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Functional outcome in rats transferred to an enriched environment 15 days after focal brain ischemia

Johansson, Barbro LU (1996) In Stroke: a journal of cerebral circulation 27(2). p.324-326
Abstract
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The aim was to determine whether a delayed transfer to an enriched environment improves outcome after focal brain ischemia. METHODS: Performance on a rotating pole, prehensile traction, limb placement, and postural reflexes were tested in 15 spontaneously hypertensive rats housed in standard laboratory cages for 2 weeks after middle cerebral artery ligation. Seven of the 15 rats were then transferred to an enriched environment, and the two groups were tested 1, 3, and 5 weeks later. RESULTS: The enriched environment significantly improved pole performance, prehensile traction, and limb placement. CONCLUSIONS: Delayed postoperative environmental enrichment improves outcome in experimental stroke.
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experimental, stroke, behavior, animal, stroke outcome, rats
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Stroke: a journal of cerebral circulation
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27
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2
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324 - 326
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American Heart Association
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  • pmid:8571431
  • scopus:0030024623
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1524-4628
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English
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  abstract     = {BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The aim was to determine whether a delayed transfer to an enriched environment improves outcome after focal brain ischemia. METHODS: Performance on a rotating pole, prehensile traction, limb placement, and postural reflexes were tested in 15 spontaneously hypertensive rats housed in standard laboratory cages for 2 weeks after middle cerebral artery ligation. Seven of the 15 rats were then transferred to an enriched environment, and the two groups were tested 1, 3, and 5 weeks later. RESULTS: The enriched environment significantly improved pole performance, prehensile traction, and limb placement. CONCLUSIONS: Delayed postoperative environmental enrichment improves outcome in experimental stroke.},
  author       = {Johansson, Barbro},
  issn         = {1524-4628},
  keyword      = {experimental,stroke,behavior,animal,stroke outcome,rats},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {324--326},
  publisher    = {American Heart Association},
  series       = { Stroke: a journal of cerebral circulation},
  title        = {Functional outcome in rats transferred to an enriched environment 15 days after focal brain ischemia},
  volume       = {27},
  year         = {1996},
}