Beneficial effect of levodopa therapy on stooped posture in Parkinson's disease.

@article{Benninger2015BeneficialEO,
  title={Beneficial effect of levodopa therapy on stooped posture in Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Felix Benninger and Alexander Khlebtovsky and Yaniv Roditi and Ofir Keret and Israel Steiner and Eldad Melamed and Ruth Djaldetti},
  journal={Gait & posture},
  year={2015},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={
          263-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE This study was designated to quantitatively evaluate the effect of levodopa on spinal posture in patients with PD using a computer-assisted handheld SpinalMouse device. METHODS Prospective case-study involving 48 patients with definite PD. All patients were recruited between September 2011 and September 2013 and included 22 dopa-naïve, evaluated before and 3 months after initiation of treatment, and 26 patients with response fluctuations studied during the "off" and "on" states. The… CONTINUE READING
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