Recovery after Stroke

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One third of people after stroke, having survived the first few weeks, return home with significant residual disability, and can therefore benefit from an active, multidisciplinary rehabilitation programme. This is a comprehensive guide to rehabilitation after stroke, in which leading international authorities set out the basic neuroscientific principles that underlie brain recovery, including chapters on neural plasticity and neural imaging, and describe appropriate rehabilitation strategies for the many different functional problems that can arise after stroke. These include movement disorders, sensory loss, dysphagia and dysarthria, problems with continence and secual difficulties, and cognitive disorders. Also covered are measurement of disability and quality of life, assistive technology and vocational rehabilitation. It is therefore an essential handbook and reference for all members of the multidisciplinary stroke rehabilitation team, including medical personnel, therapists, clinical neuropsychologists and rehabilitation nurses.

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"The title might suggest a focus on rehabilitation and treatment, but the contents extend well beyond...the key benefit of the volume is its coalescence of thought and data spanning the disciplines involved in stroke rehabilitation."
Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

"The bibliography at the end of each chapter is extensive and gives the reader excellent resources from which to draw more detailed information about topics of interest that are summarized in a give chapter...It deals with a broad spectrum of issues related to therapy and would help the reader develop appropriate intervention strategies."
Marie Gage, Revue Canadienne D'ergotherapie

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521822367
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/31/2005
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 1.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Barnes is head of the Academic Unit of Neurological Rehabilitation at the University of Newcastle, UK, and current President of the World Federation for Neurorehabilitation. His previous books include Upper Motor Neurone Syndrome and Spasticity: Clinical Management and Neurophysiology, Cambridge, 2001.

Bruce Dobkin is Professor of Neurology at the University of California Los Angeles, and directs the UCLA Neurological Rehabilitation and Research Program. He has written extensively in the field.

Julien Bogousslavsky is Professor and Chair in the University Department of Neurology and Professor of Cerebrovascular Diseases, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He has edited several books on stroke including Stroke Syndromes, Cambridge, 2001.

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Table of Contents

1. Strokes: background, epidemiology, aetiology and avoiding recurrence Gabriel R. de Freitas, Daniel C. Bezerra, Alexandre B. Maulaz and Julien Bogousslavsky; 2. Principles of recovery after stroke Bruce H. Dobkin and Thomas S. Carmichael; 3. Regenerative ability in the central nervous system Barbro B. Johansson; 4. Cerebral reorganisation after sensorimotor stroke Rudiger J. Seitz; 5. Imaging brain in recovery after stroke Cornelius Weiller and M. Rijntjes; 6. Measurement in stroke - disability and quality of life Angus Graham; 7. Evidence based stroke rehabilitation Sharon Wood-Dauphinee and Gert Kwakkel; 8. Is early rehabilitation useful? Karin Diserens and Gerhard Rothacher; 9. Community rehabilitation after stroke Michael P. Barnes; 10. Physical therapy and assessment Gillian D. Baer and Frederike M. J. Van Wijk; 11. Movement disorders after stroke J. Ghika; 12. Post-stroke spasticity and pain Philippe Vaudens, Michael P. Barnes, R. Peyron and B. Laurent; 13. Sensory loss and proprioceptive rehabilitation D. A. Perennou and Adolfo M. Bronstein; 14. Dysphagia Jeri A. Logemann; 15. Continence after stroke Barbara J. Chandler; 16. Sexual problems after stroke Barbara J. Chandler; 17. Rehabilitation of visual disorders after stroke Stephanie Clarke and Claire Bindschaedler; 18. Dysphasia and dysarthria Marjorie Nicholas; 19. Cognitive problems after stroke Antonio Carota, Radok Ptak and Armin Schnider; 20. Dementia after stroke Jose G. Merino and Vladimir Hachinski; 21. Depression and fatigue after stroke Fabienne Staub and Antonio Carota; 22. Sleep disorders after stroke Dirk M. Hermann and Claudio L. Bassetti; 23. Assistive technology Neville Hogan, Hermano I. Krebs, Brandon R. Rohrer, Susan E. Fasoli, Joel Stein and Bruce T. Volpe; 24. Vocational rehabilitation Ashish Macaden; 25. A patient's perspective Donal O'Kelly.

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