Saturday, April 09, 2016


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Saturday News| Topic For 2016                           
Apr/02/2016  | Mixed Transcortical Aphasia
Mar/26/2016  | Environmental Enrichment (Neural)
Mar/19/2016  | Anomic Aphasia
Mar/12/2016  | Speech Repetition
Mar/05/2016  | Accessible Housing
Feb/27/2016  | Webcomics
Feb/20/2016  | Spasticity
Feb/13/2016  | Learning Disability
Feb/06/2016  | Reading Comprehension
Jan/30/2016  | Neuroregeneration
Jan/23/2016  | Global Warming
Jan/16/2016  | Bobath (NDT - Neuro-Developmental Treatment)
Jan/09/2016  | iPad Pro & Apple Pencil
Jan/02/2016  | Emotional Recovery

Saturday News| Topic For 2015                            
Dec/26/2015  | Christmas - A Cappella Quartet / Quintet
Dec/19/2015  | CADASIL Syndrome
Dec/12/2015  | Stroke and Dementia
Dec/05/2015  | Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
Nov/28/2015  | Pediatric Stroke
Nov/21/2015  | Tie Two-End Shoelaces with One-Hand?
Nov/14/2015  | 3D Printing
Nov/07/2015  | Blood Pressure
Oct/31/2015  | Dr Oliver Wolf Sacks
Oct/24/2015  | Fish Oil (i.e. Omega-3)
Oct/17/2015  | Robotics for Stroke Survivors
Oct/10/2015  | Power Nap
Oct/03/2015  | Neuronal Death
Sep/26/2015  | Agraphia
Sep/19/2015  | Alternative Medicine
Sep/12/2015  | Statin
Sep/05/2015  | Medical Cannabis (Marijuana)
Aug/29/2015  | Steadward Centre - 2015
Jul-Aug/2015 | Summer Break 2015 (articles ordered by date)
Jun/27/2015  | Solitude
Jun/20/2015  | Cavernous Hemangioma(aka Cavernous Angioma, or...)
Jun/13/2015  | Sexuality and Disability
Jun/06/2015  | Bicycle Sharing System or Repair Yourself or...
May/30/2015  | Sticky Keys & Keyboard Shortcut
May/23/2015  | Falls in Older Adults in Stroke!
May/16/2015  | Receptive Aphasia (or Wernicke or Fluent or..)
May/09/2015  | Treadmill Desk
May/02/2015  | 2015 Neuro Film Festival
Apr/25/2015  | Assistive Technology
Apr/18/2015  | Expressive Aphasia (Non-Fluent Speech)
Apr/11/2015  | Dry Needling
Apr/04/2015  | Ataxia (Lack of Coordination of Muscle Movements)
Mar/28/2015  | Medical Tricorder / XPrize
Mar/21/2015  | Decompressive Craniectomy
Mar/14/2015  | Aphasia (Speech Disorders)
Mar/07/2015  | Sleep Deprivation
Feb/28/2015  | Speech-Language Pathology
Feb/21/2015  | Referred Pain
Feb/14/2015  | Wearable Technology/Computer
Feb/07/2015  | Sitting Too Much?
Jan/31/2015  | Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Jan/24/2015  | Stroke
Jan/17/2015  | Passion for Skiing
Jan/10/2015  | Google Search & Knowledge Graph/Vault
Jan/03/2015  | Physiotherapy / Physical Therapy

Saturday News| Topic For 2014                            
Dec/27/2014  | Mindfulness
Dec/20/2014  | GoPro
Dec/13/1014  | One-Hand Typing with Your Cell Phone
Dec/06/2014  | Cholesterol
Nov/29/2014  | Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia
Nov/22/2014  | Cognition
Nov/15/2014  | Physical Exercise
Nov/08/2014  | Ebola Virus Disease
Nov/01/2014  | Sciatica
Oct/27/2014  | Plavix (Clopidogrel)
Oct/18/2014  | Darts
Oct/11/2014  | Fitbit Inc.
Oct/04/2014  | Telemedicine
Sep/27/2014  | Running after Stroke
Sep/20/2014  | Anosognosia (Denial)
Sep/13/2014  | Toastmasters International for Stroke Survivors
Sep/06/2014  | Caregiver
Aug/30/2014  | Steadward Centre - 2014
Jul-Aug/2014 | Summer Break 2014 (articles ordered by date)
Jun/28/2014  | Dragon Naturally Speaking
Jun/21/2014  | Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
Jun/14/2014  | Sailing with Disability - Paralympics
Jun/07/2014  | Green Wall & Gardening in Restricted Spaces
May/31/2014  | Dvorak vs Qwerty
May/24/2014  | Sailing with Disability - Cruising
May/17/2014  | Art of Memory
May/10/2014  | Fatigue
May/03/2014  | Sailing with Disability - Introduction
Apr/26/2014  | Obesity
Apr/19/2014  | First Year - Rick Mercer Report
Apr/12/2014  | DIY - Tadpole (Recumbent 'cycle)
Apr/05/2014  | Bonsai
Mar/29/2014  | 2014 Neuro Film Festival
Mar/22/2014  | Social Network - BlogTwitterFacebook?,...
Mar/15/2014  | Understanding Lip Reading
Mar/08/2014  | Neuroplasticity
Mar/01/2014  | Balance
Feb/22/2014  | Why Use Wikipedia in Stroke Survivors Tattler
Feb/15/2014  | Snowshoes for Stroke Survivors
Feb/08/2014  | Music Therapy
Feb/01/2014  | Cartoons "For Better or For Worse"
Jan/25/2014  | Anti-Gravity Treadmill
Jan/18/2014  | Standing-Up Desk for Stroke Survivors
Jan/11/2014  | Dystonia and Stroke
Jan/04/2014  | Probiotics - Good For You?

Saturday News| Topic For 2013                            
Dec/28/2013  | Cerebral Angiography
Dec/21/2013  | The Best of 2013 Stroke Survivors Tattler
Dec/14/2013  | Brain Gate & Brain Implant
Dec/07/2013  | Urinary Incontinence
Nov/30/2013  | Dysarthria (Motor Speech Disorders)
Nov/23/2013  | iPad for Stroke Survivors
Nov/16/2013  | Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA) or Emotional Liability
Nov/09/2013  | Video Games for Rehabilitation
Nov/02/2013  | Eye Tracking
Oct/26/2013  | (Non-Invasive) Brain–Computer Interface
Oct/19/2013  | EEG - Electroencephalography
Oct/12/2013  | MRI - Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Oct/05/2013  | X-ray Computed Tomography (CT Scan)
Sep/28/2013  | Power Wheelchair
Sep/21/2013  | Mobility Scooter
Sep/14/2013  | Service Dogs & Therapy Dogs
Sep/07/2013  | Stand-Up Comedy for Stroke Survivors
Aug/31/2013  | Steadward Centre - 2013 (re-publish & update 2012)
Jul-Aug/2013 | Summer Break 2013 (articles ordered by date)
Jun/29/2013  | Lacunar Stroke
Jun/22/2013  | Walking a.k.a. Ambulation
Jun/15/2013  | Visual Art
Jun/08/2013  | Yoga As Exercise or Alternative Medicine
Jun/01/2013  | Golfers with Disabilities & Golf Carts
May/25/2013  Recumbent Bikes - ICE (Inspired Cycle Engineering)
May/18/2013  | Sublaxation - Sling Shoulder (or not)
May/11/2013  | 2013 Neuro Film Festival
May/04/2013  | Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Apr/27/2013  | Lokomat Robotic Therapy
Apr/20/2013  | Traumatic Brain Injury
Apr/13/2013  | Raised-Bed Gardening
Apr/06/2013  | NuVinci Continuously Variable Transmission
Mar/30/2013  | Mediterranean Diet
Mar/23/2013  | Tai Chi & Qigong
Mar/16/2013  | Powered Exoskeleton
Mar/09/2013  | Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D.
Mar/02/2013  | Assistive Cane & Walking Stick (or Poles)
Feb/23/2013  | Pain in Your Brain
Feb/16/2013  | Botulinum Toxin (Botox)
Feb/09/2013  | Segway PT (Personal Transporter)
Feb/02/2013  | Handicapped Parking
Jan/26/2013  | Wheelchair Curling
Jan/19/2013  | Games to Develop Your Brain
Jan/12/2013  | Ulu Knife
Jan/05/2013  | Aneurysm a.k.a. Hemorrhagic Stroke

Saturday News| Topic For 2012                           
Dec/29/2012  | Kickstart !
Dec/22/2012  | I'll will tell you later! ;-)
Dec/15/2012  | Dining with Dignity (Disability Etiquette)
Dec/08/2012  | Epileptic Seizure Can Happen In A Stroke.
Dec/01/2012  | Para-Alpine/Nordic Skiing
Nov/24/2012  | Health at Google
Nov/17/2012  | Depression
Nov/10/2012  | tPA (Tissue Plasminogen Activator)
Nov/03/2012  | Stanford - Mini Med School
Oct/27/2012  | Functional Electrical Stimulation
Oct/20/2012  | Introduction: AFO for Foot Drop
Oct/13/2012  | Locked-In Syndrome
Oct/06/2012  | Pre-Natal & Kids Had Stroke
Sep/29/2012  | Understanding Atrial Fibrillation
Sep/22/2012  | Swallowing (Dysphagia)
Sep/15/2012  | Stroke Survivor Takes First Swim
Sep/08/2012  | The Teaching of Talking
Sep/01/2012  | Steadward Centre
Jul-Aug/2012 | Summer Break 2012 (articles ordered by date)
Jun/30/2012  | Paralysis and Spasticity
Jun/23/2012  | Sleep Apnea
Jun/16/2012  | InteRACT & Aphasia
Jun/09/2012  | Stem Cell
Jun/02/2012  | Hemispatial Neglect
May/26/2012  | Oliver Sacks: Musicophilia-Strokes,Language and Music
May/19/2012  | Sexuality after Stroke
May/12/2012  | Face Blindness(Prosopagnosia) <---- duplicate
May/05/2012  | Face Blindness(Prosopagnosia)
Apr/28/2012  | Caregiving
Apr/21/2012  | One Handed Typing Options
Apr/14/2012  | Crestor & Lipitor
Apr/07/2012  | Cognitive Therapy + Exercise Relieves Stroke Fatigue
Mar/31/2012  | Recumbent Bike -- Human Powered Vehicle
Mar/24/2012  | Rejoyce - Rehabilitation Devices for Stroke
Mar/17/2012  | Myvoice, Clot Retreival, and Migraine Sufferers
Mar/10/2012  | Trevor's Brain Was Almost Cut In Two ...
Mar/03/2012  | How It Feels to Have a Stroke?
Feb/25/2012  | Device for the Leg and Device for the Hand
Feb/18/2012  | Moya Moya Disease
Feb/11/2012  | What IsThe Single Best Thing We Can Do for Our Health
Feb/04/2012  | Driving a Vehicle After a Stroke
Jan/28/2012  | Broca's aphasia - Sarah Scott
Jan/21/2012  | Jennifer Drawdy's Stroke Testimonial
Jan/14/2012  | One Handed Shoelace Knot
Jan/07/2012  | A Real-Life Experience -- Lynn Johnston
Jan/01/2012  | Living With Aphasia: Carrie Lewis’ Story

Saturday News| Topic For 2011                           
Apr-Dec/2011 | Fall 2011
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Saturday, April 02, 2016

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Mixed transcortical aphasia is the least common of the three transcortical aphasias (behind transcortical motor aphasia and transcortical sensory aphasia, respectively). This type of aphasia can also be referred to as "Isolation Aphasia". This type of aphasia is a result of damage that isolates the language areas (Broca’s, Wernicke’s, and the arcuate fasiculus) from other brain regions. Broca’s, Wernicke’s, and the arcuate fasiculus are left intact; however, they are isolated from other brain regions. A longer definition comes from Wikipedia
SSTattler: Short definition from American Speech-Language Hearing Assoc. - Mixed Transcortical Aphasia - A combination of the two transcortical aphasias where both reception and expression are severely impaired but repetition remains intact. 
    • Video: Mixed Transcortical Aphasia
      • Mixed Transcortical Aphasia (Medical Condition)
      • 4 Transcortical Motor Aphasias
      • Transcortical Motor Aphasias
      • Transcortical Sensory Aphasias
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    Definition: Mixed Transcortical Aphasia

    SSTattler: Short definition from American Speech-Language Hearing Assoc. - Mixed Transcortical Aphasia - A combination of the two transcortical aphasias where both reception and expression are severely impaired but repetition remains intact.

    Mixed Transcortical Aphasia From Wikipedia, 

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    Areas affected in Mixed Transcortical Aphasia
    Mixed transcortical aphasia is the least common of the three transcortical aphasias (behind transcortical motor aphasia and transcortical sensory aphasia, respectively). This type of aphasia can also be referred to as "Isolation Aphasia". This type of aphasia is a result of damage that isolates the language areas (Broca’s, Wernicke’s, and the arcuate fasiculus) from other brain regions. Broca’s, Wernicke’s, and the arcuate fasiculus are left intact; however, they are isolated from other brain regions.

    A stroke is one of the leading causes of disability in the United States. Following a stroke, 40% of stroke patients are left with moderate functional impairment and 15% to 30% have a severe disability as a result of a stroke. A neurogenic cognitive-communicative disorder is one result of a stroke. Neuro- meaning related to nerves or the nervous system and -genic meaning resulting from or caused by. Aphasia is one type of a neurogenic cognitive-communicative disorder which presents with impaired comprehension and production of speech and language, usually caused by damage in the language-dominant, left hemisphere of the brain. Aphasia is any disorder of language that causes the patient to have the inability to communicate, whether it is through writing, speaking, or sign language.

    Symptoms/Language Characteristics

    Video: Mixed Transcortical Aphasia

    Mixed Transcortical Aphasia (Medical Condition)

    Published on May 13, 2015

    Symptoms, risk factors and treatments of Mixed transcortical aphasia (Medical Condition)

    Mixed transcortical aphasia is the least common of the three transcortical aphasias

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    Mixed Transcortical Aphasia Without Anatomic Isolation of the Speech Area

    Steven Z. Rapcsak, MD, Lauren B. Krupp, MD, Alan B. Rubens, MD, and Johannes Reim, MD

    "We report two patients with mixed transcortical aphasia following left frontal lobe infarctions. Although there was no evidence of anatomic isolation of the speech area on computed tomograms or magnetic resonance imaging scans, single-photon emission computed tomogra- phy in one case demonstrated diminished blood flow over the left parietal convexity suggestive of "functional isolation" of the posterior perisylvian language zone. (Stroke 1990^1:953-956)

    Mixed transcortical aphasia is characterized by reduced or absent spontaneous speech, severely impaired language comprehen- sion, and preserved repetition. Although the localization of lesions producing mixed transcortical aphasia is variable, the syndrome is seen most often with diffuse or multifocal pathologic changes that involve both anterior and posterior left hemisphere cortical association areas but spare the perisylvian language core. According to Goldstein, the critically placed lesions produce an "isolation of the speech area" posteriorly from the "ideational field" of the parietal association cortex and anteriorly from frontal areas important for the production of volitional speech. Since Broca's area, Wemicke's area, and the arcuate fasciculus are usually spared, repetition remains intact.

    Acute mixed transcortical aphasia is uncommon. Recently, Bogousslavsky et al described four cases of acute mixed transcortical aphasia in the setting of internal carotid artery occlusion with computed tomographic (CT) evidence of simultaneous anterior precentral-central sulcus artery territory embolic infarction and posterior watershed infarction related to hemodynamic insufficiency. These cases support Goldstein's contention by demonstrating both ante- rior and posterior anatomic isolation of the speech area.

    We report two cases of mixed transcortical aphasia in which CT and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed only frontal left hemisphere infarcts.

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    Mixed Transcortical Aphasia Without Anatomic Isolation Of The Speech Area

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    Musing: Dorsal Raphe Dopamine Neurons Represent the Experience of Social Isolation

    Dean Reinke
    Deans' Stroke Musing
    Monday, February 29, 2016

    Ask your doctor if damage to this area is causing your social isolation. S/he should know at least that much. What is their stroke protocol to fix that problem? Dorsal Raphe Dopamine Neurons Represent the Experience of Social Isolation.

    Gillian A. Matthews3, Edward H. Nieh3, Caitlin M. Vander Weele3, Sarah A. Halbert, Roma V. Pradhan, Ariella S. Yosafat, Gordon F. Glober, Ehsan M. Izadmehr, Rain E. Thomas, Gabrielle D. Lacy, Craig P. Wildes, Mark A. Ungless4correspondenceemail, Kay M. Tye

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