Thrombolytic therapy and visuoperceptual functions in right hemisphere infarct patients

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dc.contributor.author Laihosalo, Mari -
dc.contributor.author Kettunen, Jani E -
dc.contributor.author Koivisto, Anna-Maija -
dc.contributor.author Dastidar, Prasun -
dc.contributor.author Ollikainen, Jyrki -
dc.contributor.author Jehkonen, Mervi -
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-17T20:13:49Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-16 09:33:52 -
dc.date.available 2012-06-17T20:13:49Z
dc.date.issued 2011 -
dc.identifier.issn 0340-5354 -
dc.identifier.uri http://tampub.uta.fi/handle/10024/65806
dc.description.abstract This study examines the association between thrombolysis and visuoperceptual functions in right hemisphere (RH) infarct patients. Fifty-six consecutive patients with first acute RH infarct were matched for age, years of education and stroke severity at the time of admission to the emergency department (baseline NIHSS; National Institute of Health Stroke Scale), compared according to whether (T+) or not (T−) they received thrombolysis. Neurological (NIHSS at hospital ward; Barthel index; BI) and neuropsychological examinations were conducted 4 days after onset. Visuoconstructive abilities were assessed with the block design and visual search and reasoning with the picture completion subtests of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale revised. Visual neglect was assessed with the conventional subtests of the Behavioural Inattention test and visual memory with the visual reproduction subtest of the Wechsler Memory Scale Revised. T+ and T− patients did not differ in baseline NIHSS, age, years of education, hemianopia, hemiparesis, or in basic ADL (BI). T− patients had more severe strokes (NIHSS at hospital ward) and poorer visuoconstructive abilities than T+ patients. Our results indicate that thrombolysis has a favourable effect on visuoperceptual functions in acute stroke. -
dc.language.iso en -
dc.title Thrombolytic therapy and visuoperceptual functions in right hemisphere infarct patients -
dc.type fi=Artikkeli aikakauslehdessä | en=Journal article| -
dc.identifier.urn urn:nbn:uta-3-571 -
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s00415-010-5873-0 -
dc.type.version fi=Post print | en=Post print| -
dc.subject.okm fi=Neurotieteet | en=Neurosciences| -
dc.administrativeunit fi=Lääketieteen yksikkö | en=School of Medicine| -
dc.journal.title Journal of neurology -
dc.journal.volume 258 -
dc.journal.number 6 -
dc.journal.volumepagerange 1021-1025 -
dc.oldstats 102 -

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