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Disease or Condition   Essential Tremor / ParkinsonĀ“s Disease
Title   Deep Brain Stimulation for the Suppression of Tremors in the Upper Extremities of Patients with Essential Tremor (Essential Tremor / Parkinson's Disease)
Description   This clinical trial studies the effectiveness and safety of a new deep brain stimulation system in the treatment of essential tremor. All study participants will have the study device surgically implanted and participate in follow up visits.
IRB Number   Pro210
Inclusion/Notes   INCLUSION:
  • Patient is 18 to 80 years of age.

  • Patient is diagnosed with essential tremor for at least 3 years.

  • Patient has a disabling, treatment resistant upper extremity tremor not related to central nervous system disease or injury.

  • Patient has tremor not adequately controlled by medications for at least three (3) months before implant.

  • Patient must be willing to maintain a constant dose of anti-tremor medication for at least one month prior to study enrollment.

  • Patient must be available for appropriate follow-up for the length of the study.

EXCLUSION:
  • Patient is not a surgical candidate.

  • Patient has any major illness or medical condition that would interfere with participation in the study.

  • Patient has an electrical or electromagnetic implant (e.g. cochlear prosthesis or pacemaker).

  • Patient has untreated clinical significant depression.

  • Patient has dementia.

  • Patient has history of seizures.
Status   Completed
Location   Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas
Contact Name   Lauren Braunfeld

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