J Clin Neurophysiol 2021 May 31. Epub 2021 May 31.
Neurophysiology Unit, Neurology Department, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Barcelona, Spain; Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Hospital Universitari Dexeus, Barcelona, Spain; Neurology Department, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Barcelona, Spain; Neurology Department, Hospital de Neurorehabilitación, Institut Guttmann, Barcelona, Spain; and EMG Unit, Neurology Department, Hospital Clínic, Department of Medicine, University of Barcelona, August Pi Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS), Barcelona, Spain.
Purpose: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can change the excitability of the central nervous system and contribute to motor recovery of stroke patients. The aim of our study was to examine the short- and long-term effects of real versus sham bihemispheric tDCS combined with repetitive peripheral nerve stimulation in patients with acute stroke and a severe motor impairment.
Methods: The study was prospective, randomized, double blind, and placebo controlled. Read More