Pakorn Wivatvongvana's research while affiliated with Chiang Mai University and other places

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Background Strokes have recently become a leading cause of disability among Thai people. Non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) seems to give promising results in stroke recovery when combined with standard rehabilitation programs. Objective To evaluate the combined effect of low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and cat...
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Background Most stroke survivors spent their lifetime with disability which not only affects the clients themselves and the family but also brings economic cost to the country. Therefore, this retrospective cohort study aimed to identify independent prognostic determinants associated with functional recovery in ischemic stroke within 6 months after...
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Although lateralization of the brain affects some specialized cortical functions, there are still limited data to address its influence on clinically important outcomes. This study aimed to reveal the prognostic variables that relate to functional recovery in stroke patients with a left-sided hemispheric lesion during 6 months of follow-up. Data fr...
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BACKGROUND: Walking difficulty is one of the important neurological consequences after stroke, early prediction of factors related to walking ability may benefit for rehabilitation team to set suitable goals and discharge planning. PURPOSE: This study was performed to identify independent prognostic determinants associated with mobility recovery fr...

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... O mesmo pode ter ocorrido com as demais variáveis como a idade e sexo, que são relatados na literatura como preditores de recuperação funcional, mas que não tiveram associação significativa com o desfecho no presente estudo. 28,29 Outra limitação encontrada no presente estudo é o fato de que a amostra se restringiu a um subgrupo específico dos indivíduos que sofreram um AVC, não representando a população com este diagnóstico. Além disso, houve um baixo poder estatístico pelo pequeno número amostral. ...
... Despite the importance of walking to the outcomes in stroke, factors predicting its recovery remain unclear. Although previous studies have explored the predictors of motor and functional recovery after stroke [7,20], the predictors of ambulatory recovery and walking proficiency in stroke survivors have not been well delineated. Neurological and functional recovery has been reported to improve rapidly within the initial 6 months post-stroke which continues even beyond, though not as rapidly [7,[21][22][23]. ...
... when adjusting for other possible prognostic variables in a multivariate analysis. A systematic review [26] and recent article in 2015 [27] confirmed that the initial grade of paresis was the most important predictor with respect to early prognosis of motor recovery. The greatest overall improvement in motor functions was evidenced within the first month after stroke, with some degree of motor recovery continuing for up to 6 months, especially in groups of initially severe patients [25]. ...