Effects of temporary functional deafferentation on the brain, sensation, and behavior of stroke patients.

@article{Sens2012EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of temporary functional deafferentation on the brain, sensation, and behavior of stroke patients.},
  author={Elisabeth Sens and Ulrike Teschner and Winfried Meissner and Christoph Preul and Ralph Huonker and Otto W. Witte and Wolfgang H. R. Miltner and Thomas Weiss},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2012},
  volume={32 34},
  pages={11773-9}
}
Following stroke, many patients suffer from chronic motor impairment and reduced somatosensation in the stroke-affected body parts. Recent experimental studies suggest that temporary functional deafferentation (TFD) of parts of the stroke-affected upper limb or of the less-affected contralateral limb might improve the sensorimotor capacity of the stroke-affected hand. The present study sought evidence of cortical reorganization and related sensory and motor improvements following… CONTINUE READING
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