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Interdisciplinary rehabilitation outcomes following thrombolysis for acute ischaemic stroke: A case series

Emma Finch, Jennifer Fleming, Kathy Clark, Kathryn S Hayward



BACKGROUND: Thrombolysis with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) is part of routine acute stroke clinical practice worldwide. Yet, it is unclear how rtPA influences specific rehabilitation outcomes, such as motor, cognitive and communication function. OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to collect pilot data about the effects of rtPA on communication and motor recovery during the first three months post-rtPA. METHODS: Four individuals who received thrombolysis with rtPA for a single left hemisphere ischaemic stroke completed an assessment battery two weeks and three months post-stroke. Information pertaining to allied health service usage was also investigated. RESULTS: Reliable ..

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