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Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Pharmacotherapy Group, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
ISSN: 1596-5996
EISSN: 1596-9827
Vol. 14, No. 9, 2015, pp. 1713-1717
Bioline Code: pr15224
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 14, No. 9, 2015, pp. 1713-1717

 en Impact of Caryolanemagnolol on Gait and Functional Mobility on Individuals with Huntington’s Disease
Du, Ran

Abstract

Purpose: To highlight the impact of caryolanemagnolol on gait measures in forward walking, balance and mobility measures, as well as in hand and forearm function measures.
Methods: Twenty patients with Huntington’s disease (HD) on stable doses of caryolanemagnolol were evaluated after medication and again following resumption of medication. The improvement in spatiotemporal gait parameters was measured by GAITRite, balance and/or mobility using Tinetti mobility test (TMT), five times sit-to-stand test (5TSST), and six-condition Romberg tests, as well as the function of the hand and forearm by finger tapping and Luria tests on Huntington's disease rating scale (UHDRS) motor scale.
Results: The results demonstrated significant improvement in the unified UHDRS motor scores, Tinetti mobility test (TMT) total and balance subscale scores, and the five times sit-to-stand test when oncaryolanemagnolol compared to off-caryolanemagnolol. Spatiotemporal gait measures, the six condition Romberg test, and UHDRS hand and forearm function items remained unaffected on caryolanemagnolol treatment. Improved TMT and 5TSST performance when on drug indicates that caryolanemagnolol use may improve balance and functional mobility in individuals with HD.
Conclusions: Caryolanemagnolol improves chorea and functional mobility by improving dynamic balance in individuals without any negative impact on motor function in walking and transfers.

Keywords
Huntington's disease; Caryolanemagnolol; Gait measures; Choreic movements; Mobility tests

 
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