effectiveness of in-home computer games played by a person with Parkinson's disease for 30 minutes 3 times a week on measures of standing an...
The purpose of this research study is to test the safety, tolerability, and the effect of vibration (delivered by an experimental device called PDVibe2) on freezing of gait in persons with...
Gait and balance impairments are cardinal features of Parkinson's disease (PD) that require cognitive input. However, the extent to which specific gait and balance characteristics relate to cognition ...
Quantification of gait with wearable technology is promising; recent cross-sectional studies showed that gait characteristics are potential prodromal markers for Parkinson's disease (PD). The aim of t...
In addition to motor deficits, Parkinson's disease (PD) may cause perceptual impairments. The role of perceptual impairments in sensorimotor function is unclear, and has typically been studied in sing...
This study aimed to quantitatively investigate the existence of differences in spatio-temporal and kinematic parameters of gait in men and women with Parkinson's disease (PD) using computerized three-...
Persons with Parkinson's disease exhibit gait deficits during comfortable-pace overground walking and data from pressure sensitive mats have been used to quantify gait performance. The Primary Gait Sc...
A condition caused by the neurotoxin MPTP which causes selective destruction of nigrostriatal dopaminergic neurons. Clinical features include irreversible parkinsonian signs including rigidity and bradykinesia (PARKINSON DISEASE, SECONDARY). MPTP toxicity is also used as an animal model for the study of PARKINSON DISEASE. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1072; Neurology 1986 Feb;36(2):250-8)
Conditions which feature clinical manifestations resembling primary Parkinson disease that are caused by a known or suspected condition. Examples include parkinsonism caused by vascular injury, drugs, trauma, toxin exposure, neoplasms, infections and degenerative or hereditary conditions. Clinical features may include bradykinesia, rigidity, parkinsonian gait, and masked facies. In general, tremor is less prominent in secondary parkinsonism than in the primary form. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1998, Ch38, pp39-42)
Proteins associated with sporadic or familial cases of PARKINSON DISEASE.
The study of NUTRITION PROCESSES as well as the components of food, their actions, interaction, and balance in relation to health and disease.
Impairment of the vestibular function of both inner ears which can cause difficulties with balance, gait, VERTIGO, and visual blurring.
Of all the types of Dementia, Alzheimer's disease is the most common, affecting around 465,000 people in the UK. Neurons in the brain die, becuase 'plaques' and 'tangles' (mis-folded proteins) form in the brain. People with Al...