New Stroke Therapy Produced Significant Gains in Motor Function Post-Stroke
San Diego, USA: 14 February 2014 - Today only an average of 50% of stroke survivors recovers full use of their arm. A study from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago approached stroke rehabilitation through a new combination of therapies which produced significantly greater gains in patients´ motor function 6 months post stroke. The combination of non-invasive navigated transcranial stimulation (nTMS) along with occupational therapy opened the door to improving the quality of life for stroke survivors. The study (presentation #152) presented Thursday at the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Stroke Association´s (ASA) International Stroke Conference, yielded results from the active group of improved function by 13+ points in the UEFM score. It also showed over 80% of the active group received a clinically meaningful response rate.
"The results obtained in the Contrastim trial provide evidence that non-invasive neurostimulation has major potential for improving motor function in stroke sufferers. Nexstim is committed to improving the quality of life of these patients with significant unmet clinical needs."
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