A midline lesion of the funiculus gracilis was found in four patients with histories of alcoholism, nutritional disturbance, and repeated episodes of electrolyte imbalance. Histologic and anatomic abnormalities were similar to those of central pontine myelinolysis. Sodium imbalance may play a role in the pathogenesis of both conditions.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purpose of this study was (1) to determine the validity of the GaitRite System in detecting footfall patterns and selected gait characteristics of person with early stage Parkinson's disease (PD) and (2) to investigate whether the Functional Ambulation Performance (FAP) scoring system is a valid tool to distinguish between… (More)
OBJECTIVES The purposes of this study were (1) to determine temporal distance (TD) gait measures and the Functional Ambulation Performance Scores (FAPS) of adults with Down syndrome, (2) to determine the reliability of TD gait measures and FAPS of adults with Down syndrome and (3) to compare gait measures of adults with Down syndrome (DSA group), and adults… (More)
Distortions of posture and impaired movement are key challenges in the care of children and adults with cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy (CP) is the one of the most common physical disability affecting children. CP is "an umbrella term covering a group of non-progressive, but often changing, motor impairment syndromes secondary to lesions or anomalies of the… (More)