Special Issue "Consequences of Stroke"

A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 May 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Raúl Soto-Cámara
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Guest Editor
Department of Health Sciences, University of Burgos, Burgos, Spain
Interests: ischemic stroke; prehospital delay; time factors; admission delay; early arrival

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Stroke is a global public health problem in developed countries—a situation which will be aggravated by the progressive population aging. Stroke is one of the main causes of morbidity and mortality, dependency, and disability. Up to half of all patients who survive an acute stroke fail to regain independence and need long-term health care, which is translated into significant costs for the patient, their family, and the health services. The functional prognosis depends on multiple variables, such as prehospital delay, type of medical treatment, and post-stroke rehabilitation, which have to be approached and studied extensively. This Special Issue aims to delve into the different variables that influence residual functional capacities. Therefore, we invite you to send manuscripts that address any of these variables, to promote greater autonomy in stroke patients.

Dr. Jerónimo González-Bernal
Prof. Dr. Raúl Soto-Cámara
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • stroke
  • prehospital delay
  • symptoms onset
  • severity, disability
  • thrombolysis
  • thrombectomy
  • rehabilitation therapy
  • functional prognosis

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Effect of Dysphagia Rehabilitation Using Kinesiology Taping on Oropharyngeal Muscle Hypertrophy in Post-Stroke Patients: A Double Blind Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial
Healthcare 2020, 8(4), 411; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare8040411 - 19 Oct 2020
Abstract
Background: It has recently been shown that suprahyoid muscle exercise using kinesiology taping (KT) increases the activation of the suprahyoid muscle in healthy adults, suggesting a potential therapeutic clinical exercise for dysphagia rehabilitation. This study investigated the effect of dysphagia rehabilitation using KT [...] Read more.
Background: It has recently been shown that suprahyoid muscle exercise using kinesiology taping (KT) increases the activation of the suprahyoid muscle in healthy adults, suggesting a potential therapeutic clinical exercise for dysphagia rehabilitation. This study investigated the effect of dysphagia rehabilitation using KT in stroke patients with dysphagia. Methods: Thirty subjects in South Korea were enrolled in this prospective placebo-controlled double-blind study. Participants were randomly assigned to the experimental and sham groups. In the experimental group, the tape was attached to the hyolaryngeal complex, pulled downward with approximately 70% tension, and then attached to the sternum and the clavicle bilaterally. In the sham group, the tape was applied similarly but without the tension. Both groups performed voluntary swallowing 50 times (10 times swallowing per set, times 5 sets) a day for 4 weeks with KT applied. Outcome measures were assessed using portable ultrasound equipment. The parameter measured was the change in thickness of the tongue muscle, mylohyoid muscle, and the anterior belly of the digastric muscle. Results: The experimental group showed statistically significant changes in the thickness of the tongue muscle, mylohyoid muscle, and anterior belly of the digastric muscle than the sham group (p = 0.007, 0.002, and 0.001). Conclusion: Dysphagia rehabilitation using KT is a technique that may promote oropharyngeal muscle thickness in patients with dysphagia after stroke. Full article
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