International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-9096

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Hiroyuki Kato

Hiroyuki Kato
International University of Health and Welfare Hospital,
537-3 Iguchi, Nasushiobara, Tochigi 329-2763

  • Research Article
    Near-Infrared Spectroscopy and Motor Lateralization after Stroke: A Case Series Study
    Author(s): Kotaro Takeda, Yukihiro Gomi and Hiroyuki KatoKotaro Takeda, Yukihiro Gomi and Hiroyuki Kato

    Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), which allows non-invasive monitoring of cerebral activation, might be a useful tool to assess brain activity in stroke patients because it allows recording without imposing restraints on the subject’s posture. Previous NIRS studies on stroke patients have focused on brain activation in patients with mild impairment or full recovery, and there has been a lack of data on patients without recovery. In the present study, we compared the hand movement-related brain activation pattern and laterality balance of healthy subjects and of stroke patients with mild or moderate hemiparesis in the chronic phase. In normal subjects, predominantly contralateral activation was observed during unilateral hand grasping. Similar contralateral-predominant activation was observed during grasping with the unaffected hand in stroke patients, and durin.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-9096.1000192

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