Aphasia

Common Name(s)

Aphasia

Aphasia is a disorder that results from damage to the parts of the brain that control language and can cause problems with any or all of the following: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Some people with aphasia have trouble using words and sentences (called, expressive aphaisa); some have problems understanding others (called, receptive aphasia); and others with aphasia struggle with both using words and understanding (called, global aphasia). There are many types of treatment available and the type of treatment depends on the needs and goals of the person with aphaisa.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Aphasia" returned 596 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

rTMS treatments combined with speech training for a conduction aphasia patient: A case report with MRI study.
 

Author(s): Hui Zhang, Ying Chen, Ruiping Hu, Liqing Yang, Mengxing Wang, Jilei Zhang, Haifeng Lu, Yi Wu, Xiaoxia Du

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Aug;96(32):e7399.

 

To date, little is known regarding the neural mechanisms of the functional recovery of language after repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in aphasia. Our aim was to investigate the mechanism that underlies rTMS and speech training in a case report.

Last Updated: 10 Aug 2017

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[Incidence of aphasia in patients experiencing an ischemic stroke].
 

Author(s): Francisca González Mc, Pablo Lavados G, Verónica Olavarría I

Journal: Rev Med Chil. 2017 Feb;145(2):194-200.

 

Sequelae after a stroke are common and may lead to disability. Aphasia - defined as an acquired language disturbance - can cause important limitations in quality of life.

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2017

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Application of ERPs neuromarkers for assessment and treatment of a patient with chronic crossed aphasia after severe TBI and long-term coma - Case Report.
 

Author(s): Marzena Chantsoulis, Paweł Półrola, Jolanta Góral-Półrola, Anna Hajdukiewicz, Jan Supiński, Juri D Kropotov, Maria Pachalska

Journal: Ann Agric Environ Med. 2017 Mar;24(1):141-147.

 

 Objective. The study aimed to evaluate the application of ERPs neuromarkers for the assessment and treatment of a patient with chronic crossed aphasia after severe TBI and a long-term coma.

Last Updated: 5 Apr 2017

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The terms "Aphasia" returned 56 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Case Studies Illustrating Focal Alzheimer's, Fluent Aphasia, Late-Onset Memory Loss, and Rapid Dementia.
 

Author(s): Gamze Balci Camsari, Melissa E Murray, Neill R Graff-Radford

Journal: Neurol Clin. 2016 Aug;34(3):699-716.

 

Many dementia subtypes have more shared signs and symptoms than defining ones. We review 8 cases with 4 overlapping syndromes and demonstrate how to distinguish the cases. These include focal cortical presentations of Alzheimer's disease (AD; posterior cortical atrophy and corticobasal ...

Last Updated: 22 Jul 2016

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Transcranial direct current stimulation in post stroke aphasia and primary progressive aphasia: Current knowledge and future clinical applications.
 

Author(s): Rajani Sebastian, Kyrana Tsapkini, Donna C Tippett

Journal: NeuroRehabilitation. 2016 Jun;39(1):141-52.

 

The application of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in chronic post stroke aphasia is documented in a substantial literature, and there is some new evidence that tDCS can augment favorable language outcomes in primary progressive aphasia. Anodal tDCS is most often applied ...

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2016

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Screening tests for aphasia in patients with stroke: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Hanane El Hachioui, Evy G Visch-Brink, Lonneke M L de Lau, Mieke W M E van de Sandt-Koenderman, Femke Nouwens, Peter J Koudstaal, Diederik W J Dippel

Journal: J. Neurol.. 2017 Feb;264(2):211-220.

 

Aphasia has a large impact on the quality of life and adds significantly to the costs of stroke care. Early recognition of aphasia in stroke patients is important for prognostication and well-timed treatment planning. We aimed to identify available screening tests for differentiating ...

Last Updated: 4 Jun 2016

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Aerobic Exercise and Aphasia Treatment
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Aphasia

 

Last Updated: 19 Dec 2016

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Transcranial Direct Stimulation (tDCS) and Behavioral Intervention in Aphasia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Aphasia

 

Last Updated: 21 Apr 2017

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NOn-invasive Repeated THerapeutic STimulation for Aphasia Recovery
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Aphasia

 

Last Updated: 7 Nov 2016

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