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Stroke rehabilitation: recent advances and future therapies.
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PMID:  23019591     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Despite advances in the acute management of stroke, a large proportion of stroke patients are left with significant impairments. Over the coming decades the prevalence of stroke-related disability is expected to increase worldwide and this will impact greatly on families, healthcare systems and economies. Effective neuro-rehabilitation is a key factor in reducing disability after stroke. In this review, we discuss the effects of stroke, principles of stroke rehabilitative care and predictors of recovery. We also discuss novel therapies in stroke rehabilitation, including non-invasive brain stimulation, robotics and pharmacological augmentation. Many trials are currently underway, which, in time, may impact on future rehabilitative practice.
Authors:
L Brewer; F Horgan; A Hickey; D Williams
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1460-2393     ISO Abbreviation:  QJM     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
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Created Date:  2012-9-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9438285     Medline TA:  QJM     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
From the Department of Stroke and Geriatric Medicine, Department of Physiotherapy and Department of Psychology, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 123 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, Ireland.
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