Brynhild Stensrød

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OBJECTIVE To identify prognostic factors associated with functional outcome at 13 months in a sample of stroke rehabilitation patients. Specifically, we hypothesized that cognitive functioning early after stroke would predict long-term functional outcome independently of other factors. METHODS 163 stroke rehabilitation patients underwent a structured(More)
BACKGROUND Depression is frequent in elderly stroke patients, and the pathophysiology may involve psychological as well as organic mechanisms. AIM To explore construct validity of the Montgomery Aasberg Depression Rating Scale using factor analysis and investigate whether symptom clusters of depression after stroke are associated with patient(More)
OBJECTIVE The aims of this study were firstly to determine prevalence, frequency, and clinical significance of cerebral microemboli in an unselected acute ischemic stroke population and secondly to examine how this information may improve ischemic stroke subtype classification. METHODS We intended to perform transcranial Doppler (TCD) microembolus(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The understanding of the contribution of genetic factors to cognitive impairment after stroke is incomplete. The aim of the study was to examine whether the apolipoprotein E epsilon4 allele (ApoE epsilon4) is a risk factor for cognitive impairment in the early phase after stroke. METHODS The sample comprised 152 Norwegian stroke(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between the ApoE epsilon4 allele and cognitive impairment 13 months after stroke. METHODS One hundred four stroke rehabilitation patients were cognitively tested on average 18 days after hospital admission and again 13 months later with the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS).(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the in vivo relationship between plasma free fatty acid (FFA)/albumin molar ratio and indicators of cellular damage. A case series study was carried out in 20 geriatric patients in a stable clinical condition. Their plasma albumin concentration was in the range 26-42 g l-1. There was a significant positive(More)
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