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Intermittent theta-burst transcranial magnetic stimulation for autism spectrum disorder: an open-label pilot study

Overview of attention for article published in Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria, December 2017
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Title
Intermittent theta-burst transcranial magnetic stimulation for autism spectrum disorder: an open-label pilot study
Published in
Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria, December 2017
DOI 10.1590/1516-4446-2017-2279
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Authors

Caio Abujadi, Paul E. Croarkin, Bianca B. Bellini, Helena Brentani, Marco A. Marcolin

Abstract

Theta-burst stimulation (TBS) modulates synaptic plasticity more efficiently than standard repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation delivery and may be a promising modality for neuropsychiatric disorders such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD). At present there are few effective interventions for prefrontal cortex dysfunction in ASD. We report on an open-label, pilot study of intermittent TBS (iTBS) to target executive function deficits and restricted, repetitive behaviors in male children and adolescents with ASD. Ten right-handed, male participants, aged 9-17 years with ASD were enrolled in an open-label trial of iTBS treatment. Fifteen sessions of neuronavigated iTBS at 100% motor threshold targeting the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex were delivered over 3 weeks. Parent report scores on the Repetitive Behavior Scale Revised and the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale demonstrated improvements with iTBS treatment. Participants demonstrated improvements in perseverative errors on the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test and total time for the Stroop test. The iTBS treatments were well tolerated with no serious adverse effects. These preliminary results suggest that further controlled interventional studies of iTBS for ASD are warranted.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 131 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 15 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 12 9%
Student > Bachelor 12 9%
Researcher 11 8%
Other 18 14%
Unknown 50 38%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 32 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 14 11%
Neuroscience 11 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 2%
Other 8 6%
Unknown 58 44%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 December 2017.
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#5,279,150
of 21,562,248 outputs
Outputs from Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria
#164
of 437 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#118,260
of 444,652 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria
#3
of 16 outputs
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