Stroke Research and Treatment

Poststroke Outcomes


Publishing date
25 Jul 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
07 Mar 2014

Lead Editor

1Department of Neurosciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA

2Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, SC, USA

3MUSC College of Health Professions, Department of Health Sciences and Research, Charleston, SC, USA


Poststroke Outcomes

Description

Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. While mortality rates are decreasing, the number of individuals living with the residual effects of stroke is increasing. Currently, over 75% of patients survive a first stroke, and of these individuals, 25% are left with a minor disability and 40% experience moderate-to-severe disabilities. Furthermore, stroke survivors are at high risk for future vascular events including repeat stroke; indeed, 25% of all strokes occur in individuals with a previous stroke, putting them at a greater risk of death and disability.

The editors encourage submission of original research papers and systematic reviews that deal with basic, clinical, and population studies addressing research on poststroke outcomes, including randomized trials, high-quality observational studies, evidence-based reviews, presentation of novel methodologies, and animal studies. We encourage specifically poststroke outcomes research in recovery and rehabilitation and secondary stroke prevention. Research in recovery (motor and/or sensory, language, swallow, cognitive, and/or emotional function) after stroke could comprise the areas of repair, regeneration, neuroplasticity, and rehabilitation. Research in secondary prevention could involve investigations of mechanisms underlying recurrent strokes and therapeutic interventions to influence those mechanisms, including drug trials and lifestyle practices required for successful prevention (e.g., motivation, resilience, and psychological traits). Potential topics could include, but are not limited to:

  • Endogenous pluripotent stem cell function, inducible progenitor stem cells, myelination development, hibernation, and trophic factors
  • Brain modulation techniques, robotic assistive device, brain-computer interface, and other innovative rehabilitation modalities
  • Imaging studies of motor, sensory, swallow and language recovery after stroke (or brain ischemia)
  • Interventions that reduce vascular risk or promote functional recovery in both the preclinical and clinical settings (including drugs or devices that can be used alone or in combination)
  • Comparative effectiveness of poststroke secondary prevention and rehabilitation therapies

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/srt/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/srt/psos/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 828435
  • - Editorial

Poststroke Outcomes

Bruce Ovbiagele | Steve Kautz | ... | DeAnna L. Adkins
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 747458
  • - Clinical Study

Sex, Diastolic Blood Pressure, and Outcome after Thrombolysis for Ischemic Stroke

David Nathanson | Cesare Patrone | ... | Mia von Euler
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 591013
  • - Review Article

Walking Adaptability after a Stroke and Its Assessment in Clinical Settings

Chitralakshmi K. Balasubramanian | David J. Clark | Emily J. Fox
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 305236
  • - Clinical Study

Does Inhibitory Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Augment Functional Task Practice to Improve Arm Recovery in Chronic Stroke?

Dorian K. Rose | Carolynn Patten | ... | William J. Triggs
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 730298
  • - Research Article

Rasch Analysis of a New Hierarchical Scoring System for Evaluating Hand Function on the Motor Assessment Scale for Stroke

Joyce S. Sabari | Michelle Woodbury | Craig A. Velozo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 696089
  • - Research Article

The Adverse Effect of Spasticity on 3-Month Poststroke Outcome Using a Population-Based Model

S. R. Belagaje | C. Lindsell | ... | B. Kissela
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 919486
  • - Research Article

Differences in Plantar Flexor Fascicle Length and Pennation Angle between Healthy and Poststroke Individuals and Implications for Poststroke Plantar Flexor Force Contributions

John W. Ramsay | Thomas S. Buchanan | Jill S. Higginson
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 948475
  • - Research Article

Poststroke Muscle Architectural Parameters of the Tibialis Anterior and the Potential Implications for Rehabilitation of Foot Drop

John W. Ramsay | Molly A. Wessel | ... | Jill S. Higginson
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 646230
  • - Research Article

Do Improvements in Balance Relate to Improvements in Long-Distance Walking Function after Stroke?

Louis N. Awad | Darcy S. Reisman | Stuart A. Binder-Macleod
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 234095
  • - Clinical Study

Autologous Bone Marrow Mononuclear Cells Intrathecal Transplantation in Chronic Stroke

Alok Sharma | Hemangi Sane | ... | Prerna Badhe
Stroke Research and Treatment
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Acceptance rate24%
Submission to final decision93 days
Acceptance to publication32 days
CiteScore3.400
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