Falls and gait disturbances in Huntington's disease.

@article{Grimbergen2008FallsAG,
  title={Falls and gait disturbances in Huntington's disease.},
  author={Yvette A. M. Grimbergen and Mirjam J. Knol and Bastiaan R. Bloem and Berry P. H. Kremer and Raymund A. C. Roos and Marten Munneke},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 7},
  pages={970-976}
}
Falls are common in patients with Huntington's disease, but the incidence, falling circumstances and contributing factors have never been examined. We recorded falls in 45 early to midstage Huntington's disease patients, both retrospectively (12 months) and prospectively (3 months). Fall rates were related to relevant baseline measures, including the Unified Huntington's Disease Rating Scale (UHDRS) and quantitative measures of balance (using angular velocity sensors) and gait (using a pressure… CONTINUE READING

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