Noninvasive brain stimulation may improve stroke-related dysphagia: a pilot study.

@article{Kumar2011NoninvasiveBS,
  title={Noninvasive brain stimulation may improve stroke-related dysphagia: a pilot study.},
  author={Sandeep Kumar and Cynthia W Wagner and Colleen Frayne and Liang Zhu and Magdy Selim and W Feng and Gottfried Schlaug},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2011},
  volume={42 4},
  pages={1035-40}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Treatment options for stroke-related dysphagia are currently limited. In this study, we investigated whether noninvasive brain stimulation in combination with swallowing maneuvers facilitates swallowing recovery in dysphagic stroke patients during early stroke convalescence. METHODS Fourteen patients with subacute unilateral hemispheric infarction were randomized to anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) versus sham stimulation to the sensorimotor… CONTINUE READING

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