Results for TMS for fatigue in MS trial released

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Results for TMS for fatigue in MS trial released

Postby MSUK » Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:25 am


Further to that stated in Brainsway's periodic report for 2011 regarding the double-blind clinical trial being conducted at the Charite Hospital in Berlin and at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Hamburg to assess the safety and efficacy of the Company's Deep TMS device for the treatment of fatigue and depression symptoms in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, the Company is pleased to announce the final results of the trial.

The final results are in respect of 28 patients (out of 34 recruited into the trial originally). The trial subjects were divided into three groups: a sham-stimulation control group, a treatment group that received high-frequency (18 Hz) left prefrontal stimulation, and an additional treatment group that received low-frequency (5 Hz) motor cortex stimulation. Each subject received a series of treatments, three times a week over six weeks. The effects of the treatment were evaluated during the treatment period and over the course of the subsequent 6-week period.

The effects of the treatment on subjects' fatigue levels were assessed using standard fatigue rating scales such as the Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS), the Modified Fatigue Impact Scale (MFIS), the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) and the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS); and its effects on subjects' depression levels were assessed using the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression, the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and the Positive and Negative Affect Scale (PANAS). The present study was primarily concerned with treating fatigue and depression, and did not examine the stimulation parameters for treating the motor symptoms of MS.... Read More - ... ageid/3534
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