Neural Plasticity

Post-Stroke Neural Plasticity: Functional and Structural Reorganization during Stroke Recovery


Publishing date
01 Jul 2022
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
25 Feb 2022

Lead Editor

1The Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Children's Hospital, Wenzhou, China

2Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou, China

3The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China

4University of Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland

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Post-Stroke Neural Plasticity: Functional and Structural Reorganization during Stroke Recovery

This issue is now closed for submissions.
More articles will be published in the near future.

Description

Stroke is a major cause of disability worldwide. It severely impacts daily activities and affects the quality of life of humans. Despite improved treatment strategies, a substantial number of stroke survivors are associated with persistent neurological deficits. Therefore, there is an urgent need to gain more understanding about the neural plasticity that determines functional recovery from stroke.

Advanced neuroimaging techniques are promising, as they enable us to detect neural plasticity changes. Moreover, they provide important information on the brain’s capacity for self-repair in stroke. In addition, novel neurorehabilitation for stroke patients is becoming more popular and has demonstrated to be effective in clinical practice and in research. However, how these promising interventions affect post-stroke neural plasticity is not fully understood. Therefore, post-stroke neural plasticity changes after neurorehabilitation need to be further explored, which may help to elucidate the neural mechanisms of these interventions and provide guidance for future clinical applications.

The aim of this Special Issue is to increase our knowledge of how neurorehabilitation affects neural plasticity. This Special issue welcomes human studies and animal studies discussing the use of advanced methods and techniques to explain the mechanisms of neurorehabilitation. Original research and review articles discussing the state of the art are welcome.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Post-stroke neural plasticity after physical therapy
  • Post-stroke neural plasticity after electrical or magnetic stimulation
  • Post-stroke neural plasticity after robot-assisted training
  • Post-stroke neural plasticity after traditional Chinese medicine therapy
  • Brain structural and functional changes following stroke using neuroimaging techniques (e.g., magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, electroencephalogram and other related methods)
  • Advanced mechanisms in humans/animals in post-stroke neural plasticity
  • The role of the brain-gut axis, brain-heart axis, extracellular matrix (e.g., inhibitory proteoglycans and their interactions with chondroitinase) in post-stroke neural plasticity
  • Machine learning techniques helping to build predictive models based on post-stroke neural plasticity

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 5635596
  • - Review Article

Revealing the Neuroimaging Mechanism of Acupuncture for Poststroke Aphasia: A Systematic Review

Boxuan Li | Shizhe Deng | ... | Zhihong Meng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 3148739
  • - Review Article

Cognitive Dysfunction following Cerebellar Stroke: Insights Gained from Neuropsychological and Neuroimaging Research

Qi Liu | Chang Liu | ... | Yumei Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 5379876
  • - Research Article

Identifying Key Biomarkers and Immune Infiltration in Female Patients with Ischemic Stroke Based on Weighted Gene Co-Expression Network Analysis

Haipeng Xu | Kelin He | ... | Ruijie Ma
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 1560748
  • - Research Article

Functional Connectivity Changes in Multiple-Frequency Bands in Acute Basal Ganglia Ischemic Stroke Patients: A Machine Learning Approach

Jie Li | Lulu Cheng | ... | Huayun Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 1295908
  • - Research Article

The Effects of the Biceps Brachii and Brachioradialis on Elbow Flexor Muscle Strength and Spasticity in Stroke Patients

Binbin Yu | Xintong Zhang | ... | Xiao Lu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 9662630
  • - Research Article

Application of Logistic Regression and Decision Tree Models in the Prediction of Activities of Daily Living in Patients with Stroke

Qile Zhang | Zheyu Zhang | ... | Jian Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 7399995
  • - Research Article

The Effect of Virtual Reality on Motor Anticipation and Hand Function in Patients with Subacute Stroke: A Randomized Trial on Movement-Related Potential

Ling Chen | Yi Chen | ... | Wai Leung Ambrose Lo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 4106131
  • - Research Article

Frequency-Specific Changes of Amplitude of Low-Frequency Fluctuations in Patients with Acute Basal Ganglia Ischemic Stroke

Xuemei Quan | Su Hu | ... | Zhijian Liang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 5771634
  • - Research Article

Effectiveness of a Novel Contralaterally Controlled Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation for Restoring Lower Limb Motor Performance and Activities of Daily Living in Stroke Survivors: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Ying Shen | Lan Chen | ... | Tong Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 1469339
  • - Research Article

Distinctive Gut Microbiota Alteration Is Associated with Poststroke Functional Recovery: Results from a Prospective Cohort Study

Yini Dang | Xintong Zhang | ... | Xiao Lu
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