A phase II, randomized clinical trial has found that the optimal period for intensive rehabilitation of arm and hand use after a stroke should begin 60 to 90 days after the event.
The study, conducted by Georgetown University and MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (NRH) researchers, is titled “Critical period after stroke study (CPASS): a phase II clinical trial testing an optimal time for motor recovery after stroke in humans” and has been published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
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