Dopamine levels after repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation of motor cortex in patients with Parkinson's disease: preliminary results.

@article{Khedr2007DopamineLA,
  title={Dopamine levels after repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation of motor cortex in patients with Parkinson's disease: preliminary results.},
  author={Eman Mohamed Hussein Khedr and John C. Rothwell and Ola Ahmed Shawky and Mohammed Ageel Ahmed and Nageh Foly and Ahmed Hamdy},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 7},
  pages={1046-50}
}
BACKGROUND Repeated session of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) over motor cortex have been reported to produce significant improvement of motor performance in patients with parkinson's disease (PD). In addition, it is known that a single session of rTMS over motor cortex transiently increases DA in striatum. Here, we test whether repeated sessions of rTMS increase serum dopamine in PD patients and whether this correlates with changes in clinical rating scales. MATERIAL AND… CONTINUE READING