Clinical Study

A Ttudy To Evaluate The Safety And Efficacy Of The Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (Dtms) Intended As An Aid To Smoking Cessation

Posted Date: Mar 15, 2017

  • Investigator: Leah Casuto
  • Co-Investigator: Anna Guerdjikova
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  • Type of Study: Device

You are being asked to participate in this study because you are a heavy smoker (you smoke at least 10 cigarettes per day) and wish to quit smoking. This research is being done to see if deep repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS) is effective in assisting participants quit smoking. Deep rTMS is investigational, which means that this therapy is not approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for smoking cessation but is available in research studies like this one. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a brain stimulation technique. It involves generating a brief magnetic field in a coil that is placed on the scalp. The magnetic field passes through the skull and induces a weak electrical current in the brain that briefly activates neural circuits at the stimulation site. dTMS done in this study is a form of rTMS, but dTMS targets a deeper area of the brain using a specially-designed coil. The Brainsway DTMS system is being tested for this purpose in this study. The DTMS system consists of the HADD-Coil, a magnetic stimulator, a cooling system and a positioning device. The DTMS system uses many weak electromagnets located around the scalp and focused at a region deep in the brain. The DTMS system targets brain regions not reached by the traditional figure-of-8 coil. The DTMS system is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an aid in smoking cessation.

Criteria:

You Are Being Asked To Participate In This Study Because You Are A Heavy Smoker (You Smoke At Least 10 Cigarettes Per Day) And Wish To Quit Smoking.

Keywords:

Brain Magnetic Stimulation, Quit Smoking, Smoking Aid, Stop Smoking, Null

For More Information:

Stephanie
Williams
stephanie.williams@lindnercenter.org

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