Electromyogram-triggered neuromuscular stimulation for improving the arm function of acute stroke survivors: A randomized pilot study

Gerard Francisco, John Chae, Harmeen Chawla, Steven Kirshblum, Richard Zorowitz, Gerald Lewis, Schone Pang

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Objective: To assess the efficacy of electromyogram (EMG)-triggered neuromuscular stimulation (EMG-stim) in enhancing upper extremity motor and functional recovery of acute stroke survivors. Design: A pilot randomized, single-blinded clinical trial. Setting: Freestanding inpatient rehabilitation facility. Patients: Nine subjects who were within 6 weeks of their first unifocal, nonhemorrhagic stroke were randomly assigned to either the EMG- stim (n = 4) or control (n = 5) group. All subjects had a detectable EMG signal (>5μV) from the surface of the paretic extensor carpi radialis and voluntary wrist extension in synergy or in isolation with muscle grade of

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)570-575
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Volume79
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Electromyography
Survivors
Arm
Stroke
Wrist
Upper Extremity
Inpatients
Rehabilitation
Clinical Trials
Muscles

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Electromyogram-triggered neuromuscular stimulation for improving the arm function of acute stroke survivors : A randomized pilot study. / Francisco, Gerard; Chae, John; Chawla, Harmeen; Kirshblum, Steven; Zorowitz, Richard; Lewis, Gerald; Pang, Schone.

In: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 79, No. 5, 05.1998, p. 570-575.

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Francisco, Gerard ; Chae, John ; Chawla, Harmeen ; Kirshblum, Steven ; Zorowitz, Richard ; Lewis, Gerald ; Pang, Schone. / Electromyogram-triggered neuromuscular stimulation for improving the arm function of acute stroke survivors : A randomized pilot study. In: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 1998 ; Vol. 79, No. 5. pp. 570-575.
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