H-coil repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for pain relief in patients with diabetic neuropathy

  • Onesti M"; "Cambieri, C"; "Ceccanti, M"; "Raccah, R"; "Stefano, G"; "Biasiotta, A"; "Truini, A"; "Zangen, A"; "Inghilleri, M E
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METHODSPatients were randomly assigned to receive daily real or sham H-coil rTMS for 5 consecutive days. After a 5-week washout period, they crossed over to the alternative treatment for additional 5 days (according to a crossover study design). Outcome measures were changes in the visual analogue scale (VAS) for pain and in area and threshold of RIII nociceptive flexion reflex (RIII reflex).RESULTSOf the 25 patients randomized, 23 completed the study. After real rTMS, the VAS scores decreased significantly (p=0.01), and so did RIII reflex area (p

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  • E"; "Gabriele Onesti M"; "Cambieri, C"; "Ceccanti, M"; "Raccah, R"; "Stefano, G"; "Biasiotta, A"; "Truini, A"; "Zangen, A"; "Inghilleri, M

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