Rehabilitation of hemiparesis after stroke with a mirror

@article{Altschuler1999RehabilitationOH,
  title={Rehabilitation of hemiparesis after stroke with a mirror},
  author={Eric Lewin Altschuler and Sidney B Wisdom and L. S. Stone and Chris Foster and Douglas Galasko and David Llewellyn and V. Ramachandran},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1999},
  volume={353},
  pages={2035-2036}
}
2we have now done a larger trial of mirror therapy on patients with hemiparesis following stroke. [...] Key Method The patients gave written informed consent. The patients were randomly assigned to spend the first 4 weeks using a mirror or transparent plastic, and then crossed over to the other treatment for the next 4 weeks. We used mirrors sized 1824 inches (45 cm60 cm) made of plastic with a mirror coating, and transparent plastic sheets of the same size.Expand
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Motor rehabilitation in a stroke patient using a mirror
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9500 Gilman Drive, 0109, La Jolla, CA 92093-0109 (E L Altschuler e-mail: elaltsch@sdcc3.ucsd.edu); and Department of Neurosciences
  • 9500 Gilman Drive, 0109, La Jolla, CA 92093-0109 (E L Altschuler e-mail: elaltsch@sdcc3.ucsd.edu); and Department of Neurosciences
We thank M Criqui for help in study design, and NIMH and the Charlie Robbins Foundation
  • We thank M Criqui for help in study design, and NIMH and the Charlie Robbins Foundation