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Pilot Study Comparing 10hz vs Theta Burst Stimulation

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02800226
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 15, 2016
Last Update Posted : August 10, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Fidel Vila-Rodriguez, University of British Columbia

Brief Summary:
This pilot study aims at exploring the efficacy of iTBS compared to 10Hz protocol and explore potential biomarkers of treatment response

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Major Depressive Disorder Device: 10Hz Device: iTBS Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 20 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Pilot Study Comparing 10Hz Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) vs. Intermittent Theta Burst Stimulation (iTBS) for Treatment Resistant Depression
Study Start Date : March 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2015

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 10Hz
High Frequency Left repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation five days per week for 4-6 weeks
Device: 10Hz
Magventure Cool B70 Coil with X100 Stimulator and ANT Neuronavigation System

Active Comparator: iTBS
intermittent Theta Burst Stimulation (iTBS) five days per week for 4-6 weeks
Device: iTBS
Magventure Cool B70 Coil with X100 Stimulator and ANT Neuronavigation System

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in the Hamilton Depression Rating scale 17-item (HDRS-17) score [ Time Frame: baseline, 1, 4, and 12 weeks post-treatment ]
    A 50% improvement in the score is considered response to rTMS. A final score of <8 is categorized as remission.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • outpatients
  • voluntary and competent to consent
  • Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI) confirmed diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), single, recurrent between ages 18-65
  • failed to achieve a clinical response to an adequate dose of an antidepressant based on an Antidepressant Treatment History Form (ATHF) score of ≥ 3 in the current episode or have been unable to tolerate at least 2 separate trials of antidepressants of inadequate dose and duration (ATHF 1 or 2)
  • have a score of ≥ 18 on the Hamilton Depression Rating Score 17-item (HDRS-17)
  • have had no increase or initiation of any psychotropic medication in the 4 weeks prior to screening able to adhere to the treatment schedule
  • Pass the TMS adult safety screening (TASS) questionnaire
  • have normal thyroid functioning based on pre-study blood work

Exclusion Criteria:

  • have a history of substance dependence or abuse within the last 3 months
  • have a concomitant major unstable medical illness, cardiac pacemaker or implanted medication pump
  • have active suicidal intent
  • are pregnant
  • have a lifetime MINI diagnosis of bipolar I or II disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, schizophreniform, delusional disorder, or current psychotic symptoms
  • have a MINI diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (current or within the last year), anxiety disorder (generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder), or dysthymia assessed by a study investigator to be primary and causing greater impairment than MDD

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02800226

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Canada, British Columbia
Non-Invasive Neurostimulation Therapies lab, University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6T2A1
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of British Columbia
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Principal Investigator: Fidel Vila-Rodriguez, MD University of British Columia
Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Fidel Vila-Rodriguez, Principle Investigator, University of British Columbia Identifier: NCT02800226    
Other Study ID Numbers: H13-02340
First Posted: June 15, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 10, 2018
Last Verified: August 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Depressive Disorder
Depressive Disorder, Major
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders