The Influence of Deep TMS on Cerebellar Signs in Patients With Machado Joseph Disease

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 17, 2014
Last Update Posted : January 25, 2018
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December 29, 2013
January 17, 2014
January 25, 2018
February 2014
February 2015   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Scale for the Assessment and Rating of Ataxia (SARA) [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
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The Influence of Deep TMS on Cerebellar Signs in Patients With Machado Joseph Disease
The Influence of Deep Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) on Cerebellar Signs in Patients With Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3 (SCA3 - Machado Joseph Disease)

To test the effects of low frequency deep rTMS using the novel HCERMJD-coil on cerebellar deficits in patients with SCA3 and to establish its safety in this population.

Investigator is anticipate that stimulation of the cerebellum with the novel HCERMJD-coil may induce significantly therapeutic effects in patients with SCA3 and will pave the way for establishing a novel and effective treatment for this disorder.

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Phase 2
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Machado Joseph Disease (SCA3)
Device: Deep TMS
1Hz Stimulation
Experimental: Treatment
Deep TMS
Intervention: Device: Deep TMS
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June 2016
February 2015   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • SCA3 patients aged 20 - 80 years, with detectable clinical signs and confirmed genetic diagnosis.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients who have concomitant epilepsy.
  2. History of seizure or heat convulsion.
  3. Patients on neuroleptics.
  4. Patients with dementia (MMSE<25) or any unstable medical disorder.
  5. History or current unstable hypertension.
  6. History of head injury or neurosurgical interventions.
  7. History of any metal in the head (outside the mouth).
  8. Known history of any metallic particles in the eye, implanted cardiac pacemaker, implanted neurostimulators, surgical clips (above the shoulder line) or any medical pumps.
  9. History of frequent or severe headaches.
  10. History of migraine.
  11. History of hearing loss.
  12. History of cochlear implants
  13. History of drug abuse or alcoholism.
  14. Pregnancy or not using a reliable method of birth control.
  15. Participation in current clinical study or clinical study within 30 days prior to this study.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
20 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
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0059-13-MMC ( Other Identifier: BRAINSWAY )
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Principal Investigator: Carlos Gordon, Prof. Meir Health Center
January 2018

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