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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Functional electrical stimulation improves brain perfusion in cranial trauma patients
Author: Amorim, BJ
Santos, AD
Oberg, TD
Romanato, J
Anjos, DA
de Lima, MDL
Ramos, CD
Honorato, DC
Camargo, EE
Etchebehere, ECDC
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.
Subject: SPECT
electrical stimulation
cranial trauma
Country: Brasil
Editor: Assoc Arquivos Neuro- Psiquiatria
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2011
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