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Medtronic’s Activa Deep Brain Stimulators Approved for Full-Body MRI Scans

2 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Medtronic‘s line of Activa deep brain stimulators (DBS) received FDA approval for safe use while the patient undergoes full body magnetic resonance imaging as long as certain precautions are taken. This makes Activa DBS implants the only ones approved in the U.S. Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Rate of progression of Parkinson’s disease hard to predict

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My father is 64 and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s last year. So far his symptoms are very mild, but I’m wondering what the typical progression of the disease is like. I have read that deep brain stimulation is sometimes recommended. When is this type of treatment usually considered? Is it safe? ANSWER: […]

Personality Changes After Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a well-known and accepted treatment for neurological and psychiatric diseases. It consists of the implantation of electrodes into the brain, which send small electric impulses to specific neurons and pathways. Show More Summary

Penn Neurosurgeon Gordon Baltuch, MD, Performs 1,000th Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) improves many of the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD) and is a life-alerting surgery for many patients. Penn Medicine's Gordon Baltuch, MD, a professor of Neurosurgery and director of the Penn Center...Show More Summary

Lifting the gloom over depression and deep brain stimulation

The failure of two big clinical trials should be seen as a setback, not a terminal blow

Wireless AI Device Tracks and Zaps the Brain, Takes Aim at Parkinson’s

Zapping the brain with implanted electrodes may sound like a ridiculously dangerous treatment, but for many patients with Parkinson’s disease, deep brain stimulation (DBS) is their only relief. The procedure... read more The post Wireless AI Device Tracks and Zaps the Brain, Takes Aim at Parkinson’s appeared first on Singularity HUB.

Deep brain stimulation: A wonder treatment pushed too far?

Putting electrodes into the brain has helped treat everything from depression to be obesity, but recent failures show how little we know about the technique

TYRX Neuro Absorbable Antibacterial Envelopes Cleared for Use with Implantable Neurostimulators in U.S.

4 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Medtronic received FDA clearance for its TYRX Neuro Absorbable Antibacterial Envelopes to be used with implantable neurostimulators. The first implants of Medtronic’s deep brain stimulators within the TYRX Absorbable Antibacterial Envelopes were conducted at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. Show More Summary

National Geographic to Air First Live Brain Surgery on TV (Exclusive)

Hosted by Bryant Gumbel, the two-hour event will take viewers inside an awake deep brain stimulation surgery via handheld and robotic cameras in the operating room. read more

St. Jude’s Infinity Deep Brain Stimulation System Gets Nod in Europe

5 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

St. Jude Medical received European CE Mark approval to introduce its Infinity deep brain stimulation (DBS) implant and matching directional DBS lead for people suffering from Parkinson’s, tremor, and dystonia. The system features Bluetooth...Show More Summary

GLNeuroTech Secures $1.9M for Wearables & Apps For Parkinson’s Disease

Recorded motion data is scored on the fly to create DBS Tuning Maps   Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies (GLNT) has received $1.9 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to improve the efficacy of deep brain stimulation (DBS) programming for Parkinson’s disease (PD) and minimize time required by a clinician to optimize settings. Show More Summary

Boston Scientific Set To Expand Presence In Neurological Surgery With CE Win For New DBS Technology

Medical devices manufacturer Boston Scientific is set to expand its presence in the neurological surgery market, having recently received CE approval for its Vercise Primary Cell Deep Brain Stimulation System in the European markets....Show More Summary

Violinists Deep Brain Stimulation: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Kendall Lee helps a concert violinist regain his form. To listen, click the link below. Violinists DBS

Cedars-Sinai Medical Tip Sheet for Sept.

The Sept. tip sheet from Cedars-Sinai includes story ideas about a horsewoman with young onset Parkinson's disease who is back in the saddle thanks to deep brain stimulation surgery, the potential of technology to improve patient care, a "wristwatch-type" device that helps doctors monitor Parkinson's disease patients, and more. Show More Summary

National study of deep brain stimulation for depression fails to demonstrate efficacy

Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide, and treatment-resistant symptoms of depression have a terrible personal and societal cost. They can devastate lives, careers, and families. Some severely ill patients may be unable to attend to even the basic elements of self-care, while others attempt or complete suicide. Show More Summary

Who Will Pay for All the New DBS Implants?

Recently, Science and Nature had news features on big BRAIN funding for the development of deep brain stimulation technologies. The ultimate aim of this research is to treat and correct malfunctioning neural circuits in psychiatric and neurological disorders. Show More Summary

The International Neuromodulation Society Names a Giant of Neuromodulation

Clinatec chairman Alim-Louis Benabid, MD, PhD -- considered the "father of deep brain stimulation " -- receives the International Neuromodulation Society's third Giant of Neuromodulation award at its 12th World Congress in Montreal

Relief of Dystonia Symptoms Is Sustained in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Deep Brain Stimulation

Children and adolescents who received deep brain stimulation for generalized dystonia maintained significant symptom relief for up to eight years, according to a study presented today at the 12th World Congress of the International Neuromodulation Society.

U.S. space program researchers develop potential nano-tools for deep brain stimulation

The ability of a carbon nanofiber pad to detect changing neurotransmitter concentrations was demonstrated in a proof-of-principle collaboration between engineers and neurosurgeons. The active area was one-tenth the size of current deep-brain-stimulation electrical contacts.

Medical News Today: 3D map of human brain stem could make deep brain stimulation safer

Researchers from Duke Medicine have created a high-resolution map of the human brain stem that they say could help guide surgeons during deep brain stimulation.

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