Electrical stimulation in the treatment of the spastic hemiplegic hand after stroke: a randomized study.
Summary of "Electrical stimulation in the treatment of the spastic hemiplegic hand after stroke: a randomized study."
It has been claimed that neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) may enhance hand motor recovery after a stroke. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of an electrostimulation protocol on range of motion and strength of the hand in a group of elderly patients with spastic hemiplegia after a stroke.
Escuela Universitaria de Fisioterapia, Universitat de València, Valencia, España.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Medicina clÃnica
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21334697
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.medcli.2010.10.024
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Evoked Potentials, Motor
The electrical response evoked in a muscle or motor nerve by electrical or magnetic stimulation. Common methods of stimulation are by transcranial electrical and TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION. It is often used for monitoring during neurosurgery.
Vagus Nerve Stimulation
An adjunctive treatment for PARTIAL EPILEPSY and refractory DEPRESSION that delivers electrical impulses to the brain via the VAGUS NERVE. A battery implanted under the skin supplies the energy.
Diagnosis of disease states by recording the spontaneous electrical activity of tissues or organs or by the response to stimulation of electrically excitable tissue.
Medical devices which substitute for a nervous system function by electrically stimulating the nerves directly and monitoring the response to the electrical stimulation.
Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation
The use of specifically placed small electrodes to deliver electrical impulses across the SKIN to relieve PAIN. It is used less frequently to produce ANESTHESIA.
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