Title: Transcranial direct current stimulation for motor recovery of upper limb function after stroke
Authors: Lüdemann-Podubecká, Jitka ×
Bösl, Kathrin
Rothhardt, Sandra
Verheyden, Geert
Nowak, Dennis Alexander #
Issue Date: 6-Aug-2014
Publisher: Pergamon
Series Title: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews vol:47 pages:245-259
Abstract: BACKROUND:
Changes in neural processing after stroke have been postulated to impede recovery from stroke. Transcranial direct current stimulation has the potential to alter cortico-spinal excitability and thereby might be beneficial in stroke recovery.
We review the pertinent literature prior to 30/09/2013 on transcranial direct current stimulation in promoting motor recovery of the affected upper limb after stroke.
We found overall 23 trials (they included 523 participants). All stimulation protocols pride on interhemispheric imbalance model. In a comparative approach, methodology and effectiveness of (a) facilitation of the affected hemisphere, (b) inhibition of the unaffected hemisphere and (c) combined application of transcranial direct current stimulation over the affected and unaffected hemispheres to treat impaired hand function after stroke are presented.
Transcranial direct current stimulation is associated with improvement of the affected upper limb after stroke, but current evidence does not support its routine use.
ISSN: 0149-7634
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group for Neuromotor Rehabilitation
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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