Cleveland Clinic awarded nearly $5 million to study deep brain stimulation for stroke recovery

Story excerpt provided by Crain’s Cleveland Business.

Written by Lydia Coutré.

The National Institutes of Health has awarded the Cleveland Clinic nearly $5 million to develop a first-in-humans clinical trial examining the use of deep brain stimulation as a therapy for patients recovering from stroke.

One-third of stroke patients maintain long-term motor deficits that, despite rehabilitation efforts, are severe enough to be disabling, making stroke the leading cause of long-term disabilities in the United States, according to a news release.

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Originally published October 13, 2016.

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