Bihemispheric tDCS for upper-limb hemiparesis

Link – Bihemispheric tDCS for upper-limb hemiparesis in acute stroke: a randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled trial. Abstract BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Neuromodulation is a promising approach to increase motor recovery in stroke. However, so far, there is a scarcity of evidence documenting the clinical potential of tDCS administered in the acute phase of stroke. The present study […]

tDCS for improving aphasia after stroke

Link – Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for improving aphasia after stroke: a systematic review with network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Abstract BACKGROUND: Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is an emerging approach for improving aphasia after stroke. However, it remains unclear what type of tDCS stimulation is most effective. Our aim was to give […]

Optimizing Dosing of Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Stroke Recovery.

Link – Optimizing Dosing of Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Stroke Recovery. Abstract Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) paired with rehabilitative training enhances recovery of function in models of stroke and is currently under investigation for use in chronic stroke patients. Dosing is critical in translation of pharmacological therapies, but electrical stimulation therapies often fail to comprehensively […]

Effect of tDCS on cognitive function in stroke patients

Link – Effect of transcranial direct-current stimulation on cognitive function in stroke patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Abstract OBJECTIVE: Transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) is a noninvasive approach that can alter brain excitability. Several studies have shown the effectiveness of tDCS in improving language and movement function in stroke patients. However, the effect of tDCS […]

tDCS to Facilitate Lower Limb Recovery Following Stroke

Link – Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation to Facilitate Lower Limb Recovery Following Stroke: Current Evidence and Future Directions. Abstract Stroke remains a global leading cause of disability. Novel treatment approaches are required to alleviate impairment and promote greater functional recovery. One potential candidate is transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), which is thought to non-invasively promote […]

Evaluating the effects of tDCS in stroke patients using functional outcomes

Link – Evaluating the effects of tDCS in stroke patients using functional outcomes: a systematic review. Abstract Background and purpose: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has been extensively studied over the past 20 years to promote functional motor recovery after stroke. However, tDCS clinical relevance still needs to be determined. The present systematic review aims to […]