Scientists at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) are seeking stroke patients for participation in studies to test two interventions geared to improve recovery of motor function and to identify the brain areas associated with motor recovery if it occurs.
Participants must be older than 18 years of age and have had a stroke at least 6 months ago that affected movements on the right side of the body. The studies will include inpatient rehabilitation therapy, electroencephalography (EEG), magnetic stimulation, and cognitive and neuroimaging testing. The studies will take place at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD. All study-related expenses will be paid by the NIH.
For more information, physicians should send a referral letter, a copy of the patient's hospital medical records, and a copy of the patient's last brain MRI or CT scan to: Elaine Considine, Patient Care Coordinator, or Dr. George Wittenberg, Human Cortical Physiology Section, NINDS, NIH, Building 10, Room 5N234, 10 Center Drive MSC 1430, Bethesda, MD 20892-1430; telephone: (301) 496-0600; fax: (301) 402-1007.