Neurological Rehabilitation
Proceedings of the 3rd World Congress
Venice, Italy, April 2-6, 2002



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Neurological rehabilitation is an exciting field that is getting very relevant in both scientific achievements as well as in the health and social care.

This volume is assembling together most of the contributions that have been presented by scientists from all over the world regarding many aspects of neurological rehabilitation in physiopathological and medical application as well as in the psychological and social aspects.

We do hope that the 3rd World Congress, of which this volume contains the Proceedings, will represent a reference point in increasing the knowledge of this relevant field as well as in the stimulating further steps in the scientific research and in the medical and social advances of neurological rehabilitation.

Leontino Battistin
Mauro Dam
Paolo Tonin





Basic Aspects of Recovery

Recovery Through Reorganisation: Evidence from Functional Imaging
R. Frackowiak

From Bench to Brain: In Vivo Mobilization of Stem Cells as an Alternative to Transplantation
J. Benninghoff, C. Lehmann-Bodem, A. Schmitt, R. Mössner, S. Wiese, R. Schloesser, P. Riederer and K.-P. Lesch

Pharmacology of Recovery After Stroke
L.B. Goldstein

The Role of Serotonin on the Modulation of Locomotion and Reflexes in Mammals, Primates and in Humans with Spinal Cord Injury
H. Barbeau and S. Rossignol



Functional Anatomy of the Arousal System
L. Parrino and M.G. Terzano

Can We Retrain Event Related Potentials?
S. Giaquinto and L. Fraioli

Corticomotor Excitability Evaluated with Delayed Reactions in Parkinsonian Patients
F. Ceriani, I. Neromante and P. Pinelli

Physiopathology of Neuropathic Pain: The Role of the Spinal Cord and COX-2 Selective Inhibitors in Spinal Modulation of Nociceptive Responses in Man
R. Casale


Pediatric Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation of Children with Cerebral Palsy – A Service Model
A.M. Bakheit

Neuro-Rehabilitation of Children after Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
S. O’Flaherty

High-dose Oxygen Therapy for Cerebral Palsy and the Brain-injured Child (Documentation via SPECT Imaging)
R.A. Neubauer and F. Gerstenbrand

Botulinum Toxin in the Lower Limbs in Cerebral Palsy: Experience in Latvia
A. Vetra, V. Keris, I. Mihejeva, I. Tirone and I. Kletniece

Treatment of Spasticity in Cerebral Palsy with Application of Dysport (Botulinum Toxin A): Facultative Side Effects
J. Kraus, A. Schejbalová, V. Smetana, I. Zounková and P. Kolář

Neurological Restoration of West Syndrome. Presentation of a Case
E. Infante Velázquez, A. García Cruz, A. Pavón Heredia, Y.H. Pérez del Campo and M. de los Angeles Ortega Pérez


Motor System Disorders

Physiotherapeutic Strategies in the Rehabilitation of Patients with Central Motor Disorders
M. Joebges, G. Waldmann, G. Heuschkel, H. Woldag and H. Hummelsheim

Motor Learning and Adaptation in Four Movement Disorders
C. Worringham

Isokinetic and EMG Surface Evaluation of Knee Muscles in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease
G. Felicetti, E. Brignoli, G. Chiappano, S. Ghirmai and M. Maini

Botulinum Toxin Type-A Improves Life Quality and Rehabilitation in Painful Cervical Dystonia
M.A. Relja and N. Klepac

Problems of Falling in the Patients with Parkinson’s Disease – Comparison of Physical Reactions to Perturbation while Walking –
Maeda Masaharu, Hamano Aiko, Kamide Naoto, Saito Toyokazu, Obuchi Shuichi, Shiba Yoshitaka, Nagasawa Hiroshi, Shimizu Shinobu and Mito Kayo

Spasticity, X-Linked Dystonia-Parkinsonism and Botulinum Toxin-A: The Local Scenario
R.L. Rosales, M.S. Delgado and M.E. Rosales

Changes of Intralimb Coordinative Patterns of Walking. A Preliminary Report on Chronic Left Hemiparesis
L.A. Rinaldi, M.C. Cavallini, D. Pini, S. Trefoloni, E. Mossello, G. Tesi and G. Masotti

Rehabilitation of Misreaching in Ataxic Patients
E. Torrealba and P. Garcia-Morales

Rehabilitation of Patients with Peripheral Nerves Lesions Caused by War Trauma
Ž. Bakran, I. Dubroja, M. Bakran, J. Jug and V. Dragčević

Mouth Occlusion Pressure (PO.1) Measurement in Tetraplegic Patients
S. Masiero, R. Brandolese, C. Ferraro and M. Ortolani

Botulinum Toxin Improves Prehension in Spastic Upper Limb
A.-L. Ferrapie, C. Bernat, P. Menei, A. Vieillart, V. Dubus-Bausičre, Y. Saint-Cast, L. Hubert and I. Richard

Passive Resistance at Low Velocity Influences the Resistance to Stretch at High Velocities in Healthy but Also in Spastic Subjects
G. Rabita, L. Dupont, G. Lensel-Corbeil, A. Thevenon, C. Pérot and J. Vanvelcenaher

Improving Recovery After Bell’s Palsy
V.G. Karepov


Traumatic Brain Injury and Apallic Syndrome

Recent Developments in the Rehabilitation of Patients in Vegetative State/Apallic Syndrome – Introduction
F. Gerstenbrand and B. Matulla

The Role of Relatives in the Treatment of Apallic Syndrome Patients
A. Zieger

1H-MR Spectroscopy to Predict the Outcome of Traumatic Brain Injury

M. Zampolini, F. Sciarrini, E. Todeschini, P. Chiarini, G.P. Pelliccioli, G. Gobbi, R. Tarducci and O. Presciutti

Traumatic Brain Injury and Acute Care Management
P. Heath

Multimodal-Early-Onset-Stimulation (MEOS)
M. Lippert Grüner

Rehabilitation of War Traumatic Brain Injuries: A Late Outcome
I. Dubroja, Ž. Bakran and S. Soldo-Butkovic

Recovery from Left Hemiplegia and Unilateral Spatial Neglect After Traumatic Brain Injury in a 7 Months Old Child: Clinical Evolution with Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
M.M. Pierro, M. Stortini, P. Giannarelli, D. Maiocco and R. Pettinari



Advances in Stroke Rehabilitation
M. Hallett

In-patient Rehabilitation of Elderly Stroke Patients
H. Ring

Further Observations On Stroke Illness, Over 3 Decades. Why Are We Not Doing Better?
D.S. Smith and M. Clark

Prognostic Indicators of Outcome in Stroke Patients Aged Over 75: Preliminary Report
M. Franceschini, L. Denti, M. Agosti, L. Spizzichino1 on behalf of the Italian Multicentric Study-ICR2

The Use of the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) in Acute Stroke Patients
J. Janša, N. Zupančič, N. Gregorin and A. Mesec

Prognostic Factors for Effectiveness of Inpatient Stroke Rehabilitation

I. Bielen, M. Gavranić, M. Planjar-Prvan and A. Uhernik-Kovačević

Hand Dominance and Side of Stroke Affect Rehabilitation in Chronic Stroke
S. McCombe Waller and J. Whitall

Mild Hypothermia Reduces Ischemic Brain Injury
Hong Zhang, Yuanyuan Hu, Yuanwu Mei, Shenggang Sun and Etang Tong

Early Intensive Task-specific Sensory and Motor Training of the Upper Limb Following Acute Stroke: A Pilot Study
K. Miller, M. Galea, S. Kilbreath and B. Phillips

Deep Venous Thrombosis: Incidence in Neurological Patients on Admission to Rehabilitation Program
S. Masiero, R. Brandolese, C. Ferraro and M. Ortolani

Sexual Activity After Stroke: A Neglected Issue
S. Buzzelli, L. Di Francesco, S. Giaquinto and G. Nolfe

Short-term Treadmill Exercise in Chronic Stroke: Evidence of Differential Fatigue Effects in Quadriceps Muscles
L. Forrester, R. Macko and G. Smith



The Potential Role of Podokinetic and Vestibular Interactions in Neurological Rehabilitation
C.R. Gordon

Clinical Features, Mechanism and Physical Treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
D. Nuti

How To Improve Recovery from Labyrinth Lesion in Humans
M. Strupp, V. Arbusow, K. Jahn and T. Brandt

The Functional Reach Test: Experimental vs. Clinical Measure of Balance in Elderly People
E. Jonsson, M. Henriksson and H. Hirschfeld

7.62 m (25 ft) Walk Test – with or without Acceleration-Deceleration Phase?
A. Romberg, A. Virtanen and J. Ruutiainen

Anticipatory Postural Activity in Selected Trunk Muscles in Post-Stroke Hemiparetic Patients

R. Dickstien, S. Sheffi, E. Marcovitz and Y. Villa



Cognitive Approaches in Aphasia Rehabilitation
A. Basso

Aphasia and Cerebral Hemodynamic Changes Measured by TCD in Patients with Stroke
V. Šerić, M. Roje-Bedeković, V. Demarin, V. Vargek-Solter and Z. Trifunović-Maček

Music Therapy of Aphasia
T. Breitenfeld, V. Vargek Solter, D. Breitenfeld and V. Demarin

Autonomic System and Dysphagia

Clinical Aspects of Autonomic Dysfunction in Movement Disorders
T.Y. Gurevich and A.D. Korczyn

The Experimental Study on Peripheral Sympathetic Nerve Activity of Lower Limbs Using Therapeutic Electrical Stimulation
S. Aramaki, F. Nakanishi, Y. Kira, T. Ogura, K. Lee and T. Kubo

The Process Model of Feeding and Its Clinical Implications
J.B. Palmer

Benefits of Percutaneous Endoscopic Button Gastrostomy to Neurological Rehabilitation
H. Muramatsu and K. Koike 355


Cognition and Behaviour

Therapy for Thinking and Rethinking Therapy
M. Black

Therapy of Tool and Object Use in Apraxia
G. Goldenberg

From Spontaneous Confabulation to Reality Monitoring
A. Schnider

Cognitive Rehabilitation in the Twenty First Century
B.A. Wilson

Rehabilitation of Patients with Homonymous Hemianopia
J. Zihl

Discouragement on an Inpatient Neurorehabilitation Unit
S. Hahn and G.P. Prigatano

Awareness of Deficit and Psychological Interventions after Brain Injury
G.P. Prigatano

Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Program in Cognitive Impairment and Dementia
J. Abrisqueta-Gomez, S. Brucki, F. Canali, E. Oliveira, C. Ponce, V. Vieira and O. Bueno

The Rivermead Behavioural Memory Test and Memory Assessment in Rehabilitation of Persons after TBI
D. Tršinski

The Rehabilitation of Problem Solving
F. Mattioli, P. Pasquali, E. Cattaneo and L.A. Vignolo

Prevelance of Cognitive Disorders Following Stroke
J. Seniów, W. Czepiel, M. Leśniak and A. Członkowska

Celiac Disease, Epilepsy, and Cerebral Calcifications: A Neuropsychological Case Study
M.C. Miranda, M. Muszkat, O.F.A. Bueno, S. Rizzut, M.M Pereira, I.L.B. Almeida, M.D.C. Gomes, A.C. Nanya and M.G.S. Vieira

Chronic Pain and Secondary Traumatization in the Wives of the Croatian War Veterans Treated for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
E. Koic, T. Franciskovic, L. Muzinic Masle, V. Djordjevic and S. Vondracek

Intention-Controlled MyoFeedback (IMF®): The Role of Neuropsychological Factors
S. Latarnik, S. Rosenheim, R. Blumenstein and H. Bennefeld



The Brain’s Role in Sensory Substitution
P. Bach-y-Rita

Brain-Computer Interfaces for Communication and Control
J.R. Wolpaw, D.J. McFarland, T.M. Vaughan and G. Schalk

The Role of Therapeutic Environments in Promoting Recovery
A.-L. Christensen

Rising From a Bed, a Chair, and the Floor: Functional Assessment and Training to Improve Task Performance in Impaired Older Adults
N. Alexander

Peripheral Nerve Stimulation in Neurological Rehabilitation
T. Sinkjćr and D. Popovic

Maximum Inspiratory Pressure (PImax) Assessment in Tetraplegic Patients
S. Masiero, R. Brandolese, C. Ferraro and M. Ortolani

D-Dimer Level Detected Deep Venous Thrombosis in the Rehabilitation Setting
S. Masiero, R. Brandolese, C. Ferraro and M. Ortolani

Effectiveness of Hippotherapy. Part I: The Development of a Complex Test which Examines the Ability of Balance
J. Starke, H. Bennefeld, C. Hartmann and R. Blumenstein

Effectiveness of Hippotherapy Part II: Study with Patients in Neurological Rehabilitation Centre
J. Starke, H. Bennefeld, C. Hartmann and R. Blumenstein

Physical Therapy Strengthening Program for Neurologically Impaired Patient
I. Kasior-Szerszen, L. Ballah-Massy and K. Kitrell

Results of the Application of a Physiotherapeutic Scheme, Based on a Supervised Weekly Program of Home-Exercises, with Parkinson’s Disease Patients
C.L. Iório, M.M. Morimoto, S.M.A. Anti, E.R. Barbosa and M.E.P. Piemonte

Influence of the Intensive Multifactorial Neurorehabilitation Program to Improve Precision and Rhythm on Patients Suffering from Ataxia Caused by Stroke or Multiple Sclerosis
A. Sentmanat Belisón and C. Martínez Hidalgo

The Janus Response – A reflective research study of Art Therapy with the Lincoln Neuro-rehabilitation patients
I. von Sass Hyde

Hyperbaric Oxygen Facilitates Neurorehabilitation
R.A. Neubauer and F. Gerstenbrand



Physician Training in Neurorehabilitation
D. Good

Research in Neurorehabilitation
N.E. Gilhus

The International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health/ICF of the World Health Organization
M. Leonardi, S. Chatterji, J. Bickenbach, M. Schneider, N. Kostanjsek and T.B. Üstün


Community Services

Guidelines for Stroke Rehabilitation: Local Development and Implementation in Umbria (Italy)
M.G. Celani, M.D. Giamo and M. Zampolini on behalf of the Guideline Development Committee

Rehabilitation in Severely Disabled Stroke Patients: Is It Cost-effective?
D. Procicchiani, R. Brianti, M. Dardani, M. Franceschini L. Perdon; for the Italian Multicentric ICR2 Study

Results of a Physiotherapeutic Program, Supported by Home-exercise Manual, on the Functional Evolution of Patients with Stroke
T.P. Oliveira, P. Lotufo and M.E.P. Piemonte

Neurological Patients in Community-based Rehabilitation in Croatia
A. Polovina, I. Bielen, S. Tomasović and M. Grabeski Matasović


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