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Benefits of Focused Ultrasound Thalamotomy For Essential Tremor Persist For 3 Years

Key clinical point: Focused ultrasound thalamotomy provides benefit over 3 years in patients with medication-refractory essential tremor.

Major finding: At 3 years, the range of improvement in hand tremor from baseline was 38%-50%.

Study details: Long-term follow up of 75 patients in a randomized controlled trial of focused ultrasound thalamotomy for essential tremor.

Disclosures: InSightec, the maker of the focused ultrasound equipment used in the study, supported the study. Several of the investigators received research funding from InSightec.

Citation:

Halpern CH et al. Neurology. 2019 Nov 20 (Epub ahead of print).