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Two patients with residual nonfluent aphasia after ischemic stroke received an intention treatment that was designed to shift intention and language production mechanisms from the frontal lobe of the damaged left hemisphere to the right frontal lobe. Consistent with experimental hypotheses, the first patient showed improvement on the intention treatment but(More)
In greater numbers than in prior conflicts, service members deployed as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom have an increased risk of experiencing a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The basics of TBI are discussed, with particular attention paid to blast-related events, as this is a common mechanism of injury in this population.(More)
Twenty-three chronic nonfluent aphasia patients with moderate or severe word-finding impairments and 11 with profound word-finding impairments received two novel picture-naming treatments. The intention treatment initiated picture-naming trials with a complex left-hand movement and was designed to enhance right frontal participation during word retrieval.(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the accuracy of knowledge about mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) of veterans and their friends/family members. SETTING VA Medical Center. PARTICIPANTS One hundred veterans and 50 of their friends/family members. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. MAIN MEASURES A 60-item questionnaire was created by drawing both from the(More)
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