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Review of transcranial direct current stimulation in poststroke recovery.
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PMID:  23340073     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Motor impairment, dysphagia, aphasia, and visual impairment are common disabling residual deficits experienced by stroke survivors. Recently, many novel rehabilitative modalities have been investigated for their potential to ameliorate such deficits and to improve functional outcomes. Noninvasive brain stimulation techniques, such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), have emerged as a promising tool to facilitate stroke recovery. tDCS can alter cortical excitability to induce brain plasticity by modulating the lesioned, contralesional, or bilateral hemispheres with various stimulation modalities. Along with peripheral therapies, tDCS can lead to subsequent sustained behavioral and clinical gains in patients with stroke. In this review, we summarize characteristics of tDCS (method of stimulation, safety profile, and mechanism) and its application in the treatment of various stroke-related deficits, and we highlight future directions for tDCS in this capacity.
Wuwei Wayne Feng; Mark G Bowden; Steven Kautz
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Topics in stroke rehabilitation     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1074-9357     ISO Abbreviation:  Top Stroke Rehabil     Publication Date:    2013 Jan-Feb
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Created Date:  2013-01-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9439750     Medline TA:  Top Stroke Rehabil     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  68-77     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neuroscience, College of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina Department of Health Science and Research, College of Health Professions, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina.
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