The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of fear of falling on balancing ability during abrupt deceleration in aged women. The subjects were 20 women aged between 67 and 75 years. They were classified into two groups, one having a fear of falling (group FF, n = 10) and another without this fear (group NFF, n = 10). The two groups had similar… (More)
Age-related differences in postural control in response to a relatively large deceleration resulting from postural disturbance were investigated in eight normal elderly men (age range 67-72 years) and eight young men as controls (age range 19-22 years) using a moving platform. Data were obtained for the hip, knee and ankle angles, position of the centre of… (More)
A 10-year-old girl was admitted to the hospital with complaints of progressive right hemiparesis and sensory disturbance. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a Chiari Type I malformation and syringomyelia from T-10 to C-1. The syrinx extended from the medulla to the right putamen along the pyramidal tract.