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Open-label clinical study where all new patients presenting with cerebrovascular accidents and consenting to treatment are given intravenously a new combination of medications. Patients are evaluated neurologically with NIHSS scores before treatment administration and at 1 month after the first treatment. Further evaluations at 6 months after treatment by NIHSS and Barthel scores are ongoing
A multi-site, interventional, non-comparative, single-arm trial to evaluate the safety of the ReWalk ReStore device in subjects with hemiplegia/hemiparesis due to ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke.
Stroke survivors and their family caregivers often experience stress, anxiety, and depression. The psychological wellbeing of stroke survivors and family caregivers is thought to be interconnected and can have an important role to play in rehabilitation outcomes. Mindfulness meditation can help improve psychological wellbeing, but it often involves people attending groups by themselves and engagement can be poor. One solution is for stroke survivors and family caregivers to learn mindfulness meditation together online. This study aims to explore the feasibility, appropriateness, meaningfulness, and effectiveness of mindfulness meditation delivered online for stroke survivor and family caregiver partnerships.
Following a stroke , 55% of the patients do not recover any traction of the upper limb and 30% a residual motricity not allowing a functional grip. For this last group of patients, there are major therapeutic issues to restore a functional grip. The aim of the study is to relieved the spastic cocontractions before and after usual injection of botulinum toxin A at stroke patient.
The FLOW trial is a randomized placebo-controlled trial analyzing the effect of coupling an anti-depressant, fluoxetine (Prozac), and exercise to improve motor recovery following a stroke.
This will be a double blinded randomized clinical trial carried out at Zale-Lipshy and Parkland Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities. Acute stroke patients with insomnia, identified by the Insomnia Severity Index (ISI), and who choose to participate in this study will be randomized to CES or sham CES. Patients who do not feel they are getting adequate sleep but want to continue in the study will be given the option to receive the standard of care medication as a rescue starting on the 3rd night. Patients will receive treatment with a Fisher-Wallace CES device or Sham CES. Treatment with CES will be for 20 minutes twice a day, and the treatment period will be for 7 days. Patients will be allowed to increase the intensity of the device from the suggested starting point of level 2 if they feel no improvement in sleep on night 1. Groups will be monitored with a wrist worn actigraph that records the patient's activity for the duration of the period of study and provides data on sleep latency, time spent asleep, and sleep efficiency. The outcome measures will be total minutes/hours of sleep, sleep efficiency and subjective reports of drowsiness using the Karolinska Sleepiness Scale. Actigraphic data will be collected 24 hours a day for 7 days. The total length of study will be 4-12 months with a target N of 100 consented individuals and 85 participants. Patients will be allowed to exit the study at any time on their own choosing. To minimize loss of subjects, patients will have the option to choose SOC rescue starting on the third night. Patients who choose the SOC rescue will continue to be monitored with an actigraph for data collection purposes. The investigator should discontinue study participation for a given subject or withdraw the subject from study if he/she believes that continuation would be detrimental to the subject's well-being. A subject can decide to withdraw from the study at any time and for any reason.
This project aims to test a new technology that may improve hand function impaired from a stroke, thereby improving independence and quality of life.
This research project addresses a scientifically important question that cannot be answered by other means. The use of peripheral nerve stimulation has the potential to enhance recovery in subacute stroke patients with poor functional recovery. The primary objective of this proposal is to demonstrate that peripheral nerve stimulation combined with intensive motor training has the ability to further improve hand motor function when compared to intensive training alone or nerve stimulation alone. The results from this study have the potential to develop new strategies in neurorehabilitation.
This study will compare the effectiveness of different polarities of transcranial direct current stimulation paired with intensive motor training in recovery of upper extremity function in individuals with severe post-stroke hemiparesis. The hypothesis is that more severely impaired individuals will derive greater benefit from anodal stimulation of the ipsilesional hemisphere or cathodal stimulation of the contralesional hemisphere than dual stimulation (anodal applied to the ipsilesional hemisphere and cathodal applied to the contralesional hemisphere.)
Stroke is the major cause of complex adult disability in the UK. Upper limb impairment contributes to disability and fewer than 15% of survivors regain full arm and hand function by 6 months. Consequently, many stroke survivors have difficulties with activities of daily living where good upper limb and hand function is required. Upper limb impairment also predicts quality of life and independent functioning after stroke. It is therefore vital that effective therapeutic interventions to improve upper limb recovery are found. Various therapeutic interventions to improve arm recovery after stroke have been proposed, however although effective in some circumstances, many have been proven as unacceptable and unfeasible in usual rehabilitation practice. The aim of this study is to evaluate the acceptability and feasibility of Dynamic Lycra Orthoses (DLO), as an adjunct to usual UL rehabilitation and to examine the magnitude, direction and variability of any effects on upper limb impairment and functioning. This inexpensive, commercially available, CE marked, tailor-made lycra sleeve garment is worn for up to 8 hours a day and during rehabilitation therapy. The DLO has not been extensively studies in stroke rehabilitation, but existing evidence suggests that the garment may enhance sensory feedback and correct upper limb movement and positioning, facilitating conditions for recovery without the need for direct therapist supervision. It may therefore augment the effects of standard dose of Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, and self-directed practice. This is a feasibility, randomised, controlled trial. Using 2:1 randomisation, We will recruit and randomise 60 participants with mild, moderate and severe UL impairment who have been admitted to Ninewells Hospital or Perth Royal Infirmary, Tayside, Scotland with a stroke affecting the upper limb to receive usual care or usual care plus the DLO. The DLO will be worn daily for up to 8 hours over 8 weeks. A blinded rater will collect outcomes data examining upper limb functioning, strength, dexterity, sensation, use of the arm for daily functioning and quality of life at the end of the intervention and at follow-up eight weeks later. Data relating to duration and frequency of DLO wear, proportion of eligible participants, and those willing to be randomised, drop-outs and losses to follow-up will also be recorded to assess feasibility of a full-scale trial.