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What does best evidence tell us about robotic gait rehabilitation in stroke patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis
BACKGROUND Studies about electromechanical-assisted devices proved the validity and effectiveness of these tools in gait rehabilitation, especially if used in association with conventionalExpand
Heavy Metals and Neurodegenerative Diseases: An Observational Study
In this study, we evaluated the levels of some of the most investigated metals (Cu, Se, Zn, Pb, and Hg) in the blood of patients affected by the most common chronic neurodegenerative diseases likeExpand
Shaping neuroplasticity by using powered exoskeletons in patients with stroke: a randomized clinical trial
BackgroundThe use of neurorobotic devices may improve gait recovery by entraining specific brain plasticity mechanisms, which may be a key issue for successful rehabilitation using such approach. WeExpand
Cortical connectivity modulation induced by cerebellar oscillatory transcranial direct current stimulation in patients with chronic disorders of consciousness: A marker of covert cognition?
OBJECTIVE Although some patients suffering from unresponsive wakefulness syndrome (UWS) may retain some capacity for covert cognition, it is difficult to directly demonstrate this property by meansExpand
Robotic gait rehabilitation and substitution devices in neurological disorders: where are we now?
Gait abnormalities following neurological disorders are often disabling, negatively affecting patients’ quality of life. Therefore, regaining of walking is considered one of the primary objectives ofExpand
Can transcranial direct current stimulation be useful in differentiating unresponsive wakefulness syndrome from minimally conscious state patients?
PURPOSE Disorders of consciousness (DOC) diagnosis relies on the presence or absence of purposeful motor responsiveness, which characterizes the minimally conscious state (MCS) and the unresponsiveExpand
Is computer-assisted training effective in improving rehabilitative outcomes after brain injury? A case-control hospital-based study.
BACKGROUND Rehabilitation of impaired cognitive functions begins to be considered a standard component of medical care after acquired brain injury. Indeed, many evidences support the effectiveness ofExpand
Functional Brain Network Topology Discriminates between Patients with Minimally Conscious State and Unresponsive Wakefulness Syndrome
Consciousness arises from the functional interaction of multiple brain structures and their ability to integrate different complex patterns of internal communication. Although several studiesExpand
The role of virtual reality in improving motor performance as revealed by EEG: a randomized clinical trial
BackgroundMany studies have demonstrated the usefulness of repetitive task practice by using robotic-assisted gait training (RAGT) devices, including Lokomat, for the treatment of lower limb paresis.Expand
Effects of robot-assisted upper limb rehabilitation in stroke patients: a systematic review with meta-analysis
Technology-supported training is emerging as a solution to support therapists in their efforts providing high-intensity, repetitive, and task-specific treatment, in order to enhance the recoveryExpand