Supraspinal control of automatic postural responses in people with multiple sclerosis.

@article{Peterson2016SupraspinalCO,
  title={Supraspinal control of automatic postural responses in people with multiple sclerosis.},
  author={Daniel S Peterson and Geetanjali Gera and F. B. Horak and Brett W. Fling},
  journal={Gait & posture},
  year={2016},
  volume={47},
  pages={92-5}
}
The neural underpinnings of delayed automatic postural responses in people with multiple sclerosis (PwMS) are unclear. We assessed whether white matter pathways of two supraspinal regions (the cortical proprioceptive Broadman's Area-3; and the balance/locomotor-related pedunculopontine nucleus) were related to delayed postural muscle response latencies in response to external perturbations. 19 PwMS (48.8±11.4years; EDSS=3.5 (range: 2-4)) and 12 healthy adults (51.7±12.2years) underwent 20… CONTINUE READING