Paul E. M. Rinne

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OBJECTIVE To determine whether behavioral dissociations and interactions occur between the attentional functions-alerting, orienting, and conflict resolution-depending upon stroke location and to determine the approximate proportion of patients who can be classified into 1 of these 3 anatomical networks. METHODS We recruited 110 anatomically unselected(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Visit-to-visit variability in blood pressure (vBP) is associated with ischemic stroke. We sought to determine whether such variability has genetic causes and whether genetic variants associated with BP variability are also associated with ischemic stroke. METHODS A Genome Wide Association Study (GWAS) for loci influencing BP(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Elevated total plasma homocysteine (tHcy) levels are known to be associated with increased risk of ischemic stroke (IS). Given that both tHcy and IS are heritable traits, we investigated a potential genetic relationship between homocysteine levels and stroke risk by assessing 18 polymorphisms previously associated with tHcy levels for(More)
Repetitive retraining of grip function is critical for stroke patients to regain functional abilities. Therefore, we have developed `GripAble', a low-cost but sensitive hand-grip promoting independent and repetitive rehabilitation of grasp function based around a novel flexible structure. An initial usability study was performed on (N = 34) healthy subjects(More)
A critical decision-step in the emergency treatment of ischemic stroke is whether or not to administer thrombolysis - a treatment that can result in good recovery, or deterioration due to symptomatic intracranial haemorrhage (SICH). Certain imaging features based upon early computerized tomography (CT), in combination with clinical variables, have been(More)
Motor-training software on tablets or smartphones (Apps) offer a low-cost, widely-available solution to supplement arm physiotherapy after stroke. We assessed the proportions of hemiplegic stroke patients who, with their plegic hand, could meaningfully engage with mobile-gaming devices using a range of standard control-methods, as well as by using a novel(More)
Passive rehabilitation devices, providing motivation and feedback, potentially offer an automated and low-cost therapy method, and can be used as simple human-machine interfaces. Here, we ask whether there is any advantage for a hand-training device to be elastic, as opposed to rigid, in terms of performance and preference. To address this question, we have(More)
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