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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Functional Electrical Stimulation Improves Brain Perfusion In Cranial Trauma Patients [a Terapia Com Estímulo Elétrico Funcional Pode Melhorar A Perfusão Cerebral No Spect Em Pacientes Com Trauma Craniano]
Author: Amorim B.J.
Santos A.O.
Oberg T.D.
Romanato J.
Anjos D.A.
de Lima M.C.L.
Ramos C.D.
Honorato D.C.
Camargo E.E.
Etchebehere E.C.S.C.
Abstract: Objective: Demonstrate brain perfusion changes due to neuronal activation after functional electrical stimulation (FES). Method: It was studied 14 patients with hemiplegia who were submitted to a program with FES during fourteen weeks. Brain perfusion SPECT was performed before and after FES therapy. These patients were further separated into 2 groups according to the hemiplegia cause: cranial trauma and major vascular insults. All SPECT images were analyzed using SPM. Results: There was a significant statistical difference between the two groups related to patient's ages and extent of hypoperfusion in the SPECT. Patients with cranial trauma had a reduction in the hypoperfused area and patients with major vascular insult had an increase in the hypoperfused area after FES therapy. Conclusion: FES therapy can result in brain perfusion improvement in patients with brain lesions due to cranial trauma but probably not in patients with major vascular insults with large infarct area.
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Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0004-282X2011000500020
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Date Issue: 2011
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