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The present clinical investigation - EarlyExo, is an interventional, international, multicentric, prospective, single-blinded randomized controlled trial. This clinical investigation is designed to test the hypothesis that early and intense introduction of walking sessions assisted by the Atalante exoskeleton, in a sample of hemiparetic patients with still non or poor ambulatory capacities (FAC 0 or 1) between one- and four-months post stroke, would result in a better recovery of functional walking compared to a control group only receiving conventional therapy. Improved recovery will be measured through the proportion of patients reaching a FAC score of 4 or higher at the end of the intervention period. The tested hypothesis is that this proportion will be higher in the Exo group. The duration of the intervention period in both groups is 6 weeks. - For the Exo group: 3 sessions per week (i.e., 18 one-hour sessions) with the Atalante device and 2 sessions per week (i.e., 12 one-hour sessions) of conventional therapy. - For the Control group: 5 sessions per week of conventional therapy (i.e., 30 one-hour sessions). The study will include 66 patients (33 in each arm) and takes place in two French centers, two German centers and one Spanish center.
The proposed study will generate a national mapping of healthcare utilization patterns in people post-stroke in the chronic phase living in the community; examine the associations between individual-level characteristics, health outcomes and healthcare utilization; and will describe patients' perspectives on their needs for health services and their experiences of using them. The study will use mixed-methods methodology (quantitative and qualitative) and will proceed in three parts. In part 1, data will be extracted retrospectively from electronic medical records of of Clalit Health Services, covering all patients with a stroke diagnosis. In part 2, a sub-sample of 240 patients will be asked to answer standardized questionnaires. In part 3, a sub-sample of 20 participants will participate in in-depth, semi-structured interviews.
Cerebrovascular accident makes adults lose the ability to be independent in daily life, and a higher proportion of them will suffer from dysphagia. Previous studies pointed out that the tongue muscle strength of stroke patients is significantly lower than that of healthy adults. Furthermore, the tongue strength of stroke patients with dysphagia is significantly lower than those without dysphagia. Many studies investigated the performance of tongue function in healthy adults or groups with dysphagia caused by different diseases. However, the current research on the performance of tongue function in healthy adults and stroke patients in Taiwan is relatively lacking. Therefore, our purpose of this study is to investigate the performance and differences of tongue function between healthy adults and strokes patients in Taiwan. This study is expected to recruit 32 healthy adults and stroke patients in each group. The two groups will be matched with each other by gender and age (±2 years). In the study, Mann assessment of swallowing ability (MASA) will be used as an assessment tool to distinguish whether the subjects are accompany with dysphagia and the severity of dysphagia. And using Iowa Oral Performance Instrument (IOPI) to measure the value of tongue pressure. Then, analyze whether there are significant differences and the correlations. To provide clinicians with empirical data for early detection and intervention of swallowing.
Cardiovascular disease is regarded as main predisposing risk factor for cerebrovascular stroke. Cardiac dysfunction can both worsen the pre existing cerebral damage and cause new brain injury Diseases of the heart and the brain are closely entangled. Vascular diseases of both organs share the same risk factors.
In this proposal, the investigators will demonstrate the feasibility and noninferiority of telerobotic ultrasonography as compared to traditional manual acquisition in performing a limited carotid Duplex examination and in carotid plaque detection.
This study examines the effectiveness of the cardiac rehabilitation program for stroke patients. The study will examine if patients with stroke, who receive cardiac rehabilitation in addition to their standard of care treatments, demonstrate improved recovery of function. It will also examine if these patients have reduced hospital readmission, reduced rate of recurrent stroke, and mortality.
The goal of this clinical trial is to evaluate the impact of using the Nomad powered KAFO in people who have had a musculoskeletal or neurological injury that has affected their ability to walk. The main questions it aims to answer are to quantify the effectiveness of the Nomad in improving mobility, balance, frequency of falls, and quality of life in individuals with lower-extremity impairments compared to their own brace, over three months of daily home and community use. Participants will: - Wear a sensor that records everyday activities and mobility. - Perform measures of mobility and different activities of participation using their own brace. - Perform measures of mobility and different activities of participation using the Nomad powered KAFO
A prospective cohort study (questionnaires), with an embedded case control study (neuropsychological assessments) in which the data is gathered within a timeframe of 3 years. A group of 700 patients and a group of 100 healthy volunteers will be participating.
Stroke is major public health issue. The investigators recommend post-stroke patients to practice physical activity. Nevertheless, the recommendations are not widely respected due to the intensity of exercises. Oxygen consumption is a parameter to assess the intensity of physical activity. in this sense, we want to measure the oxygen consumption during various walking tasks compared to healthy controls.
Stroke is the leading neurological disease in the world that causes long-term disability. The most common cause of disability after stroke is motor impairment resulting from brain damage which ultimately causes mobility and functional limitation. Worldwide, the incidence of stroke has been increased by 30% in the last decade. In Europe, more than one million cases have been reported each year and six million stroke survivors are known to be alive till now. The annual estimated cause of stroke treatment in Europe is twenty-seven billion Euros. By 2030, it is estimated that the cost of stroke treatment will be triple the current amount and can reach up to 184 billion dollars. Therefore, it is necessary to develop an economical rehabilitation program that prevents or reduces long-term disability after stroke.