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Essential tremor

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Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound20153 (Suppl 1) :O1

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  • Public Health
  • Clinical Outcome
  • Research Group
  • Essential Tremor
  • Standard Assessment


A randomized controlled trial of unilateral stereotactic MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy is underway.


Seventy-two patients with severe, medication-refractory essential tremor have been enrolled across seven international centers. Standard assessments of tremor severity and disability will be obtained before and after the procedure. Patients are randomized in a one-to-three fashion to receive either sham procedure or MR-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy. The Tremor Research Group, neurologist specialists in the management of essential tremor, will rate the clinical outcomes from videotaped assessments.

Authors’ Affiliations

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States