Central European Journal of Medicine

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 317–322 | Cite as

Computerised static posturography in neurology

  • Martin Vališ
  • Jakub Dršata
  • David Kalfeřt
  • Pavel Semerák
  • Jan Kremláček
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Abstract

Posturography is a general term for techniques used to measure postural stability on static or dynamic measuring platforms. The principle of static computerised posturography (SCPG) is the detection of the centre of foot pressure (CFP) in upright stance on a posturography platform. Our communication deals with the importance of SCPG in differential topodiagnosis of vestibular syndromes in neurology. The set of examinations and evaluations carried out was divided among a control group of healthy subjects (77), a group of subjects with peripheral vestibular disorder (159), and a group of subjects with a non-peripheral balance disorder (82). Results obtained through the measurements were evaluated using descriptive statistics procedures and basic numerical and graphic statistical characteristics of the given groups. Our observations demonstrate that posturography is a valuable auxiliary test for balance disorders, especially given the lack of more suitable tests. According to our results, SCPG can be used for a rough differential topodiagnosis of balance disorders in neurology.

Keywords

Static and dynamic computerised posturography Differential diagnosis Central and peripheral vestibular dysfunction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Vališ
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jakub Dršata
    • 3
  • David Kalfeřt
    • 3
  • Pavel Semerák
    • 4
  • Jan Kremláček
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Emergency MedicineUniversity Hospital Hradec KrálovéHradec KrálovéCzech Republic
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyCharles University in Prague, Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Králové and University Hospital Hradec KrálovéHradec KrálovéCzech Republic
  3. 3.Ear, Nose and Throat ClinicCharles University in Prague, Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Králové and University Hospital Hradec KrálovéHradec KrálovéCzech Republic
  4. 4.Faculty of Economics and Administration, Institute of MathematicsUniversity of PardubicePardubiceCzech Republic
  5. 5.Institute of PathophysiologyCharles University in Prague, Faculty of Medicine in Hradec KrálovéHradec KrálovéCzech Republic

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