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How transcranial direct current stimulation facilitates post-stroke rehabilitation

@article{Qi2019HowTD,
  title={How transcranial direct current stimulation facilitates post-stroke rehabilitation},
  author={Fengxue Qi and Xin Hong and Zhongkang Lu and Irvin Teh and Wei-Peng Teo and Kai Keng Ang and Kok Soon Phua and Cuntai Guan and Effie Chew and Fatima A. Nasrallah},
  journal={arXiv: Medical Physics},
  year={2019}
}
Whether transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) benefits stroke rehabilitation remains unclear. To investigate how tDCS reorganizes brain circuitry, nineteen post-stroke patients underwent rehabilitation sessions with bi-hemispheric real vs sham tDCS intervention. Resting motor threshold measurements showed tDCS evoked higher excitability in the motor cortex that enhanced the descending conduction from the lesioned primary motor cortex to the target hand muscle. Granger causality… 
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