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New York, New York 10029


RATIONALE: Dystonia is a disorder in which the muscles that control voluntary movements are persistently or intermittently contracted (not relaxed). Deep brain stimulation is provided by a small, battery operated implant placed under the skin of the chest that delivers low voltage electrical pulses through a wire under the skin that is connected to a specific area of the brain. Deep brain stimulation may help lessen the symptoms of dystonia. PURPOSE: Phase II/III trial to study the effectiveness of deep brain stimulation in treating patients who have dystonia.

Study summary:

PROTOCOL OUTLINE: Patients undergo surgery to implant a brain stimulation system consisting of an implanted pulse generator (IPG) in the chest and a wire lead in the globus pallidum internal. After the lead has been implanted, the brain stimulation system is tested. Patients are examined at 1, 3, 6, 9, and 12 months after surgery. A double blinded evaluation, during which the IPG is either off or on, is carried out at 3 and 6 months. Patients are followed every 3 months as long as the brain stimulation system remains in place. Completion date provided represents the completion date of the grant per OOPD records


PROTOCOL ENTRY CRITERIA: --Disease Characteristics-- Idiopathic or secondary cervical, segmental, or generalized dystonia not adequately controlled with traditional pharmacotherapy and/or botulinum toxin --Prior/Concurrent Therapy-- All medical therapy must be stable within the past month Biologic therapy: Not specified Chemotherapy: Not specified Endocrine therapy: Not specified Radiotherapy: Not specified Surgery: No prior destructive neurosurgical procedure Other: At least 3 months since prior botulinum toxin injections --Patient Characteristics-- Age: 18 to 75 Performance status: Not specified Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Not specified Renal: Not specified Cardiovascular: No demand cardiac pacemaker Other: No history of substance abuse



Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Mitchell Francis Brin
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

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Location Contact:

New York, New York 10029
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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