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Impact of EMG-triggered neuromuscular stimulation of the wrist and finger extensors of the paretic hand after stroke: a systematic review of the literature.

Authors
  • Meilink, A
  • Hemmen, B
  • Seelen, H A M
  • Kwakkel, G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical rehabilitation
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2008
Volume
22
Issue
4
Pages
291–305
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/0269215507083368
PMID: 18390973
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

No statistically significant differences in effects were found between EMG-NMES and usual care. Most studies had poor methodological quality, low statistical power and insufficient treatment contrast between experimental and control groups. In addition, all studies except two investigated the effects of EMG-NMES in the chronic phase after stroke, whereas the literature suggests that an early start, within the time window in which functional outcome of the upper limb is not fully defined, is more appropriate.

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