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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 and walking balance.
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
gait and balance training program
University of California, San Francisco
Not yet recruiting
University of California, San Francisco
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:12:12-0400
We hypothesized that rehabilitation specifically addressing balance in Parkinson ́s disease patients might improve not only balance, but locomotion as well. Two balance training protocols...
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...
Robot-assisted gait training can improve gait ability of patients with Parkinson's disease by repeating a normal gait pattern with high intensity. This study is a randomized controlled tri...
Robot-assisted gait training can improve gait ability of patients with Parkinson's disease by repeating a normal gait pattern with high intensity. This study is a feasibility study to inve...
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...
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a specific exercise (SE) training program focusing on balance and muscle strengthening and a turning-based treadmill (TT) training program o...
Gait impairment places older adults and people with Parkinson's disease (PD) at an increased risk of falls when walking over obstacles. Increasing the height of obstacles results in greater challenge ...
Impairments of postural stability occur with increasing age and in neurodegenerative diseases like the Parkinson's disease (PD). While changes in balance have been described in many studies under stea...
Disturbance of gait is a key feature of Parkinson's disease (PD) and has a negative impact on quality of life. Deficits in cognition and sensorimotor processing impair the ability of people with PD to...
Peripheral neuropathy is a common condition in the elderly that can affect balance and gait. Postural imbalance and gait difficulties in Parkinson's disease (PD), therefore, may stem not only from the...
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.
Impairment of the vestibular function of both inner ears which can cause difficulties with balance, gait, VERTIGO, and visual blurring.
Impaired ambulation not attributed to sensory impairment or motor weakness. FRONTAL LOBE disorders; BASAL GANGLIA DISEASES (e.g., PARKINSONIAN DISORDERS); DEMENTIA, MULTI-INFARCT; ALZHEIMER DISEASE; and other conditions may be associated with gait apraxia.
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)
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...