Parkinson’s Disease

Gait in Parkinson’s Disease


Publishing date
01 Aug 2019
Status
Published
Submission deadline
12 Apr 2019

1Tecnologico de Monterrey, Escuela de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud, Monterrey, Mexico

2Instituto Nacional de Neurologia y Neurocirugia, Mexico City, Mexico

3Fixel Center for Neurological Diseases at UF Health, Gainesville, USA


Gait in Parkinson’s Disease

Description

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by a variety of motor and nonmotor symptoms. As the disease progresses, gait and balance problems become more apparent. Patient’s mobility becomes more affected increasing their risk of falls and related complications such as fractures. The typical gait in PD patients is characterized by decreased stride length, short base, decrease arm swing, and a flexed posture. In addition, patients may also develop other gait problems such as freezing of gait and festination. Gait in PD is one of the most difficult symptoms to manage. Optimization of dopaminergic drugs and physical therapies are currently the main treatments. However, there are limited treatments for these problems. A current need exists to gain a better understanding of gait difficulties in PD patients.

This special issue of aims to show the latest advances in the diagnosis, treatment, and pathophysiology of gait difficulties in PD. We welcome all types of submissions related to the topic, including original articles, case series, or case reports. We also invite authors to submit review articles to describe the state of gait in PD.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Use of technology (e.g., wearable devices) to characterize gait in PD
  • Use of external stimuli to overcome gait problems in PD
  • Cognitive therapies for gait problems in PD
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation for gait in PD
  • Predictive factors of freezing of gait or festination in PD
  • Deep brain stimulation for gait problems in PD

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 1962123
  • - Editorial

Gait in Parkinson’s Disease

Daniel Martinez-Ramirez | Mayela Rodriguez-Violante | Adolfo Ramirez-Zamora
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 6530838
  • - Research Article

Music and Metronomes Differentially Impact Motor Timing in People with and without Parkinson’s Disease: Effects of Slow, Medium, and Fast Tempi on Entrainment and Synchronization Performances in Finger Tapping, Toe Tapping, and Stepping on the Spot Tasks

Dawn Rose | Yvonne Delevoye-Turrell | ... | Peter J. Lovatt
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 7104071
  • - Research Article

Balance and Gait Improvements of Postoperative Rehabilitation in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease Treated with Subthalamic Nucleus Deep Brain Stimulation (STN-DBS)

Kazunori Sato | Noriaki Aita | ... | Toshiyuki Fujiwara
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 2478980
  • - Clinical Study

The CuePed Trial: How Does Environmental Complexity Impact Cue Effectiveness? A Comparison of Tonic and Phasic Visual Cueing in Simple and Complex Environments in a Parkinson’s Disease Population with Freezing of Gait

Rodney Marsh | Michael H. Cole | ... | Peter A. Silburn
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9026890
  • - Research Article

Do Upper and Lower Camptocormias Affect Gait and Postural Control in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease? An Observational Cross-Sectional Study

Christian Geroin | Marialuisa Gandolfi | ... | Michele Tinazzi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 5050182
  • - Research Article

Age Matters: Objective Gait Assessment in Early Parkinson’s Disease Using an RGB-D Camera

Beatriz Muñoz Ospina | Jaime Andrés Valderrama Chaparro | ... | Jorge Luis Orozco
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 2196195
  • - Clinical Study

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Does Not Improve the Sequence Effect in Freezing of Gait

Jinghong Ma | Linlin Gao | ... | Tao Wu
Parkinson’s Disease
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Acceptance rate38%
Submission to final decision97 days
Acceptance to publication45 days
CiteScore2.270
Impact Factor2.051
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