Assessing rTMS effects in MdDS: Cross-modal comparison between resting state EEG and fMRI connectivity

Yafen Chen, Chuang Li, Guofa Shou, Diamond Urbano, Yoon Hee Cha, Lei Ding, Han Yuan

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Abstract

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) has been increasingly explored for many neurological and neuropsychiatric conditions. However, the response rate is variable depending on baseline conditions. Optimizing rTMS protocols to improve treatment effects and response rates will depend on reliably assessing brain state conditions. In this regard, neural activity guided optimization has shown potential in several neuroimaging studies. In this paper, we present our ongoing work on optimizing rTMS treatment of a balance disorder called Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MdDS), a motion perception disorder caused by entrainment to background motion. Our previous work has revealed that a neuroimaging marker of resting state functional connectivity may help predict therapeutic effect. Motivated by our previous pilot study with fMRI, the present study aims to extend the investigation to EEG data that were simultaneously acquired with fMRI, with the aim of transferring the fMRI imaging marker to a more accessible neural recording technology. Our current findings demonstrate that integrating EEG with fMRI measures of neural synchrony and functional connectivity may hold promise in optimizing rTMS protocols.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subtitle of host publicationSmarter Technology for a Healthier World, EMBC 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1950-1953
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509028092
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 13 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2017 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Jul 11 2017Jul 15 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Other

Other39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2017
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island
Period7/11/177/15/17

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported in part by NSF CAREER ECCS-0955260, DOT-FAA 10-G-008, NSF RII Track-2 FEC 1539068, NIH/NIDCD R03 DC010451, and an equipment grant from the MdDS Balance Disorders Foundation. Asterisk indicates corresponding author.

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