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Type: Journal article
Title: Does induction of plastic change in motor cortex improve leg function after stroke?
Author: Uy, J.
Ridding, M.
Hillier, S.
Thompson, P.
Miles, T.
Citation: Neurology, 2003; 61(7):982-984
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Issue Date: 2003
ISSN: 0028-3878
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J. Uy, M. C. Ridding, S. Hillier, P. D. Thompson and T. S. Miles.
Abstract: Combined peripheral nerve and brain stimulation (“dual stimulation”) induces changes in the excitability of normal motor cortex. The authors sought to establish whether dual stimulation would also induce motor cortex plasticity and associated functional improvements in nine stroke patients with chronic stable hemiparesis. Following 4 weeks of daily dual stimulation, improvements were seen in some neurophysiological and functional measures. This technique may offer therapeutic opportunities in some stroke patients.
Keywords: Leg; Motor Cortex; Pyramidal Tracts; Peripheral Nerves; Humans; Paresis; Gait; Range of Motion, Articular; Treatment Outcome; Electric Stimulation Therapy; Pilot Projects; Electric Stimulation; Reaction Time; Recovery of Function; Evoked Potentials, Motor; Neuronal Plasticity; Electromagnetic Fields; Magnetics; Adult; Aged; Middle Aged; Female; Male; Stroke
Description: Copyright © 2003 American Academy of Neurology
RMID: 0020030899
DOI: 10.1212/01.WNL.0000078809.33581.1F
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