Navigation Links
Brain stimulation can help partially paralyzed stroke patients regain use of their muscles
Date:9/13/2010

Stroke patients who were left partially paralysed found that their condition improved after they received a simple and non-invasive method of brain stimulation, according to research in the September issue of the European Journal of Neurology.

Researchers from the Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt, studied 60 patients with ischaemic stroke - where the blood supply is reduced to the brain - who had been left with mild to moderate muscle weakness down one side of their body.

Twenty of the randomly assigned treatment group received repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) applied at 5-Hz over the brain hemisphere affected by the stroke and the other 20 received 1-Hz stimulation of the unaffected hemisphere. The remaining 20 formed the control group, receiving inactive placebo doses of the treatment. All patients received the same physical therapy.

"When we compared the results between the three groups, we found that both of the treatment groups showed significant motor function recovery" says co-author Anwar El Etribi, Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University. "No improvements were seen in the control group who had received the placebo treatment and the same physical therapy protocol."

The majority of the patients (95 per cent) had suffered their stroke in the last three years, having been enrolled in the study at least one month after their stroke. However, there was no difference between the level of clinical improvement and the interval since the patients' strokes.

"We believe that people develop partial paralysis down one side after they have a stroke because the hemispheres of the brain become unbalanced" explains Professor Etribi. "The hemisphere that has not been affected can become over-active, while the damaged hemisphere can become inhibited.

"Our treatment worked on the theory that increasing the activity of the hemisphere affected by the stroke and reducing the
'/>"/>

Contact: Annette Whibley
wizard.media@virgin.net
Wiley-Blackwell
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. National study finds 70 percent increase in basketball-related traumatic brain injuries
2. Strategy discovered to prevent Alzheimers-associated traffic jams in the brain
3. Brain Scans Could Spot Developmental Problems in Kids
4. Mapping a brain atlas
5. Researchers urge reclassification of traumatic brain injury as chronic disease
6. Attention, couch potatoes! Walking boosts brain connectivity, function
7. Penn study sheds light on how the brain shifts between sleep/awake states under anesthesia
8. Double-therapy approach effectively inhibited brain cancer recurrence
9. System uses electrical trickery on the brain to induce realistic spaceflight effects
10. B vitamins and the aging brain examined
11. In NIH-funded study, researchers uncover step in brain events leading up to addiction
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/24/2015)... 24, 2015 The Fastest Fat Loss Week ... great success of the Xtreme Fat Loss Diet, has been ... fat loss blueprint that claims to help one lose belly ... HealthyandFitZone.com's Stan Stevenson, prompting an investigative review. , "Our ... creators spent years researching and experimenting with these methods on ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... (PRWEB) April 24, 2015 Lowcostcarinsuranceprice.com has ... low cost auto insurance for senior citizens . ... drivers, but this does not mean that they cannot ... even senior drivers can find the right coverage for ... insurance brokerage website like http://lowcostcarinsuranceprice.com/ provides free ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... 2015 “Kind,” “selfless,” “the voice of ... ways Denise Weiner described pediatric oncology nurse Laura Vasquez ... daughter, Alexa, during her five-year battle with a malignant ... marrow transplant and numerous experimental treatments, Vasquez continued caring ... when she was not in the hospital and even ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... “ Opera ” was featured on NewsWatch as ... and coolest technology products available to consumers. Andrew Tropeano, a ... and shared with viewers how this is the fastest way ... internet would not be in existence. But each web browser ... is no different. Celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, Opera ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh, has written ... worldwide, and how they would not be necessary if the ... nations have been trained to build up armed defense forces ... and distrust. , “The nations believe they must use ... rules and laws, and the rape of their sons, daughters, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Fastest Fat Loss Week Ever Review Revealed on Healthy & Fit Zone 2Health News:Low Cost Auto Insurance Quotes for Senior Citizens 2Health News:CURE™ Magazine Names Pediatric Nurse Laura Vasquez from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles As Extraordinary Healer™ of 2015 2Health News:CURE™ Magazine Names Pediatric Nurse Laura Vasquez from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles As Extraordinary Healer™ of 2015 3Health News:CURE™ Magazine Names Pediatric Nurse Laura Vasquez from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles As Extraordinary Healer™ of 2015 4Health News:A Web Browser That Connects over 350 Million People was Featured on NewsWatch Television 2Health News:Armed Forces Would Not Be Necessary if Biblical Laws Were Followed, Says Yisrayl Hawkins in New Article 2
... and education complex in Islamabad to cater to the health ... the twin city of Rawalpindi . ,The complex ... a Health and Education City in the capital, and includes ... dentistry. ,Harvard Medical International (HMI) is a ...
... and a standardized rehabilitation protocol are successful in returning ... today at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the American ... Center. ,Dr. Brunt and colleagues studied the ... to evaluate the experience of athletes undergoing tension-free mesh ...
... of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine at ... in the arm bone and soft tissue of the ... help protect them against injury. ,Young baseball ... as they mature, says principal investigator Scott D. Mair, ...
... of sex, a move that is proving highly controversial among ... workers more vulnerable . ,Men who buy sex ... fine or face both, under proposed legislation currently under consultation ... the buying of sex, but not the sale. Procuring, or ...
... what Victoria Beckham is really wishing for, is a baby girl ... that she and hubby David Beckham will try to add to ... hoping theyll be bringing back a bundle of pink from the ... little girl, is because after all those boys in the house, ...
... Institute for Learning and Memory have uncovered a molecular ... traumatic events . ,The work could lead ... adults who suffer each year from persistent, debilitating fears ... Iraq and Afghanistan. ,A study conducted by the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Surgical Repair of Athletic Hernia Speeds Return to Play 2Health News:Surgical Repair of Athletic Hernia Speeds Return to Play 3Health News:Shoulder Protection by Throwing Motion in Baseball Players 2Health News:Prostitutes Fume as Norway Bids to Criminalise Sex Purchases 2Health News:Prostitutes Fume as Norway Bids to Criminalise Sex Purchases 3Health News:First Drug for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder 2
(Date:4/23/2015)... Ga. , April 23, 2015 WellStar ... care available to its patients with the most advanced ... in Georgia to offer TomoTherapy ... United States to offer both TomoTherapy and ... TomoTherapy System rotates 360 degrees around the patient, which ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... , April 23, 2015  Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc., (NYSE: ... management presentation at the Deutsche Bank 40 th ... 9:20 a.m. EDT. You are invited to ... at http://ir.hill-rom.com/events.cfm or access it directly at ... will be available one hour after conclusion of the ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... 2015  To commemorate the upcoming 25 th anniversary of ... long-anticipated ADA Legacy Tour will make a stop at ... at the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center in ... will be Friday and Saturday 11 am to 5 pm, and ... Tour is a traveling exhibit designed to raise public awareness and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:WellStar's New, Highly Targeted Therapy Shortens Cancer Treatment Time 2ADA 25th Anniversary Legacy Tour Stops at Abilities Expo New York Metro, May 1-3 2ADA 25th Anniversary Legacy Tour Stops at Abilities Expo New York Metro, May 1-3 3
... , WILMINGTON, Del., Dec. 8 ... enrolled in the company,s Medicare Part D prescription savings program ... program. , (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091027/PH99766LOGO ) , ... physician,s offices under the changes to the AZ&Me(TM) Prescription Savings ...
... , WALTHAM, ... leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, ... levofloxacin, moxifloxacin and piperacillin/tazobactam -- will be the primary factors ... the community-acquired pneumonia drug market though 2018. , The new ...
Cached Medicine Technology:AstraZeneca Medicare Part D Patient Assistance Program No Longer Requires Co-Pays 2Patent Expiries of Blockbuster Antibiotics Will Fuel a Decline of More Than 15 Percent in the Community-Acquired Pneumonia Drug Market 2
... New Sorvall Discovery 90SE ... need to discover more. ... come with top-of-the-line performance, ... ease of use, all ...
... centrifuge continues to raise the standard for ... 1,048,000 x g performance and our new ... sample sizes from 0.2 ml to 8.3 ... direct drive, very quiet operation, rotor imbalance ...
... versatility, and environmental safety are ... LE-80 K Ultracentrifuge from Beckman ... Optima centrifugation technology, the LE-80 ... effectively provide advanced capability for ...
... Capable of generating 694,000 ... to 90,000 rpm, Beckman Coulter's ... to perform more separations in ... model operates with a broad ...
Medicine Products: