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19th February 2015 - New research
EFFECTS OF TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION ON PARKINSON'S DISEASE
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a non-invasive
technique that relies on electromagnetic induction using an insulated coil
placed over the scalp. The coil generates brief magnetic pulses, which pass
easily and painlessly through the skull into the brain. When pulses are
administered in rapid succession, it is referred to as "repetitive TMS" or
"rTMS", which can produce longer lasting changes in brain activity. For
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Transcranial magnetic stimulation
However, results evaluating the effectiveness of rTMS in Parkinson's
Disease are mixed. So an assessment was made of all studies concerning the
use of rTMS in Parkinson's Disease.
Reference : JAMA Neurology  Feb 16 [Epub ahead of print] (Y.H.Chou, P.T.Hickey, M.Sundman, A.W.Song, N.K.Chen) Complete abstract For more news go to Parkinson's Disease News
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