Disordered axial movement in Parkinson's disease.

  title={Disordered axial movement in Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Malcolm J. Steiger and Philip Douglas Thompson and C. David Marsden},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  volume={61 6},
Axial motor impairments are a common cause of disability in patients with Parkinson's disease, become more prominent with longer disease duration, and have been said to be less responsive to levodopa replacement therapy. The ability to turn in bed while lying supine before and after dopaminergic stimulation was studied in a group of 36 patients with Parkinson's disease; 23 were in Hoehn and Yahr stages 3-5 when "off", and 13 were in stages 1-2. Turning was also compared with postural stability… CONTINUE READING

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