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Virtual Reality and Noninvasive Brain Stimulation in Stroke: How Effective Is Their Combination for Upper Limb Motor Improvement? —A Meta-Analysis
Efforts to augment post-stroke upper limb (UL) motor improvement include the use of newer interventions such as noninvasive brain stimulation (NIBS) and task practice in virtual reality environments (VEs). Despite increasing interest in using a combination of these 2 interventions, the effectiveness of this combination to enhance UL motor improvement outcomes has not been examined.
Source: PM and R - November 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Sandeep K. Subramanian, Shreya S. Prasanna Tags: Review: Virtual Rehabilitation Series Source Type: research

Ultrasonographic Evaluation for the Effect of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy on Gastrocnemius Muscle Spasticity in Patients with Chronic Stroke
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) has been suggested as a useful treatment for spasticity in patients with stroke. To data, most studies used clinical or biomechanical assessments to determine the effects of treatment.
Source: PM and R - August 23, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Chang Han Lee, Seung Hun Lee, Jun-Il Yoo, Shi-Uk Lee Source Type: research

A single trial may be used for measuring muscle strength with dynamometers in individuals with stroke: A cross-sectional study
The mean of three trials is commonly employed to report measures of muscle strength after a stroke. However, only a single trial showed to provide consistent and reliable results regarding dynamometric measures of grip, pinch, and trunk strength in individuals with stroke. Nevertheless, there were not found any studies that investigated whether only a single trial could also be used for the assessment of strength of the upper and lower-limb muscles.
Source: PM and R - August 20, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Larissa Tavares Aguiar, J úlia Caetano Martins, Ludmylla Ferreira Quintino, Sherindan Ayessa Ferreira de Brito, Luci Fuscaldi Teixeira-Salmela, Christina Danielli Coelho de Morais Faria Source Type: research

Dextromethorphan/Quinidine for Pseudobulbar Affect Following Stroke: Safety and Effectiveness in the PRISM II Trial
Dextromethorphan (DM)/quinidine (Q) was approved for pseudobulbar affect (PBA) treatment based upon efficacy and safety trials in patients with PBA secondary to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or multiple sclerosis. The PRISM II trial evaluated DM/Q as PBA treatment in patients with stroke, dementia or traumatic brain injury.
Source: PM and R - July 2, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Richard D. Zorowitz, David N. Alexander, Andrea E. Formella, Fred Ledon, Charles Davis, Joao Siffert Source Type: research

The Possible Effect of Oxytocin in Post-Partum Recovery from a Stroke: A Case Report
Pregnancy is a risk factor for stroke in young women, but the effect of delivery on recovery and rehabilitation after stroke has not been elucidated in pregnant stroke patients. This case report presents a pregnant stroke patient who recovered successfully after cesarean delivery during rehabilitation. The possible effect of oxytocin is discussed as a factor promoting recovery from stroke.
Source: PM and R - April 26, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Han Gil Seo, Hyun Haeng Lee, Byung-Mo Oh Source Type: research

The Possible Effect of Oxytocin in Postpartum Recovery From a Stroke: A Case Report
Pregnancy is a risk factor for stroke in young women, but the effect of delivery on recovery and rehabilitation after stroke has not been elucidated in pregnant patients with stroke. This case report presents a pregnant patient with stroke who recovered successfully after cesarean delivery during rehabilitation. The possible effect of oxytocin is discussed as a factor promoting recovery from stroke.
Source: PM and R - April 26, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Han Gil Seo, Hyun Haeng Lee, Byung-Mo Oh Tags: Case Presentation Source Type: research

Examination of Factors Related to the Effect of Improving Gait  Speed With Functional Electrical Stimulation Intervention for Stroke Patients
Functional electrical stimulation (FES) for patients with stroke and foot drop is an alternative to ankle foot orthoses. Characteristics of FES responders and nonresponders have not been clarified.
Source: PM and R - March 5, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Koichiro Sota, Yuki Uchiyama, Mitsuhiro Ochi, Shuji Matsumoto, Kenji Hachisuka, Kazuhisa Domen Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Examination of factors related to the effect of improving gait speed with functional electrical stimulation intervention for patients with stroke
Functional electrical stimulation (FES) for patients with stroke and foot drop is an alternative to ankle foot orthoses. Characteristics of FES responders and non-responders have not been clarified.
Source: PM and R - March 5, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Koichiro Sota, Yuki Uchiyama, Mitsuhiro Ochi, Shuji Matsumoto, Kenji Hachisuka, Kazuhisa Domen Source Type: research

Examination of Factors Related to the Effect of Improving Gait  Speed With Functional Electrical Stimulation Intervention for Stroke Patients
Functional electrical stimulation (FES) for patients with stroke and foot drop is an alternative to ankle foot orthoses. Characteristics of FES responders and nonresponders have not been clarified.
Source: PM and R - March 5, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Koichiro Sota, Yuki Uchiyama, Mitsuhiro Ochi, Shuji Matsumoto, Kenji Hachisuka, Kazuhisa Domen Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

The Effects of Botulinum Toxin Injections on Plantar Flexor Spasticity in Different Phases After Stroke: A Secondary Analysis From a Double-Blind, Randomized Trial
There are no guidelines on the ideal time to inject botulinum toxin type A (BT-A) for lower leg spasticity in stroke patients. An early injection may produce unwanted weakness, interfering with gait recovery.
Source: PM and R - March 3, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Hyun-Mi Oh, Geun-Young Park, Young Min Choi, Hyung Jung Koo, Yongjun Jang, Sun Im Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

The effects of botulinum toxin injections on plantar flexor spasticity in different phases after stroke. A secondary analysis from a double-blind, randomized trial
There are no guidelines on the ideal time to inject botulinum toxin (BT-A) for lower leg spasticity in stroke patients. An early injection may produce unwanted weakness, interfering with gait recovery.
Source: PM and R - March 3, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Hyun-Mi Oh, Geun-Young Park, Young Min Choi, Hyung Jung Koo, Yongjun Jang, Sun Im Source Type: research

Rehabilitation Course and Specification of Dysmetria of a Patient With Ataxia, Dysmetria, and Hemiparesis After a Stroke in the Corona Radiata: A Case Presentation
We present a case of a patient with ataxia, dysmetria, and hemiparesis after a stroke in the corona radiata. The patient had an excellent clinical course with near resolution of symptoms in 2 and a half weeks and returned and back to work full duty and full time a couple of weeks later. We use a video of several neurologic tests to demonstrate and characterize the dysmetria. Interestingly, a key characteristic of the dysmetria appears to be different from that seen in patients with dysmetria arising from a cerebellar, thalamic, or pontine lesion.
Source: PM and R - February 6, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Monir Mohar, Kosandra Hartman, Bronwyn Long, Peter Lee, Adrian Didita, Eric L. Altschuler Tags: Case Presentation Source Type: research

Rehabilitation Course and Specification of Dysmetria of a Patient with Ataxia, Dysmetria and Hemiparesis Following a Stroke in the Corona Radiata: A Case Presentation
We present a case of a patient with ataxia, dysmetria and hemiparesis following a stroke in the corona radiata. The patient had an excellent clinical course with near resolution of symptoms in two and a half weeks, and returned and back to work fully duty and full-time a couple of weeks later. We use a video of severeal neurological tests to demonstrate and characterize the dysmetria. Interestingly, a key characteristic of the dysmetria appears to be different from that seen in patients with dysmetria arising from a cerebellar, thalamic or pontine lesion.
Source: PM and R - February 6, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Monir Mohar, Kosandra Hartman, Bronwyn Long, Peter Lee, Adrian Didita, Eric L. Altschuler Source Type: research

Rehabilitation Course and Specification of Dysmetria of a Patient With Ataxia, Dysmetria, and Hemiparesis After a Stroke in the Corona Radiata: A Case Presentation
We present a case of a patient with ataxia, dysmetria, and hemiparesis after a stroke in the corona radiata. The patient had an excellent clinical course with near resolution of symptoms in 2 and a half weeks and returned and back to work full duty and full time a couple of weeks later. We use a video of several neurologic tests to demonstrate and characterize the dysmetria. Interestingly, a key characteristic of the dysmetria appears to be different from that seen in patients with dysmetria arising from a cerebellar, thalamic, or pontine lesion.
Source: PM and R - February 6, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Monir Mohar, Kosandra Hartman, Bronwyn Long, Peter Lee, Adrian Didita, Eric L. Altschuler Tags: Case Presentation Source Type: research

OnabotulinumtoxinA for the Treatment of Post-Stroke Distal Lower-Limb Spasticity: A Randomized Trial
Post-stroke distal lower limb spasticity impairs mobility, limiting activities of daily living, requiring additional caregiver time.
Source: PM and R - January 9, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Theodore Wein, Alberto Esquenazi, Wolfgang H. Jost, Anthony B. Ward, Grace Pan, Rozalina Dimitrova Source Type: research

Functional Reach, Depression Scores and Number of Medications are Associated with Number of Falls in People with Chronic Stroke
Falls are a common adverse event among people with stroke. Previous studies investigating risk of falls after stroke have relied primarily on retrospective fall history ranging from 6-12 months recall, with inconsistent findings.
Source: PM and R - December 26, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Aqeel M. Alenazi, Mohammed M. Alshehri, Shaima Alothman, Jason Rucker, Kari Dunning, Linda D ’Silva, Patricia M. Kluding Source Type: research

Functional Reach, Depression Scores, and Number of Medications Are Associated With Number of Falls in People With Chronic Stroke
Falls are a common adverse event among people with stroke. Previous studies investigating risk of falls after stroke have relied primarily on retrospective fall history ranging from 6-12 months recall, with inconsistent findings.
Source: PM and R - December 26, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Aqeel M. Alenazi, Mohammed M. Alshehri, Shaima Alothman, Jason Rucker, Kari Dunning, Linda D ’Silva, Patricia M. Kluding Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Circuit-Based Exercises on Gait Speed, Balance,  and Functional Mobility in People Affected by Stroke: A Meta-Analysis
Several interventions have been proposed to rehabilitate patients with neurologic dysfunctions due to stroke. However, the effectiveness of circuit-based exercises according to its actual definition, ie, an overall program to improve strength, stamina, balance or functioning, was not provided.
Source: PM and R - October 27, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Ana Clara Bonini-Rocha, Anderson L úcio Souza de Andrade, André Marques Moraes, Liana Barbaresco Gomide Matheus, Leonardo Rios Diniz, Wagner Rodrigues Martins Tags: Analytical Review Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Circuit-Based Exercises on gait speed, balance and functional mobility in People Affected by Stroke: A Meta-Analysis
Several interventions are proposed to rehabilitate patients with neurological dysfunctions due to stroke. The effectiveness of Circuit-Based Exercises according to its actual definition, i.e., an overall program to improve strength, stamina, balance or functioning, was not provided.
Source: PM and R - October 27, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Ana Clara Bonini-Rocha, Anderson L úcio Souza de Andrade, André Marques Moraes, Liana Barbaresco Gomide Matheus, Leonardo Rios Diniz, Wagner Rodrigues Martins Source Type: research

A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis on the Use of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Spasticity Post Stroke
Spasticity is a common and potentially debilitating complication that develops after stroke, arising in approximately 30% of patients.
Source: PM and R - October 15, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: A. McIntyre, M. Mirkowski, S. Thompson, A.M. Burhan, T. Miller, R. Teasell Source Type: research

Impacts of Sensation, Perception and Motor Abilities of the Ipsilesional Upper Limb on Hand Functions in Unilateral Stroke: Quantifications from Biomechanical and Functional Perspectives
The presence of subtle losses in hand dexterity after stroke impacts the regaining of independence with regard to activities of daily living. Therefore, awareness of ipsilesional upper extremity (UE) function may be of importance when drafting a comprehensive rehabilitation program. However, current hand function tests seem to be unable to identify asymptomatic UE impairments.
Source: PM and R - July 17, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Hsiu-Yun Hsu, Chia-Wen Ke, Ta-Shen Kuan, Hsiu-Ching Yang, Ching-Liang Tsai, Li-Chieh Kuo Source Type: research

Impacts of Sensation, Perception, and Motor Abilities of the Ipsilesional Upper Limb on Hand Functions in Unilateral Stroke: Quantifications From Biomechanical and Functional Perspectives
The presence of subtle losses in hand dexterity after stroke affects the regaining of independence with regard to activities of daily living. Therefore, awareness of ipsilesional upper extremity (UE) function may be of importance when developing a comprehensive rehabilitation program. However, current hand function tests seem to be unable to identify asymptomatic UE impairments.
Source: PM and R - July 17, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Hsiu-Yun Hsu, Chia-Wen Ke, Ta-Shen Kuan, Hsiu-Ching Yang, Ching-Liang Tsai, Li-Chieh Kuo Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

No difference between noxious and innocuous thermal stimulation on motor recovery of upper extremity in patients with acute stroke: a randomized controlled trial with 6-month follow-up
Thermal stimulation (TS) have been developed and incorporated in stroke rehabilitation. However, whether noxious and innocuous TS induce the same effects on motor function recovery after stroke is still unknown. A comparative study of different temperature combination regimens is needed.
Source: PM and R - June 10, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Roxane Lin, Miao-Ju Hsu, Ruey-Tay Lin, Mao-Hsiung Huang, Chia-Lin Koh, Ching-Lin Hsieh, Jau-Hong Lin Source Type: research

Should This Patient With Global Aphasia After a Left Cerebral Stroke Be Admitted to Your Hospital-Based Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit?
You are the medical director of a very busy, 20-bed, general inpatient rehabilitation unit (IRU) at a community hospital. About 40% of admissions to the unit are persons with moderate and severe stroke from the geographic region, and your census runs very nearly 100% capacity, usually with a waiting list. The neurology service asks you to assess a 60-year-old man with a long history of hypertension and diabetes mellitus who is now 6 days post a large left middle cerebral artery (MCA) ischemic stroke.
Source: PM and R - June 1, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Leroy R. Lindsay, Kirk Lercher, Michael W. O ’Dell Tags: Point/Counterpoint Source Type: research

Use of Electroencephalography Brain Computer Interface systems as a rehabilitative approach for upper limb function after a stroke. A systematic review
Brain computer interface (BCI) systems have been suggested as a promising tool for neurorehabilitation. However, to date, there is a lack of homogeneous findings. Furthermore, no systematic reviews have analyzed the degree of validation of these interventions for upper limb (UL) motor rehabilitation post-stroke.
Source: PM and R - May 13, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Esther Monge-Pereira., Jaime Iba ñez-Pereda, Isabel M. Alguacil-Diego., Jose I. Serrano, María P. Spottorno-Rubio., Francisco Molina-Rueda. Source Type: research

Patient Centered Goal-setting in a Hospital-based Outpatient Stroke Rehabilitation Center
Goal-setting can positively impact stroke recovery during rehabilitation. Patient participation in goal formulation can ensure that personally relevant goals are set, and could result in greater satisfaction with the rehabilitation experience, and improved recovery of stroke deficits. This, however, not yet been studied in a stroke outpatient rehabilitation setting.
Source: PM and R - January 7, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Danielle B. Rice, Amanda McIntyre, Magdalena Mirkowski, Shannon Janzen, Ricardo Viana, Eileen Britt, Robert Teasell Source Type: research

Combined tDCS and Vision Restoration Training in Subacute Stroke Rehabilitation: A Pilot Study
Visual field defects after posterior cerebral artery stroke can be improved by vision restoration training (VRT), but when combined with transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) which alters brain excitability, vision recovery can be potentiated in the chronic stage. To date the combination of VRT and tDCS has not been evaluated in post-acute stroke rehabilitation.
Source: PM and R - January 7, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Raimund Alber, Hermann Moser, Carolin Gall, Bernhard A. Sabel Source Type: research

Patient-Centered Goal Setting in a Hospital-Based Outpatient Stroke Rehabilitation Center: Patient
Goal-setting can have a positive impact on stroke recovery during rehabilitation. Patient participation in goal formulation can ensure that personally relevant goals are set, and can result in greater satisfaction with the rehabilitation experience, along with improved recovery of stroke deficits. This, however, not yet been studied in a stroke outpatient rehabilitation setting.
Source: PM and R - January 7, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Danielle B. Rice, Amanda McIntyre, Magdalena Mirkowski, Shannon Janzen, Ricardo Viana, Eileen Britt, Robert Teasell Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Patient-Centered Goal Setting in a Hospital-Based Outpatient Stroke Rehabilitation Center
Goal-setting can have a positive impact on stroke recovery during rehabilitation. Patient participation in goal formulation can ensure that personally relevant goals are set, and can result in greater satisfaction with the rehabilitation experience, along with improved recovery of stroke deficits. This, however, not yet been studied in a stroke outpatient rehabilitation setting.
Source: PM and R - January 7, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Danielle B. Rice, Amanda McIntyre, Magdalena Mirkowski, Shannon Janzen, Ricardo Viana, Eileen Britt, Robert Teasell Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Combined Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation and Vision  Restoration Training in Subacute Stroke Rehabilitation: A Pilot Study
Visual field defects after posterior cerebral artery stroke can be improved by vision restoration training (VRT), but when combined with transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), which alters brain excitability, vision recovery can be potentiated in the chronic stage. To date, the combination of VRT and tDCS has not been evaluated in postacute stroke rehabilitation.
Source: PM and R - January 7, 2017 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Raimund Alber, Hermann Moser, Carolin Gall, Bernhard A. Sabel Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Improvement in Compensation for Chronic Post-Stroke Homonymous Hemianopsia Following Initiation of an SSRI: A Case Report
Homonymous hemianopsia (HH) is a common adverse outcome following stroke. Spontaneous improvement more than 6 months post stroke is thought to be unlikely, and traditional visual rehabilitation techniques lack clear evidence of efficacy. The case presented is of a 22 year-old woman who demonstrated improved compensation of her stroke-induced HH following the initiation of a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). There is evidence supporting the use of SSRIs to improve post-stroke cognitive impairment, motor impairment and depression.
Source: PM and R - November 18, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Benjamin A. Abramoff, S.Byron Milton, Samir R. Belagaje Source Type: research

Comparing the Course of Mental Health over the First Year after Stroke with Healthy Controls in Colombia, South America
Stroke is a primary cause of death and disability in upper-middle income countries such as Colombia. Given the lack of comprehensive rehabilitation for stroke patients in Colombia, there is a need to assess longitudinal mental health problems post-stroke in this region.
Source: PM and R - July 9, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Megan Sutter, Laiene Olabarrieta Landa, Amilkar Calderón Chagualá, Helmer Chacón Peralta, Gina Vergara Torres, Paul B. Perrin, Juan Carlos Arango-Lasprilla Source Type: research

Comparing the Course of Mental Health Over the First Year After Stroke With Healthy Controls in Colombia, South America
Stroke is a primary cause of death and disability in upper-middle –income countries such as Colombia. Given the lack of comprehensive rehabilitation for stroke patients in Colombia, there is a need to assess longitudinal mental health problems poststroke in this region.
Source: PM and R - July 9, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Megan Sutter, Laiene Olabarrieta Landa, Amilkar Calder ón Chagualá, Helmer Chacón Peralta, Gina Vergara Torres, Paul B. Perrin, Juan Carlos Arango-Lasprilla Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

OnabotulinumtoxinA injection for post-stroke upper-limb spasticity: Guidance for early injectors from a Delphi panel process
OnabotulinumtoxinA reduces muscle hypertonia associated with post-stroke spasticity (PSS). PSS manifests as several common postures.
Source: PM and R - June 23, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: David M. Simpson, Atul T. Patel, Abraham Alfaro, Ziyad Ayyoub, David Charles, Khashayar Dashtipour, Alberto Esquenazi, Glenn D. Graham, John R. McGuire, Ib Odderson Source Type: research

Demystifying post-stroke pain: from etiology to treatment
Pain following stroke is commonly reported but often incompletely managed, which prevents optimal recovery. This is in part due to the esoteric nature of post-stroke pain and its limited presence in current discussions of stroke management. The major specific afflictions that affect patients with stroke who develop pain include central post-stroke pain (CPSP), complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain associated with spasticity and shoulder subluxation. Each disorder carries its own intricacies that require specific approaches to treatment and understanding.
Source: PM and R - June 15, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Andrew K. Treister, Maya N. Hatch, Steven C. Cramer, Eric Y. Chang Source Type: research

Falls and fear of falling after stroke: a case-control study
Falls are common after stroke with potentially serious consequences. Few investigations have included age-matched controls to directly compare fall characteristics between older adults with and without stroke. Further, fear of falling, a significant psychological consequence of falls, has only been examined to a limited degree as a risk factor for future falls in a stroke population.
Source: PM and R - June 3, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Hui-Ting Goh, Mohanasuntharaam Nadarajah, Norhamizan Binti Hamzah, Parimalaganthi Varadan, Maw Pin Tan Source Type: research

Falls and Fear of Falling After Stroke: A Case-Control Study
Falls are common after stroke, with potentially serious consequences. Few investigations have included age-matched control participants to directly compare fall characteristics between older adults with and without stroke. Further, fear of falling, a significant psychological consequence of falls, has only been examined to a limited degree as a risk factor for future falls in a stroke population.
Source: PM and R - June 3, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Hui-Ting Goh, Mohanasuntharaam Nadarajah, Norhamizan Binti Hamzah, Parimalaganthi Varadan, Maw Pin Tan Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Test-retest reliability and convergent validity of three manual dexterity measures in persons with chronic stroke
Reduced manual dexterity is common in persons after stroke. Different measures are used to assess manual dexterity but there is a lack of knowledge about their reliability and how they are related.
Source: PM and R - March 10, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Elisabeth Ekstrand, Jan Lexell, Christina Brogårdh Source Type: research

Test −Retest Reliability and Convergent Validity of Three Manual Dexterity Measures in Persons With Chronic Stroke
Decreased manual dexterity is common in persons after stroke. Different measures are used to assess manual dexterity, but a lack of knowledge exists about their reliability and how they are related.
Source: PM and R - March 10, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Elisabeth Ekstrand, Jan Lexell, Christina Brog årdh Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Test−Retest Reliability and Convergent Validity of Three Manual Dexterity Measures in Persons With Chronic Stroke
Decreased manual dexterity is common in persons after stroke. Different measures are used to assess manual dexterity, but a lack of knowledge exists about their reliability and how they are related.
Source: PM and R - March 10, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Elisabeth Ekstrand, Jan Lexell, Christina Brogårdh Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Feasibility of Using Tetrax Biofeedback Video-games for Balance Training in Patients with Chronic Hemiplegic Stroke
Decreased weight bearing on the affected lower limb and poor weight shifting are common post-stroke. Tetrax™ biofeedback system is a center-of-pressure controlled video-game system designed for patients with balance deficits. Although it is a commercial product, information about the clinical use for patients with stroke is limited.
Source: PM and R - March 8, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Jen-Wen Hung, Min-Yuan Yu, Ku-Chou Chang, Hsuei-Chen Lee, Yen-Wei Hsieh, Po-Chih Chen Source Type: research

Feasibility of Using Tetrax Biofeedback Video Games for Balance Training in Patients With Chronic Hemiplegic Stroke
Decreased weight bearing on the affected lower limb and poor weight shifting are common after a stroke occurs. The Tetrax biofeedback system is a center-of-pressure controlled video game system designed for patients with balance deficits. Although it is a commercial product, information about its clinical use for patients affected by stroke is limited.
Source: PM and R - March 8, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Jen-Wen Hung, Min-Yuan Yu, Ku-Chou Chang, Hsuei-Chen Lee, Yen-Wei Hsieh, Po-Chih Chen Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

The Effects of Combination of Robot-Assisted Therapy with Task-Specific or Impairment-Oriented Training on Motor Function and Quality of Life in Chronic Stroke
Robot-assisted therapy (RT) is a promising intervention for stroke rehabilitation. RT hybridized with therapist-mediated therapy (eg, RT plus task-specific or impairment-oriented training) may possibly yield functionally relevant improvements. Comparative study of the different combination regimens is needed.
Source: PM and R - January 21, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Chung-shan Hung, Yu-wei Hsieh, Ching-yi Wu, Yi-ting Lin, Keh-chung Lin, Chia-Ling Chen Source Type: research

The Effects of Combination of Robot-Assisted Therapy With Task-Specific or Impairment-Oriented Training on Motor Function and Quality of Life in Chronic Stroke
Robot-assisted therapy (RT) is a promising intervention for stroke rehabilitation. RT hybridized with therapist-mediated therapy (eg, RT plus task-specific or impairment-oriented training) may possibly yield functionally relevant improvements. A comparative study of the different combination regimens is needed.
Source: PM and R - January 21, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Chung-shan Hung, Yu-wei Hsieh, Ching-yi Wu, Yi-ting Lin, Keh-chung Lin, Chia-ling Chen Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Swallowing Training Combined with Game-Based Biofeedback in Post-Stroke Dysphagia
For patients with dysphagia due to stroke, in addition to compensatory strategies, exercises are utilized to help improve motor function. Biofeedback is utilized in neuromuscular training, and is promising for swallowing training.
Source: PM and R - January 11, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Chih-Ming Li, Tyng-Guey Wang, Hsiao-Yu Lee, Hsueh-Pei Wang, Shang-Heng Hsieh, Michelle Chou, Jia-Jin Jason Chen Source Type: research

Should This Patient With Ischemic Stroke Receive Fluoxetine?
You admit T.R., a 75-year-old man, to your inpatient rehabilitation unit 10 days after a stroke. He has a medical history of hypertension and type II diabetes. On the day of his admission to the neurology service, he experienced a sudden onset of severe left-sided weakness with a facial droop and slurring of speech. His husband was driving them both to a social event at the time and detoured immediately to the emergency department, where the patient received tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) for a large, right middle cerebral artery thrombosis seen on magnetic resonance imaging.
Source: PM and R - December 1, 2015 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Heidi Schambra, Brian Im, Michael W. O'Dell Tags: Point/Counterpoint Source Type: research