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The purpose of this study is to determine whether deep brain stimulation is effective at reducing tic frequency and severity in adults with Tourette syndrome.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Double-Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Thalamic deep brain stimulation
University Hospitals of Cleveland
University Hospitals of Cleveland
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:45:17-0400
The purpose of this study is to determine the safety and efficacy of Deep Brian Stimulation (DBS) of the ventral capsular/ventral striatal as a treatment for patients with Thalamic Pain Sy...
The purpose of this study is to investigate whether deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the globus pallidus internum (GPi) can alleviate tics in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (GTS) and whethe...
The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of bilateral pallidal stimulation in patients with a severe form of Gilles de la Tourette syndrome.
The main objective of this project is to evaluate the efficacy of subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN DBS) in treating motor and phonic tics in medically refractory Tourette's ...
Dystonia is increasingly being considered as a multi-nodal network disorder involving both basal ganglia and cerebellar dysfunction. The aim of this study is to determine if "Multi-Target"...
Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by childhood onset motor and phonic tics. In refractory cases, deep brain stimulation (DBS) with different targets including anterom...
While previous studies have investigated the effect of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in treating Tourette syndrome (TS), the results remain inconclusive.
Voice tremor (VT) is the involuntary and rhythmical phonatory instability of the voice. Recent findings suggest that unilateral deep brain stimulation of the ventral intermediate nucleus (Vim-DBS) can...
Thalamic ventral intermediate nucleus (VIM) deep brain stimulation (DBS) is an effective therapy for medication-refractory essential tremor (ET). However, 13-40% of patients with an initially robust t...
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is less effective on voice tremor than arm tremor, and it is generally assumed that successful voice tremor treatment requires bilateral DBS and possibly more precise thal...
Therapy for MOVEMENT DISORDERS, especially PARKINSON DISEASE, that applies electricity via stereotactic implantation of ELECTRODES in specific areas of the BRAIN such as the THALAMUS. The electrodes are attached to a neurostimulator placed subcutaneously.
Stimulation of the brain, which is self-administered. The stimulation may result in negative or positive reinforcement.
Drugs that bind to but do not activate DOPAMINE RECEPTORS, thereby blocking the actions of dopamine or exogenous agonists. Many drugs used in the treatment of psychotic disorders (ANTIPSYCHOTIC AGENTS) are dopamine antagonists, although their therapeutic effects may be due to long-term adjustments of the brain rather than to the acute effects of blocking dopamine receptors. Dopamine antagonists have been used for several other clinical purposes including as ANTIEMETICS, in the treatment of Tourette syndrome, and for hiccup. Dopamine receptor blockade is associated with NEUROLEPTIC MALIGNANT SYNDROME.
A technique of brain electric stimulation therapy which uses constant, low current delivered via ELECTRODES placed on various locations on the scalp.
The largest of the medial nuclei of the thalamus. It makes extensive connections with most of the other thalamic nuclei.
Of all the types of Dementia, Alzheimer's disease is the most common, affecting around 465,000 people in the UK. Neurons in the brain die, becuase 'plaques' and 'tangles' (mis-folded proteins) form in the brain. People with Al...