Aphasia and reperfusion therapies in hyper-acute settings: a scoping review

Jones, Victoria, Finch, Emma and Copley, Anna (2018) Aphasia and reperfusion therapies in hyper-acute settings: a scoping review. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 1-13. doi:10.1080/17549507.2018.1448894

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Author Jones, Victoria
Finch, Emma
Copley, Anna
Title Aphasia and reperfusion therapies in hyper-acute settings: a scoping review
Journal name International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1754-9515
Publication date 2018-04-03
Year available 2018
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/17549507.2018.1448894
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Start page 1
End page 13
Total pages 13
Abstract Reperfusion therapies are medical treatments that restore blood flow either by surgical removal of a blood clot or with medications that dissolve clots. The introduction of reperfusion therapies has the potential to change the presentation of aphasia following acute ischaemic stroke (AIS). This scoping study will explore the relationship between aphasia and reperfusion therapies from a speech-language pathology perspective.

A systematic literature search was performed on studies published up until October 2016. Relevant studies that reported on aphasia and reperfusion therapy were assessed for quality and the relationship between the two.

Overall, 27 studies were identified, these studies were heterogeneous in nature. Despite speech-language pathologists filling a central role in management of aphasia, only seven of these studies mentioned involvement of speech-language pathologists, with minimal information about the precise nature of the involvement of speech-language pathology services.

Based on this scoping review, reperfusion therapy appears to be impacting on the presentation of aphasia. A prospective study into reperfusion therapy and aphasia is required to inform speech-language pathologists on this patient population.
Keyword aphasia
ischaemic stroke
Q-Index Code C1
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