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Variable initial swing side and prolonged double limb support represent abnormalities of the first three steps of gait initiation in patients with Parkinson's disease with freezing of gait.
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PMID:  22232615     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
This study investigated abnormalities of the first three steps of gait initiation in patients with Parkinson's disease without freezing of gait (PD - FOG) and investigated which abnormalities are related to FOG. Seven PD - FOG and seven age-matched healthy controls performed self-generated or cue-triggered gait initiation. Data for PD patients with FOG (PD + FOG) were cited from a previous study using a procedure similar to that used in the present study. Gait initiation was abnormal, and external cue normalized some abnormalities in PD - FOG. The initial swing side was fairly consistent among the trials in both PD - FOG and in healthy controls, although the initial swing side was inconsistent in PD + FOG. The duration of the first double limb support (DLS) was the only parameter that depends on FOG severity and that was abnormal in PD + FOG but was not abnormal in PD - FOG. The variability of the initial swing side and prolonged first DLS are abnormalities specifically related to FOG.
Yohei Okada; Takahiko Fukumoto; Katsuhiko Takatori; Koji Nagino; Koichi Hiraoka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-12-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Frontiers in neurology     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1664-2295     ISO Abbreviation:  Front Neurol     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-10     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2013-08-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101546899     Medline TA:  Front Neurol     Country:  Switzerland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  85     Citation Subset:  -    
Graduate School of Comprehensive Rehabilitation, Osaka Prefecture University Osaka, Japan.
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