Transcranial direct current stimulation reduces secondary white-matter degradation after stroke

Transcranial direct current stimulation reduces secondary white-matter degradation after stroke
Motor recovery during the first 3–6 months after stroke shows a striking dichotomy. For the upper-extremity, most patients recover ≈70% of the difference between their baseline Upper Extremity Fugl–Meyer (UE-FM) score and the maximum UE-FM score (proportional recovery, PROP) [1]. However, patients with severe initial impairment often show poor recovery (POOR). POOR patients do not sufficiently benefit from current treatment approaches and it would be important to identify new treatment targets that might enable better outcome for this group of patients. ... read more
Brain Stimulation Journal FeedBy Pierre Nicolo, Cécile Magnin, Elena Pedrazzini, Anh Nguyen-Danse, Adrian G. Guggisberg