Use the labels in the right column to find what you want. Or you can go thru them one by one, there are only 13982 posts. Searching is done in the search box in upper left corner. I blog on anything to do with stroke.DO NOT DO ANYTHING SUGGESTED HERE AS I AM NOT MEDICALLY TRAINED, YOUR DOCTOR IS, LISTEN TO THEM. BUT I BET THEY DON'T KNOW HOW TO GET YOU 100% RECOVERED. I DON'T EITHER, BUT HAVE PLENTY OF QUESTIONS FOR YOUR DOCTOR TO ANSWER.
Deans' stroke musings
Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all thetrillions and trillions of neuronsthateach daybecause there areeffective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.
What this blog is for:
Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group. My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Lesion location associated with balance recovery and gait velocity change after rehabilitation in stroke patients
gait function after stroke contributes strongly to overall patient
disability. However, the response to rehabilitation varies between
individuals. The aims of this study were to identify predictors of gait
velocity change and to elucidate lesion location associated with change
of balance and gait function.
reviewed 102 stroke patients. The patients were divided into two groups
according to gait ability post-rehabilitation, and we analyzed
differences in their characteristics, such as demographic information,
lesion factors, and initial balance function. Multivariate regression
analyses were performed to examine the predictors of rehabilitation
response. Lesion location and volume were measured on brain magnetic
resonance images. We generated statistical maps of the lesions related
to functional gains in gait and balance using voxel-based lesion symptom
group of patients who regained independent ambulation function showed a
smaller lesion size, a shorter duration from stroke onset, and higher
initial balance function. In the regression model, gait velocity changes
were predicted with the initial Berg balance scale (BBS) and duration
post-onset. Absolute BBS changes were also correlated with the duration
post-onset and initial BBS, and relative BBS changes were predicted by
the baseline BBS. Using VLSM, lesion locations associated with gait
velocity changes and balance adjusting for other factors were the
insula, internal capsule, and adjacent white matter.
balance function as well as the interval between stroke onset and the
initiation of therapy might influence balance recovery and gait velocity
changes. Damage to the insula and internal capsule also affected gait
velocity change after rehabilitation.