Changes of Parameters of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Patients With Spinal Cord Injury
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00228085
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2005 by National Taiwan University Hospital. Recruitment status was: Not yet recruiting
CNS reorganization is evidenced in patients with CNS lesion, no exception to the patients with spinal cord injury. The paraplegics have to increase their loading of upper extremities to compesate the lost function of lower extremities. We hypothesize that CNS reorganization can happen in the chronic paraplegics. We try to compare the changes of parameters of transcranial magnetic stimulation in these patients with the normal population cross-sectionally.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 70 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
patients with complete thoracic spinal cord injury
onset > 6 months
ASIA scale: A
normal bilateral upper extremities
Evidence of brain injury
Evidence of peripheral neuropathy
Active major medical diseases (eg: fever, maligancies, DM, liver or kidney diseases)