Brain Stimulation-aided Stroke Rehabilitation: Neural Mechanisms of Recovery
This study investigates whether the benefits of training stroke patients’ affected hands can be improved by adding a painless, noninvasive technique of brain stimulation called transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS). TDCS involves direct electrical currents applied over the part of the brain responsible for movements of the affected hand. Investigators are also studying brain changes that favor recovery of hand function following the combination of training and TDCS.
Neuromodulation for Accidental Bowel Leakage (NOTABLe)
This study determines whether percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) is an effective treatment for fecal incontinence in women who do not respond to supervised pelvic training and constipating medication. PTNS involves use of mild electrical pulses to stimulate nerves—in this case the tibial nerve, which is involved in sending messages to the bowel, rectum, and spinal cord.