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Human Studies

2019 Apr 30




Insular and anterior cingulate cortex deep stimulation for central neuropathic pain: Disassembling the percept of pain.


Galhardoni R, Aparecida da Silva V, García-Larrea L, Dale C, Baptista AF, Barbosa L M, Menezes L M B, de Siqueira SRDT, Valério F, Rosi J, de Lima Rodrigues A L, Fernandes D T R M, Lorencini Selingardi P M, Marcolin M A, de Duran F L S, Ono C R, Lucato L T, Fernandes A MBL, da Silva FEF, Yeng LT, et al.
Neurology. 2019 Apr 30; 92(18):e2165-e2175.
PMID: 30952795.


To compare the analgesic effects of stimulation of the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) or the posterior superior insula (PSI) against sham deep (d) repetitive (r) transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in patients with central neuropathic pain (CNP) after stroke or spinal cord injury in a randomized, double-blinded, sham-controlled, 3-arm parallel study.