Brainsway Deep TMS Therapy - for Brain Disorder Treatment

Alzheimer's Disease - Double-Blind Placebo Control Safety and Feasibility Study

Ichilov Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel

25 May, 2009

The Purpose of the clinical trial is To evaluate the efficacy of Brainsway® Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (Deep TMS) with an improved H-coil, which targets deep brain structures, in the treatment of Alzheimer's patients concomitantly treated with drugs to which they previously failed to respond, or responded only partially.

 The Target population of the research study is 45 men and women aged 50-85 with Alzheimer's disease.  The Duration of the clinical trial is 16 weeks for each subject (3 weekly treatment sessions for the first 4 weeks; one weekly session for the latter 4 weeks). A follow-up visit, at which no additional treatment will be administered, will take place 8 weeks after the treatment period.

Study outcome measure is the cognitive response to treatment defined as an improvement of 3 or more points on the ADAS-cog scale at the conclusion of 16 weeks of treatment.

Contact: Adi Shabi +(972) 03-6973698, adisha@tlvmc.gov.il

Principal Investigator: Dr. Ellisa Ash


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