Meir Plotnik

Summary

Country: Israel

Publications

  1. doi Effects of cognitive function on gait and dual tasking abilities in patients with Parkinson's disease suffering from motor response fluctuations
    Meir Plotnik
    Movement Disorders Unit, Department of Neurology, Laboratory for Gait and Neurodynamcis, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizmann St, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Exp Brain Res 208:169-79. 2011
  2. ncbi Is freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease related to asymmetric motor function?
    Meir Plotnik
    Movement Disorders Unit, Department of Neurology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Ann Neurol 57:656-63. 2005
  3. pmc Is freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease a result of multiple gait impairments? Implications for treatment
    Meir Plotnik
    Laboratory for Gait and Neurodynamics, Movement Disorders Unit, Department of Neurology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Parkinsons Dis 2012:459321. 2012
  4. pmc Markedly impaired bilateral coordination of gait in post-stroke patients: Is this deficit distinct from asymmetry? A cohort study
    Ronald Meijer
    Rehabilitation Medical Centre Groot Klimmendaal, Department of Innovation, Research and Education, Room K009, PO Box 9044, 6800 GG Arnhem, Netherlands
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 8:23. 2011
  5. doi Bilateral coordination of gait and Parkinson's disease: the effects of dual tasking
    M Plotnik
    Laboratory for Gait and Neurodynamics, Movement Disorders Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizmann St, Tel Aviv, 64239, Israel
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 80:347-50. 2009
  6. doi The role of gait rhythmicity and bilateral coordination of stepping in the pathophysiology of freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease
    Meir Plotnik
    Movement Disorders Unit, Department of Neurology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Mov Disord 23:S444-50. 2008
  7. doi Bilateral coordination of walking and freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease
    Meir Plotnik
    Movement Disorders Unit, Laboratory for Gait and Neurodynamics, Department of Neurology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
    Eur J Neurosci 27:1999-2006. 2008
  8. ncbi A new measure for quantifying the bilateral coordination of human gait: effects of aging and Parkinson's disease
    Meir Plotnik
    Movement Disorders Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizmann St, Tel Aviv, 64239, Israel
    Exp Brain Res 181:561-70. 2007
  9. doi Postural instability and fall risk in Parkinson's disease: impaired dual tasking, pacing, and bilateral coordination of gait during the "ON" medication state
    Meir Plotnik
    Laboratory for Gait and Neurodynamics, Movement Disorders Unit, Department of Neurology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 64239, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Exp Brain Res 210:529-38. 2011
  10. ncbi Gait asymmetry in patients with Parkinson's disease and elderly fallers: when does the bilateral coordination of gait require attention?
    Galit Yogev
    Movement Disorders Unit, Neurology Department, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizman Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Exp Brain Res 177:336-46. 2007

Research Grants

  1. Efferent Vestibular Mechanisms
    MEIR PLOTNIK PELEG; Fiscal Year: 2003

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications14

  1. doi Effects of cognitive function on gait and dual tasking abilities in patients with Parkinson's disease suffering from motor response fluctuations
    Meir Plotnik
    Movement Disorders Unit, Department of Neurology, Laboratory for Gait and Neurodynamcis, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizmann St, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Exp Brain Res 208:169-79. 2011
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  2. ncbi Is freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease related to asymmetric motor function?
    Meir Plotnik
    Movement Disorders Unit, Department of Neurology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Ann Neurol 57:656-63. 2005
    ..Taken together, the results of this study suggest that bilateral uncoordinated gait and marked gait asymmetry, but not asymmetry in motor performance in general, are associated with FOG...
  3. pmc Is freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease a result of multiple gait impairments? Implications for treatment
    Meir Plotnik
    Laboratory for Gait and Neurodynamics, Movement Disorders Unit, Department of Neurology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Parkinsons Dis 2012:459321. 2012
    ..The proposed theoretical framework sets the stage for testable hypotheses regarding the mechanisms that lead to FOG and may also lead to new treatment ideas...
  4. pmc Markedly impaired bilateral coordination of gait in post-stroke patients: Is this deficit distinct from asymmetry? A cohort study
    Ronald Meijer
    Rehabilitation Medical Centre Groot Klimmendaal, Department of Innovation, Research and Education, Room K009, PO Box 9044, 6800 GG Arnhem, Netherlands
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 8:23. 2011
    ....
  5. doi Bilateral coordination of gait and Parkinson's disease: the effects of dual tasking
    M Plotnik
    Laboratory for Gait and Neurodynamics, Movement Disorders Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizmann St, Tel Aviv, 64239, Israel
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 80:347-50. 2009
    ..The present findings suggest that in patients with PD, cognitive resources are used in order to maintain consistent and accurate alternations in left-right stepping...
  6. doi The role of gait rhythmicity and bilateral coordination of stepping in the pathophysiology of freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease
    Meir Plotnik
    Movement Disorders Unit, Department of Neurology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Mov Disord 23:S444-50. 2008
    ....
  7. doi Bilateral coordination of walking and freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease
    Meir Plotnik
    Movement Disorders Unit, Laboratory for Gait and Neurodynamics, Department of Neurology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
    Eur J Neurosci 27:1999-2006. 2008
    ..Poor bilateral coordination of walking may predispose to FOG, especially during challenging tasks that demand a high degree of left-right coordination...
  8. ncbi A new measure for quantifying the bilateral coordination of human gait: effects of aging and Parkinson's disease
    Meir Plotnik
    Movement Disorders Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizmann St, Tel Aviv, 64239, Israel
    Exp Brain Res 181:561-70. 2007
    ..This study demonstrates that bilateral coordination of gait deteriorates with aging, further deteriorates in PD, and is not strongly associated with other spatio-temporal features of gait...
  9. doi Postural instability and fall risk in Parkinson's disease: impaired dual tasking, pacing, and bilateral coordination of gait during the "ON" medication state
    Meir Plotnik
    Laboratory for Gait and Neurodynamics, Movement Disorders Unit, Department of Neurology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 64239, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Exp Brain Res 210:529-38. 2011
    ..These cognitive and motor deficits may increase the likelihood of loss of balance during everyday attention-demanding tasks among patients with PD...
  10. ncbi Gait asymmetry in patients with Parkinson's disease and elderly fallers: when does the bilateral coordination of gait require attention?
    Galit Yogev
    Movement Disorders Unit, Neurology Department, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizman Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Exp Brain Res 177:336-46. 2007
    ..In contrast, however, when gait becomes impaired and less automatic, GA apparently relies on cognitive input and attention...
  11. pmc Heart rate changes during freezing of gait in patients with Parkinson's disease
    Inbal Maidan
    Movement Disorders Unit, Department of Neurology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Mov Disord 25:2346-54. 2010
    ..Although further studies are needed to evaluate these associations, the current results provide experimental evidence linking impaired motor blockades to autonomic nervous system function among patients with PD...
  12. doi Can an accelerometer enhance the utility of the Timed Up & Go Test when evaluating patients with Parkinson's disease?
    Aner Weiss
    Laboratory for Gait and Neurodynamics, Movement Disorders Unit, Department of Neurology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Med Eng Phys 32:119-25. 2010
    ..We tested the hypothesis that body-fixed accelerometers can provide insight into TUG performance in PD patients...
  13. doi Toward automated, at-home assessment of mobility among patients with Parkinson disease, using a body-worn accelerometer
    Aner Weiss
    Laboratory for Gait and Neurodynamics, Movement Disorders Unit, Department of Neurology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 25:810-8. 2011
    ....
  14. pmc Effects of walking speed on asymmetry and bilateral coordination of gait
    Meir Plotnik
    Laboratory for Gait and Neurodynamics, Movement Disorders Unit, Department of Neurology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel Department of Physiology and Pharmaclology, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel Gonda Brain Research Center, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel Electronic address
    Gait Posture 38:864-9. 2013
    ..This behavior might reflect a relative increase in attention resources required to regulate a slow gait speed, consistent with the possibility that cortical function and supraspinal input influences the bilateral coordination of gait. ..

Research Grants1

  1. Efferent Vestibular Mechanisms
    MEIR PLOTNIK PELEG; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The significance of this research is in setting the foundations of mammalian efferent neuron physiology, and providing experimental data on the control mechanism by which the EVS operates. ..