Table 1

Demographic and clinical data of the 33 patients with and without spatial neglect and of the 15 non-brain-damaged subjects.

Neglect

No neglect

No neglect

No neglect

Neg

RBD

LBD

NBD


Number

8

9

16

15

Sex

4 f, 4 m

3 f, 6 m

6 f, 10 m

11 f, 4 m

Age (yr)

Mean (SD)

57.6 (14.6)

62.3 (10.3)

64.7 (9.9)

59.9 (11.8)

Etiology

Infarct

8

6

11

Haemorrhage

0

3

5

Time since lesion (d)

Mean (SD)

1.4 (0.9)

1.4 (0.9)

1.7 (0.9)

Glasgow Coma Scale

Mean (SD)

4.9 (1.0)

5.0 (0.9)

4.7 (1.1)

Visual field defect

% present

12.5

22.2

12.5

Contralateral paresis

% present

100

55.6

56.3

Aphasia

% present

0

0

87.5

Neglect

% present

100

0

0

Lesion location

NEG1 Bg

RBD1 Bg

LBD1 Th

NEG2 F, T, I, Bg

RBD2 P, T

LBD2 T, O

NEG3 F, P, T, O, I

RBD3 T, I, Bg

LBD3 F, I, Bg

NEG4 Bg

RBD4 O

LBD4 Bg

NEG5 F, T, I

RBD5 Bg

LBD5 Bg

NEG6 P

RBD6 Bg

LBD6 F, I, Bg

NEG7 T

RBD7 Bg

LBD7 Th

NEG8 F, T, I, Bg

RBD8 Bg

LBD8 P, T, I

RBD9 Bg, Th

LBD9 P, T, I

LBD10 P

LBD11 O

LBD12 I, Bg

LBD13 I, Th, Bg

LBD14 Th

LBD15 T

LBD16 Swm

Letter cancellation

Left

Mean (SD)

8.5 (10.6)

29.3 (0.7)

27.3 (2.1)

Right

Mean (SD)

20.3 (8.0)

29.6 (0.5)

27.8 (1.8)

Bells test

Left

Mean (SD)

4.0 (4.1)

13.9 (1.1)

13.8 (1.4)

Right

Mean (SD)

11.2 (4.1)

14.6 (0.7)

13.3 (2.1)

Albert's test

Left

Mean (SD)

8.4 (9.0)

18.0 (0)

18.0 (0)

Right

Mean (SD)

14.0 (6.4)

18.0 (0)

17.8 (0.8)

Copying (% omitted)

Mean (SD)

41.7 (34.2)

1.4 (4.2)

4.5 (7.9)


NEG, right brain damaged stroke patients with spatial neglect; RBD, right brain damaged stroke patients without spatial neglect; LBD, left brain damaged stroke patients without spatial neglect; NBD, non-brain-damaged subjects; f, female; m, male; F, frontal; P, parietal; T, temporal; O, occipital; I, insula; Th, thalamus; Bg, basal ganglia; Swm, subcortical white matter.

Fruhmann Berger et al. BMC Neurology 2006 6:23   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-6-23

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