Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Poststroke Motor Recovery: Challenges and Opportunities.
Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)
There has been a renewed research interest in transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) as an adjunctive tool for poststroke motor recovery as it has a neuro-modulatory effect on the human cortex. However, there are barriers towards its successful application in motor recovery as several scientific issues remain unresolved, including device-related issues (ie, dose-response relationship, safety and tolerability concerns, interhemispheric imbalance model, and choice of montage) and clinical trial-related issues (ie, patient selection, timing of study, and choice of outcomes). This narrative review examines and discusses the existing challenges in using tDCS as a brain modulation tool in facilitating recovery after stroke. Potential solutions pertinent to using tDCS with the goal of harnessing the brains plasticity are proposed.
- Feng, W; Kautz, SA; Schlaug, G; Meinzer, C; George, MS; Chhatbar, PY
- September 2018
Volume / Issue
- 10 / 9 Suppl 2
Start / End Page
- S157 - S164
Pubmed Central ID
Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
- United States