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Spasticity after stroke: Physiology, assessment and treatment
Thibaut, Aurore  ; Chatelle, Camille  ; Ziegler, Erik  et al.
2013 • In Brain Injury, 27 (10), p. 1093-1105
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Keywords :
Physiotherapy; Stroke; spasticity; treatment; upper motoneuron syndrome
Abstract :
[en] Spasticity following a stroke occurs in about 30% of patients. The mechanisms underlying this disorder, however, are not well understood. This review aims to define spasticity, describe hypotheses explaining its development after a stroke, give an overview of related neuroimaging studies as well as a description of the most common scales used to quantify the degree of spasticity and finally explore which treatments are currently being used to treat this disorder. The lack of consensus is highlighted on the basis of spasticity and the associated absence of guidelines for treatment, use of drugs and rehabilitation programmes. Future studies require controlled protocols to determine the efficiency of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments for spasticity. Neuroimaging may help predict the occurrence of spasticity and could provide insight into its neurological basis.
Research center :
GIGA CRC (Cyclotron Research Center) In vivo Imaging-Aging \u0026 Memory - ULiège
Disciplines :
Neurology
Author, co-author :
Thibaut, Aurore ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Centre de recherches du cyclotron
Chatelle, Camille ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Centre de recherches du cyclotron
Ziegler, Erik ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Centre de recherches du cyclotron
Bruno, Marie-Aurélie ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Centre de recherches du cyclotron
Laureys, Steven  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Centre de recherches du cyclotron
Gosseries, Olivia  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Centre de recherches du cyclotron
Language :
English
Title :
Spasticity after stroke: Physiology, assessment and treatment
Publication date :
2013
Journal title :
Brain Injury
ISSN :
0269-9052
eISSN :
1362-301X
Publisher :
Taylor & Francis Ltd, Abingdon, United Kingdom
Volume :
27
Issue :
10
Pages :
1093-1105
Peer reviewed :
Peer Reviewed verified by ORBi
Funders :
F.R.S.-FNRS - Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique

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