MRI-guided thalamotomy significantly reduces hand tremors
Key clinical point: The severity of hand tremors in patients with essential tremor can be significantly reduced via use of MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy.

Major finding: Greater improvement was observed in the ultrasound thalamotomy cohort than in the control (sham treatment) cohort: 18.1 to 9.6 hand tremor score vs. 16.0 to 15.8, respectively.

Data source: A double-blind, randomized, sham-controlled cohort study of 76 patients with moderate-to-severe essential tremor.

Disclosures: Study supported by InSightec, the Focused Ultrasound Foundation, and the Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation. Some coauthors reported potentially relevant disclosures....