Enhancement of Motor Function With Reboxetine and Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation "STIMBOX"


Phase 4 Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- age between 18 and 86
- patient is contractually capable
- first-ever, ischemic stroke
- minimum time since stroke 9 months
- a paresis of the arm/hand muscles above 3 on the MRC scale

Exclusion Criteria

- multiple cerebral lesions and associated residual deficits
- severe head trauma in the past
- seizures
- ferromagnetic implants in the head/neck region
- pacemaker
- a psychiatric disorder or neurological disease besides stroke
- intake of illegal drugs
- severe aphasia or cognitive deficits that impede contractual capability
- contraindications for reboxetine (seizures, glaucoma, prostate hyperplasia with urinary retention, cardiac arrhythmias, potential interactions with co-medication)
- pregnancy
- breast-feeding patients