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Neuroimaging and neuropsychological assessment of freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease.
- Author(s): Bluett, Brent;
- Banks, Sarah;
- Cordes, Dietmar;
- Bayram, Ece;
- Mishra, Virendra;
- Cummings, Jeffrey;
- Litvan, Irene
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.trci.2018.04.010
IntroductionFreezing of gait (FOG) is a disabling phenomenon characterized by a brief, episodic absence or reduction of forward progression of the feet despite the intention to walk. It is a common cause of falls and mortality in cases with Parkinson's disease (PD). This article reviews neuropsychological and neuroimaging studies to date and introduces a new study of multimodal imaging and cognition in PD-FOG.
MethodsA comprehensive literature search identified studies using neuropsychological evaluation and/or neuroimaging to evaluate PD-FOG.
ResultsSeveral studies have evaluated PD-FOG, but few have combined neuropsychological and comprehensive neuroimaging and none longitudinally.
DiscussionA study using a combined approach longitudinally evaluating cognitive dysfunction and underlying neural networks in FOG is needed. We introduce the framework of a study which demonstrates the use of establishing an infrastructure for studying neurodegenerative disorders using the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of General Medical Science Center of Biomedical Research Excellence grant mechanism.
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