Non-Invasive Electrical Stimulation of the Human Brain
Launched by NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND STROKE (NINDS) · Dec 9, 2002
Current as of December 10, 2023
This protocol application is written to permit us to use transcranial electrical stimulation, a safe and noninvasive method for activating the brain, spinal cord, or proximal nerves through the skin, in appropriate subjects. We will use this technique to explore the function of the human central and peripheral nervous system and to aid in the diagnosis of neurological disorders.
- Males and females, ages 18 and over.
- Diverse racial groups.
- Amputees and others with whom we will have no patient-care relationship may also be considered to be volunteers.
- Patients will be recruited from those referred to the Human Motor Control Section, NINDS who have neurological syndromes that are of interest.
- On rare occasions we may attempt to study children as young as 10 years with TES.
- Individuals without indwelling cardiac lines and pacemakers.
- Patients recruited for study would come from those referred to the EMG laboratory and to the Human Motor Control Clinic who would have distinct neurologic syndromes from well defined peripheral and central nervous system lesions including hemiplegia from stroke, trauma, tumor or focal demyelination (most commonly patients would have hemiplegia from stroke), peripheral nerve lesions, amputations, spinal cord injury.
- Normal volunteers, including NIH employees, would be healthy adults without history of physical examination evidence of neurologic disease and individuals with different types of amputations involving upper and lower extremities.
- Volunteers may also be participants in the electrophysiological protocol (84-N-0196).
- No history of epilepsy.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID, /ˈnaɪ.æd/) is one of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). NIAID's mission is to conduct basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases.
Immunology at National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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