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     STROKE WEBINAR #26   STROKE  Webinar Series brought to you by  STROKE  A Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association                      NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE Join Stroke, a journal of the American Heart Association ǀ American Stroke Association, for a new webinar: Stroke Recovery: Timing, Training, and Biological Determinants Steven R. Zeiler, MD, PhD, Presenter Webinar Registration Homepage       Highlights:    Motor recovery after stroke can occur either via reductions in impairment or through compensation. Studies in humans and nonhuman animal models show that most recovery from impairment occurs in the first 1 to 3 months after stroke as a result of both spontaneous reorganization and increased responsiveness to enriched environments and training. Improvement from impairment is attributable to a short lived, sensitive period of postischemic plasticity defined by unique genetic, molecular, physiological, and structural events. In contrast, compensation can occur at any time after stroke. Data suggests that there are three important variables that determine the degree of motor recovery from impairment all else being equal: (i) the timing, intensity, and approach to training with  respect to stroke onset; (ii) the unique postischemic plasticity milieu; and (iii) the extent of cortical reorganization. I will present data  regarding both the biology of the brain’s poststroke sensitive period and  the difficult question of what kind of interventions best exploit this period. Future work will need to further characterize the interaction  between types of training and postischemic plasticity, and find ways to augment and prolong the sensitive period using pharmacological agents or noninvasive brain stimulation.        In this lecture, Dr. Zeiler will discuss: 1. The inadequacy of current clinical stroke rehabilitation. 2. The correct timing of clinical stroke rehabilitation. 3. Data as to why there is a sensitive period for stroke recovery. more...
Posted by Stacey Sims on Journal Highlights Nov 30, 2015 2:35 PM CST
  Share this email:         New Editor's Picks Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging          Right Atrial Function in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension                     Right Ventricular Strain and Dyssynchrony Assessment in Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy     More Issues. More Impact. More Opportunity. Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging has increased its frequency! It is now published monthly. The journal is continuously published, which means that articles are available online sooner. Twelve issues per year means that articles will be deposited more rapidly into the Science Citation Index. As a monthly publication, more issues mean more content. Editorials and reviews will highlight opinions, put articles into context, and summarize topics of contemporary interest to the clinician. Sign up for electronic alerts (eAlerts) to be notified when new content is available: more...
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