Archived NNR Editor's Choices

2022 editor's choices

December 2022

October/ November 2022
Upper-Limb Motor Intervention Elements That Drive Improvement in Biomarkers and Clinical Measures Post-Stroke: A Systematic Review in a Systems Paradigm

Matthew Wingfield, BPhty, Natalie A. Fini, PhD, Amy Brodtmann, PhD, Gavin Williams, PhD, Leonid Churilov, PhD, and Kathryn S. Hayward, PhD

September 2022
Increasing the Amount and Intensity of Stepping Training During Inpatient Stroke Rehabilitation Improves Locomotor and Non-Locomotor Outcomes

Christopher E. Henderson, DPT, PhD Abbey Plawecki, DPT, Emily Lucas, DPT, Jennifer K. Lotter, DPT, Molly Scofield, DPT, Angela Carbone, MD, Jeong H. Jang, PhD, T. George Hornby, MPT, PhD and FIRST-Indiana team

August 2022
Impacts of Prism Adaptation Treatment on Spatial Neglect and Rehabilitation Outcome: Dosage Matters

Peii Chen, PhD, Kimberly Hreha, EdD, Chris Gonzalez-Snyder, MBA, MA, Timothy J. Rich, PhD, Robert W. Gillen, PhD, Devan Parrott, PhD, and A. M. Barrett, MD

July 2022
The TWIST Tool Predicts When Patients Will Recover Independent Walking After Stroke: An Observational Study
Marie-Claire Smith, PhD, Alan P. Barber, FRACP, Benjamin J. Scrivener, MHlthLd, and Cathy M. Stinear, PhD

2021 Editor's Choices

December 2021
Acute Cortisol Profile Associations With Cognitive Impairment After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

David J. Barton, MD, Raj G. Kumar, PhD, MPH, Alexandria A. Schuster, BS, Shannon B. Juengst, PhD, Byung-Mo Oh, MD, PhD, Amy K. Wagner, MD

November 2021
Theta Burst Magnetic Stimulation Improves Parkinson’s-Related Cognitive Impairment: A Randomised Controlled Study
Weijia He, PhD, Jia-Chi Wang, MD, Po-Yi Tsai, MD

October 2021
Long-Term Stability of Short-Term Intensive Language–Action Therapy in Chronic Aphasia: A 1–2 year Follow-Up Study
Lea Doppelbauer, MSc, Bettina Mohr, PhD, Felix R. Dreyer, PhD, Benjamin Stahl, PhD, Verena Büscher, Friedemann Pulvermüller, PhD

September 2021
The Strength of the Corticospinal Not the Reticulospinal Tract Determines Upper Limb Impairment and Skill Acquisition Capacity in Sub-Acute Stroke.

Ulrike Hammerbeck, PhD, Sarah F Tyson, PhD, Prawin Samraj, MS, Kristen Leigh Hollands, PhD, John Krakauer, MD, John Rothwell, PhD

August 2021
Effects of a Tailored Physical Activity Intervention on Cardiovascular Structure and Function in Individuals With Spinal Cord Injury

Alexandra Mackenzie Williams, PhD, Jasmin K Ma, PhD, Kathleen Martin Ginis, PhD, Christopher West, PhD

July 2021
A New Definition of Poststroke Spasticity & the Interference of Spasticity with Motor Recovery from Acute to Chronic Stages

Sheng Li, MD, PhD, Gerard E. Francisco, MD, W. Zev Rymer, MD, PhD

June 2021
An Exercise Mimetic Approach to Reduce Poststroke Deconditioning and Enhance Stroke Recovery

Matthew W. McDonald, PhD, Matthew S. Jeffers, MSc, Lama Issa, Anthony Carter, Allyson Ripley, Lydia M. Kuhl, Cameron Morse, Cesar H. Comin, PhD, Bernard J. Jasmin, PhD, Baptiste Lacoste, PhD, Dale Corbett, PhD

May 2021
Comparing a Novel Neuroanimation Experience to Conventional Therapy for High-Dose Intensive Upper-Limb Training in Subacute Stroke: The SMARTS2 Randomized Trial
John W. Krakauer, MD, Tomoko Kitago, MD, Jeff Goldsmith, PhD, Omar Ahmad, PhD, Promit Roy, Joel Stein, MD, Lauri Bishop, PhD, DPT, Kelly Casey, OTD, Belen Valladares, MPH, Michelle D. Harran, Juan Camilo Cortes, MD, Alexander Forrence, Jing Xu, PhD, Sandra DeLuzio, Jeremia P. Held, PhD, Anne Schwarz, MSc, Levke Steiner, MD, Mario Widmer, PhD, Kelly Jordan, Daniel Ludwig, DPT, Meghan Moore, DPT, Marlena Barbera, Isha Vora, Rachel Stockley, PhD, Pablo Celnik, MD, Steven Zeiler, MD, PhD, Meret Branscheidt, MD, Gert Kwakkel, PhD, Andreas R. Luft, MD

April 2021
Ipsilateral Motor Pathways and Transcallosal Inhibition During Lower Limb Movement After Stroke
Brice T. Cleland, PhD, Sangeetha Madhavan, PT, PhD

March 2021
Investigating Therapies for Freezing of Gait Targeting the Cognitive, Limbic, and Sensorimotor Domains

Rebecca Chow, Bryan P. Tripp, PhD, Daniel Rzondzinski, PhD, Quincy J Almeida, PhD

February 2021
Identifiable Patterns of Trait, State, and Experience in Chronic Stroke Recovery
E. Susan Duncan, PhD, A. Duke Shereen, PhD, Thanos Gentimis, PhD, Steven L. Small, PhD, MD

January 2021
Five Features to Look for in Early-Phase Clinical Intervention Studies
Jonathan S. Tsay, DPT, Carolee J. Winstein, PhD


December 2020
Multimodal Neuroimaging Using Concurrent EEG/fNIRS for Poststroke Recovery Assessment: An Exploratory Study
Rihui Li, PhD, Sheng Li, MD, PhD, Jinsook Roh, PhD, Chushan Wang, MS, Yingchun Zhang, PhD

November 2020
The Impact of Sleep Disorders on Functional Recovery and Participation Following Stroke: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

George D. Fulk, PhD, Pierce Boyne, PhD, Makenzie Hauger, Raktim Ghosh, Samantha Romano, Jonathan Thomas, Amy Slutzky, PhD, Karen Klingman, PhD

October 2020
Physiotherapy in Parkinson’s Disease: A Meta-Analysis of Present Treatment Modalities
Danique L. M. Radder, MD , Ana Ligia Silva de Lima, PhD, Josefa Domingos, MSc, Samyra H. J. Keus, PhD,
Marlies van Nimwegen, PhD, Bastiaan R. Bloem, MD, PhD, Nienke M. de Vries, PhD

September 2020
Distinct Effects of Motor Training on Resting-State Functional Networks of the Brain in Parkinson’s Disease
Amgad Droby, PhD, Inbal Maidan, PhD, Yael Jacob, PhD, Nir Giladi, MD, Jeffrey M. Hausdorff, PhD, Anat Mirelman, PhD

August 2020
The Damaged Spinal Cord Is a Suitable Target for Stem Cell Transplantation
Armin Curt, MD, Jane Hsieh, MSc, Martin Schubert, MD, Markus Hupp, MD, Susanne Friedl, MD, Patrick Freund, MD,
Evenline Huber, PhD, Dario Pfyffer, MSc, Reto Sutter, MD, Catherine Jutzeler, PhD, Rudolf P. Wüthrich, MD, 
Kan Min, MD, Steve Casha, MD, Michael G. Fehlings, MD, Raphael Guzman, MD

July 2020
Sleep Disruption After Brain Injury Is Associated With Worse Motor Outcomes and Slower Functional Recovery

Melanie K. Fleming, PhD, Tom Smejka, MSc, David Henderson Slater, MRCP, Veerle Van Gils, MSc, Emma Garratt, Ece Yilmaz Kara, MD, Heidi Johansen-Berg, PhD

June 2020
A Head-to-Head Comparison of an Isometric and a Concentric Fatigability Protocol and the Association With Fatigue and Walking in Persons With Multiple Sclerosis
Laurits Taul-Madsen, MSc, Ulrik Dalgas, PhD, Tue Kjolhede, PhD, Lars G. Hvid, PhD, Thor Peterson, MD, Morten Riemenschneider, MSc

May 2020
Effects of Virtual Reality Therapy on Gait and Balance Among Individuals With Spinal Cord Injury: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Libak Abou, PT, MSc, Vonjiniaina Domohina Malala, PT, MSc, Rebecca Yarnot MSc, Aditya Alluri, Laura A. Rice, PhD, MPT

April 2020
Motor Imagery Training After Stroke Increases Slow-5 Oscillations and Functional Connectivity in the Ipsilesional Inferior Parietal Lobule
Xu Wang, PhD, Hewei Wang, PhD, Xin Xiong, Changhui Sun, Bing Zhu, Yiming Xu, Mingxia, MD, Shanbao Tong, PhD, Limin Sun, MD, Xiaoli Guo, PhD

March 2020
BDNF Met allele Is Associated With Lower Cognitive Function in Poststroke Rehabilitation
Zhenxiang Han, MD, PhD, Lili Qi, MD, Qinfeng Xu, PhD, Mingzhu Xu, MD, PhD, Lei Cai, MD, PhD, John Wong, PhD, Xinjia Hu, MD, PhD, Xun Luo, MD, Jiening Wang, PhD, Yuling Zhang, MD, PhD, Yapeng Li, MD, Qing Mei Wang, MD, PhD

February 2020
Anatomical and Functional Characterization in Children With Unilateral Cerebral Palsy: An Atlas-Based Analysis

Claudio L. Ferre, PhD, Jason B. Carmel, MD, PhD, Véronique H. Flamand, PhD, Andrew M. Gordon, PhD, Kathleen M. Friel, PhD

January 2020
Functional Deficits in the Less-Impaired Arm of Stroke Survivors Depend on Hemisphere of Damage and Extent of Paretic Arm Impairment

Candice Maenza, MS, David C. Good, MD, Carolee J. Winstein, PhD, David A. Wagstaff, PhD, Robert L. Sainburg, PhD

2019 Editor's choices

December 2019
Epidural Spinal Cord Stimulation Improves Motor Function in Rats With Chemically Induced Parkinsonism
Hui Zhong, MD, Chunni Zhu, PhD, Yoshihiko Minegishi, MS, Franziska Richter, PhD, Sharon Zdunowski, Roland R. Roy, PhD, Bryce Vissel, PhD, Parag Gad, PhD, Yury Gerasimenko, PhD, Marie-Francoise Chesselet, MD, PhD, V. Reggie Edgerton, PhD

November 2019
Epidural Spinal Cord Stimulation Improves Motor Function in Rats With Chemically Induced Parkinsonism
Hui Zhong, MD, Chunni Zhu, PhD, Yoshihiko Minegishi, MS, Franziska Richter, PhD, Sharon Zdunowski, Roland R. Roy, PhD, Bryce Vissel, PhD, Parag Gad, PhD, Yury Gerasimenko, PhD, Marie-Francoise Chesselet, MD, PhD, V. Reggie Edgerton, PhD

October 2019
Moving Stroke Rehabilitation Research Evidence into Clinical Practice: Consensus-Based Core Recommendations From the Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable

Janice J. Eng, Marie-Louise Bird, Erin Godecke, Tammy C. Hoffmann, Carole Laurin, Olumide A. Olaoye, John Solomon, Robert Teasell, Caroline L. Watkins, Marion F. Walker

August 2019
Effectiveness of Lower-Extremity Functional Training (LIFT) in Young Children With Unilateral Spastic Cerebral Palsy: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Bhavini K. Surana, MPT, Claudio L. Ferre, PhD, Ashley P. Dew, DPT, Marina Brandao, PhD, Andrew M. Gordon, PhD, Noelle G. Moreau, PhD

July 2019
Differential Poststroke Motor Recovery in an Arm Versus Hand Muscle in the Absence of Motor Evoked Potentials

Heidi M. Schambra, MD, Jing Xu, PhD, Meret Branscheidt, MD, Martin Lindquist, PhD, Jasim Uddin, Levke Steiner, MD, Benjamin Hertler, MD,Nathan Kim, Jessica Berard, PhD, Michelle D. Harran, MD, Juan C. Cortes, Tomoko Kitago, MD, Andreas Luft, MD, John W. Krakauer, MD, Pablo A. Celnik, MD

June 2019
The Effect of High-Frequency Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation on Advancing Parkinson’s Disease With Dysphagia: Double Blind Randomized Clinical Trial

Eman M. Khedr, MD, Khaled O. Mohamed, MD, Radwa Kamel Soliman, MD, Asmaa M. M. Hassan, MD, John C. Rothwell, PhD

May 2019
The Relationship Between Enhanced Reticulospinal Outflow and Upper Limb Function in Chronic Stroke Patients
Supriyo Choudhury, MD, A. Shobhana, MD, Ravi Singh, MSc, Dwaipayan Sen, MBBS, Sidharth Shankar Anand, MD, DM, Shantanu Shubham, MD, DM,Mark R. Baker, MA, PhD, MBBS, Hrishikesh Kumar, MD, DM, Stuart N. Baker, MA, PhD

April 2019
Poststroke Aphasia Rehabilitation: Why All Talk and No Action?

Susan Wortman-Jutt, MS, Dylan Edwards, PhD

March 2019
Locomotor Training Increases Synaptic Structure With High NGL-2 Expression After Spinal Cord Hemisection

Kazu Kobayakawa, MD, PhD, Kyleigh Alexis DePetro, MS, Hui Zhong, MD, Bau Pham, Masamitsu Hara, MD, PhD, Akihito Harada, PhD, Jumpei Nogami, PhD, Yasuyuki Ohkawa, PhD, V. Reggie Edgerton, PhD

February 2019
The Influence of Primary Motor Cortex Inhibition on Upper Limb Impairment and Function in Chronic Stroke: A Multimodal Study

Ronan A. Mooney, Suzanne J. Ackerley, PhD, Deshan K. Rajeswaran, MD, John Cirillo, PhD, P. Alan Barber, PhD FRACP, Cathy M. Stinear, PhD, Winston D. Byblow, PhD

January 2019
Characterizing Spontaneous Motor Recovery Following Cortical and Subcortical Stroke in the Rat

Sudhir Karthikeyan, MSc, Matthew Strider Jeffers, MSc, Anthony Carter, Dale Corbett, PhD

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