Clinical Trials

NCT IdNCT04833660
TitlerTMS on Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain
ConditionDiabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain
OrganizationYeungnam University College of Medicine
Sponsor/CollaboratorsMin Cheol Chang
StatusNot yet recruiting
Older Adult
Location (with distance)
  • Yeungnam University Hospital, Daegu, 705-717 , Korea, Republic of
DescriptionBackground: Approximately half of the patients with long-standing diabetes are known to have diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). Pain from DPN deteriorates the quality of life and hinders daily life activities. Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate the effect of high-frequency (10 Hz) repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) on the left primary motor cortex (M1) for neuropathic pain in the lower extremities due to DPN. Methods: In this randomized trial, 22 patients with DPN will randomly assign to the rTMS group (10 Hz stimulation, five sessions) or the sham group. A numeric rating scale (NRS) will use to measure pain intensity before treatment and after 1 day and 1 week of the treatment. Physical and mental health status will evaluate using the Short Form 36-Item Health Survey (SF-36), comprising two subscales (physical and mental component scores [PCSs and MCSs]), at 1-week post-treatment.