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Hemispatial neglect "occupational therapy"

Andrew J Smith, Ransom W Campbell, Patti Kelly Harrison, David W Harrison
BACKGROUND: The current case study presents a 43 year old African American woman admitted to a Tertiary Care Rehabilitation unit at a major medical center for concerns over left-sided anesthesia and weakness. Head scans indicate a right middle cerebral arterial distribution infarct altering blood flow in temporal, parietal, and occipital regions in the right cerebral hemisphere. OBJECTIVE: Physician and therapist reports (i.e., speech and occupational therapists) referred the patient for a neuropsychological evaluation for concerns over the patient's capacity to recognize the severity of her deficits and self-care, with potential rule-outs indicated by the extant literature on right CVA for anosognosia, anosodiaphoria, and left hemibody/hemispace neglect...
2016: NeuroRehabilitation
Jong Youb Lim, Eun Kyoung Kang, Nam-Jong Paik
OBJECTIVE: To test whether multiple sessions of inhibitory low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) applied to the left parietal area can improve hemispatial neglect after stroke. DESIGN: An open-label design. PATIENTS: Seven consecutive patients with hemispatial neglect after right hemispheric stroke were compared with 7 retrospectively recruited control patients. METHODS: Seven patients received a session of 1 Hz rTMS to the left parietal area immediately prior to occupational therapy for 10 days...
May 2010: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
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