Vestibular impairment and adaptive postural imbalance in parkinsonian patients with lateral trunk flexion.

@article{Vitale2011VestibularIA,
  title={Vestibular impairment and adaptive postural imbalance in parkinsonian patients with lateral trunk flexion.},
  author={Carmine Vitale and Vincenzo Marcelli and Teresa Furia and Gabriella Santangelo and Autilia Cozzolino and Katia Longo and Roberto Allocca and Marianna Amboni and Elio Marciano and Paolo Barone},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={26 8},
  pages={1458-63}
}
Lateral trunk flexion is a very common clinical observation in patients affected by Parkinson's disease. Postural control is known to depend on vestibular, visual, and somatosensory information. The aim of this study was to investigate whether impairment of vestibular function can account for the postural alterations observed in parkinsonian patients with lateral trunk flexion. We evaluated vestibular function in 11 parkinsonian patients with lateral trunk flexion and in 11 age-, sex-, and… CONTINUE READING

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