Vagus Nerve Stimulation Delivered with Motor Training Enhances Recovery of Function after Traumatic Brain Injury.

@article{Pruitt2016VagusNS,
  title={Vagus Nerve Stimulation Delivered with Motor Training Enhances Recovery of Function after Traumatic Brain Injury.},
  author={David T Pruitt and Ariel N Schmid and Lily J Kim and Caroline M Abe and Jenny L Trieu and Connie Choua and Seth A Hays and Michael P. Kilgard and Robert L. Rennaker},
  journal={Journal of neurotrauma},
  year={2016},
  volume={33 9},
  pages={
          871-9
        }
}
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is one of the largest health problems in the United States, and affects nearly 2 million people every year. The effects of TBI, including weakness and loss of coordination, can be debilitating and last years after the initial injury. Recovery of motor function is often incomplete. We have developed a method using electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve paired with forelimb use by which we have demonstrated enhanced recovery from ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke… CONTINUE READING

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