CSF tapping also improves mental imagery of gait in normal pressure hydrocephalus
This study aims to compare the changes of Timed Up and Go (TUG) and its imagined version (iTUG) after CSF tapping between patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) and its mimics. TUG and iTUG were performed before and 24 h after CSF tapping in 117 patients (75.8 ± 6.9 years; 35% female) with suspicion of iNPH (68 iNPH and 49 mimics). Mental imagery of locomotion was modified after CSF tapping in iNPH patients, but not in the mimics.
KeywordsIdiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus Gait disorders Mental imagery Mimics CSF tapping
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
This study was supported by the Geneva University Hospitals (PRD 11-I-3 and PRD 12-2013-I); Gilles Allali was supported by the Baasch-Medicus Foundation.
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