Stefano Paolucci

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The effectiveness of neglect rehabilitation training has been studied in two randomly selected groups of right brain-damaged patients. All patients proved heminattentive on a standard battery 2 months or more after the CVA. One group received 2 months of treatment immediately after admission to a clinic, and the other group received only general cognitive(More)
This article represents the update of the European Stroke Initiative Recommendations for Stroke Management. These guidelines cover both ischaemic stroke and transient ischaemic attacks, which are now considered to be a single entity. The article covers referral and emergency management, Stroke Unit service, diagnostics, primary and secondary prevention,(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify the prevalence of poststroke depression (PSD) in a population of patients admitted for rehabilitation of neurologic sequelae of their first stroke, to recognize reliable prognostic factors associated with the occurrence of PSD, and to evaluate the impact of PSD on the results of rehabilitation treatment. METHODS In a prospective(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the specific influence of unilateral spatial neglect (USN) on rehabilitation outcome. DESIGN A case-control study in consecutive stroke inpatients. SETTING Rehabilitation hospital. PATIENTS One hundred seventy-eight patients with sequelae of first stroke, enrolled in homogeneous subgroups, matched for age (within 1yr) and onset(More)
The aim of this study was to quantitatively assess the stability and harmony of gait in children with cerebral palsy. Seventeen children with spastic hemiplegia due to cerebral palsy (5.0±2.3 years old) who were able to walk autonomously and seventeen age-matched children with typical development (5.7±2.5 years old, p=0.391) performed a 10-m walking test(More)
Control of gait is usually altered following stroke, and it may be further compromised by overexertion and fatigue. This study aims to quantitatively assess patients' gait stability during six-minute walking, measuring upper body accelerations of twenty patients with stroke (64 ± 13 years old) and ten age-matched healthy subjects (63 ± 10 years old).(More)
In a dark environment, when vision is excluded, humans are usually able to walk towards a target the position of which was previously memorized. Changes in spatio-temporal gait parameters, the presence of obstacles on the ground or pathway tilt can affect their performances. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of the environment on this(More)
OBJECTIVE Motor imagery (MI) is assumed to enhance poststroke motor recovery, yet its benefits are debatable. Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) can provide instantaneous and quantitative measure of cerebral functions modulated by MI. The efficacy of BCI-monitored MI practice as add-on intervention to usual rehabilitation care was evaluated in a randomized(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the specific influence of onset-admission interval (OAI) on rehabilitation results. DESIGN A case-control study in consecutive stroke inpatients, enrolled in homogeneous subgroups, matched for age (within 1 year) and Barthel Index (BI) score at admission, and different for OAI to the rehabilitation ward. The short OAI group began(More)
This study was designed to determine the role of demographic, medical and cognitive factors in the results of rehabilitation in first stroke patients. In a prospective study on 273 consecutive patients admitted to a rehabilitation hospital for sequelae of first stroke, we used multiple regressions to assess the relationship between 11 independent variables(More)