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OBJECTIVE To investigate the return to work status of patients with first-ever stroke with functional independence 6 months post-stroke. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. PARTICIPANTS Nine hundred and thirty-three patients with functional independence at 6 months after stroke onset. METHODS A complete post-enumeration survey was performed through a(More)
This study measured the prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use among Korean stroke patients. Questionnaire-based 20-min interviews were conducted at the hospitals by a trained nurse after an outpatient visit. It included questions on demographic information, clinical information and the utilization of CAM. Of 304 stroke-patient(More)
This study aimed to investigate the effect of serum albumin at admission, measured within 24 h after stroke onset, on the functional outcome in ischaemic stroke patients. The medical records of 76 first-ever hemiplegic ischaemic stroke patients were reviewed. Collected data included age, sex, initial stroke severity, cerebrovascular risk factors,(More)
OBJECTIVE By using a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) technique we assessed brain activation patterns while subjects were viewing the living environments representing natural and urban scenery. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 28 healthy right-handed subjects underwent an fMRI on a 3.0 Tesla MRI scanner. The stimulation paradigm consisted of(More)
The aim of this study was to report on nine dysphagic patients with medullary infarction and to evaluate swallowing characteristics based on the location of the lesions.We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of these nine patients. The medullary lesions were midlateral (three patients), dorsolateral (one patient), inferodorsolateral (four(More)
BACKGROUND Development of a long-term stroke care plan requires serial assessment of long-term patient function and consideration of caregiver mood. However, to date, few comprehensive cohort studies have included both stroke patients and caregivers. METHODS/DESIGN KOSCO is a large, multi-centre prospective cohort study for all acute first-ever stroke(More)
Spontaneous cervical epidural hematoma (SCEH) is an uncommon cause of acute nontraumatic myelopathy. SCEH presenting as Brown-Sequard syndrome is extremely rare. A 65-year-old man had motor weakness in the left extremities right after his mother's funeral. He received thrombolytic therapy under the impression of acute cerebral infarction at a local(More)
We experienced a rare case of winged scapula that was caused by the rupture of the rhomboideus major and the lower trapezius muscles without any nerve injury in a 12 yr old female after she had carried a heavy backpack. Electrodiagnostic study revealed that the onset latencies, amplitudes and conduction velocities were normal in the long thoracic nerve, the(More)
This study was performed to evaluate the effect of C-reactive protein (CRP) measured within 24 hr after stroke onset on functional outcome in ischemic stroke patients. The medical records of 28 first-ever hemiplegic ischemic stroke patients with the lesions on the middle cerebral arterial territory were reviewed. Subjects were classified into experimental(More)
The aim of this study was to follow up the changes in the number of motor units according to the Brunnstrom stage through a motor unit number estimation of the Fwave (F-MUNE) after a stroke, and to identify the functional significance of F-MUNE. Twenty-five patients (15 men, 10 women) with a first unilateral stroke were recruited. The maximal M-potential(More)