Does trans-spinal direct current stimulation alter phrenic motoneurons and respiratory neuromechanical outputs in humans? A double-blind, sham-controlled, randomized, crossover study.

@article{Nirat2014DoesTD,
  title={Does trans-spinal direct current stimulation alter phrenic motoneurons and respiratory neuromechanical outputs in humans? A double-blind, sham-controlled, randomized, crossover study.},
  author={Marie-C{\'e}cile Ni{\'e}rat and Thomas Similowski and Jean-Charles Lamy},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2014},
  volume={34 43},
  pages={14420-9}
}
Although compelling evidence has demonstrated considerable neuroplasticity in the respiratory control system, few studies have explored the possibility of altering descending projections to phrenic motoneurons (PMNs) using noninvasive stimulation protocols. The present study was designed to investigate the immediate and long-lasting effects of a single session of transcutaneous spinal direct current stimulation (tsDCS), a promising technique for modulating spinal cord functions, on descending… CONTINUE READING