Dr Pesho Katrak

Conjoint Lecturer
Medicine & Health
School of Population Health

Research Interests:
Rehabilitation of stroke patients particularly related to functional outcome after rehabilitation.

Broad Research Areas:
Rehabilitation, Neurology


Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Fellow Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (RACP), Fellow American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Specific Research Keywords:
Rehabilitation, Stroke, Stroke Outcome

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Hankey GJ; Hackett ML; Almeida OP; Flicker L; Mead GE; Dennis MS; Etherton-Beer C; Ford AH; Billot L; Jan S; Lung T; Lundström E; Sunnerhagen KS; Anderson CS; Thang-Nguyen H; Gommans J; Yi Q, 2021, 'Twelve-Month Outcomes of the affinity trial of fluoxetine for functional recovery after acute stroke: Affinity trial steering committee on behalf of the AFFINITY Trial Collaboration', Stroke, 52, pp. 2502 - 2509, http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.033070
    Journal articles | 2020
    Hankey GJ; Hackett ML; Almeida OP; Flicker L; Mead GE; Dennis MS; Etherton-Beer C; Ford AH; Billot L; Jan S; Lung T; Murray V; Lundström E; Anderson CS; Herbert R; Carter G; Donnan GA; Nguyen HT; Gommans J; Yi Q; Li Q; Bompoint S; Barrett S; Claxton A; O'Dea J; Tang M; Williams C; Peterson S; Drummond C; Hong UH; Le LTM; Ngo TTB; Mai YB; Han HT; Truong NQ; Nguyen HT; Ngo HT; Nguyen TB; Ha OTK; Nguyen TLH; Lindley RI; New P; Lee A; Tran TT; Le LTTM; Kieu TLV; Nguyen SV; Nguyen TAD; Dang TN; Phan HTT; Vo LTN; Nguyen MH; Dang HC; Tran HT; Dam LTC; Ngo TTK; Pham TNT; Pham BN; Dao NTT; Nguyen HTB; Le LTC; Do CM; Huynh HQ; Tran GTK; Le OT; Tran LTK; Duong CD; Kieu DV; Le N; Nguyen HN; Le BV; Nguyen LT; Nguyen LV; Dinh TQ; Vo TV; Bui TN; Hoang UTT; Nguyen HTB; Nguyen HTT; Lam NT; Le KK; Trinh PT; Huynh HQ; Nguyen TTT; Lu HN; Pham TH; Nguyen SH; Le NH; Nguyen GT; Doan BT; Pham SP; Luong DH; Mai HV; Tran TV; Do PT; Le HT; Nguyen CV; Nguyen PD; Mai TD; Dao PV, 2020, 'Safety and efficacy of fluoxetine on functional outcome after acute stroke (AFFINITY): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial', The Lancet Neurology, 19, pp. 651 - 660, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1474-4422(20)30207-6
    Journal articles | 2017
    Ramesh R; Wenderoth J; Katrak P; Zagami AS, 2017, 'Intracerebral abscess as a delayed sequela of ischaemic stroke: case report and review of the literature', Journal of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 5, pp. 1118 - 1118
    Journal articles | 2015
    McNulty PA; Thompson-Butel AG; Faux SG; Lin G; Katrak PH; Harris LR; Shiner CT, 2015, 'The efficacy of Wii-based Movement therapy for upper limb rehabilitation in the chronic poststroke period: A randomized controlled trial', International Journal of Stroke, 10, pp. 1253 - 1260, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijs.12594
    Journal articles | 2015
    Mcnulty PA; Thompson-Butel AG; Faux SG; Lin G; Katrak PH; Harris LR; Shiner CT, 2015, 'The efficacy of Wii-based Movement Therapy for upper limb rehabilitation in the chronic poststroke period: A randomized controlled trial', International Journal of Stroke, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijs.12594
    Journal articles | 2011
    Baguley IJ; Nott MT; Turner-Stokes L; Graaff SD; Katrak P; McCrory P; Abadal MD; Hughes A, 2011, 'Investigating muscle selection for botulinum toxin-A injections in adults with post-stroke upper limb spasticity', Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 43, pp. 1032 - 1037, http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-0885
    Journal articles | 2011
    Katrak PH; Black D; Peeva V, 2011, 'Stroke Rehabilitation in Australia in a Freestanding Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit Compared With a Unit Located in an Acute Care Hospital', PM and R, 3, pp. 716 - 722, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pmrj.2011.04.011
    Journal articles | 2010
    Ada L; Dean C; Morris M; Simpson J; Katrak PH, 2010, 'Randomized trial of treadmill walking with body weight support to establish walking in subacute stroke: The MOBILISE trial', Stroke, 41, pp. 1237 - 1242, http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.109.569483
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dean C; Ada L; Bampton J; Morris M; Katrak PH; Potts S, 2010, 'Treadmill walking with body weight support in subacute non-ambulatory stroke improves walking capacity more than overground walking: A randomised trial', Journal of Physiotherapy, 56, pp. 97 - 103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1836-9553(10)70039-4
    Journal articles | 2010
    Turner-Stokes L; Baguley IJ; De Graaff S; Katrak PH; Davies L; Mccrory P; Hughes AN, 2010, 'Goal attainment scaling in the evaluation of treatment of upper limb spasticity with botulinum toxin: A secondary analysis from a double-blind placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial', Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 53, pp. 81 - 89, http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-0474
    Journal articles | 2009
    Katrak PH; Black D; Peeva V, 2009, 'Do Stroke Patients With Intracerebral Hemorrhage Have a Better Functional Outcome Than Patients With Cerebral Infarction?', PM and R, 1, pp. 427 - 433, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pmrj.2009.03.002
    Journal articles | 2009
    Mccrory P; Turner-Stokes L; Baguley IJ; De Graaff S; Katrak PH; Sandanam J; Davies L; Munns M; Hughes A, 2009, 'Botulinum toxin a for treatment of upper limb spasticity following stroke: A multi-centre randomized placebo-controlled study of the effects on quality of life and other person-centred outcomes', Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 41, pp. 536 - 544, http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-0366
    Journal articles | 2004
    Allen GM; Middleton JH; Katrak PH; Lord SR; Gandevia SC, 2004, 'Prediction of voluntary activation, strength, and endurance of elbow flexors in postpolio patients', Muscle and Nerve, 30, pp. 172 - 181, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mus.20094
    Journal articles | 2003
    Katrak P; O'Connor B; Woodgate I, 2003, 'Rehabilitation after total femur replacement: A report of 2 cases', Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 84, pp. 1080 - 1084, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0003-9993(03)00041-8
    Journal articles | 2001
    Crompton S; Khemlani M; Batty J; Ada L; Katrak PH, 2001, 'Practical issues in retraining walking in severly disabled patients using treadmill and harness support systems', Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 47, pp. 211 - 213, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0004-9514(14)60268-3
    Journal articles | 2000
    Dean CM; Mackey FH; Katrak P, 2000, 'Examination of shoulder positioning after stroke: A randomised controlled pilot trial', Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 46, pp. 35 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0004-9514(14)60312-3
    Journal articles | 1999
    Katrak PH, 1999, 'Stroke patients: Do they have a predilection for extra-pyramidal side-effects of amiod-arone?', Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 80, pp. 112 - 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0003-9993(99)90317-9
    Journal articles | 1998
    Katrak PH; Bowring GT; Conroy P; Chilvers M; Poulos RG; Mcneil D, 1998, 'Predicting upper limb recovery after a stroke: the place of early shoulder and hand movement.', American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, 79, pp. 758 - 761, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0003-9993(98)90352-5
    Journal articles | 1993
    KATRAK P, 1993, 'ASSESSING IMPAIRMENT OF THE BACK, NECK AND PELVIS', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 158, pp. 65 - 65, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/j.1326-5377.1993.tb121662.x
    Journal articles | 1993
    Ryan MD; Katrak P; Carey RPL, 1993, 'Assessing impairment of the back, neck and pelvis [1]', Medical Journal of Australia, 158, pp. 65 - 66, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/j.1326-5377.1993.tb121661.x
    Journal articles | 1992
    Katrak PH; Cole AMD; Poulos CJ; McCauley JCK, 1992, 'Objective assessment of spasticity, strength, and function with early exhibition of dantrolene sodium after cerebrovascular accident: A randomized double-blind study', Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 73, pp. 4 - 9
    Journal articles | 1990
    Katrak PH, 1990, 'Shoulder shrug: A prognostic sign for recovery of hand movement after stroke', Medical Journal of Australia, 152, pp. 297 - 301, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/j.1326-5377.1990.tb120949.x
    Journal articles | 1980
    Katrak PH; Baggott JB, 1980, 'Rehabilitation of elderly lower-extremity amputees', Medical Journal of Australia, 1, pp. 651 - 653, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/j.1326-5377.1980.tb135210.x
    Journal articles | 1969
    Kamat GR; Bulchandani D; Katrak PH, 1969, 'Experience with furazolidone in the treatment of enteric fever.', The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India, 17, pp. 615 - 620
    Journal articles | 1968
    Patel AN; Katrak PH, 1968, 'Myxedema masquerading as tetany.', Indian Journal of Medical Sciences, 22, pp. 877 - 879
  • Conference Presentations | 2009
    Katrak PH; Bowring GT, 2009, 'Cost Effectiveness of an Off-site Rehabilitation Unit (199-2003) compared to an Acute Hospital Site (2004-2008): A study over 10 years at Two Locations', presented at AFRM/NIRR/NZRA Rehabilitation Conference, Queenstown, 21 July 2009 - 25 July 2009
    Conference Papers | 2004
    Katrak PH; Estell J, 2004, 'Stroke rehabilitation in Sydney, Australia: 1999 to 2002', in STROKE, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, CANADA, Vancouver, pp. E311 - E311, presented at 5th World Stroke Congress, CANADA, Vancouver, 23 June 2004 - 26 June 2004, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000221676600939&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1