Vestibulocervical reflexes in idiopathic Parkinson disease

  title={Vestibulocervical reflexes in idiopathic Parkinson disease},
  author={L Pollak and T. Prohorov and Michael Kushnir and Martin Ian Rabey},
  journal={Neurophysiologie Clinique/Clinical Neurophysiology},
OBJECTIVES The mechanism of gait instability in Parkinson disease (PD) is not completely understood. We examined the saccular part of the otolith function and its possible contribution to gait difficulties in idiopathic PD. METHODS Fifty-four PD patients (mean age 66 years, 32 men) were included. These were characterized with respect to disease severity, duration, treatment, as well as the presence of disease complications, dementia and depression. Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMP… CONTINUE READING
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