To assess the safety of targeted subthreshold epidural cortical stimulation, concurrent with intensive rehabilitation therapy in patients with hemiparesis due to stroke.
- Electrical stimulation Device
Intervention Desc: This category includes any form of electrical stimulation intended to improve motor function or pain after stroke.
Multi-center, non-blinded, randomized trial.
Patients will be randomized to receive either rehabilitation with or without cortical stimulation. Rehabilitation and cortical stimulation continue for 3 weeks, 5 days per week. Stroke scale and functional scale measurements are obtained at baseline, during the 3 weeks of treatment and 1, 4, 8 and 12 weeks post treatment.
|Type||Measure||Time Frame||Safety Issue|
|Primary||Safety of targeted subthreshold epidural cortical stimulation.|
|Secondary||To evaluate the efficacy of this approach within subjects before and after treatment.|