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25 July 2021: Animal Study

Effects of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) and Treadmill Training on Recovery of Motor Function in a Rat Model of Partial Spinal Cord Injury

Pei Wang 12CDE , Ruian Yin 1B , Shuangyan Wang 1BC , Ting Zhou 3B , Yongjie Zhang 4D , Ming Xiao 5D , Hongxing Wang 23AFG* , Guangxu Xu 1AFG*

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.931601

Med Sci Monit 2021; 27:e931601

Table 1 Motor function assessment.

Behavioral testsTimeIntactS-rTMS/Non-TTS-rTMS/TTrTMS/Non-TTrTMS/TT
Basso, Beattie, and Bresnahan scoresBaseline2121212121
7W2113.32±1.64** 13.92±2.0013.71±2.24* 14.79±1.96
8W2113.77±1.77** 14.25±2.03* 14.17±2.33* 15.25±1.94
9W2113.77±1.77** 14.42±1.98* 14.29±2.27* 15.85±1.93
Grid walking test (foot drops)Baseline2.58±1.312.58±1.082.42±0.902.58±1.312.50±1.17
9W2.75±1.3626.82±4.09,### 25.75±3.41### 26.17±4.41### 22.08±4.06###
Data presented as mean±standard deviation. rTMS – repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation; TT – treadmill training; S – sham; D – day; W – week.

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