The Presence of Visual Neglect after Thrombolytic Treatment in Patients with Right Hemisphere Stroke

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dc.contributor.author Kettunen, Jani E -
dc.contributor.author Nurmi, Mari -
dc.contributor.author Koivisto, Anna-Maija -
dc.contributor.author Dastidar, Prasun -
dc.contributor.author Jehkonen, Mervi -
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-17T20:15:30Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-15 04:02:44 -
dc.date.available 2012-06-17T20:15:30Z
dc.date.issued 2012 -
dc.identifier.issn 1537-744X -
dc.identifier.uri http://tampub.uta.fi/handle/10024/66095
dc.description.abstract Visual neglect (VN) is a common consequence of right hemisphere (RH) stroke. The aims of this study were to explore the presence of VN after RH stroke in the patients with (T+) or without (T−) thrombolytic treatment, and to determine whether thrombolysis is a predictor of VN. The study group consisted of 77 RH infarct patients. VN was evaluated with six conventional subtests of the Behavioural Inattention Test (BIT). Stroke severity was assessed using the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS). In the neuropsychological examination, 22% of all RH stroke patients had VN. VN was present in 15% of the patients in the T+ group and in 28% of the patients in the T− group, but the difference was not statistically significant. Despite that, patients in the T− group had a higher risk of VN than patients in the T+ group. Our results suggest that thrombolysis independently predicted absence of VN. -
dc.language.iso en -
dc.title The Presence of Visual Neglect after Thrombolytic Treatment in Patients with Right Hemisphere Stroke -
dc.type fi=Artikkeli aikakauslehdessä | en=Journal article| -
dc.identifier.urn urn:nbn:uta-3-930 -
dc.identifier.doi 10.1100/2012/434120 -
dc.type.version fi=Kustantajan versio | en=Publisher's version| -
dc.subject.okm fi=Neurologia ja psykiatria | en=Neurology and psychiatry| -
dc.administrativeunit fi=Terveystieteiden yksikkö | en=School of Health Sciences| -
dc.administrativeunit fi=Lääketieteen yksikkö | en=School of Medicine| -
dc.administrativeunit fi=Yhteiskunta- ja kulttuuritieteiden yksikkö | en=School of Social Sciences and Humanities| -
dc.journal.title The Scientific World Journal -
dc.journal.volume 2012 -
dc.journal.number ID 434120 -
dc.journal.volumepagerange 1-5 -
dc.oldstats 38 -

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