Effects of Brain Network by Simultaneous Dual-mode Stimulation in Subacute Stroke Patients

2017-09-13 00:23:22 | BioPortfolio


Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) or transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has been used for the modulation of stroke patients' motor function by altering the cortical excitability. Recently, more challenging approaches, such as stimulation of two or more sites or use of dual modality have been studied in stroke patients. In this study, simultaneous stimulation using both rTMS and tDCS (dual-mode stimulation) over bilateral primary motor cortices (M1s) was investigated to compare its modulatory effects with single rTMS stimulation in subacute stroke patients.


We assessed each patient's motor function using the Fugl-Meyer Assessment (FMA) score and acquired their resting-state fMRI (rs-fMRI) data at two times: prior to stimulation and 2 months after stimulation. Changes in rs-fMRI network measures were investigated between groups.

Study Design




rTMS on ipsilesional M1, tDCS on contralesional M1




Samsung Medical Center

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2017-09-13T00:23:22-0400

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