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OBJECTIVE To study changes in motor cortex representations after a single session of physiotherapy in stroke patients. METHODS TMS mapping was used to evaluate the motor output map of the abductor pollicis brevis (APB) in both hemispheres. Stroke patients (4-8 weeks after the infarction) were studied prior to a training session aimed at improving(More)
Treatment-induced plastic changes were investigated in the brains of stroke patients in the subacute stage of illness. Nine patients participated in 1 week of conventional physiotherapy. In the subsequent week conventional physiotherapy was combined with forced-use therapy. Focal transcranial magnetic stimulation was used to determine the motor output areas(More)
Potassium channel openers (KCOs; e.g., P1075, pinacidil) exert their effects on excitable cells by opening ATP-sensitive potassium channels. These channels are heteromultimers composed with a 4:4 stoichiometry of an inwardly rectifying K(+) channel subunit plus a regulatory subunit comprising the receptor sites for hypoglycemic sulfonylureas and KCOs (a(More)
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