Monika Marona

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Intrinsic factors are the main cause of falls in Parkinson's disease (PD). The relation between different symptoms or type of PD and frequency of falls has been unclear so far. The aim of the study was to assess the frequency and causes of falls in postural instability and gait difficulty dominant PD (PIGD) and tremor dominant PD(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE There are several instrumental and clinical methods to assess hand tremor. The clinical methods, e.g. rating scales, have the advantage that they are available to most clinicians; however, they require experience, and are not as repeatable as instrumental methods. The study describes the use of a method based on a digitizing tablet(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (sALS) is a devastating neurodegenerative disease, which results from complex genetic and environmental interactions. Recent studies have reported an association between several polymorphisms of the PON1 and PON2 genes and risk of sALS. The aim of the present study was to identify an association(More)
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