EP 2. Pyramidal tract FA predicts motor outcome in subacute stroke patients after a three week period of arm ability training for ADL-relevant hand motor tests

Outcome prediction after motor stroke for the acute to subacute phase can be consulted for individual therapy modification. For the outcome of severely impaired patients the intactness of the pyramidal tract descending from the lesioned hemisphere (ipsilesional; i) has been described as an important parameter for upper limb strength as a measure of motor outcome (Stinear et al., 2012). In addition, in chronic stroke fractional anisotrophy (FA) of the pyramidal tract is predictive for hand motor impairment in strength (Lindenberg et al., 2010).
Source: Clinical Neurophysiology - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: ePoster Presentations – Stroke Source Type: research

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