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National Stroke Association’s Spasticity-Focused Educational Activities

Post-Stroke Spasticity: An Update on Diagnosis and Treatment Research Grand Rounds educates the professional spasticity management team on the latest evidence relating to accurate assessment of spasticity with appropriate treatment, including promising improvements in functional capabilities, discomfort, and pain associated with treatment of upper-limb spasticity. Available exclusively to National Stroke Association’s Stroke Center Network (SCN) member facilities. Read more.

Coming December 2010! Ask the Experts Roundtable on Post-Stroke Spasticity will be available to SCN member participants of the Post-stroke Spasticity Grand Rounds listed above. Read more.

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State-of-the-Art Treatments for Post-Stroke Spasticity, filmed before Botox was FDA-approved for upper limb spasticity, the video examines multiple treatment options for post-stroke spasticity. Watch now.  


Evidence-Based Publications on Post-Stroke Rehabilitation

Does Low-Dose Botulinum Toxin Help the Recovery of Arm Function When Given Early After Stroke? A Phase II Randomized Controlled Pilot Study to Estimate Effect Size. Published June 2010. 

Abnormal Volitional Hip Torque Phasing and Hip Impairments in Gait Post Stroke. Published March 2010.

Four-Fold Increase in Direct Costs of Stroke Survivors With Spasticity Compared With Stroke Survivors Without Spasticity: The First Year After the Event. Published February 2010. 

Spasticity. Published February 2010.

Botulinum Toxin Type A for Upper Limb Spasticity After Stroke. Published December 2009.

Spasticity, An Impairment That is Poorly Defined and Poorly Measured. Published July 2009.

Botulinum Toxin Should Be First-Line Treatment for Post Stroke Spasticity. Published April 2009.

Prevalence of Disabling Spasticity 1 Year After First-Ever Stroke.Published March 2008.

Spasticity. Published March 2008.

Electroacupuncture May Help Motor Recovery in Chronic Stroke Survivors: A Pilot Study. Published 2008. 

Systemically-Acting Pharmacological Interventions for Spasticity After Stroke. Published 2008.

Botulinum Toxin in Post Stroke Spasticity. Published June 2007.

Paretic Upper-Limb Strength Best Explains Arm Activity in People With Stroke. Published January 2007.

The Effect of Exercise of the Affected Foot in Stroke Patients – A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial. Published August 2006. 

Contracture Preventive Positioning of the Hemiplegic Arm in Subacute Stroke Patients: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Published August 2006. 

Biomechanical Measurement of Post-Stroke Spasticity. Published May 2006. 

Pharmacologic Management of Spasticity Following Stroke. Published October 2004.

Dose-Dependent Response to Intramuscular Botulinum Toxin Type A for Upper-Limb Spasticity in Patients After a Stroke. Published July 2004.

Predicting Spasticity After Stroke in those Surviving to 12 Months. Published April 2004.

Spasticity After Stroke: Its Occurrence and Association With Motor Impairments and Activity Limitations. Published January 2004.

Editorial Comment—Spasticity After Stroke: What’s the Catch?  Published January 2004.

Contractures in the Post-Stroke Wrist: A Pilot Study of its Time Course of Development and its Association with Upper Limb Recovery. Published 2003. 

Intramuscular Injection of Botulinum Toxin for the Treatment of Wrist and Finger Spasticity after a Stroke.  Published August 2002.

Prevalence of Spasticity Post Stroke. Published 2002.

Intrathecal Baclofen for Spasticity Caused by Thrombotic Stroke. Published May 2001.

Open-Label Dose-Titration Safety and Efficacy Study of Tizanidine Hydrochloride in the Treatment of Spasticity Associated With Chronic Stroke. Published 2001.

Predicting Motor Recovery of the Upper Limb After Stroke Rehabilitation: Value of a Clinical Examination. Published 2000. 


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The Post-Stroke Spasticity: An Update on Diagnosis and Treatment Research grand rounds program is brought to you by an educational grant from Allergan, Inc. and Medtronic, Inc.

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