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Natália de Almeida Carvalho Duarte, Luanda André Collange Grecco, Nelci Zanon, Manuela Galli, Felipe Fregni, Claudia Santos Oliveira
A review of the literature was performed to answer the following questions: Does motor cortex excitability correlate with motor function? Do motor cortex excitability and cortex activation change after a rehabilitation program that results in improvements in motor outcomes? Can the 10-20 electroencephalography (EEG) system be used to locate the primary motor cortex when employing transcranial direct current stimulation? Is there a bihemispheric imbalance in individuals with cerebral palsy similar to what is observed in stroke survivors? the authors found there is an adaptation in the geometry of motor areas and the cortical representation of movement is variable following a brain lesion...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Motor Behavior
Sammy Krachunov, Alexander J Casson
Electroencephalography (EEG) is a procedure that records brain activity in a non-invasive manner. The cost and size of EEG devices has decreased in recent years, facilitating a growing interest in wearable EEG that can be used out-of-the-lab for a wide range of applications, from epilepsy diagnosis, to stroke rehabilitation, to Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI). A major obstacle for these emerging applications is the wet electrodes, which are used as part of the EEG setup. These electrodes are attached to the human scalp using a conductive gel, which can be uncomfortable to the subject, causes skin irritation, and some gels have poor long-term stability...
October 2, 2016: Sensors
Nicolas K Khattar, Robert M Friedlander, Rabih A Chaer, Efthymios D Avgerinos, Eric S Kretz, Jeffrey R Balzer, Donald J Crammond, Miguel H Habeych, Parthasarathy D Thirumala
BACKGROUND: Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is the procedure of choice for reducing the risk of stroke in both symptomatic and asymptomatic carotid artery stenoses. Stroke is associated with significant morbidity and mortality peri-operatively (2-3 %). Our primary aim is to evaluate the etiology of these strokes after CEA and their impact on morbidity by comparing the length of stay in the hospital. METHODS: A total of 584 patients with documented neurological status evaluations who underwent CEAs were included in the study...
September 30, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
Juliette Hurtier, Leh Van Dokkum, Sami Dalhoumi, Aodhan Coffey, Stéphane Perrey, Claire Jourdan, Gérard Dray, Tomas Ward, Jerôme Froger, Isabelle Laffont
OBJECTIVE: Rehabilitation of the upper-limb by means of a brain computer interface (BCI) is based on detecting an "intention to act" in the brain and transforming this intention into actual movement by using a motorized orthesis. The visual and proprioceptive feedback that results from the systems' generated movement following the subjects' captured intention, is thought to close the sensori-motor loop. Closing the loop is a key feature of BCI-systems that is thought to induce cerebral plasticity and thereby facilitating rehabilitation...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Kh Rezaee, E Azizi, J Haddadnia
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy is a severe disorder of the central nervous system that predisposes the person to recurrent seizures. Fifty million people worldwide suffer from epilepsy; after Alzheimer's and stroke, it is the third widespread nervous disorder. OBJECTIVE: In this paper, an algorithm to detect the onset of epileptic seizures based on the analysis of brain electrical signals (EEG) has been proposed. 844 hours of EEG were recorded form 23 pediatric patients consecutively with 163 occurrences of seizures...
June 2016: Journal of Biomedical Physics & Engineering
Jeng-Ren Duann, Jin-Chern Chiou
Electroencephalographic (EEG) event-related desynchronization (ERD) induced by movement imagery or by observing biological movements performed by someone else has recently been used extensively for brain-computer interface-based applications, such as applications used in stroke rehabilitation training and motor skill learning. However, the ERD responses induced by the movement imagery and observation might not be as reliable as the ERD responses induced by movement execution. Given that studies on the reliability of the EEG ERD responses induced by these activities are still lacking, here we conducted an EEG experiment with movement imagery, movement observation, and movement execution, performed multiple times each in a pseudorandomized order in the same experimental runs...
2016: PloS One
O A L'vova, L V Shal'kevich, A N Dron', M Yu Lukashchuk, E A Orlova, V V Gusev, E V Suleimanova, A V Sulimov, A I Kudlach
AIM: To determine clinical/instrumental predictors of symptomatic epilepsy after ischemic stroke in children. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred and thirty-six patients, aged 0-15 years, with the diagnosis of ischemic stroke (ICD-10 I63.0-I63.9) were examined. The duration of the study was 18 months - 12 years. Patients were stratified into post-stroke (n=22) and control (n=114) groups, the latter included patients without epilepsy regardless of the presence of convulsive seizures in the acute stage of stroke...
2016: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
Veronika Rutar Gorišek, Vlasta Zupanc Isoski, Aleš Belič, Christina Manouilidou, Blaž Koritnik, Jure Bon, Nuška Pečarič Meglič, Matej Vrabec, Janez Žibert, Grega Repovš, Janez Zidar
Broca's region and adjacent cortex presumably take part in working memory (WM) processes. Electrophysiologically, these processes are reflected in synchronized oscillations. We present the first study exploring the effects of a stroke causing Broca's aphasia on these processes and specifically on synchronized functional WM networks. We used high-density EEG and coherence analysis to map WM networks in ten Broca's patients and ten healthy controls during verbal WM task. Our results demonstrate that a stroke resulting in Broca's aphasia also alters two distinct WM networks...
September 12, 2016: Brain and Language
Deniz Doruk, Marcel Simis, Marta Imamura, André R Brunoni, Leon Morales-Quezada, Renato Anghinah, Felipe Fregni, Linamara R Battistella
OBJECTIVE: Emotional disturbance is a common complication of stroke significantly affecting functional recovery and quality of life. Identifying relevant neurophysiologic markers associated with post-stroke emotional disturbance may lead to a better understanding of this disabling condition, guiding the diagnosis, development of new interventions and the assessments of treatment response. METHODS: Thirty-five subjects with chronic stroke were enrolled in this study...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
A Riccio, F Pichiorri, F Schettini, J Toppi, M Risetti, R Formisano, M Molinari, L Astolfi, F Cincotti, D Mattia
Communication and control of the external environment can be provided via brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) to replace a lost function in persons with severe diseases and little or no chance of recovery of motor abilities (ie, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, brainstem stroke). BCIs allow to intentionally modulate brain activity, to train specific brain functions, and to control prosthetic devices, and thus, this technology can also improve the outcome of rehabilitation programs in persons who have suffered from a central nervous system injury (ie, stroke leading to motor or cognitive impairment)...
2016: Progress in Brain Research
H Yang, K K Ang, C Wang, K S Phua, C Guan
Swallowing is an essential function in our daily life; nevertheless, stroke or other neurodegenerative diseases can cause the malfunction of swallowing function, ie, dysphagia. The objectives of this review are to understand the neural and cortical basis of swallowing and tongue, and review the latest techniques on the detection of motor imagery of swallow (MI-SW) and motor imagery of tongue movements (MI-TM), so that a practical system can be developed for the rehabilitation of poststroke dysphagia patients...
2016: Progress in Brain Research
U Chaudhary, N Birbaumer, A Ramos-Murguialday
Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) use brain activity to control external devices, facilitating paralyzed patients to interact with the environment. In this chapter, we discuss the historical perspective of development of BCIs and the current advances of noninvasive BCIs for communication in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and for restoration of motor impairment after severe stroke. Distinct techniques have been explored to control a BCI in patient population especially electroencephalography (EEG) and more recently near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) because of their noninvasive nature and low cost...
2016: Progress in Brain Research
Xiyan Xin, Jingling Chang, Ying Gao, Yongmei Shi
INTRODUCTION: The present study aims to investigate the correlation between EEG features and short-term prognosis in patients who have experienced an acute ischemic stroke. METHODS: The present study included 29 patients who had experienced an acute ischemic stroke and were treated at the Beijing Dongzhimen Hospital affiliated with Beijing University of Chinese Medicine between January 2010 and January 2012. Patients were evaluated using the revised Brain Symmetry Index (r-BSI), National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS), and Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS)...
August 31, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
Yuichi Kubota, Hidetoshi Nakamoto, Takakazu Kawamata
Herein, we review the current state of nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE). NCSE has recently been recognized as one of the causes of unexplained impaired consciousness in the neurosurgical or neurocritical setting. The causes of NCSE include not only central nervous system disorders such as craniotomy, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and central nervous system inflammation, but also severe critical conditions such as sepsis and uremia, among others. NCSE shows no overt clinical manifestations; therefore, prompt and correct diagnosis is difficult...
October 15, 2016: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
Zeke M Campbell, Peter W Kaplan, Jonathan C Edwards
Subclinical rhythmic electrographic discharges in adults (SREDA) is a well-known benign EEG phenomenon. However, the occurrence of SREDA is rare, and atypical forms are even more elusive, with only few cases reported in the literature. Herein, we describe a case of a 77-year-old woman with a left middle cerebral artery stroke and paroxysms of rhythmic, sharply contoured activity over the right central head region, mimicking focal seizures on EEG, that were determined to represent atypical SREDA. To our knowledge, no case of SREDA with a contralateral structural cerebral abnormality has been described, and its occurrence offers some limited insight as to the mechanisms underlying this mysterious entity...
August 30, 2016: Clinical EEG and Neuroscience: Official Journal of the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ENCS)
Allison J Brager, Tao Yang, J Christopher Ehlen, Roger P Simon, Robert Meller, Ketema N Paul
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Episodes of brief limb ischemia (remote preconditioning) in mice induces tolerance to modeled ischemic stroke (focal brain ischemia). Since stroke outcomes are in part dependent on sleep-wake history, we sought to determine if sleep is critical for the neuroprotective effect of limb ischemia. METHODS: EEG/EMG recording electrodes were implanted in mice. After a 24 h baseline recording, limb ischemia was induced by tightening an elastic band around the left quadriceps for 10 minutes followed by 10 minutes of release for two cycles...
August 19, 2016: Sleep
Josef Finsterer, Salma Majid Wakil
PURPOSE: Stroke-like episodes (SLEs) are a hallmark of various mitochondrial disorders, in particular MELAS syndrome. SLEs manifest with vasogenic oedema (DWI and ADC hyperintensity) or partial cytotoxic oedema (DWI hyperintensity, ADC hypointensity) in the acute and subacute stage, and with gyriform T1-hyperintensity (cortical necrosis) in the chronic stage. PRINCIPAL RESULTS: SLEs must be clearly distinguished from ischaemic stroke, since management of these two entities is different...
November 2016: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
Snigdha Dagar, Shubhajit Roy Chowdhury, Raju Surampudi Bapi, Anirban Dutta, Dipanjan Roy
Stroke is the leading cause of severe chronic disability and the second cause of death worldwide with 15 million new cases and 50 million stroke survivors. The poststroke chronic disability may be ameliorated with early neuro rehabilitation where non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) techniques can be used as an adjuvant treatment to hasten the effects. However, the heterogeneity in the lesioned brain will require individualized NIBS intervention where innovative neuroimaging technologies of portable electroencephalography (EEG) and functional-near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) can be leveraged for Brain State Dependent Electrotherapy (BSDE)...
2016: Frontiers in Neurology
Ujwal Chaudhary, Niels Birbaumer, Ander Ramos-Murguialday
Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) use brain activity to control external devices, thereby enabling severely disabled patients to interact with the environment. A variety of invasive and noninvasive techniques for controlling BCIs have been explored, most notably EEG, and more recently, near-infrared spectroscopy. Assistive BCIs are designed to enable paralyzed patients to communicate or control external robotic devices, such as prosthetics; rehabilitative BCIs are designed to facilitate recovery of neural function...
September 2016: Nature Reviews. Neurology
N Domenick, R A Chaer, P D Thirumala, J Balzer, B Long, M S Makaroun, E D Avgerinos
OBJECTIVE: Late stroke and death rates are anticipated to be higher in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA) compared to healthy counterparts. However, little is known regarding predictors, other than the baseline comorbidities. We have recently shown that dual intraoperative Somatosensory Evoked Potentials (SSEP) and electroencephalogram (EEG) monitoring improves the ability to predict perioperative strokes. We seek to determine if dual intraoperative monitoring (IOM) can further predict long-term strokes and death...
August 10, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
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