Frederick Horak

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Although previous studies have shown pointing errors and abnormal multijoint coordination in seated subjects with Parkinson's disease (PD) who cannot view their arm, the extent to which subjects with PD have problems using proprioception to coordinate equilibrium maintenance and goal-oriented task execution has not been adequately investigated. If a common(More)
Postural support alters anticipatory postural adjustments (APAs). Efficient adaptation to changes in postural support in reactive and centrally initiated postural synergies is impaired in Parkinson's disease (PD). This study examined whether APAs are affected differently by familiar and novel supports in people with PD, ON and OFF levodopa. The effect of PD(More)
This international multicentre, open-label, parallel-group trial was undertaken to compare the therapeutic efficacy and tolerability of topical levocabastine and oral cetirizine in patients with perennial allergic rhinoconjunctivitis, with particular reference to the comparative onset of action of the two drugs. A total of 207 patients were randomized to(More)
Purpose To evaluate the relationship between balance performance and vitamin D in persons with Parkinson's disease (PD). Postural instability is one of the four cardinal features of PD. Balance problems and falls are a major source of morbidity and mortality late in the disease largely because there are no effective treatments. Vitamin D supplementation(More)
The antiepileptic effect of dexphenmetrazine (DP) and acetyldexphenmetrazine (ADP) was tested on audiogenic seizures in a 100% susceptible strain of mice. DP had no antiepileptic effect, however, it markedly suppressed the postparoxysmal motor inhibition. ADP had a distinct anticonvulsive effect--it suppressed the convulsive component of the seizure,(More)
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