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Advances in Neuromotor Stroke Rehabilitation


Publishing date
06 Jun 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
17 Jan 2014

1Operative Unit F, Fondazione Santa Lucia, IRCCS, Rome, Italy

2Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Padua, Padua, Italy

3Medical Park Berlin Humboldtmühle AG, Berlin, Germany

4Clinical Laboratory of Experimental Neurorehabilitation, Fondazione Santa Lucia, IRCCS, Rome, Italy


Advances in Neuromotor Stroke Rehabilitation

Description

Stroke is one of the principal causes of morbidity and mortality in adults in the developed world and is the leading cause of disability in all industrialized countries. Efforts of rehabilitation are tended to avoid long-term impairments and to improve patients’ quality of life. However, the rehabilitative outcomes are not satisfactory yet. Novel tools based on technologies and rehabilitation techniques have been developed in the last years with promising results. Motor relearning program, which is focused on patients’ attention involvement with use of context-specific motor task for promoting motor learning strategies and hence supporting recovery, is one of the examples. Robots, neuroprosthesis, and biofeedback are new devices that are in line with motor relearning program approach. Furthermore, the use in the last years of new technologies for entertainment and communication has showed some potentialities for treatment in the rehabilitation field. High-quality randomized controlled trials on wide samples about novel versus conventional therapies are needed, stimulating the debate about the integration of “old” and “new” techniques in rehabilitation. Multitouch tablet PC, robot, virtual reality, and video-game-based therapy are examples commonly used.

The most important problem to solve in the field of stroke rehabilitation is the need to better define patients needs and to better integrate emerging approaches in rehabilitation with classical and well-known conventional therapy.

We invite investigators to contribute to original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts for clarifying the efficacy of new approaches, including new technological ones, for rehabilitation of people with stroke, not only in motor recovery but also in a cognitive one.

On the other hand, we would also stimulate the submission of articles related to conventional therapies and/or about the contribution to the debate about the potential integration of new and old rehabilitation techniques. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • New approaches in stroke neuromotor rehabilitation
  • Robotic therapy
  • Noninvasive electrical, magnetic, and mechanical stimulations
  • Neuroprosthesis
  • Video-game and virtual-reality-based therapy
  • Tablet PC for motor rehabilitation
  • Telerehabilitation
  • Brain neural computer interface
  • A new insight into conventional stroke neuromotor rehabilitation

Before submission, authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/bmri/rehabilitation/asr/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 236043
  • - Editorial

Advances in Neuromotor Stroke Rehabilitation

Giovanni Morone | Stefano Masiero | ... | Stefano Paolucci
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 457538
  • - Clinical Study

Action Observation Therapy in the Subacute Phase Promotes Dexterity Recovery in Right-Hemisphere Stroke Patients

Patrizio Sale | Maria Gabriella Ceravolo | Marco Franceschini
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 384896
  • - Research Article

Concurrent Validity of Physiological Cost Index in Walking over Ground and during Robotic Training in Subacute Stroke Patients

Anna Sofia Delussu | Giovanni Morone | ... | Marco Traballesi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 794086
  • - Clinical Study

Quantitative Electroencephalography and Behavioural Correlates of Daytime Sleepiness in Chronic Stroke

Katherine Herron | Derk-Jan Dijk | ... | Annette Sterr
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 580861
  • - Clinical Study

The Efficacy of Balance Training with Video Game-Based Therapy in Subacute Stroke Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Giovanni Morone | Marco Tramontano | ... | Carlo Caltagirone
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 636123
  • - Research Article

Kinematic Analysis of the Upper Limb Motor Strategies in Stroke Patients as a Tool towards Advanced Neurorehabilitation Strategies: A Preliminary Study

Irene Aprile | Marco Rabuffetti | ... | Maurizio Ferrarin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 265634
  • - Research Article

Robotic Upper Limb Rehabilitation after Acute Stroke by NeReBot: Evaluation of Treatment Costs

Masiero Stefano | Poli Patrizia | ... | Giulio Rosati
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 939316
  • - Research Article

Gait Patterns in Hemiplegic Patients with Equinus Foot Deformity

M. Manca | G. Ferraresi | ... | M. G. Benedetti
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 706909
  • - Clinical Study

Telerehabilitation in Poststroke Anomia

Michela Agostini | Martina Garzon | ... | Paolo Tonin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 752128
  • - Clinical Study

Reinforced Feedback in Virtual Environment for Rehabilitation of Upper Extremity Dysfunction after Stroke: Preliminary Data from a Randomized Controlled Trial

Paweł Kiper | Michela Agostini | ... | Andrea Turolla
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