Evaluation of the effectiveness of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and psychosensory stimulation through DOCS scale in a minimally conscious subject

Daniela De Filippis, Danilo Dimitri, Valentina Galetto, Marina Zettin

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Abstract

The aim of our study was to assess the effectiveness of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on alertness improvement in a patient in a minimally conscious state (MCS) by means of disorders of consciousness scale combined with psycho-sensory stimulation. The effects of tDCS on muscle hypertonia through the Ashworth scale were also examined. tDCS was performed through a two-channel intra-cephalic stimulator. After stimulation, the patient followed a psychosensory stimulation training. Results pointed out an increase in DOCunit score, as well as an increase in alertness maintenance and an improvement in muscle hypertonia, although a MCS state persisted.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)96-104
Numero di pagine9
RivistaNeurocase
Volume23
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2017

Keywords

  • Minimally Conscious State (MCS)
  • frontothalamocerebellar circuit
  • individualized protocol
  • psychosensory stimulation
  • tDCS

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