Investigators at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) are seeking patients with upper or lower extremity amputations to participate in studies of reorganization of motor and sensory functions.
Patients with and without phantom sensations or phantom pain are eligible. The studies are noninvasive and may include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic stimulation, electroencephalography (EEG), and evaluations using scales of pain and phantom sensations. 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 contact Elaine Considine, 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.