Pedunculopontine Nucleus Area Oscillations during Stance, Stepping and Freezing in Parkinson’s Disease

@inproceedings{Fraix2013PedunculopontineNA,
  title={Pedunculopontine Nucleus Area Oscillations during Stance, Stepping and Freezing in Parkinson’s Disease},
  author={Val{\'e}rie Fraix and Julien Bastin and Olivier David and Laurent Goetz and Murielle Ursulla Ferraye and Alim-Louis Benabid and St{\'e}phan Chabard{\`e}s and Pierre Pollak and Bettina Deb{\^u}},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
The pedunculopontine area (PPNa) including the pedunculopontine and cuneiform nuclei, belongs to the mesencephalic locomotor region. Little is known about the oscillatory mechanisms underlying the function of this region in postural and gait control. We examined the modulations of the oscillatory activity of the PPNa and cortex during stepping, a surrogate of gait, and stance in seven Parkinson's disease patients who received bilateral PPNa implantation for disabling freezing of gait (FOG). In… CONTINUE READING

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