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  • Home-based transcranial static magnetic field stimulation of the motor cortex for treating levodopa-induced dyskinesias in Parkinson’s disease: A randomized controlled trial
    Levodopa-induced dyskinesias are a common complication in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) treated chronically with levodopa. Even though dyskinesias may be more tolerable than parkinsonism, they can be highly debilitating for some patients. The difficulty to achieve satisfactory pharmacological treatment of dyskinesias often motivates the escalation toward more advanced invasive treatments. However, even with invasive treatments dyskinesias may remain problematic. ... read more
    Brain Stimulation Journal FeedBy Michele Dileone, Claudia Ammann, Valentina Catanzaro, Cristina Pagge, Rosanna Piredda, Mariana H.G. Monje, Irene Navalpotro-Gomez, Alberto Bergareche, María Cruz Rodríguez-Oroz, Lydia Vela-Desojo, Fernando Alonso-Frech, María J. Catalán, José A. Molina, Nuria López-Ariztegu, Antonio Oliviero, José A. Obeso, Guglielmo Foffani
  • 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
  • Corrigendum to: “Effects of theta burst stimulation of the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in disorders of consciousness”
    The authors would like to correct an error in the above published Letter to the Editor. ... read more
    Brain Stimulation Journal FeedBy Min Wu, Yuehao Wu, Yamei Yu, Jian Gao, Fanxia Meng, Fangping He, Jianfei Shi, Benyan Luo
  • A case series of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in the treatment of major depression during pregnancy
    Women are more likely to experience depression during their childbearing years than during any other time in life [1]. Depressive symptoms occur in approximately one in five pregnant women. There are many maternal and fetal risks associated with peripartum depression. Depressed, pregnant women are more likely to neglect prenatal care, abuse drugs and alcohol [2] and have adverse neonatal outcomes, such as preterm birth [3], lower birth weight [4] and a higher rate of neonatal care unit (NICU) admission [5]. ... read more
    Brain Stimulation Journal FeedBy Alexandra Yee, Emily Pedersen, Martha Koo
  • Transcranial direct current stimulation over the visual cortex facilitates awake consolidation of visual perceptual learning
    Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) attracts extensive attention from a broad range of research fields, as it can non-invasively and rapidly modulate brain functions such as vision in both healthy and patient populations [1,10]. Meanwhile, vision can also be substantially improved by intensive training, a phenomenon called visual perceptual learning (VPL). VPL has been used to restore and enhance visual functions in neuro-ophthalmological diseases like amblyopia. Moreover, combining VPL and tDCS applied during training can further improve visual skills [2,3]. ... read more
    Brain Stimulation Journal FeedBy Xin-Yue Yang, Qing He, Fang Fang
  • Long term study of motivational and cognitive effects of low-intensity focused ultrasound neuromodulation in the dorsal striatum of nonhuman primates
    Noninvasive brain stimulation using transcranial focused ultrasound (FUS) has many potential applications as a research and clinical tool, including incorporation into neural prosthetics for cognitive rehabilitation. To develop this technology, it is necessary to evaluate the safety and efficacy of FUS neuromodulation for specific brain targets and cognitive functions. It is also important to test whether repeated long-term application of FUS to deep brain targets improves or degrades behavioral and cognitive function. ... read more
    Brain Stimulation Journal FeedBy F. Munoz, A. Meaney, A. Gross, K. Liu, A.N. Pouliopoulos, D. Liu, E.E. Konofagou, V.P. Ferrera