Advances in Gerontology

, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp 215–219 | Cite as

Age-related brain activity in patients after traumatic brain injury and cerebral infarction

  • A. V. Gaifutdinova
  • A. V. Chervyakov
  • V. F. Fokin
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Abstract

Stroke and traumatic brain injury are disabling diseases that determine the medical and social relevance of the rehabilitation. Age is one of the important risk factors for the development and clinical course of strokes. The aim of this study was to research the features of the restoration of cognitive function and brain activity in patients who underwent ischemic stroke and traumatic brain injury. 72 individuals were examined (43 males and 29 females with a mean age of 37.51 ± 42.97 years). Brain DC potentials were recorded in all patients before and after rehabilitation treatment. Age factor plays an important role in the process of cerebral recovery after brain injury. In patients aged 40 and younger, rehabilitation was connected with increasing activity in the right hemisphere. In patients older than 40 years, the restoration of cerebral function was connected with the activity of the left hemisphere of the brain.

Key words

stroke traumatic brain injury brain DC potentials age neuroplasticity autonomic nervous system 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Gaifutdinova
    • 1
  • A. V. Chervyakov
    • 2
  • V. F. Fokin
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Speech Pathology and NeurorehabilitationMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Research Center of NeurologyRussian Academy of Medical SciencesMoscowRussia

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