The origin of contraversive pushing

  title={The origin of contraversive pushing},
  author={H. O. Karnath and S. Ferber and J. Dichgans},
  pages={1298 - 1304}
  • H. O. Karnath, S. Ferber, J. Dichgans
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Background: Stroke patients may exhibit the peculiar behavior of actively pushing away from the nonhemiparetic side, leading to lateral postural imbalance and a tendency to fall toward the paralyzed side. This phenomenon has been called the “pusher syndrome.” Objective: The current study analyzes the mechanism leading to contraversive pushing. Methods: The subjective postural vertical (SPV) and subjective visual vertical (SVV) were determined in five consecutively admitted patients with severe… CONTINUE READING
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