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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||SHORT-TERM PROGNOSIS FOR SPEECH AND LANGUAGE IN FIRST STROKE PATIENTS|
|Abstract:||Objective: To evaluate the factors that can influence evolution of communication after a first stroke. Method: Thirty-seven adult patients were evaluated for speech and language within 72 hours after a single first-ever ischemic brain injury and later on. Patients who were comatose, with decompensated systemic diseases, or history of chronic alcoholism or illicit drug use were not included. Brain CT and/or 2T-MR exams were solicited for topographic correlation. Size of infarct was classified as large or small according to the TOAST classification. Results: Patients who survived had lesser chances of presenting with aphasia or dysarthria 3 months after the stroke if the infarct size was small (p=0.017). Gender, age, schooling, aphasia subtype, infarct side and topography were non-significant in our sample. Subjects with global aphasia or lone cortical dysarthria had a slower evolution. Conclusion: Brain injury size was the most influential factor for neurological outcome at 3 months post-stroke.|
|Editor:||Assoc Arquivos Neuro- Psiquiatria|
|Appears in Collections:||Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - Unicamp|
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