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Repetitive transcranial stimulation (rTMS) of the posterior parietal cortex will be applied daily over five days in adult Gilles de la Tourette patients. This approach aims at reducing premonitory sensations believed to induce tics. Patients will be randomized to an active or placebo (sham) group in a crossover design.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome
rTMS, Sham rTMS
Not yet recruiting
Institut National de la Santé Et de la Recherche Médicale, France
Published on BioPortfolio: 2010-07-15T17:00:00-0400
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