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clinical trial
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Stroke
and you are
between 40 and 70
years old
Phase
-
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The purpose

The purpose of this study will to compare the long-term effect of anodal versus cathodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on motor recovery in subacute stroke patients. Forty patients with subacute ischemic stroke will randomly assigned to one of three groups: Anodal, Cathodal and Sham. Each group will receive tDCS at an intensity of 2mA for 25 minutes daily for 6 consecutive days over the affected (Anodal, Sham) or unaffected (Cathodal) motor cortex. Patients will be assessed with National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS), the Barthel index (BI) and the Medical Research Council (MRC) muscle strength scale at baseline, after end of the 6th tDCS session, and then 1, 2 and 3 months later. Motor cortical excitability will be measured at baseline and after the 6th session in both hemispheres.

Provided treatments

  • Procedure: transcranial direct current stimulation (Anodal)
  • Procedure: transcranial direct current stimulation (Cathodal)
  • Procedure: transcranial direct current stimulation (Sham)
Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01601392. The sponsor of the trial is Dina Hatem Elhammady and it is looking for 40 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Effect of Anodal Versus Cathodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Stroke Recovery: a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial