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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Functional Electrical Stimulation Improves Brain Perfusion In Cranial Trauma Patients.
Author: Amorim, Bárbara Juarez
Santos, Allan de Oliveira
Oberg, Telma Dagmar
Romanato, Juliana
Anjos, Dalton A
Lima, Mariana da Cunha Lopes de
Ramos, Celso Darío
Honorato, Donizete Cesar
Camargo, Edwaldo Eduardo
Etchebehere, Elba Cristina de Sá Camargo
Abstract: Demonstrate brain perfusion changes due to neuronal activation after functional electrical stimulation (FES). 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. 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. 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.
Subject: Adolescent
Blood Flow Velocity
Brain Injuries
Case-control Studies
Cerebrovascular Circulation
Electric Stimulation Therapy
Middle Aged
Regional Blood Flow
Tomography, Emission-computed, Single-photon
Young Adult
Rights: aberto
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Date Issue: 2011
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