Reseach group Jörgen Borg

PROBRAIN study – a Swedish-Icelandic multicenter study of prognosis after severe Traumatic Brain Injury. In collaboration with groups at Gotneburg, Uppsala, Umeå, Linköping cnad Reykjavik University hospitals. Data analyses and publications in progress. (de Boussard, Godbolt et al).

CENTER-TBI – a European multicentre study of prognosis after Traumatic Brain Injury. Stockholm site headed from dept of neurosurgery Karolinska University Hospital, follow up program managed at Danderyd University Hospital. Inclusion and follow up started 2015 (Godbolt , de Boussard et al).  Related substudies include: Paroxysmal Sympathetic Hyperactivity after severe TBI.  Post-acute neurosurgical complications after traumatic brain injury.

The Pro Hand study - recovery of hand function after stroke – an observational, longitudinal study using novel methods to quantify hand function and connectivity in brain networks. In collaboration with group at Universite´ Descartes Paris (Lindberg et al).

Gait training early after stroke – a comparison between training with the exoskeleton Hybrid Assistive Limb and conventional gait training- a phase II trial in the post acute phase after stroke. In collaboration with Tsukuba University, Japan. (Palmcrantz et al)

New technology for individualised, intensive training of gait after stroke–phase III multi centre trials. The overall purpose is to establish the added value of training with the Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) exoskeleton system as part of regular rehabilitation intervention programs after stroke. Study I: in the post acute phase after stroke, Study II: in a later phase after stroke . In collaboration with Gothenburg and Umeå University. (Palmcrantz et al)

DISKO – an interactive distance solution for stroke rehabilitation in the home setting based on modern information and communication technology- a Phase I pilot study on feasibility and safety. In collaboration with Robotdalen, Swedish Research Institute for Computer Science and Alkit Communications AB. (Palmcrantz et al)

STRADA-Stroke – interactive rehabilitation at a distance- a clinical and technical validation of a technical solution- including further development of the rehabilitation tool and a phase II, controlled study, assessing clinically detectable and perceived effects of using the new technology for training in the sub acute and the long term phase after stroke. In collaboration with Robotdalen, Swedish Research Institute for Computer Science and Alkit Communications AB. (Palmcrantz et al)

HandInMind- Development of a glove for support and training of impaired hand function after stroke- including a specification of requirements and a feasibility and safety assessments. In collaboration with Bioservo Technologies AB, Sweden and Roessingh Research & Development. (Palmcrantz et al)

Does transcranial direct current stimulation enhance the effect of hand motor training in patients with prior stroke?

Investigation of possible added effect of tDCS performed simultaneously with four weeks training with visuo-motor tracking in the chronic stroke patients. An exploratory treatment trial in collaboration with Prof Michael Nitsche, Göttingen, Germany. (Pavlova et al).

Transcranial direct current stimulation of the premotor cortex aimed to improve hand motor function of stroke patients Investigation of different sites of tDCS (primary motor and premotor on two sides of the brain) in chronic stroke patients. In collaboration with Scientific and Practical neuropsychiatric Center of Moscow Department of Health and Prof Michael Nitsche, Göttingen, Germany. (Pavlova et al).

Transcranial direct current stimulation of the premotor cortex: Is there a relation between personality type and the effects of tDCS on premotor cortex. An exploratory, cross sectional study of healthy subjects in  collaboration with Prof Michael Nitsche, Göttingen, Germany. (Pavlova et al).

Optimising transcranial Direct Current Stimulation, tDCS, of motor cortex aimed to improve hand motor function – an explorative study by use of navigated Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, TMS. Behavioral and neurophysiological effects of tDCS with electrodes of different size will be investigated. An exploratory, cross sectional study of healthy subjects In collaboration with Prof Michael Nitsche, Göttingen, Germany and Mominul Islam, KS, Stockholm. (Pavlova et al).