[HIFU —High intensity focused ultrasound— in essential tremor]

Benguria -Arrate G, Galnares-Cordero L, Asua Batarrita J
Record ID 32018000481
Original Title: HIFU —High intensity focused ultrasound— en temblor esencial
Authors' objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness and possible benefits and adverse effects of High Intensity Focal Ultrasound or HIFU in the treatment of essential tremor
Authors' results and conclusions: A major limitation of these studies is that the procedure being studied is not compared with current practices. A study showed an average reduction of 40% of the tremor score in 25 patients with essential tremor three months after surgery. A second study showed an 80.4% reduction of the tremor. However, better studies are required to be able to really compare the interventions. CONCLUSIONS Considering the localised literature and the results it shows, further research is necessary to define the international unit criteria for applying this treatment in diseases of the nervous system.
Authors' methods: Search without time limit of the scientific literature in data bases that group together primary, secondary and applied research studies, such as the data bases of Medline, CRD (INAHTA, NHS EED, DARE), Cochrane Collaboration, National Guidelines ClearingHouse (NGC), EuroScan and ECRI in order to localise systematic reviews, Clinical Practice Guides or clinical trials that analyse the technique being studied
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2018
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Rapid Review
Country: Spain
MeSH Terms
  • Essential Tremor
  • High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Ablation
  • Nervous System Diseases
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Ultrasonic Therapy
  • Ultrasonography, Interventional
  • High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Ablation
  • Essential Tremor
Organisation Name: Basque Office for Health Technology Assessment
Contact Address: C/ Donostia – San Sebastián, 1 (Edificio Lakua II, 4ª planta) 01010 Vitoria - Gasteiz
Contact Name: Lorea Galnares-Cordero
Contact Email: lgalnares@bioef.eus
Copyright: <p>Osteba (Basque Office for Health Technology Assessment) Health Department of the Basque Government</p>
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