Transcranial direct current stimulation in refractory continuous spikes and waves during slow sleep: a controlled study

Edina T Varga, Daniella Terney, Mary D Atkins, Marina Nikanorova, Ditte S Jeppesen, Peter Uldall, Helle Hjalgrim, Sándor Beniczky

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Abstract

Cathodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) decreases cortical excitability. The purpose of the study was to investigate whether cathodal tDCS could interrupt the continuous epileptiform activity. Five patients with focal, refractory continuous spikes and waves during slow sleep were recruited. Cathodal tDCS and sham stimulation were applied to the epileptic focus, before sleep (1 mA; 20 min). Cathodal tDCS did not reduce the spike-index in any of the patients.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftEpilepsy Research
Vol/bind97
Udgave nummer1-2
Sider (fra-til)142-5
Antal sider4
ISSN0920-1211
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2011

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