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Mechanisms of arm paresis in middle cerebral artery distribution stroke: Pilot study

Vishnumurthy S. Hedna, MD, et al.

Presently, rehabilitation of weakness after stroke exclusively involves work with physical and occupational therapists. Scientific studies have shown that, if provided correctly and in adequate amount, this rehabilitation can be effective but that strong limitations exist to how much recovery can be achieved in this way. Significant advances in neurorehabilitation will depend on increasing the amount of neural tissue that recovers from the stroke. This study suggests that weakness after stroke is caused predominantly by damage to neural connections deep within the brain (white matter) and that neuroscientists should concentrate on strategies to enhance white matter recovery.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.10.0194

Volume 50 Number 8, 2013
   Pages 1113 — 1122


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Hedna VS, Jain S, Rabbani O, Nadeau SE. Mechanisms of arm paresis in middle cerebral artery distribution stroke: Pilot study. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(8):1113–22.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.10.0194
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