Walking speed and brain glucose uptake are uncoupled in patients with multiple sclerosis
Motor impairments of the upper and lower extremities are common symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS). While some peripheral effects like muscle weakness and loss of balance have been shown to influence these symptoms, central nervous system activity has not been fully elucidated. The purpose of this study was to determine if alterations in glucose uptake were associated with motor impairments in patients with multiple sclerosis. Eight patients with multiple sclerosis (4 men) and 8 sex matched healthy controls performed 15 minutes of treadmill walking at a self-selected pace, during which ≈ 322 ...
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