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December 2018

Stimulating Dialogue Through Treatment of Poststroke Aphasia With Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neurology, University of California, Irvine
  • 2Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, University of California, Irvine
  • 3Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of California, Irvine
JAMA Neurol. 2018;75(12):1465-1467. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2018.1751

Stroke remains a leading cause of human disability. Important gains have been realized in the setting of acute ischemic stroke, where thrombolytic and catheter-based reperfusion therapies can substantially improve long-term behavioral outcomes. However, most patients with a new stroke are not eligible for such therapies because of delays in diagnosis or hemorrhagic etiology, for example, and many who are treated nonetheless have substantial long-term disability. Additional classes of poststroke therapy are needed.

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