Here’s a status update from this historic trial, including a rundown of elements being investigated in addition to stroke survivors’ functional outcomes.
Functional improvements have not yet plateaued after four months of rehabilitative therapy plus deep brain stimulation (DBS) in the first patient to ever undergo DBS to restore motor function after stroke.
This case of an unusual but important cause of dystonia brings forth some key insights about the use of neuromodulation therapy for this still-uncommon indication.
Findings of this milestone investigation suggest that analgesia may not be the appropriate therapy goal in central pain syndromes and that neuromodulation should focus on pain-related suffering and disability.
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Through a nuanced podcast and a short video, neurosurgeon Andre Machado, MD, PhD, is spreading the word about why he hopes deep brain stimulation can improve motor recovery for stroke survivors.
A study of patients’ symptom and behavioral goals prior to deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s suggests treatment success involves far more than standard clinical metrics.
A scientist involved in Cleveland Clinic’s newly launched study of neuromodulation for post-stroke recovery speaks to the science behind the trial and the NIH BRAIN grant supporting this work.
For the first time, deep brain stimulation electrodes have been implanted in a stroke survivor to restore lost motor function. The aim is to boost rehabilitation beyond what physical therapy can do alone.
Deep brain stimulation has never before been used to help recover lost motor function. Cleveland Clinic researchers are now enrolling disabled stroke survivors in a trial to see if it can.
The first-in-human trial of neuromodulation for rehabilitative therapy in stroke survivors has been given a boost with a $5 million grant. The lead investigator explains the study’s goals and rationale.