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  • Efficacy and safety of HD-tDCS and respiratory rehabilitation for critically ill patients with COVID-19 The HD-RECOVERY randomized clinical trial
    Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ADRS) due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been associated with muscle fatigue, corticospinal pathways dysfunction, and mortality. High-Definition transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (HD-tDCS) may be used to attenuate clinical impairment in these patients. The HD-RECOVERY randomized clinical trial was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of HD-tDCS with respiratory rehabilitation in patients with moderate to severe ARDS due to COVID-19. ... read more
    Brain Stimulation Journal FeedBy Suellen Marinho Andrade, Maria Cecília de Araújo Silvestre, Eduardo Ériko Tenório de França, Maria Heloísa Bezerra Sales Queiroz, Kelly de Jesus Santana, Marcela Lais Lima Holmes Madruga, Cristina Katya Torres Teixeira Mendes, Eliane Araújo de Oliveira, João Felipe Bezerra, Renata Gomes Barreto, Silmara Maria Alves Fernandes da Silva, Thais Alves de Sousa, Wendy Chrystyan Medeiros de Sousa, Mariana Patrícia da Silva, Vanessa Meira Cintra Ribeiro, Paulo Lucena, Daniel Beltrammi, Rodrigo Ramos Catharino, Egas Caparelli-Dáquer, Benjamin M. Hampstead, Abhishek Datta, Antonio Lucio Teixeira, Bernardino Fernández-Calvo, João Ricardo Sato, Marom Bikson
  • Human Studies of Transcranial Ultrasound neuromodulation: A systematic review of effectiveness and safety
    Transcranial ultrasound stimulation (TUS) is gaining traction as a safe and non-invasive technique in human studies. There has been a rapid increase in TUS human studies in recent years, with more than half of studies to date published after 2020. This rapid growth in the relevant body of literature necessitates comprehensive reviews to update clinicians and researchers. ... read more
    Brain Stimulation Journal FeedBy Can Sarica, Jean-François Nankoo, Anton Fomenko, Talyta Cortez Grippe, Kazuaki Yamamoto, Nardin Samuel, Vanessa Milano, Artur Vetkas, Ghazaleh Darmani, Mehmet N. Cizmeci, Andres M. Lozano, Robert Chen
  • Long-term directional deep brain stimulation: Monopolar review vs. local field potential guided programming
    Directional subthalamic stimulation in Parkinson's disease can increase stimulation threshold for adverse effects and widen the therapeutic window. However, selection of programming settings is time consuming, requiring a thorough monopolar clinical review. To overcome this, programming may be guided by intraoperatively recording local field potential beta oscillations (13–35 Hz). ... read more
    Brain Stimulation Journal FeedBy Carla Fernández-García, Mariana H.G. Monje, Víctor Gómez-Mayordomo, Guglielmo Foffani, Rafael Herranz, Maria José Catalán, Mercedes González-Hidalgo, Jorge Matias-Guiu, Fernando Alonso-Frech
  • Tolerability and feasibility of at-home remotely supervised transcranial direct current stimulation (RS-tDCS): Single-center evidence from 6,779 sessions
    The ability to deploy transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) at home is a key usability advantage to support scaling for pivotal clinical trials. We have established a home-based tDCS protocol for use in clinical trials termed remotely supervised (RS)-tDCS. ... read more
    Brain Stimulation Journal FeedBy Giuseppina Pilloni, Amy Vogel-Eyny, Matthew Lustberg, Pamela Best, Martin Malik, Lillian Walton-Masters, Allan George, Ibraheem Mirza, Lana Zhovtis, Abhishek Datta, Marom Bikson, Lauren Krupp, Leigh Charvet
  • Neurophysiological and behavioral effects of multisession prefrontal tDCS and concurrent cognitive remediation training in patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD): A double-blind, randomized controlled fNIRS study
    The clinical effects and neurophysiological mechanisms of prefrontal tDCS and concurrent cognitive remediation training in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) remain unclear. ... read more
    Brain Stimulation Journal FeedBy Yvonne M.Y. Han, Melody M.Y. Chan, Caroline K.S. Shea, Oscar Long-hin Lai, Karthikeyan Krishnamurthy, Mei-chun Cheung, Agnes S. Chan
  • Transcutaneous electrical cranial-auricular acupoints stimulation (TECAS) for treatment of the depressive disorder with insomnia as the complaint (DDI): A case series
    Epidemiologic studies have shown that above 80% of Major depressive disorder (MDD) patients have insomnia disorder (ID) [1], MDD and ID are highly comorbid, with insomnia symptoms amplifying the chronicity and severity of MDD. Meanwhile, ID is one of the primary manifestations and diagnostic criteria for MDD [2]. Furthermore, the depressive disorder with insomnia as the complaint(DDI) is associated with a poorer response to depression-focused psychological and pharmacological treatments, making it more difficult diagnostic and treatment decisions for clinicians [3]. ... read more
    Brain Stimulation Journal FeedBy Ya-Nan Zhao, Xue Xiao, Shao-Yuan Li, Shuai Zhang, Jin-Ling Zhang, Jia-Kai He, Xiao-Bing Hou, Jing Tian, Wei-Hang Zhai, Yu Wang, Pei-Jing Rong
  • Case evidence of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in the management of refractory irritable bowel syndrome with comorbid depression
    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common functional gastrointestinal disease characterised by abdominal pain and in most cases comorbid mood symptoms. IBS can substantially reduce quality of life, especially in those with comorbid mood symptoms, while the treatments remain poor. Neuroimaging studies with IBS patients have demonstrated metabolic changes in brain regions involved in pain and emotions, such as the hippocampus, the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), and the insular cortex [1,2]. ... read more
    Brain Stimulation Journal FeedBy Jie Li, Kuanghui Xu, Yun Guo, Xiaofei Chen, Guodong Li, Le Qi, Xianwei Che
  • Transcranial focused ultrasound induces sustained synaptic plasticity in rat hippocampus
    Transcranial focused ultrasound (tFUS) neuromodulation provides a promising emerging non-invasive therapy for the treatment of neurological disorders. Many studies have demonstrated the ability of tFUS to elicit transient changes in neural responses. However, the ability of tFUS to induce sustained changes need to be carefully examined. In this study, we use the long-term potentiation/long term depression (LTP/LTD) model in the rat hippocampus, the medial perforant path (mPP) to dentate gyrus (DG) pathway, to explore whether tFUS is capable of encoding frequency specific information to induce plasticity. ... read more
    Brain Stimulation Journal FeedBy Xiaodan Niu, Kai Yu, Bin He