IRB Study Number 16-498
Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Institute Neurological Institute
Have you suffered a stroke and now have limited mobility in your arm? We are conducting a clinical trial to evaluate if Deep Brain Stimulation for Stroke is safe and to help understand if Deep Brain Stimulation plus rehab therapy (DBS + Rehab) may improve arm function in patients who continue to have significant impairment after stroke. Patients enrolled in this study will receive a DBS System and will participate in a weekly rehab therapy program for approximately 9 months to evaluate if DBS+Rehab help recovery beyond rehab therapy alone. The majority of all study visits will occur within 1 year. Patients will not be charged for trial related appointments or procedures. Transportation and travel accommodations will be provided.
We are seeking volunteers who have suffered from a stroke and continue to have arm weakness and impaired function.
- Index stroke 12 to 36 months prior (one-time stroke that occurred 1-3 years ago)
- Unilateral MCA ischemic stroke (stroke due to a blocked blood vessel)
- Moderate to severe upper-extremity hemiparesis (severe weakness in one arm)
- Not contraindicated for MRI (able to have MRI)
- 25-75 years of age
Will be evaluated during office visit