Integrated Systems of Stroke Care and Reduction in Mortality


Objective: To evaluate the association between the presence of integrated systems of stroke care and stroke case-fatality across Canada.

Methods: We used the Canadian Institute of Health Information’s Discharge Abstract Database to retrospectively identify a cohort of stroke/TIA patients admitted to all acute care hospitals, excluding the province of Quebec,

How Network Dysfunction Might Effect Speech Production


Objective: To investigate the role of multiple distributed brain networks, including the default mode, fronto-temporo-parietal, and cingulo-opercular networks, which mediate domain-general and task-specific processes during speech production after aphasic stroke.

Methods: We conducted an observational functional MRI study to investigate the effects of a previous left hemisphere stroke on functional connectivity within and between distributed networks as patients described pictures.