Difficulties with control arms in repetitive magnetic stimulation studies

Robert Caslake

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In their paper Arri and colleagues1 describe a small, randomised, crossover study that appears to demonstrate dramatic, if temporary, improvement in camptocormia in people with Parkinson's disease (PD) as a result of repetitive trans-spinal magnetic stimulation (rTSMS). While it is hard to argue that this treatment does not bear further investigation, it is not the effect of the treatment, but the lack of effect of the sham intervention that bears further discussion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1182-1182
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry
Issue number11
Early online date17 Oct 2014
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2014


  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Field Therapy
  • Male
  • Muscular Atrophy, Spinal
  • Parkinson Disease
  • Spinal Curvatures
  • Comment
  • Editorial


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