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Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology

ISSN - 2155-9562

Bilateral anodal transcranial direct current stimulation could attenuate the activity of oxidative stress serum biomarkers in patients with Parkinson′s disease

Joint Event on 22nd International Conference on Neurology and Neurophysiology & 23rd International Conference on Neurology and Neurosurgery

April 23-24, 2018 Rome, Italy

Muhammed Al-Jarrah, Hikmat Haddoush, Saleem Bani Hani and Nour Erekat

Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Neurol Neurophysiol

Abstract :

Objectives: Parkinsonâ??s disease (PD) is progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by loss of dopaminergic neurons in the basal ganglia. Although the mechanisms underlying the loss of dopaminergic neurons in PD remain unclear, oxidative damage is one of these proposed mechanisms. The main goal of this study was to evaluate the activity of antioxidant enzymes in the blood of PD patients before and after bilateral anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). Methodology: 20 PD patients participated in this study. Internal Board Review (IRB) was obtained to conduct this study. 10 sessions of tDCS were given for each patient in the rate of five sessions per week for two weeks. The current intensity was low intensity direct electrical current (1 mA per each electrode) for 20 minutes per session. Activity of antioxidant enzymes; catalase (CAT, glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) have been quantified in plasma as measures of antioxidant capabilities before and after stimulation. Results: Our study showed that treatment with tDCS increased SOD, CAT and GSH-Px activities P<0.05. Conclusion: Oxidative stress refers to the cytological consequences of imbalance between the production of free radicals and the ability of the body to clear them. Increased production of free radicals or decreased capacity to clear them could lead to neurodegeneration in the PD. tDCS might be well considered to manage PD.

Biography :

Muhammed Al-Jarrah is an Associate Professor of Clinical Physiotherapy graduated from The University of Kansas Medical Center, USA in 2006 with PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences. Currently, Dr. Al-Jarrah is the Dean of the School of Applied Medical Science at Jordan University of Science and Technology. He has published more than 40 papers in well recognized journals in the last 10 years. His research interests focus on Neurorehabilitation mainly for Parkinson’s disease, stroke and cerebral palsy.
Email:jarrahm@just.edu.jo

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