Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation as a Treatment for Pain in Parkinson's Disease

Open-label Pilot Study Using Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation as a Treatment for Pain in Parkinson's Disease

Recruitment Information:

Seeking volunteers with following diagnosis: PD Study Type: Interventional
Eligible Ages: 18 - 80 Status: Not yet recruiting
Time Since Diagnosis: Any may be eligible Study Focus:

Study Purpose:

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a procedure that has been shown to improve pain in chronic sufferers. It is a well-tolerated procedure that can be performed on an outpatient basis. It uses a plastic covered coil that sends a magnetic pulse through the skull into the brain and by targeting particular areas in the brain it can be used to help modulate the perception of pain. The study intends to use this technique to treat such a disabling symptom in patients who suffer from Parkinson's Disease (PD). Initially the aim is to study this technique in ten patients who are suffering from pain and have PD. These patients would initially require an MRI scan which allows us to map the brain and target the correct brain areas for the delivery of the stimulation. The stimulation would be performed over ten sessions and the patients would be assessed by a clinician using well recognized clinical tools. It is anticipated that there will be a meaningful improvement in pain. It is also anticipated that TMS is a safe technique to use in patients with PD. The study will be used to help plan a future study that compares TMS with sham technique to prove whether TMS could be an option in the treatment of such a disabling condition.

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Phase: N/A Lead Sponsor: Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust
Trial ID: 005124 Sponsor Type: Other
Primary Country: United States Additional Collaborators or Sponsors:
Estimated Enrollment: 10 Study Start Date: November 2017
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2018 Source: ClinicalTrials.gov
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