Thalamic Deep Brain Stimulation for Tourette Syndrome

This study has been completed.
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University Hospital Case Medical Center Identifier:
First received: April 5, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: April 2006
History: No changes posted
The purpose of this study is to determine whether deep brain stimulation is effective at reducing tic frequency and severity in adults with Tourette syndrome.

Condition Intervention Phase
Tourette Syndrome
Device: Thalamic deep brain stimulation
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Thalamic Deep Brain Stimulation for Tourette Syndrome: A Prospective Clinical Trial

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital Case Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • modified Rush Video Rating Scale (mRVRS)
  • at defined points including baseline and 3 months

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • tic counts (on video recording)
  • Yale Global Tourette Severity Scale (YGTSS)
  • Tourette Syndrome Symptom List (TSSL)
  • Quality of Life Visual Analog Scale (VAS)
  • SF-36
  • Neuropsychological battery

Estimated Enrollment: 5
Study Start Date: June 2005

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age 18 or older
  • Diagnosis of Tourette Syndrome by DSM-IV
  • Tic frequency at least one per minute at screening
  • prior failure of at least two dopamine receptor or presynaptic blockers
  • negative impact on quality of life

Exclusion Criteria:

  • significant structural brain lesion (on imaging studies)
  • significant dementia
  • severe head trauma preceding onset of tics
  • use of dopamine receptor blockers prior to recognition of tics
  • prior implanted electrical device
  • electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) within 24 months
  • suicide attempt within 12 months
  • significant sociopathic personality
  • current or planned pregnancy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00311909

United States, Ohio
University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44106
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital Case Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Robert J Maciunas, MD MPH FACS University Hospital Case Medical Center
  More Information Identifier: NCT00311909     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UHC DBS TS 
Study First Received: April 5, 2006
Last Updated: April 5, 2006
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by University Hospital Case Medical Center:
Tourette Syndrome
Deep Brain Stimulation
Video assessment

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Tourette Syndrome
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Heredodegenerative Disorders, Nervous System
Mental Disorders
Movement Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Pathologic Processes
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