NeuroRX

, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 482–488

Imaging motor recovery after stroke

Authors

  • Nuray Yozbatiran
    • Departments of Neurology and Anatomy and NeurobiologyUniversity of California
    • School of Physical Therapy and RehabilitationDokuz Eylul University
    • Departments of Neurology and Anatomy and NeurobiologyUniversity of California
Article

DOI: 10.1016/j.nurx.2006.07.003

Cite this article as:
Yozbatiran, N. & Cramer, S.C. NeuroRX (2006) 3: 482. doi:10.1016/j.nurx.2006.07.003

Summary

Most patients show improvement in the weeks or months after a stroke. Recovery is incomplete, however, leaving most with significant impairment and disability. Because the brain does not grow back to an appreciable extent, this recovery occurs on the basis of change in function of surviving tissues. Brain mapping studies have characterized a number of processes and principles relevant to recovery from stroke in humans. The findings have potential application to improving therapeutics that aim to restore function after stroke.

Key Words

Strokeplasticityhuman brain mappingrecoverytherapyfunctional MRI
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© The American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics, Inc. 2006