Low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of refractory partial epilepsy: a controlled clinical study.

@article{Sun2012LowfrequencyRT,
  title={Low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of refractory partial epilepsy: a controlled clinical study.},
  author={W. D. Sun and Wei Ping Mao and Xianghong Meng and Dequan Wang and Liang Qiao and Wei Tao and Li-ping Li and Xiaoying Jia and Chunyu Han and Mengmeng Fu and Xiaoyan Tong and Xun Yi Wu and Yu-Ping Wang},
  journal={Epilepsia},
  year={2012},
  volume={53 10},
  pages={1782-9}
}
PURPOSE This study was designed to evaluate the therapeutic effect of low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) on patients with refractory partial epilepsy. METHODS Sixty-four patients with refractory focal epilepsy were screened and 60 patients were randomly divided into two groups by stimulation intensity: 90% (group 1) or 20% (group 2) of resting motor threshold (rMT). Seizure frequency and interictal EEG epileptic discharges were compared between the baseline and… CONTINUE READING