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Title: Spatial Neglect
Authors: Li, K
Malhotra, PA
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: The syndrome of visuospatial neglect is a common consequence of unilateral brain injury. It is most often associated with stroke and is more severe and persistent following right hemisphere damage, with reported frequencies in the acute stage of up to 80%. Neglect is primarily a disorder of attention whereby patients characteristically fail to orientate, to report or to respond to stimuli located on the contralesional side. Neglect is usually caused by large strokes in the middle cerebral artery territory and is heterogeneous, such that most patients do not manifest every feature of the syndrome. A number of treatments may improve neglect, but there is no widely accepted universal approach to therapy. Although most patients recover spontaneously, the evidence suggests that they continue to have significant cognitive impairments, particularly relating to attention.
Issue Date: 28-May-2015
Date of Acceptance: 15-Apr-2015
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/27713
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1136/practneurol-2015-001115
ISSN: 1474-7766
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
Start Page: 333
End Page: 339
Journal / Book Title: Practical Neurology
Volume: 15
Copyright Statement: This is an Open Access article distributed in accordance with the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt and build upon this work, for commercial use, provided the original work is properly cited. See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Publication Status: Published
Appears in Collections:Department of Medicine (up to 2019)