|Title||Changes in spatiotemporal gait parameters following intravenous immunoglobulin treatment for chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Authors||Vo ML, Chin RL, Miranda C, Latov N|
|Date Published||2017 Oct|
|Keywords||Administration, Intravenous, Aged, Female, Gait, Humans, Immunoglobulins, Intravenous, Male, Middle Aged, Polyradiculoneuropathy, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating, Prospective Studies, Spatial Behavior, Time Factors, Treatment Outcome|
INTRODUCTION: Gait impairment is a common presenting symptom in patients with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP). However, gait parameters have not previously been evaluated in detail as potential independent outcome measures.
METHODS: We prospectively measured changes in spatiotemporal gait parameters of 20 patients with CIDP at baseline and following treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), using GAITRite® a computerized walkway system with embedded sensors.
RESULTS: Overall, study patients showed significant improvements in gait velocity, cadence, stride length, double support time, stance phase, and swing phase following IVIG treatment. Mean changes in velocity, stance phase, and swing phase, exhibited the greatest statistical significance among the subgroup that exhibited clinically meaningful improvement in Inflammatory Neuropathy Cause and Treatment disability score, Medical Research Council sum score, and grip strength.
CONCLUSIONS: Assessment of gait parameters, in particular velocity, step phase and swing phase, is a potentially sensitive outcome measure for evaluating treatment response in CIDP. Muscle Nerve 56: 732-736, 2017.
|Alternate Journal||Muscle Nerve|