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OBJECTIVES Gait and cognitive disorders are frequently reported in patients with multiple sclerosis, leading to decreased quality of live. The objective of this prospective study was to examine the impact of four specific cognitive tasks on gait in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) with low disability. METHODS The mean±standard(More)
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS Gait characteristics and balance are altered in diabetic patients. Little is known about possible treatment strategies. This study evaluates the effect of a specific training programme on gait and balance of diabetic patients. METHODS This was a randomised controlled trial (n=71) with an intervention (n=35) and control group (n=36). The(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this systematic review was to identify which biomechanical and physiological parameters are the most relevant, commonly used, able to discriminate and/or have specific clinical relevance for the gait analysis of lower-limb amputees (LLA). METHODS We performed an electronic search via the PubMed, EMBASE and ISI Web of Knowledge(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the relationships between BMI and walking speed, balance control, sit-to-stand performance (a measure of mass specific lower limb power), and endurance. DESIGN AND METHODS Thirty-six women with a BMI ≥ 30 kg/m(2) and 10 women with normal body weight (BMI between 18 kg/m(2) and 25 kg/m(2) ) were enrolled in this observational study. The(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To measure the Timed Up and Go (TUG), imagined TUG (iTUG), and the difference of time between these two tests (delta time) in 20 patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) and 20 healthy age-matched controls and to examine whether an association with cognitive functions, motor impairment, and behavioral changes can be(More)
BACKGROUND Peripheral neuropathy is recognised to be the most symptomatic complication of diabetes and is also linked to postural instability. This study investigates balance instability in diabetic patients with and without peripheral neuropathy. METHODS Quiet standing balance was investigated using an accelerometric-based method in 24 diabetic patients(More)
Signature identification and verification has been a topic of interest and importance for many years in the area of biometrics. In this paper we present an effective method to perform off-line signature verification and identification. To commence the process, the signature's contour is first determined from its binary representation. Unique structural(More)
A database of 1,736 patients and 2,511 gait analyses was reviewed to identify for trials where the first rocker was absent. A fuzzy c-means algorithm was used to identify sagittal ankle kinematic patterns and three groups were identified. The first showed a progressive dorsiflexion during the stance phase, while the second had a short-lived dorsiflexion,(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with knee osteoarthritis present an altered gait pattern. Amongst many factors, the lower limb alignment (varus, valgus) has been identified as an important risk factor for the progression of knee osteoarthritis. Among the large number of studies on knee osteoarthritis gait, only a few have included patients with a valgus deformity. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify risk factors, risk predictors and risk determinants for onset and progression of periodontitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS For this longitudinal, prospective study all subjects in the age range 15-25 years living in a village of approximately 2000 inhabitants at a tea estate on Western Java, Indonesia, were selected. Baseline examination(More)