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  • Deep repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation with H-coil on lower limb motor function after stroke: A pilot study

    Chieffo, R., De Prezzo, S., Houdayer, E., Nuara, A., Di Maggio, G., Coppi, E., & Leocani, L. (2014). Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation.

    This study examined the effect of Brainsway® Deep TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) on patients that suffer from stroke-induced impairment of the lower limb motor function. There were two treatment periods, each comprising 11 sessions over 3 weeks, and separated by a 4-week period.  The study showed that Deep TMS could generate long-term improvements in the functioning of the lower limb.  In this study it was demonstrated that Brainsway Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation results in significant and long lasting alleviation of symptoms. 

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  • Transcranial magnetic brain stimulation modulates blepharospasm: a randomized controlled study.

    Kranz, G., Shamim, E. A., Lin, P. T., Kranz, G. S., & Hallett, M. (2010). Neurology, 75(16), 1465-1471.

    This study examined the effect of both the Brainsway® Deep TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) H-coil and circular-coil stimulation on patients suffering from abnormal blinking or spasms of the eyelids. In the study, patients underwent a 15-minute session of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation over the ACC. In this study it was demonstrated that although both type of coils were effective compare to a sham coil, and significantly alleviate symptoms, acute brain stimulation using the H-coil required a significantly lower stimulation intensity.

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  • Deep Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Associated With Improved Social Functioning in a Young Woman With an Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Enticott, P. G., Kennedy, H. A., Zangen, A., & Fitzgerald, P. B. (2011). The journal of ECT, 27(1), 41-43.

    This case report examines the effect of Brainsway® Deep TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) in a patient with autism. In the case report, high-frequency stimulation was administered for 15 minutes per session, 9 treatments over 11 days. In this patient, social and interpersonal communications abilities were improved following treatment, as noted both by the patient and by her family.

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  • Effectiveness of deep transcranial magnetic stimulation combined with a brief exposure procedure in post-traumatic stress disorder – A pilot study

    Isserles, M., Shalev, A. Y., Roth, Y., Peri, T., Kutz, I., Zlotnick, E., & Zangen, A. (2013). Brain stimulation, 6(3), 377-383.

    This study examined the effect of Brainsway® Deep TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) on PTSD patients, following activation of the traumatic memory. In this double-blind study, patients who received real stimulation showed substantial improvement in the intrusive component of the CAPS scale, after exposure to the traumatic event script. The study demonstrated that the H-coil significantly alleviated PTSD symptoms following memory activation, but not following non-provoked or sham stimulations.

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

    Onesti, E., Gabriele, M., Cambieri, C., Ceccanti, M., Raccah, R., Di Stefano, G., & Inghilleri, M. (2013). European Journal of Pain, 17(9), 1347-1356.

    The study examined the effect of stimulation on pain sensation and joint bending reflex in patients with diabetic-induced pain. During two one-week treatment periods, separated by 5 weeks, patients received either real or sham stimulation. In this study it was demonstrated that brain stimulation using the Brainsway® Deep TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) H-coil, but not sham stimulation, significantly improved results in both measurements.

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  • Repetitive deep transcranial magnetic stimulation improves verbal fluency and written language in a patient with primary progressive aphasia-logopenic variant (LPPA)

    Trebbastoni, A., Raccah, R., de Lena, C., Zangen, A., & Inghilleri, M. (2013). Brain stimulation, 6(4), 545-553.

    This case report examines the effect of Brainsway Deep TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) in a patient that had a language disorder involving changes in the ability to speak, read, write and understand what others are saying. The patient underwent four 20-minute stimulation cycles, including two real sessions and two sham sessions, over five consecutive days. In this patient, both the ability to speak and to write were significantly enhanced following one week of deep brain stimulation, but not following sham stimulation.

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  • Deep Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Smoking Cessation: Is Going Deeper Better?

    Barr, M. S., & George, T. P. (2014). Biological Psychiatry, 1;76(9):678-80.

    This report describes a double-blind, sham-controlled trial that used the Brainsway Deep TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) H-Coil for smoking cessation. It was found that, when applied bilaterally on the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) and insular cortex, the H-coil may decrease short-term biochemically verified smoking and nicotine dependence levels and increase short- and long-term smoking abstinence rates. 

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  • Brainsway Deep TMS add-on treatment for intractable Tourette syndrome: A feasibility study

    Bloch, Y., Arad, S., & Levkovitz, Y. (2014). World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, (Epub ahead of print).

    This study explores the effect of Brainsway® Deep TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) on adults who suffer from intractable Tourette Syndrome (TS). The study enrolled 12 patients and was held over 20 days. The study found no significant side effects, and indicated that Deep TMS is safe for treating TS. In the study, the subgroup who suffered from both TS and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) experienced significant improvement - a beneficial result that also indicates that TS is not of a uniform nature. 

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  • Double-blind, randomized sham controlled study of deep-TMS add-on treatment for negative symptoms and cognitive deficits in schizophrenia

    Rabany, L., Deutsch, L., & Levkovitz, Y. (2014). Journal of Psychopharmacology, 4;28(7):686-690.

    The study examined Brainsway® Deep TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) as an add-on treatment for negative symptoms and cognitive deficits in schizophrenia. In the study, 30 patients were randomly assigned to receive real or sham Deep TMS (20 sessions), where both patients and operators were not aware of the type of treatment. In the study, negative symptoms  significantly decreased in the group that received real Deep TMS treatment. 

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  • Alcohol and suicidality: could deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS) be a possible treatment?

    Rapinesi C1, Kotzalidis GD, Scatena P, Del Casale A, Janiri D, Callovini G, Piacentino D, Serata D, Raccah RN, Brugnoli R, Digiacomantonio V, Mascioli F,Ferri VR, Ferracuti S, Pompili M, De Pisa E, Di Pietro S, Zangen A, Angeletti G, Girardi P., Psychiatr Danub. 2014 Sep;26(3):281-4.

    A 56-year-old man experienced anxiety, depression, sexual dysfunction, suicidal thoughts and alcohol intake of up to 1.5 liters a day. In this case study, the patient received 20 sessions of Brainsway® Deep TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) over a period of a month. After the 7th session, anxiety, panic-like symptoms and craving for drinking disappeared.

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