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Title: The potential synergism by combining external counterpulsation with intermittent theta burst stimulation in post-stroke motor function recovery
Authors: He, W
Au-Yeung, SYS 
Mak, M 
Leung, TWH
Leung, H
Wong, LKS
Keywords: External counterpulsation
Hand function recovery
Intermittent theta burst stimulation
Ischemic stroke
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
Source: Medical hypotheses, 2016, v. 93, p. 140-142 How to cite?
Journal: Medical hypotheses 
Abstract: Upper limb weakness and incoordination is a common disability following ischemic stroke. Previous studies have showed that the single application of external counterpulsation (ECP) and intermittent theta burst stimulation (iTBS) can effectively enhance the cortical motor excitability and facilitate recovery. However, it remains uncertain if sequential application of these therapies would further augment the recovery. We hypothesize a synergistic effect of ECP followed by iTBS to upper limb function may happen through improvements in both cerebral perfusion and neuron excitability.
ISSN: 0306-9877
EISSN: 1532-2777
DOI: 10.1016/j.mehy.2016.05.024
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