Charleston, South Carolina 29425

  • Chronic Stroke

Purpose:

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has shown the potential to improve symptoms in patients with movement deficits, such as Parkinson's disease and chronic stroke. However, the effects of tDCS have so far not been proven on a wider scale due to lack of knowledge regarding exactly how tDCS works. This has limited the adoption of this potentially useful therapy for patients with Parkinson's disease, chronic stroke and other conditions affecting movement. The investigators hypothesize that by studying the effects of tDCS in subjects performing a motor task, the brain signals mediating improvements in motor control will be identified. The investigators will use both noninvasive and invasive methods to explore this hypothesis. The investigators expect this combined approach to broaden understanding of tDCS application in conditions affecting movement and possibly lead to therapeutic advances in these populations.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Age 18 or older - Previous consent to be contacted regarding potential participation in a research study at Medical University of South Carolina Exclusion Criteria: - Subjects unable to actively participate in the consent process physically and/or cognitively - Pregnancy - Presence of scalp injury or disease - Prior history of seizures - Metal implants in head or neck - Prior intracranial surgery - Prior brain radiotherapy - Prior history of intracranial tumor, intracranial infection or cerebrovascular malformation


NCT ID:

NCT04759898


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Nathan C Rowland, MD,PhD
Medical University of South Carolina


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Charleston, South Carolina 29425
United States



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Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: June 21, 2021

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