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A Randomized Clinical Trial (RCT) was conducted to determine the effects of two neuromuscular electrical stimulation protocols with different stimulation frequencies on motor recovery in older adults with spastic hemiparesis after a stroke.
Aims: To establish whether the effectiveness of conventional treatment is increased when it is complemented with video-based therapy, whether specific rehabilitation or commercial after subacute stroke. Design: Randomized clinical trial with pre / post-test and follow-up evaluation, assessor blinded study. Methodology: Three different groups: conventional treatment, conventional treatment and commercial videogame, or conventional treatment and specific rehabilitation videogame. The three groups completed 12 sessions.
Neurological impairment is a devastating disease for patients and their families and a leading cause of adult disability. Traditional rehabilitative therapies can help regain motor function and ameliorate disability. However, health care reimbursed rehabilitation is usually provided for up to 6 months post stroke (3 months in form of inpatient therapy and 3 months in outpatient therapy). There are increasing community and other facilities offering rehabilitation in form of conventional, recreational and alternative (Yoga, Tai-chi) therapy. However, implementation of these conventional therapy techniques in individuals with neurological disorder impairments is tedious, resource-intensive, and costly, often requiring transportation of patients to specialized facilities. Based on recent evidence suggesting significant benefits of repetitive, task-orientated training, investigators propose to evaluate the feasibility of an alternative dance and gaming based virtual dance and gaming based therapy to improve overall physical function of community-dwelling individuals with neurological impairments, compared to conventional therapeutic rehabilitation. This pilot study aims to systematically obtain pilot data on compliance and efficacy as well as performing power analysis and sample size calculation for developing it into a randomized controlled trial for extramural funding purposes. The objective of the study is to determine the safety, feasibility, compliance and efficacy of an alternative dance and gaming-based virtual gaming therapy to improve overall physical function of community-dwelling individuals with neurologically impairment and compare it to that of conventional rehabilitation and also to determine the gains in community participation and integration with longer-term compliance to the dance and gaming -based intervention.
This is a single-blinded randomized controlled trial to investigate the effects of mirror therapy (MT), with reference to sham mirror (a glass wall) and control (a covered mirror), in reducing unilateral neglect for patients with stroke in 2 centres.
Cohort A Randomized Control trial of Ateplase 0.6, 0.75 and 0.9 mg/kg in 78 patients Cohort B single arm 0.9 mg/kg Ateplase in 330 patients Combined Cohort A and B evaluate different of death, intra-cerebral hemorrhage, numberof patient with mRS 0-1 at discharge and 3 months follow up, and other important stroke outcomes
Task-specific repetitive training, an usual care in occupational therapy practice, and robotic-aided rehabilitation with bilateral practice to improve limb's movement control has been popularised; however the difference in treatment effects between this two therapeutic strategies has been rarely described. The aim of the study was to compare the efficacy of robotic-assisted therapy with bilateral practice (RTBP) and usual care on task and motor performance for chronic stroke patients.
This study was conducted to investigate the cortical excitability changes per session in response to the application of low frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation *LF-rTMS* on the contralesional hemisphere and its impact upon the upper limb motor performance post stroke. As well as, the minimum and maximum number of (LF-rTMS) sessions that would be recommended to achieve boosted enhancement in the cortical excitability findings and subsequently its impact upon the functional performance of the upper limb in stroke patients.Half of the patients were treated with the contralesional (LF-rTMS) in addition to conventional upper limb physical therapy interventions, while the other half received the conventional upper limb physical therapy interventions.
Motor impairment (impairment of movement) due to stroke is one of the leading disabilities in adults. In addition to established means of facilitating motor recovery after stroke such as physical and occupational therapy, a variety of experimental rehabilitation approaches have been tested. Although there have been significant advances in stroke rehabilitation with these techniques and treatments, research on this subject is continuing. Recent studies have focused on non-invasive brain stimulation techniques. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) or transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) therapies, which are methods of non-invasive brain stimulation that may be effective on cerebral remodelling, aim to reestablish the disturbed balance between the anatomic areas of the brain seen in stroke patients. The primary aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of bihemispheric transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) applications on the upper extremity motor functions of patients with stroke.
This is a registry for all patients admitted to hospital settings with Ischemic stroke in Mansoura University Hospital. The registry will capture patients' data, investigations and vitamin D level on admission. Follow-up is taking place using MODIFIED RANKIN SCALE
The Regaining Confidence after Stroke Course (RCAS) is a group therapy intervention to evaluate the feasibility of conducting a definitive trial, aimed to facilitate adjustment for people with stroke discharged from rehabilitation, compared with usual care. The study also aimed to evaluate the feasibility of improving mood and coping in carers of the course participants.