The purpose of this study is to determine whether neural block and neuromuscular electrical
stimulation are effective in treating finger impairment due to stroke.
Device: muscle stimulator
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Full eligibility criteria for NCT00907829
Ages eligible for Study
30 Years to 80 Years
Genders eligible for Study
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
clinical diagnosis of stroke;
stroke occurred no less than 6 months prior to study;
must have had only 1 stroke;
must demonstrate severe hand impairment;
must have no substantial evidence of motor and sensory deficits in non-paretic limb;
must have no history or clinical signs of neurologic diseases other than stroke;
must have no cognitive dysfunction that precludes comprehension of experimental tasks;
must be able to give informed consent
taking medication that can increase the risk of lidocaine toxicity such as cimetidine
(ulcer treatment drug), phenytoin (anticonvulsant drug), nadolol (drug for treatment of headache, hypertension, chest pain);