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This study evaluates the predictors of intensive care unit admission and mortality among stroke patients and the effects of pulmonary physiotherapy on these stroke patients. One-hundred patients participated in the pulmonary rehabilitation program and 81 patients served as a control group.
This study aims to explore if the LSVT BIG™ - a motor learning based treatment program designed for rehabilitation of people with Parkinson's disease could be beneficial for chronic stroke rehabilitation. A single-case experimental design with two adult participants, will be monitored for performance on self-selected goals before, during and after participating in the treatment program.
Few patients recover full hand dexterity after an acquired brain injury such as stroke. Repetitive somatosensory electrical stimulation (SES) is a promising method to promote recovery of hand function. However, studies using SES have largely focused on gross motor function; it remains unclear if it can modulate distal hand functions such as finger individuation. The specific goal of this study was to monitor the effects of SES on individuation as well as on cortical oscillations measured using EEG, with the additional goal of identifying neurophysiological biomarkers.
To evaluate the benefits of Mirror Therapy (MT) and motivation in patients with different levels of post-stroke motor impairment with two different therapy protocols. This is a randomized uncontrolledblinded study, with 27 individuals in the chronic phase of stroke. Participants were randomized into two intervention groups: MT group with motor patterns of movement (MP, n=13) and MT group with specific functional activities (SA, n=14). Motor impairment assessments (Fugl-Meyer Assessment - FMA), motivation (IntrinsicMotivationInventory) and functionality (Functional Independence Measure - FIM) were performed before and after treatment, and 3 months after the end of sessions (follow-up). In each intervention group,there were patients classified with mild, moderate or severemotor impairment, according to FMA. All participants performed 15 MT sessions, 3 times a week for 50 minutes each session.
Retrospective study, single-center, on 171 patients, presented a cryptogenic TIA and Minor stroke. This study objective is to determine profitability of Holter 21 days for screening paroxystic ACFA / flutter in cryptogenic TIA/Minor stroke, and identify the predictive factors of discovery a paroxystic ACFA on Holter 21 days. Clinical and échocardiographics factors, and brain imaging (scanner and MRI) will be analyzed.
Objectives: To investigate the efficacy of bedside respiratory muscle training on pulmonary function and stroke-related disabilities in stroke patients. Design: Prospective randomized controlled trial Setting: A single physical medicine and rehabilitation department at a university hospital Participants: Stroke patients in a rehabilitation unit were recruited and randomly assigned to either the intervention group or the control group. Intervention: Both groups participated in a conventional stroke rehabilitation program. During the study period, the intervention group received bedside respiratory muscle training twice a day for three weeks. The respiratory muscle training consisted of (1) a breath stacking exercise, (2) inspiratory muscle training and (3) expiratory muscle training. The participants were evaluated at baseline and again at the end of the study (3 weeks later). Main Outcome Measures: The primary outcomes were measures of pulmonary function: functional vital capacity (FVC), forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) and peak flow. Secondary outcomes were stroke-related disabilities assessed by the following: National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale, Modified Barthel Index, Berg Balance Scale, Fugl-Meyer Assessment, the Korean Mini-Mental State Examination, and the incidence of pneumonia.
The study was to retrospectively analyse the efficacy and safety of LAA closure using the LAmbre in our center from April 2014 to November 2015.
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.)
Muscle vibration (MV) has been suggested as a useful non-pharmacological approach to control spasticity. Armeo Power® (AP) is a robotic exoskeleton for rehabilitation allowing early rehabilitation treatment. The objective of our study was to determine whether AP training coupled with MV applied on antagonist muscles of the spastic upper limb (UL) can reduce the spasticity of agonist muscles. We enrolled 20 chronic post-stroke patients, who underwent 40 daily sessions of AP training. Ten subjects (group-A) received muscle MV (on triceps brachii, deltoid, and supraspinatus), whereas the other 10 (group-B) underwent a sham vibration.