Speech therapy with repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation could boost language recovery in patients with subacute post-stroke aphasia, according to research published in the journal Stroke. Researchers used O-15-water PET to evaluate brain changes before and after treatment and the Aachen Aphasia Test battery to gauge language performance. "Ten sessions of inhibitory rTMS over the right posterior inferior frontal gyrus, in combination with speech and language therapy, significantly improve language recovery in subacute ischemic stroke and favor recruitment of left-hemispheric language networks," researchers concluded.

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