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Title: ACCIDENTAL FALLS AND IMBALANCE IN MULTIPLE SCEROSIS: DIAGNOSTIC CHALLENGES, NEUROPATHOLOGICAL FEATURES, AND TREATMENT STRATEGIES
Authors: PROSPERINI, LUCA
Tutor: POZZILLI, CARLO
PANTANO, PATRIZIA
Keywords: multiple sclerosis
balance
Issue Date: 26-Feb-2013
Abstract: Lack of balance is common in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and is among the most disabling symptoms, since it reduces mobility and independence, leads to falls and injuries, and impacts upon overall quality of life. In this research we aimed to report the efforts made to: (i) establish an objective and reliable method to measure imbalance in MS by means of static posturography; (ii) estimate the role of this method in predicting patients at risk of falls; (iii) investigate the neuropathological features leading to imbalance in MS by combining static posturography and conventional / non-coventional magnetic resonance imaging; (iv) verify the effectiveness of visuo-proprioceptive rehabilitation in reducing balance deficit and risk of falls in these patients.
Description: Clinical research on patients with multiple sclerosis
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10805/1886
Research interests: Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological diseases; balance disorders and posturographic assessment
Skills short description: Luca Prosperini is a board-certified neurologist working on the field of Multiple Sclerosis Centre at the Dept. of Neurology and Psychiatry, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. His area of expertise includes development of novel treatment algorithm for multiple sclerosis, post-marketing surveys on disease-modifying drugs against multiple sclerosis, comorbidity between multiple sclerosis and migraine. Additionally, his research focuses on brain structure-function relations mediating the balance and rehabilitation of balance in patients with multiple sclerosis. He has authored about 30 peer-reviewed publications and several abstract in Italian and international congresses.
Personal skills keywords: Multiple Sclerosis
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Rehabilitation
Disease-modifying therapies
Balance
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