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Stroke & adult spasticity


Stretch for the treatment and prevention of contractures.
Harvey LA, Katalinic OM, Herbert RD, Moseley AM, Lannin NA, Schurr K.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 Jan 9;1:CD007455. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD007455.pub3.

Interventions for improving upper limb function after stroke.
Pollock A, Farmer SE, Brady MC, Langhorne P, Mead GE, Mehrholz J, van Wijck F.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Nov 12;11:CD010820. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD010820.pub2.

Hands-on therapy interventions for upper limb motor dysfunction following stroke.
Winter J, Hunter S, Sim J, Crome P.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011 Jun 15;(6):CD006609. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD006609.pub2.

Outcome measurement of hand function following mirror therapy for stroke rehabilitation: A systematic review.
Cantero-Téllez R, Naughton N, Algar L, Valdes K.
J Hand Ther. 2018 Feb 28. pii: S0894-1130(17)30271-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2018.01.009. [Epub ahead of print]

An overview of robotic/mechanical devices for post-stroke thumb rehabilitation.
Suarez-Escobar M, Rendon-Velez E.
Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2018 Oct;13(7):683-703. doi: 10.1080/17483107.2018.1425746. Epub 2018 Jan 15.

A systematic review and meta-analysis on the use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for spasticity post stroke.
McIntyre A, Mirkowski M, Thompson S, Burhan AM, Miller T, Teasell R.
PM R. 2018 Mar;10(3):293-302. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2017.10.001. Epub 2017 Oct 16.

Somatosensory stimulation to improve hand and upper limb function after stroke-a systematic review with meta-analyses.
Grant VM, Gibson A, Shields N.
Top Stroke Rehabil. 2018 Mar;25(2):150-160. doi: 10.1080/10749357.2017.1389054. Epub 2017 Oct 20.

Traditional manual acupuncture combined with rehabilitation therapy for shoulder hand syndrome after stroke within the Chinese healthcare system: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Peng L, Zhang C, Zhou L, Zuo HX, He XK, Niu YM.
Clin Rehabil. 2018 Apr;32(4):429-439. doi: 10.1177/0269215517729528. Epub 2017 Sep 13.

Effects of robot-assisted therapy for the upper limb after stroke.
Veerbeek JM, Langbroek-Amersfoort AC, van Wegen EE, Meskers CG, Kwakkel G.
Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2017 Feb;31(2):107-121. doi: 10.1177/1545968316666957. Epub 2016 Sep 24.

Interactive wearable systems for upper body rehabilitation: a systematic review.
Wang Q, Markopoulos P, Yu B, Chen W, Timmermans A.
J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2017 Mar 11;14(1):20. doi: 10.1186/s12984-017-0229-y.

Upper limb outcome measures used in stroke rehabilitation studies: a systematic literature review.
Santisteban L, Térémetz M, Bleton JP, Baron JC, Maier MA, Lindberg PG.
PLoS One. 2016 May 6;11(5):e0154792. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0154792. eCollection 2016.

Systematic literature review of abobotulinumtoxinA in clinical trials for adult upper limb spasticity.
Dashtipour K, Chen JJ, Walker HW, Lee MY.
Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2015 Mar;94(3):229-38. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000000208.

How do somatosensory deficits in the arm and hand relate to upper limb impairment, activity, and participation problems after stroke? A systematic review.
Meyer S, Karttunen AH, Thijs V, Feys H, Verheyden G.
Phys Ther. 2014 Sep;94(9):1220-31. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20130271. Epub 2014 Apr 24.

Upper limb casting in stroke rehabilitation: rationale, options, and techniques.
Flinn SR, Craven K.
Top Stroke Rehabil. 2014 Jul-Aug;21(4):296-302. doi: 10.1310/tsr2104-296.

Effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on hand function recovery and excitability of the motor cortex after stroke: a meta-analysis.
Le Q, Qu Y, Tao Y, Zhu S.
Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 May;93(5):422-30. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000000027.

OnabotulinumtoxinA muscle injection patterns in adult spasticity: a systematic literature review.
Nalysnyk L, Papapetropoulos S, Rotella P, Simeone JC, Alter KE, Esquenazi A.
BMC Neurol. 2013 Sep 8;13:118. doi: 10.1186/1471-2377-13-118.

Treatment with botulinum toxin improves upper-extremity function post stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Foley N, Pereira S, Salter K, Fernandez MM, Speechley M, Sequeira K, Miller T, Teasell R.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 May;94(5):977-89. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2012.12.006. Epub 2012 Dec 19.

Motor training programs of arm and hand in patients with MS according to different levels of the ICF: a systematic review.
Spooren AI, Timmermans AA, Seelen HA.
BMC Neurol. 2012 Jul 2;12:49. doi: 10.1186/1471-2377-12-49.

Robot-mediated upper limb physiotherapy: review and recommendations for future clinical trials.
Péter O, Fazekas G, Zsiga K, Dénes Z.
Int J Rehabil Res. 2011 Sep;34(3):196-202. doi: 10.1097/MRR.0b013e328346e8ad.

Constraint-induced movement therapy for rehabilitation of arm dysfunction after stroke in adults: an evidence-based analysis.
Medical Advisory Secretariat, Health Quality Ontario.
Ont Health Technol Assess Ser. 2011;11(6):1-58. Epub 2011 Nov 1.

The effect of upper limb orthotics after stroke: a systematic review.
Tyson SF, Kent RM.
NeuroRehabilitation. 2011;28(1):29-36. doi: 10.3233/NRE-2011-0629.


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