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Transcranial low-frequency pulsating electromagnetic fields (T-PEMF) as post-concussion syndrome treatment

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title = "Transcranial low-frequency pulsating electromagnetic fields (T-PEMF) as post-concussion syndrome treatment",
abstract = "BACKGROUND: Treatment options for the subgroup of people who develop long-lasting symptoms following mild traumatic brain injury are limited. Transcranial pulsating low-frequency electromagnetic stimulation (T-PEMF) in other patient groups has shown promising results in several studies with proposed neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory effects.OBJECTIVE: The present pilot study was conducted to access feasibility and tolerability of T-PEMF in treating post-concussion syndrome.METHODS: Seven patients with post-concussion syndrome received 5 weeks of daily 30 minutes T-PEMF treatment with evaluation after 2 and 5 weeks and 3 months after ending treatment.RESULTS: Compliance was high as all subject completed the full treatment. Two patients however experienced a worsening of their concussion symptoms during the course of treatment. The remaining patients had some discomfort in relation to treatment, mainly headache, but passing and less for each treatment. The majority (n = 5) had a reduction in symptoms overall, up to 61% (2%-61%) based on the Rivermead Post-Concussion Symptoms Questionnaire.CONCLUSION: Further studies on T-PEMF as a treatment option for post-concussion syndrome are warranted.",
keywords = "concussion, electromagnetic stimulation, mTBI, PCS, post-concussion syndrome, T-PEMF",
author = "Miller, {Claire Prener} and Martin Prener and Steen Dissing and Paulson, {Olaf B}",
note = "{\textcopyright} 2020 The Authors. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.",
year = "2020",
month = dec,
doi = "10.1111/ane.13300",
language = "English",
volume = "142",
pages = "597--604",
journal = "Acta Neurologica Scandinavica",
issn = "0001-6314",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell Munksgaard",
number = "6",

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T1 - Transcranial low-frequency pulsating electromagnetic fields (T-PEMF) as post-concussion syndrome treatment

AU - Miller, Claire Prener

AU - Prener, Martin

AU - Dissing, Steen

AU - Paulson, Olaf B

N1 - © 2020 The Authors. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

PY - 2020/12

Y1 - 2020/12

N2 - BACKGROUND: Treatment options for the subgroup of people who develop long-lasting symptoms following mild traumatic brain injury are limited. Transcranial pulsating low-frequency electromagnetic stimulation (T-PEMF) in other patient groups has shown promising results in several studies with proposed neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory effects.OBJECTIVE: The present pilot study was conducted to access feasibility and tolerability of T-PEMF in treating post-concussion syndrome.METHODS: Seven patients with post-concussion syndrome received 5 weeks of daily 30 minutes T-PEMF treatment with evaluation after 2 and 5 weeks and 3 months after ending treatment.RESULTS: Compliance was high as all subject completed the full treatment. Two patients however experienced a worsening of their concussion symptoms during the course of treatment. The remaining patients had some discomfort in relation to treatment, mainly headache, but passing and less for each treatment. The majority (n = 5) had a reduction in symptoms overall, up to 61% (2%-61%) based on the Rivermead Post-Concussion Symptoms Questionnaire.CONCLUSION: Further studies on T-PEMF as a treatment option for post-concussion syndrome are warranted.

AB - BACKGROUND: Treatment options for the subgroup of people who develop long-lasting symptoms following mild traumatic brain injury are limited. Transcranial pulsating low-frequency electromagnetic stimulation (T-PEMF) in other patient groups has shown promising results in several studies with proposed neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory effects.OBJECTIVE: The present pilot study was conducted to access feasibility and tolerability of T-PEMF in treating post-concussion syndrome.METHODS: Seven patients with post-concussion syndrome received 5 weeks of daily 30 minutes T-PEMF treatment with evaluation after 2 and 5 weeks and 3 months after ending treatment.RESULTS: Compliance was high as all subject completed the full treatment. Two patients however experienced a worsening of their concussion symptoms during the course of treatment. The remaining patients had some discomfort in relation to treatment, mainly headache, but passing and less for each treatment. The majority (n = 5) had a reduction in symptoms overall, up to 61% (2%-61%) based on the Rivermead Post-Concussion Symptoms Questionnaire.CONCLUSION: Further studies on T-PEMF as a treatment option for post-concussion syndrome are warranted.

KW - concussion

KW - electromagnetic stimulation

KW - mTBI

KW - PCS

KW - post-concussion syndrome

KW - T-PEMF

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U2 - 10.1111/ane.13300

DO - 10.1111/ane.13300

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JO - Acta Neurologica Scandinavica

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