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OBJECTIVE The aim of the present work is to investigate the segmental movement patterns of the spine during normal treadmill gait. DESIGN The spine movement during treadmill gait of ten healthy subjects (five men and five women) has been investigated using an optoelectronic measuring system. METHODS The spine was divided into seven segments, from C(7)(More)
The Wartenberg (pendulum) test is commonly used in a variety of studies involving healthy subjects, patients with CP, stroke patients, and other neurological conditions. There is some evidence that the Wartenberg test may be able to differentiate healthy people from patients with spasticity. The aim of the study was to explore the within-session(More)
BACKGROUND Epilepsy appears in 70-80% of patients with tuberous sclerosis complex, most commonly in the first year of age. Early manifestation of epilepsy is associated with drug-resistant epilepsy and mental retardation in more than 80% of patients. Clinical epileptic seizures are preceded by deterioration of EEG recording thus infants with high risk of(More)
Brain tumour is the third leading cause of death in children and adolescents younger than 16 years of age. The increasing survival rate of these patients makes their follow-up and quality of life assessment an important task. This study evaluated the gait pathology of the patients after the combined treatment for central nervous system (CNS) tumours. It(More)
Scoliosis is not only a spinal deformity, but also leads to the development of a pathological gait pattern. Nearly all studies examining walking in scoliotic patients report some degree of gait abnormality, however the results are somewhat contradictory. Therefore the aim of this study is to explore the relationship between gait pathology and degree of(More)
The NBN (NBS1) gene belongs to a group of double-strand break repair genes. Mutations in any of these genes cause genome instability syndromes and contribute to carcinogenesis. NBN gene mutations cause increased tumor risk in Nijmegen breakage syndrome (NBS) homozygotes as well as in NBN heterozygotes. NBS patients develop different types of malignancies;(More)
Spasticity is a common impairment that interferes with motor function (particularly gait pattern) in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Gait analysis and clinical measurements are equally important in evaluating and treating gait disorders in children with CP. This study aimed to explore the relationship between the spasticity of lower extremity muscles and(More)
Gliomas, particularly those of astrocytic origin, are the most frequent primary central nervous system tumors that develop in children. The majority of them are benign and slow growing, with relatively good prognosis. Several genomic and gene alterations are known to be involved in astrocytoma development, but the precise mechanisms remain poorly(More)
One of the most common problems encountered in posture control studies is relatively poor repeatability of postural stability measures based on the COP (center of pressure) time-series which results from the inherent variability of postural control. The repeatability of the data reflecting the postural control mechanisms in young children is still not well(More)