Luigia Brugliera

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In hemiplegic gait the paretic lower limb provides less muscle power and shows a briefer stance compared with the unaffected limb. Yet, a longer stance and a higher power can be obtained from the paretic lower limb if gait speed is increased. This supports the existence of a 'learned non-use' phenomenon, similar to that underlying some asymmetric(More)
AIM The relationship between dizziness and falls in the obese population is a relatively unexplored issue. The aims of the present study were to define the 1-year prevalence of dizziness in an obese inpatient population undergoing metabolic rehabilitation and to investigate possible correlations with fall events. MATERIALS AND METHODS We recruited 329(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the effectiveness of the Timed Up and Go (TUG) test to define responsiveness to auditory and visual cues in patients with Parkinson's disease. METHODS Consecutive patients > 50 years old were enrolled if they were classified as stage 1-3 of the Hoehn and Yahr scale; scored ≤ 45 on part III of the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale;(More)
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