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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Stroke, Paresis or Upper Extremity Paralysis
and you are
over 18
years old
The phase for this study is not defined.
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The purpose

The two cerebral hemispheres find themselves in a state of balanced mutual inhibition. A stroke with involvement of motor function leads to a reduced excitability in affected hemisphere M1 and to an increased excitability of contralateral M1. Stroke therefore might impair interhemispheric balance, leading to a decreased inhibition of contralesional hemisphere by ipsilesional hemisphere and, in turn, to an increased inhibition of ipsilesional hemisphere by contralesional hemisphere. Permanence of healthy hemisphere hyperactivation in chronic phase after stroke is usually index of little functional recovery and is correlated with a greater ipsilateral structural damage. Robot-mediated physical therapy is an innovative rehabilitation technique that is effective in stroke patients. In this study, the investigators will add a non-invasive brain stimulation protocol with Transcranial stimulation with direct current (tDCS) to the robotic treatment in chronic stroke patients. tDCS is a non-invasive brain stimulation technique that is able to modulate cortical excitability. The hypothesis is that dual t-DCS (ipsilesional excitation and concomitant contralesional inhibition) could restore interhemispheric balance improving the benefits of robotic therapy with Armeo Power®.

Provided treatments

  • Device: Real dual tDCS + Robotic Arm Therapy
  • Device: SHAM tDCS + Robotic Arm Therapy

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT03026712. The sponsor of the trial is I.R.C.C.S. Fondazione Santa Lucia and it is looking for 80 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Association of Dual Transcranial Electrical Stimulation (tDCS) to Upper Limb Robotic Therapy in Individuals With Chronic Stroke