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Associative diaschisis and skilled rehabilitation-induced behavioral recovery following focal ischemic infact

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dc.contributor.advisor Kleim, Jeffrey
dc.contributor.author VandenBerg, Penny M.
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2007-05-12T20:00:44Z
dc.date.available 2007-05-12T20:00:44Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/207
dc.description 132 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en
dc.description.abstract The time course of peri-infarct diaschisis following a focal ischemic infarct and the effects of delayed rehabilitation on behavioral and functional recovery were examined. Intracortical microstimulation (ICMS) was used to derive topographical maps of forelimb representations within the rat motor cortex and ischemia was induced via bipolar coagulation of surface vasculature. At one hour there was a dramatic expansion of reprentations in control but not ischemic animals. A significant loss of forelimb representations within peri-infarct dysfunction indicates the need for immediate administration of therapeutic interventions following an ischemic event. These results indicate that the timing of rehabilitation does not effect functional and behavioral recovery but does support the need for rehabilitative interventions of facilitate these types of recovery. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Arts and Science, 2002 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.subject Cerebral infarction -- Research en
dc.subject Rehabilitation -- Research en
dc.subject Brain damage -- Rehabilitation en
dc.subject Clinical neuropsychology en
dc.title Associative diaschisis and skilled rehabilitation-induced behavioral recovery following focal ischemic infact en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science
dc.publisher.department Department of Pyschology

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