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Motor Recovery Beginning 23 Years After Ischemic Stroke

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Neurophysiology, May 2017
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Title
Motor Recovery Beginning 23 Years After Ischemic Stroke
Published in
Journal of Neurophysiology, May 2017
DOI 10.1152/jn.00868.2016
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Authors

Peter Sörös, Robert Teasell, Daniel F Hanley, J. David Spence, Sörös, Peter, Teasell, Robert, Hanley, Daniel F, Spence, J. David, Daniel F. Hanley

Abstract

It is widely believed that most stroke recovery occurs within 6 months, with little benefit of physiotherapy or other modalities beyond a year. We report a remarkable case of stroke recovery beginning 23 years after a severe stroke due to embolization from the innominate artery and subclavian artery, resulting from compression of the right subclavian artery by a cervical rib. The patient had a large right fronto-parietal infarction with severe left hemiparesis, and a totally non-functional spastic left hand. He experienced some recovery of hand function that began 23 years after the stroke, a year after he took up regular swimming. As a result, intensive physiotherapy was initiated, with repetetive large muscle movement and a spring-loaded mechanical orthosis that provides resistance to finger flexors and supports finger extensors. Within two years he could pick up coins with the previously useless left hand. Functional MRI studies document widespread distribution of the recovery in both hemispheres. This case provides impetus not only to more intensive and prolonged physiotherapy, but also to treatment with emerging modalities such as stem cell therapy, exosome and micro-RNA therapies.

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Unknown 24 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Professor 8 33%
Researcher 5 21%
Student > Bachelor 3 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 8%
Unspecified 2 8%
Other 4 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 42%
Unspecified 5 21%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 13%
Engineering 3 13%
Neuroscience 2 8%
Other 1 4%

Attention Score in Context

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#175,285
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