Memory or Mood Problems? Clinical Trial of Transcranial Ultrasound (‘TUS’)

The Department of Anesthesiology and Center for Consciousness Studies at BUMC, and the Department of Psychology at U of A are sponsoring an ‘open label’ trial of transcranial ultrasound (‘TUS’) for memory, mood and cognitive disorders in patients with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injury. Administered from the fronto-temporal scalp (‘temporal window’), brief, low intensity TUS is safe, painless and shown to enhance mood in hundreds of human volunteers at the University of Arizona. In the lab, ultrasound increases synaptic connections, and improves symptoms and pathology in mice with genetically-induced Alzheimer’s. In this study, patients will perform brief cognitive tests before and after low intensity TUS, 2 minutes per day, several days per week for several weeks.

Investigators for the new study include Stuart Hameroff, MD, (Anesthesiology, BUMC), Jay Sanguinetti, PhD, & John JB Allen, PhD, (Psychology, University of Arizona), and Michael Lemole, MD, (Neurosurgery, BUMC) 

Physician or self-referral at BUMC Department of Anesthesiology at 520-235-0510 

For more detailed information about the study please click on the link below
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03/08/2016 - 3:10pm
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