Neurological rehabilitation is an exciting field that is getting very
relevant in both scientific achievements as well as in the health and
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.
Basic Aspects of Recovery
Recovery Through Reorganisation: Evidence from
Functional ImagingR. Frackowiak
From Bench to Brain: In Vivo Mobilization of Stem
Cells as an Alternative to TransplantationJ. Benninghoff, C. Lehmann-Bodem, A.
Schmitt, R. Mössner, S. Wiese, R. Schloesser, P. Riederer and K.-P.
Pharmacology of Recovery After StrokeL.B. Goldstein
The Role of Serotonin on the Modulation of Locomotion
and Reflexes in Mammals, Primates and in Humans with Spinal Cord InjuryH. Barbeau and S. Rossignol
Functional Anatomy of the Arousal SystemL. Parrino and M.G. Terzano
Can We Retrain Event Related Potentials?S. Giaquinto and L. Fraioli
Corticomotor Excitability Evaluated with Delayed
Reactions in Parkinsonian PatientsF. 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 ManR. Casale
Rehabilitation of Children with Cerebral Palsy – A
Service ModelA.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 LatviaA. 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 EffectsJ. Kraus, A. Schejbalová, V. Smetana, I.
Zounková and P. Kolář
Neurological Restoration of West Syndrome.
Presentation of a CaseE. 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 DisordersM. Joebges, G. Waldmann, G. Heuschkel, H.
Woldag and H. Hummelsheim
Motor Learning and Adaptation in Four Movement
Isokinetic and EMG Surface Evaluation of Knee Muscles
in Patients with Parkinson’s DiseaseG. Felicetti, E. Brignoli, G. Chiappano, S.
Ghirmai and M. Maini
Botulinum Toxin Type-A Improves Life Quality and
Rehabilitation in Painful Cervical DystoniaM.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
Spasticity, X-Linked Dystonia-Parkinsonism and
Botulinum Toxin-A: The Local ScenarioR.L. Rosales, M.S. Delgado and M.E. Rosales
Changes of Intralimb Coordinative Patterns of Walking.
A Preliminary Report on Chronic Left HemiparesisL.A. Rinaldi, M.C. Cavallini, D. Pini, S.
Trefoloni, E. Mossello, G. Tesi and G. Masotti
Rehabilitation of Misreaching in Ataxic PatientsE. Torrealba and P. Garcia-Morales
Rehabilitation of Patients with Peripheral Nerves
Lesions Caused by War TraumaŽ. Bakran, I. Dubroja, M. Bakran, J. Jug
and V. Dragčević
Mouth Occlusion Pressure (PO.1) Measurement in
Tetraplegic PatientsS. Masiero, R. Brandolese, C. Ferraro and
Botulinum Toxin Improves Prehension in Spastic Upper
LimbA.-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
SubjectsG. Rabita, L. Dupont, G. Lensel-Corbeil, A.
Thevenon, C. Pérot and J. Vanvelcenaher
Improving Recovery After Bell’s PalsyV.G. Karepov
Traumatic Brain Injury and
Recent Developments in the Rehabilitation of Patients
in Vegetative State/Apallic Syndrome – IntroductionF. Gerstenbrand and B. Matulla
The Role of Relatives in the Treatment of Apallic
Syndrome PatientsA. 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 ManagementP. Heath
Multimodal-Early-Onset-Stimulation (MEOS)M. Lippert Grüner
Rehabilitation of War Traumatic Brain Injuries: A
Late OutcomeI. 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 RehabilitationM.M. Pierro, M. Stortini, P. Giannarelli,
D. Maiocco and R. Pettinari
Advances in Stroke RehabilitationM. Hallett
In-patient Rehabilitation of Elderly Stroke PatientsH. 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 ReportM. 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 PatientsJ. Janša, N. Zupančič, N. Gregorin and A.
Prognostic Factors for Effectiveness of Inpatient
I. Bielen, M. Gavranić, M. Planjar-Prvan and A. Uhernik-Kovačević
Hand Dominance and Side of Stroke Affect
Rehabilitation in Chronic StrokeS. McCombe Waller and J. Whitall
Mild Hypothermia Reduces Ischemic Brain InjuryHong 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 StudyK. Miller, M. Galea, S. Kilbreath and B.
Deep Venous Thrombosis: Incidence in Neurological
Patients on Admission to Rehabilitation ProgramS. Masiero, R. Brandolese, C. Ferraro and
Sexual Activity After Stroke: A Neglected IssueS. Buzzelli, L. Di Francesco, S. Giaquinto
and G. Nolfe
Short-term Treadmill Exercise in Chronic Stroke:
Evidence of Differential Fatigue Effects in Quadriceps MusclesL. Forrester, R. Macko and G. Smith
The Potential Role of Podokinetic and Vestibular
Interactions in Neurological RehabilitationC.R. Gordon
Clinical Features, Mechanism and Physical Treatment
of Benign Paroxysmal Positional VertigoD. Nuti
How To Improve Recovery from Labyrinth Lesion in
HumansM. Strupp, V. Arbusow, K. Jahn and T.
The Functional Reach Test: Experimental vs. Clinical
Measure of Balance in Elderly PeopleE. 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 RehabilitationA. Basso
Aphasia and Cerebral Hemodynamic Changes Measured by
TCD in Patients with StrokeV. Šerić, M. Roje-Bedeković, V. Demarin, V.
Vargek-Solter and Z. Trifunović-Maček
Music Therapy of AphasiaT. Breitenfeld, V. Vargek Solter, D.
Breitenfeld and V. Demarin
Autonomic System and
Clinical Aspects of Autonomic Dysfunction in
T.Y. Gurevich and A.D. Korczyn
The Experimental Study on Peripheral Sympathetic
Nerve Activity of Lower Limbs Using Therapeutic Electrical StimulationS. Aramaki, F. Nakanishi, Y. Kira, T. Ogura,
K. Lee and T. Kubo
The Process Model of Feeding and Its Clinical
Benefits of Percutaneous Endoscopic Button
Gastrostomy to Neurological RehabilitationH. Muramatsu and K. Koike 355
Cognition and Behaviour
Therapy for Thinking and Rethinking TherapyM. Black
Therapy of Tool and Object Use in ApraxiaG. Goldenberg
From Spontaneous Confabulation to Reality MonitoringA. Schnider
Cognitive Rehabilitation in the Twenty First CenturyB.A. Wilson
Rehabilitation of Patients with Homonymous HemianopiaJ. Zihl
Discouragement on an Inpatient Neurorehabilitation
UnitS. Hahn and G.P. Prigatano
Awareness of Deficit and Psychological Interventions
after Brain InjuryG.P. Prigatano
Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Program in
Cognitive Impairment and DementiaJ. 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 TBID. Tršinski
The Rehabilitation of Problem SolvingF. Mattioli, P. Pasquali, E. Cattaneo and
Prevelance of Cognitive Disorders Following StrokeJ. Seniów, W. Czepiel, M. Leśniak and A.
Celiac Disease, Epilepsy, and Cerebral Calcifications:
A Neuropsychological Case StudyM.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.
Chronic Pain and Secondary Traumatization in the
Wives of the Croatian War Veterans Treated for Posttraumatic Stress
DisorderE. Koic, T. Franciskovic, L. Muzinic Masle,
V. Djordjevic and S. Vondracek
Intention-Controlled MyoFeedback (IMF®): The Role of
Neuropsychological FactorsS. Latarnik, S. Rosenheim, R. Blumenstein
and H. Bennefeld
The Brain’s Role in Sensory SubstitutionP. Bach-y-Rita
Brain-Computer Interfaces for Communication and
ControlJ.R. Wolpaw, D.J. McFarland, T.M. Vaughan
and G. Schalk
The Role of Therapeutic Environments in Promoting
Rising From a Bed, a Chair, and the Floor: Functional
Assessment and Training to Improve Task Performance in Impaired Older
Peripheral Nerve Stimulation in Neurological
RehabilitationT. Sinkjćr and D. Popovic
Maximum Inspiratory Pressure (PImax) Assessment in
Tetraplegic PatientsS. Masiero, R. Brandolese, C. Ferraro and
D-Dimer Level Detected Deep Venous Thrombosis in the
Rehabilitation SettingS. Masiero, R. Brandolese, C. Ferraro and
Effectiveness of Hippotherapy. Part I: The
Development of a Complex Test which Examines the Ability of BalanceJ. Starke, H. Bennefeld, C. Hartmann and R.
Effectiveness of Hippotherapy Part II: Study with
Patients in Neurological Rehabilitation CentreJ. Starke, H. Bennefeld, C. Hartmann and R.
Physical Therapy Strengthening Program for
Neurologically Impaired PatientI. Kasior-Szerszen, L. Ballah-Massy and K.
Results of the Application of a Physiotherapeutic
Scheme, Based on a Supervised Weekly Program of Home-Exercises, with
Parkinson’s Disease PatientsC.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 SclerosisA. Sentmanat Belisón and C. Martínez
The Janus Response – A reflective research study of
Art Therapy with the Lincoln Neuro-rehabilitation patientsI. von Sass Hyde
Hyperbaric Oxygen Facilitates NeurorehabilitationR.A. Neubauer and F. Gerstenbrand
Physician Training in NeurorehabilitationD. Good
Research in NeurorehabilitationN.E. Gilhus
The International Classification of Functioning
Disability and Health/ICF of the World Health OrganizationM. Leonardi, S. Chatterji, J. Bickenbach,
M. Schneider, N. Kostanjsek and T.B. Üstün
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
StrokeT.P. Oliveira, P. Lotufo and M.E.P.
Neurological Patients in Community-based
Rehabilitation in CroatiaA. Polovina, I. Bielen, S. Tomasović and M.