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|Title:||Effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on the regional cerebral blood flow of subjects with stroke : a preliminary study|
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
Regional cerebral blood flow
|Source:||中国康复医学杂志 (Chinese journal of rehabilitation medicine), 2004, v. 19, no. 7, p. 499-501 How to cite?|
|Journal:||中国康复医学杂志 (Chinese journal of rehabilitation medicine)|
Objective: To investigate the effects of one session(60min) of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on the regional cerebral blood flow(rCBF) in stroke patients.
Method: Four subjects with first-ever stroke were recruited.They were 2 males and 2 females,55-73years old and 42-141 days post-stroke onset.After signing the consent form,they were randomly assigned into treatment and control groups.All subjects were examined for rCBF using single positron emission computerized tomorgraphy(SPECT) on two sessions within one day with an interval of 60min.Subjects in the treatment group received TENS treatment for 60min between the two sessions of SPECT examinations.Asymmetry index and the percentage changes of SEPCT from the two sessions were analyzed, including the affected site and its surrounding area on the affected hemisphere,as well as the contralateral normal site and its surrounding area on the unaffected hemisphere.
Result: No statistically significant differences in the changes of SPECT between the two groups were found at either session.However,subjects receiving 60min of TENS treatment showed an increasing tendency for rCBF,in terms of asymmetry index and the percentage changes of both hemispheres.
Conclusion: Sixty minutes of TENS treatment tended to improve rCBF in both the affected and unaffected hemispheres of subjects with first ever stroke.
|Rights:||© 2004 中国学术期刊电子杂志出版社。本内容的使用仅限于教育、科研之目的。|
© 2004 China Academic Journal Electronic Publishing House. It is to be used strictly for educational and research purposes.
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