Table 1

Publications on essential tremor stratified by treatment modality

Deep brain stimulation*Focused ultrasound†Stereotactic radiosurgery‡Radiofrequency thermocoagulation§
Number of original articles (excluding reviews)750936843
Publication years1993–20192010–20191992–20191991–2019
Time to 50th paper (years)8826>28 (not reached)
Level of evidence (Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine)9 Level 2Level 2Level 3Level 3
  • *TITLE-ABS-KEY (“Deep brain stimulation” AND “Essential tremor”) AND DOCTYPE (ar) AND (EXCLUDE (PUBYEAR, 2020)).

  • †TITLE-ABS-KEY (“focused ultrasound” AND “Essential tremor”) AND DOCTYPE (ar) AND (EXCLUDE (PUBYEAR, 2020)).

  • ‡TITLE-ABS-KEY ((“Radiosurgery” OR “Gamma Knife”) AND “Essential tremor”) AND DOCTYPE (ar) AND (EXCLUDE (PUBYEAR, 2020)).

  • §TITLE-ABS-KEY ((“radiofrequency” OR “thermocoagulation”) AND “Essential tremor”) AND DOCTYPE (ar) AND (EXCLUDE (PUBYEAR, 2020)).