Spring 2013 DIG Report: Steve Melton, MD

Neurointerventional Regional Anesthesia to Improve Hand Rehabilitation in Stroke

This collaborative research project between investigators from anesthesiology, physical therapy, and neurology is proceeding as planned. Initial groundwork, preparation, and coordination have occurred to facilitate successful recruitment, enrollment and implementation of the study design and data collection. Additionally, the group is in the process of preparing multiple manuscripts related to our preliminary fMRI investigation in healthy, human subjects. Data from this work is being used to guide implementation of the current project in the stroke-affected population.