Aphasia

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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 661 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Characterization of aphasia in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage.
 

Author(s): Deborah Karolyne Mendes Maranhão, Moysés Loiola Ponte de Souza, Maria Lúcia Gurgel da Costa, Ana Cláudia de Carvalho Vieira

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Characterize the profile of aphasic syndromes determined by aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) of the left middle cerebral artery (LMCA).

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A quick aphasia battery for efficient, reliable, and multidimensional assessment of language function.
 

Author(s): Stephen M Wilson, Dana K Eriksson, Sarah M Schneck, Jillian M Lucanie

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This paper describes a quick aphasia battery (QAB) that aims to provide a reliable and multidimensional assessment of language function in about a quarter of an hour, bridging the gap between comprehensive batteries that are time-consuming to administer, and rapid screening instruments ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The language disorder of prion disease is characteristic of a dynamic aphasia and is rarely an isolated clinical feature.
 

Author(s): Diana Caine, Akin Nihat, Philippa Crabb, Peter Rudge, Lisa Cipolotti, John Collinge, Simon Mead

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Akinetic mutism is a key diagnostic feature of prion diseases, however, their rapidly progressive nature makes detailed investigation of the language disorder in a large cohort extremely challenging. This study aims to position prion diseases in the nosology of language disorders ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Aphasia" returned 61 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Constraint-induced aphasia therapy in post-stroke aphasia rehabilitation: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
 

Author(s): Jiaqi Zhang, Jiadan Yu, Yong Bao, Qing Xie, Yang Xu, Junmei Zhang, Pu Wang

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Constraint-induced aphasia therapy (CIAT) has been widely used in post-stroke aphasia rehabilitation. An increasing number of clinical controlled trials have investigated the efficacy of the CIAT for the post-stroke aphasia.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Study on Language Rehabilitation for Aphasia.
 

Author(s): Zeng-Zhi Yu, Shu-Jun Jiang, Zi-Shan Jia, Hong-Yu Xiao, Mei-Qi Zhou

Journal: Chin. Med. J.. 2017 Jun;130(12):1491-1497.

 

The aim is to update our clinical recommendations for evidence-based language rehabilitation of people with aphasia, based on a systematic review of the literature from 1999 to 2015.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Short-Term Memory and Aphasia: From Theory to Treatment.
 

Author(s): Irene Minkina, Samantha Rosenberg, Michelene Kalinyak-Fliszar, Nadine Martin

Journal: Semin Speech Lang. 2017 02;38(1):17-28.

 

This article reviews existing research on the interactions between verbal short-term memory and language processing impairments in aphasia. Theoretical models of short-term memory are reviewed, starting with a model assuming a separation between short-term memory and language, and ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Aerobic Exercise and Aphasia Treatment
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Aphasia

 

Last Updated: 5 Jun 2018

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Transcranial Direct Stimulation (tDCS) and Behavioral Intervention in Aphasia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Aphasia

 

Last Updated: 30 Apr 2018

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Effects of rTMS on Brain Activation in Aphasia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Aphasia, Acquired

 

Last Updated: 26 Jan 2018

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