Scalp Acupuncture Combined rTMS on Brain White Matter Microstructure of Hemiplegic Patients With Stroke

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Trial Description

To apply Bold-fMRI technology to observe and compare the differences of task-related activation of relevant brain cortex region in stroke hemiplegic patients and healthy subjects after finger grasping movement.

Detailed Description

Stroke is one of the common cerebrovascular diseases. With the improvement of medical conditions and treatment technology, the death rate of stroke patients has declined, but the disability rate has increased. In China about 50%-70% of stroke patients have the residual sequelae such as paralysis, paralalia dysfunction and so on.
Hemiplegic is the most frequent sequelae in post-stroke patients, finger movements recovery has already became the most difficult question in all the movement kinematics and dynamics rehabilitation,which affects the total movement function and ability of daily life in the patients.The finger recovery is tightly related to the neural plastic and brain function realignment.Furthermore, whether the special brain movement functional cortex area in bilateral hemispheres can be effectively activated is the crucial solved link. A number of recent literature have displayed the special brain motor area including the primary motor cortex(M1), the supplementary motor area(SMA), the premotor area(PMA), the primary sensorimotor area(SM1),the secondary area(SM2), the cingulate sulcus area(CMA) and the cerebellum hemispheres(CB). However´╝îthe study on the above-mentioned motor area synchronously activated when the patients after systematically rehabilitative treatment performed fingers grasping task was reported rarely.
Bold-fMRI technology is a new brain functional imaging technology developed on the basis of MRI in 1990s, which not only retains the anatomical imaging characteristics of ordinary MRI, but also obtains the physiological information. The emergence of Bold-fMRI technology provides a new way to study the mechanism, evaluation and prognosis of stroke rehabilitation, and it shows a good research and clinical application value in the field of rehabilitation medicine.

Conditions

Interventions

  • The control group Other
    Intervention Desc: Stroke hemiplegia patients are randomly assigned to the control group (scalp acupuncture + routine rehabilitation treatment). All patients in the day of inpatient and the fourteenth day received DTI magnetic resonance examination twice to study the change in white matter fiber microstructure.
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: the control group
    Description: Stroke hemiplegia patients are randomly assigned to the control group (scalp acupuncture + routine rehabilitation treatment). All patients in the day of inpatient and the fourteenth day received DTI magnetic resonance examination twice to study the change in white matter fiber microstructure.
  • The experimental group Other
    Intervention Desc: Stroke hemiplegia patients are randomly assigned to the experimental group (scalp acupuncture + low frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation + routine rehabilitation treatment). All patients in the day of inpatient and the fourteenth day received DTI magnetic resonance examination twice to study the change in white matter fiber microstructure.
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: the experimental group
    Description: Stroke hemiplegia patients are randomly assigned to the experimental group (scalp acupuncture + low frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation + routine rehabilitation treatment). All patients in the day of inpatient and the fourteenth day received DTI magnetic resonance examination twice to study the change in white matter fiber microstructure.

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Bold-fMRI examination changes of baseline and day 14 after treatment
Secondary Fugl-Meyer assessment changes of baseline and day 14 after treatment

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