Biomechanical Parameters of Gait in Patients With Parkinson's Disease and Parkinsonian Syndromes
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00139321
Recruitment Status :
First Posted : August 31, 2005
Last Update Posted : January 8, 2013
Groupe Hospitalier Pitie-Salpetriere
Institut National de la Santé Et de la Recherche Médicale, France
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Marie-laure Welter, Groupe Hospitalier Pitie-Salpetriere
Gait disorders and falls are frequent in patients with parkinsonian syndromes. In patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), these signs occurred later during the course of the disease in comparison to patients with other degenerative parkinsonian disorders. The pathophysiology of these symptoms are still not fully understood. Gait initiation challenges the balance control system as the body moves from an upright stable static posture to a continuously unstable gait. The aim of this study is to analyse the gait initiation process in patients with parkinsonian disorders.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 85 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients able to walk without assistance
Patients with Parkinson's disease or other degenerative parkinsonian syndromes (progressive supranuclear palsy [PSP], multiple system atrophy [MSA], corticobasal degeneration [CBD], etc.)