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Efficacy of restorative brain–computer interfaces

Investigating the impact of feedback update interval on the efficacy of restorative brain–computer interfaces Royal Society open science. 4:170660. https://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.170660 Restorative brain–computer interfaces (BCIs) have been proposed to enhance stroke rehabilitation. Restorative BCIs are able to close the sensorimotor loop by rewarding motor imagery (MI) with sensory feedback. Despite the promising results from early studies, …

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Foramen Ovale Closure after Stroke

Among adults who had had a cryptogenic ischemic stroke, closure of a PFO was associated with a lower rate of recurrent ischemic strokes than medical therapy alone during extended follow-up. (Funded by St. Jude Medical; RESPECT ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT00465270.) Supported by St. Jude Medical. N Engl J Med 2017; 377:1022-1032September 14, 2017DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1610057 Among patients …

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Neural Bypass Technology

Battelle NeuroLife™ Neural Bypass Technology Batelle Battelle has developed a breakthrough technology that empowers paralyzed patients to regain conscious control of their fingers, hand and wrist. The Battelle NeuroLife Neural Bypass Technology skips damaged areas of the nervous system to allow the brain to communicate directly with muscles. Med Device Online Original: Nature 2016

Neuromodulation of lumbosacral spinal networks after complete paraplegia

Neuromodulation of lumbosacral spinal networks enables independent stepping after complete paraplegia L Megan et al. Spinal sensorimotor networks that are functionally disconnected from the brain because of spinal cord injury (SCI) can be facilitated via epidural electrical stimulation (EES) to restore robust, coordinated motor activity in humans with paralysis1,2,3. Previously, we reported a clinical case …

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Parkinson’s disease: Better overall behavioural outcomes with bilateral subthalamic stimulation plus medical therapy

Behavioural outcomes of subthalamic stimulation and medical therapy versus medical therapy alone for Parkinson’s disease with early motor complications (EARLYSTIM trial): secondary analysis of an open-label randomised trial Lhommée E et al. In a large cohort with Parkinson’s disease and early motor complications, better overall behavioural outcomes were noted with bilateral subthalamic stimulation plus medical …

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Wireless bioresorbable electronic system

Wireless bioresorbable electronic system enables sustained nonpharmacological neuroregenerative therapy Koo J, MacEwan MR, Rogers JA Peripheral nerve injuries represent a significant problem in public health, constituting 2–5% of all trauma cases. For severe nerve injuries, even advanced forms of clinical intervention often lead to incomplete and unsatisfactory motor and/or sensory function. Numerous studies report the …

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