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Isabella Imbimbo
Catholic University of the Sacred Heart
GaitPhysical therapyParkinson's diseaseMedicinePhysical medicine and rehabilitation
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#1Costanza PazzagliaH-Index: 20
#2Isabella ImbimboH-Index: 4
Last. Luca Padua (UCSC: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart)H-Index: 48
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Abstract Objective To compare a 6-week virtual reality (VR) rehabilitation programme with a conventional rehabilitation programme in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Design Prospective, single-blinded, randomised controlled trial. Setting Outpatients. Participants Fifty-one patients with Parkinson’s disease were assigned at random to a VR rehabilitation programme or a conventional rehabilitation programme. Interventions Both programmes ran for 6 consecutive weeks, with a 40-minute session thre...
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#1Luca Padua (UCSC: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart)H-Index: 48
#2Isabella ImbimboH-Index: 4
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#1Carmen Erra (UCSC: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart)H-Index: 10
#2Ilaria Mileti (Sapienza University of Rome)H-Index: 4
Last. Luca Padua (UCSC: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart)H-Index: 48
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Abstract Objective Gait impairment is a highly disabling symptom for Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients. Rhythmic auditory stimulation (RAS), has shown to improve spatio-temporal gait parameters in PD, but only a few studies have focused on their effects on gait kinematics, and the ideal stimulation frequency has still not been identified. Methods We enrolled 30 PD patients and 18 controls. Patients were evaluated under two conditions (with (ON), and without (OFF) medications) with three differen...
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#1Davide CattaneoH-Index: 19
#2Elisa GervasoniH-Index: 6
Last. Ettore BeghiH-Index: 62
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Background: Falls, mobility impairments and lack of social support lead to participation restrictions in people with neurological conditions. The aim of this multicenter, single blinded randomized controlled trial was to test whether an educational program focusing on fall prevention and safe mobility reduces falls and increases social participation among people with neurological conditions. Methods: Ninety people with Stroke(n=25), multiple sclerosis(n=33) and Parkinson disease(n=32), median ag...
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#1Luca Padua (UCSC: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart)H-Index: 48
#2Isabella Imbimbo (UCSC: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart)H-Index: 4
Last. Maria Chiara Carrozza (Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies)H-Index: 54
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Rehabilitation is essential after stroke and, besides conventional rehabilitation, technological one has had big growth in clinical practice. There is a growing interest in cognitive reserve (CR) that summarizes pre-morbid life of each patient and has a key role in a sudden change of individual lifestyle (for example, after a stroke). Our preliminary data suggested that CR impacts on motor rehabilitation outcome. We hypothesized that CR may help in the complex choice between technological or con...
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#2Martina Petracca (UCSC: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart)H-Index: 8
Last. Anna Rita Bentivoglio (UCSC: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart)H-Index: 47
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#1Ilaria Mileti (Sapienza University of Rome)H-Index: 4
#2Marco GermanottaH-Index: 6
Last. Eduardo Palermo (Sapienza University of Rome)H-Index: 8
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Monitoring gait quality in daily activities through wearable sensors has the potential to improve medical assessment in Parkinson’s Disease (PD). In this study, four gait partitioning methods, two based on thresholds and two based on a machine learning approach, considering the four-phase model, were compared. The methods were tested on 26 PD patients, both in OFF and ON levodopa conditions, and 11 healthy subjects, during walking tasks. All subjects were equipped with inertial sensors placed on...
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#1Luca Padua (CUA: The Catholic University of America)H-Index: 48
Last. Claudio Macchi (UniFI: University of Florence)H-Index: 23
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The population of industrialized nations is progressively aging, with Italy having one of the most elderly populations in the world. Natural aging may be associated with physical and cognitive impairments, often straining public resources. The present study aims to investigate the influence of gender on wellness of the nonagenarians. We evaluated quality of life among nonagenarians living in the Mugello area, an Italian location with a large population of individuals > 90 years, using the Health...
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#2Irene AprileH-Index: 28
Last. Luca Padua (UCSC: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart)H-Index: 48
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Patients affected by stroke, particularly subacute stroke patients, often complain of neuropathic pain (NP), which may severely impair their quality of life. The aim of this exploratory study was to characterize NP and to investigate whether there is a correlation between NP and serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and serum markers of oxidative stress. We enrolled 50 patients divided in subacute ( 90 and 180 < days from stroke onset). The Barthel Index, Deambulation Index, and Short F...
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