publication . Article . 2014

Associations between proprioceptive neural pathway structural connectivity and balance in people with multiple sclerosis

Brett W Fling; Brett W Fling; Geetanjali eGera-Dutta; Heather eSchlueter; Michelle H Cameron; Michelle H Cameron; Fay B Horak; Fay B Horak;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2014 Journal: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience (issn: 1662-5161, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Abstract
Mobility and balance impairments are a hallmark of multiple sclerosis (MS), affecting nearly half of patients at presentation and resulting in decreased activity and participation, falls, injuries, and reduced quality of life. A growing body of work suggests that balance impairments in people with mild MS are primarily the result of deficits in proprioception, the ability to determine body position in space in the absence of vision. A better understanding of the pathophysiology of balance disturbances in MS is needed to develop evidence-based rehabilitation approaches. The purpose of the current study was to 1) map the cortical proprioceptive pathway in-vivo usi...
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free text keywords: Proprioception, Somatosensory Cortex, Somatosensory Disorders, White matter pathways, Diffusion tensor tractography, Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry, RC321-571
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