- Recommendation ID
Further research on the safety of unilateral MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for treatment-resistant essential tremor, which could include randomised controlled trials, should address patient selection, report on functional improvement and quality of life, and provide long-term follow-up data.
- Any explanatory notes
The evidence on the safety of unilateral MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for treatment-resistant essential tremor raises no major safety concerns. However, current evidence on its efficacy is limited in quantity. Therefore, this procedure should not be used unless there are special arrangements for clinical governance, consent, and audit or research.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Unilateral MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for treatment-resistant essential tremor
- Date issued
- June 2018
|Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?||No|
|Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?||No|