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Cerebellar transcranial direct current stimulation in neurological disease

Overview of attention for article published in Cerebellum & Ataxias, September 2016
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Title
Cerebellar transcranial direct current stimulation in neurological disease
Published in
Cerebellum & Ataxias, September 2016
DOI 10.1186/s40673-016-0054-2
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Authors

Roberta Ferrucci, Tommaso Bocci, Francesca Cortese, Fabiana Ruggiero, Alberto Priori

Abstract

Several studies have highlighted the therapeutic potential of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in patients with neurological diseases, including dementia, epilepsy, post-stroke dysfunctions, movement disorders, and other pathological conditions. Because of this technique's ability to modify cerebellar excitability without significant side effects, cerebellar tDCS is a new, interesting, and powerful tool to induce plastic modifications in the cerebellum. In this report, we review a number of interesting studies on the application of cerebellar tDCS for various neurological conditions (ataxia, Parkinson's disease, dystonia, essential tremor) and the possible mechanism by which the stimulation acts on the cerebellum. Study findings indicate that cerebellar tDCS is a promising therapeutic tool in treating several neurological disorders; however, this method's efficacy appears to be limited, given the current data.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 112 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 19 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 15%
Student > Bachelor 14 12%
Researcher 11 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 8%
Other 24 21%
Unknown 20 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 28 25%
Neuroscience 21 18%
Psychology 14 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 4%
Other 15 13%
Unknown 27 24%

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