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Cortical Plasticity Assessment in Athletes With Multiple Concussions

2014-08-27 03:14:06 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this research is to determine whether athletes with concussion have changes in cortical excitability.

Single and paired transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) can be used as reliable neurophysiological marker of motor cortex reorganization in athletes with concussions.

This study also aims to determine whether modulation of cortical activity by a powerful technique of noninvasive brain stimulation (tDCS) results in a different cortical response as compared with sham tDCS.

Description

This study is a multicenter study with investigators from other institutions (Dr. Alvaro Pascual-Leone and Dr. Hugo Theoret).

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Basic Science

Conditions

Concussion

Intervention

Transcranial direct current stimulation

Location

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Boston
Massachusetts
United States

Status

Recruiting

Source

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:14:06-0400

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