Neurologic aspects and falls

Fasano, Alfonso and Plotnik, Meir (2012) Neurologic aspects and falls. Clinical cases in mineral and bone metabolism, 9 (1). pp. 17-20. ISSN 1971-3266

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Falls are widely recognized as a social problem due to the related economic burden on public health budgets. Following the growing body of evidences on the physiopathology of postural control in humans, many factors leading to falls are already well established in the literature. Given the high prevalence of falls among elderly people, the present review focuses on parkinsonism and those “mild parkinsonian signs” frequently presented by elderly subjects. Parkinsonism is a good paradigm for the understanding of the pathophysiology of falling. Specifically, parkinsonian patients display specific features related to falls, such as axial motor symptoms, the impairment of executive functions and of the interplay between motion and cognition, as revealed by the disruption of automaticity

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Parkinsonism; falls; freezing of gait
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 611 Anatomia; Citologia; Istologia umana > 611.7 Sistema muscoloscheletrico, tegumento
Depositing User: Danilo Dezzi
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2014 10:16
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2014 10:16

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