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The contribution of transcranial magnetic stimulation in the diagnosis and in the management of dementia.

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is emerging as a promising tool to non-invasively assess specific cortical circuits in neurological diseases. A number of studies have reported the abnormalities in TMS assays of cortical function in dementias. A PubMed-based literature review on TMS studies targeting primary and secondary dementia has been conducted using the key words "transcranial magnetic stimulation" or "motor cortex excitability" and "dementia" or "cognitive impairment" or "memory...

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Cantone, M More by this author
Di Pino, G More by this author
Chiarello, D More by this author
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Publisher:
Elsevier Ireland Ltd
Journal:
Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
Volume:
125
Issue:
8
Pages:
1509-1532
Publication date:
2014-08-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1872-8952
ISSN:
1388-2457
URN:
uuid:2606f91b-5495-4851-9dc1-82127e3bba88
Source identifiers:
465928
Local pid:
pubs:465928

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