Effects of vagus nerve stimulation for Parkinson’s disease.

Link – Differential effects of vagus nerve stimulation paradigms guide clinical development for Parkinson’s disease. Abstract BACKGROUND: Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) modifies brain rhythms in the locus coeruleus (LC) via the solitary nucleus. Degeneration of the LC in Parkinson’s disease (PD) is an early catalyst of the spreading neurodegenerative process, suggesting that stimulating LC output […]

tDCS in people with Parkinson’s disease

Link – Transcranial direct current stimulation combined with physical or cognitive training in people with Parkinson’s disease: a systematic review. Abstract BACKGROUND: Pharmacologic therapy is the primary treatment used to manage Parkinson’s disease (PD) symptoms. However, it becomes less effective with time and some symptoms do not respond to medication. Complementary interventions are therefore required […]

Does tDCS have an impact on Parkinson’s disease?

Link – Does neuromodulation transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) associated with peripheral stimulation through exercise to walk have an impact on falls in people with Parkinson’s disease? Abstract Parkinson’s disease (PD) is one of the most prevalent neurodegenerative diseases in the world, with a high degree of disability. Among the various therapeutic possibilities, brain stimulation […]

Enhancing gamma oscillations in Parkinsons

Link – Enhancing gamma oscillations restores primary motor cortex plasticity in Parkinson’s disease. Abstract In humans, gamma (γ) oscillations in cortical motor areas reflect asynchronous synaptic activity and contribute to plasticity processes. In Parkinson’s disease (PD), γ oscillatory activity in the basal ganglia-thalamo-cortical network is altered and the long-term potentiation (LTP)-like plasticity elicited by intermittent […]

fNIRS-EEG and Body Motion Capture to Distinguish Parkinson’s Disease.

Link – Merging fNIRS-EEG Brain Monitoring and Body Motion Capture to Distinguish Parkinson’s Disease. Abstract Functional connectivity between the brain and body kinematics has largely not been investigated due to the requirement of motionlessness in neuroimaging techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). However, this connectivity is disrupted in many neurodegenerative disorders, including Parkinson’s […]

tDCS in People with Parkinson’s Disease

Link – Cerebellar Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in People with Parkinson’s Disease: A Pilot Study. Brain Sci. 2020 Feb 11;10(2): Authors: Workman CD, Fietsam AC, Uc EY, Rudroff T Abstract People with Parkinson’s disease (PwPD) often experience gait and balance problems that substantially impact their quality of life. Pharmacological, surgical, and rehabilitative treatments have limited […]

Tele-monitored tDCS rehabilitation

Link – Tele-monitored tDCS rehabilitation: feasibility, challenges and future perspectives in Parkinson’s disease. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2019 Jan 31;16(1):20 Authors: Cucca A, Sharma K, Agarwal S, Feigin AS, Biagioni MC Abstract Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a modality of non-invasive brain stimulation involving the application of low amplitude direct current via surface electrodes on […]