Epidural electrical stimulation to improve chronic poststroke aphasia: a 5-year follow-up.
Auteur : Balossier A, Etard O, Descat C, Vivien D, Emery E
Année : 2012
Journal : Brain Stimul 1876-4754
PubMed Id : 22037142
Aphasia is an incapacitating deficit experienced by almost 25% of patients after a left hemispheric ischemic stroke. Spontaneous recovery is considered to be limited to a period of 3 to 6 months. Although speech therapy performed during the first weeks may speed up this process and enhance its outcome, beyond this period it fails to change the global prognosis.