Investigating Muscle Function After Stroke Rehabilitation with 31P-MRS: A Preliminary Study

  title={Investigating Muscle Function After Stroke Rehabilitation with 31P-MRS: A Preliminary Study},
  author={Shuai Zhang and Min Chen and Lei Gao and Ying Liu},
  journal={Medical Science Monitor : International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research},
  pages={2841 - 2848}
  • Shuai Zhang, Min Chen, +1 author Y. Liu
  • Published 6 May 2018
  • Medicine
  • Medical Science Monitor : International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Background New evidence reveals significant metabolic changes in skeletal muscle after stroke. However, it is unknown if 31P magnetic resonance spectroscopy (31P-MRS) can evaluate these metabolic changes. Our objective here was to investigate: (a) if muscle energy metabolism changes in the affected side; (b) if muscle energy metabolism changes after rehabilitation; and (c) if energy metabolism measured by 31P-MRS can reflect changes in the Modified Modified Ashworth Scale (MMAS) and Fugl-Meyer… Expand
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