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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Vestibulopathy, imbalance and gait disturbances in Parkinson disease
Principal Investigator:

Nicolaas I Bohnen

Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Congressional District Code: 12
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: July 2021 - June 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $87,928
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The management of dopamine resistant postural instability and gait difficulty (PIGD) features, such as freezing of gait (FoG), represents perhaps the most important unmet clinical need in Parkinson's disease (PD). Research into the role of the vestibular system in the etiology of FoG has largely been neglected. Age- associated vestibular impairment (presbyvestibulopathy, PVP) is present in about half of older community- dwelling older persons and is a significant contributor to imbalance and fal...

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