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Cerebellar ataxia: quantitative assessment and cybernetic interpretation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12667749     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
To assess neuromotor disorders clinicians often rely on rating scales. Unfortunately, these scales lack the sensitivity and accuracy needed to detect the small changes in motor coordination that reflect the clinical progression of the disease on the basis of which treatment programmes can be adjusted. As a contribution to this topic, the present paper proposes a straightforward kinematic and kinetic analysis of reaching movements of patients with cerebellar ataxia in conjunction with a cybernetic interpretation of the data. The aim of the approach is to capture key deficits in the underlying motor control processes. We suggest that cerebellar ataxia may be characterized by defective feedforward control.
Authors:
Vittorio Sanguineti; Pietro G Morasso; Luigi Baratto; Giampaolo Brichetto; Giovanni Luigi Mancardi; Claudio Solaro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Human movement science     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0167-9457     ISO Abbreviation:  Hum Mov Sci     Publication Date:  2003 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-01     Completed Date:  2003-08-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8300127     Medline TA:  Hum Mov Sci     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  189-205     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Informatics, Systems, Telematics, University of Genova, Via Opera Pia 13, Italy. sangui@dist.unige.it
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Cerebellar Ataxia / physiopathology*
Cybernetics / instrumentation*
Feedback / physiology
Female
Fingers / physiopathology
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
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