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Deep Brain Stimulation Devices Market for Parkinson’s Disease Expected to Reach USD 3.21 Billion Globally in 2020

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research “Deep Brain Stimulation Devices Market for Parkinson’s Disease – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 – 2020” the global deep...Show More Summary

Medtronic Activa Neurostimulators Approved in Europe for Full Body MRI Scans

Medtronic won European regulatory approval for its Activa line of deep brain stimulators (DBS) to be safe for use in full body MRI scans, given certain conditions. Previously, the company had approval for only head scans under MRI for patients wearing their DBS devices. Show More Summary

Matter: Clues to How an Electric Treatment for Parkinson’s Works

New research provides clues to how deep brain stimulation helps patients with Parkinson’s disease.

How Brain Pacemakers Treat Parkinson's Disease

Figuring out how deep brain stimulation actually works may lead to next-generation implants

Scientists Explain How Deep Brain Stimulation Works in Parkinson’s Patients

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) can have dramatic benefits for people living with Parkinson’s disease, but how this technology actually works to influence the brain has remained a mystery. This is an issue because some patients respond much differently to DBS than others, so being able to tune the therapy to each patient can improve its effectiveness. Show More Summary

MEDICINE: Why Zapping the Brain Helps Parkinson’s Patients: Deep brain stimulation could lead to…

MEDICINE: Why Zapping the Brain Helps Parkinson’s Patients: Deep brain stimulation could lead to a more effective, self-tuning device for Parkinson’s.

Carbon Nanotubes for Better Neural Communications

2 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Researchers at Rice University have shown that carbon nanotubes are better than conventional metal electrodes for procedures such as deep brain stimulation and reading signals from neurons. These tubes are only a few nanometers in width,...Show More Summary

Deep Brain Stimulation as New Treatment for Dementia

2 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Electro-brain therapy may evoke thoughts of flying over a cuckoo’s nest, but we may all soon be getting a bit of highly targeted deep brain stimulation (DBS) to keep our memory sharp and help push off dementia. Researchers at the Nanyang...Show More Summary

New treatment for dementia discovered: Deep brain stimulation

New brain cells can be formed through deep brain stimulation, improving memory retention, researchers report. For decades, scientists have been finding ways to generate brain cells to boost memory and learning, but more importantly, to also treat brain trauma and injury, and age-related diseases such as dementia. Show More Summary

Update on the BROADEN Trial of DBS for Treatment-Resistant Depression

Website for the BROADEN™ study, which was terminated In these days of irrational exuberance about neural circuit models, it's wise to remember the limitations of current deep brain stimulation (DBS) methods to treat psychiatric disorders. Show More Summary

A New Kind of Brain Stimulation that Uses Magnets and ... Spice

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Deep brain stimulation involves threading electrodes deep into the brain — it's invasive, but it's also an effective way to treat disorders like Parkinson's and depression. But now scientists have a new wireless brain stimulation technique, which targets the proteins that sense heat and spice. Read more...

Low-Frequency Deep Brain Stimulation Improves Difficult-to-Treat Parkinson's Symptoms

Parkinson's disease patients treated with low-frequency deep brain stimulation show significant improvements in swallowing dysfunction and freezing of gait over typical high-frequency treatment.

First Real-time MRI-guided Brain Surgery for Parkinson's in Southern California

Neurosurgeons at UC San Diego Health System are the first in Southern California to implant a deep brain stimulator (DBS) in a patient with Parkinson's disease using real-time 3-D magnetic resonance image (MRI) guidance.

Neurosurgeon Shares Lasker-DeBakey Award for Pioneering Work on Parkinson Disease Treatment

French neurosurgeon Alim Louis Benabid and American neurologist Mahlon DeLong were recently named winners of the 2014 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award for their roles in developing deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of Parkinson disease. Show More Summary

Weight and eating habits in Parkinson's disease

Patients affected by Parkinson's disease often show marked changes in body weight: they may gain or lose a lot of weight depending on the stage of the disease, or they may put on up to ten kilos after deep brain stimulation (a treatment to alleviate the symptoms). Show More Summary

Man's Parkinson's Tremors Vanish With The Touch Of A Button – But How?

8 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The short answer is deep brain stimulation (DBS), a targeted form of electrotherapy used to treat brain disorders like Parkinson's disease and OCD. The long answer, i.e. why DBS is sometimes so remarkably effective, remains poorly understood – but researchers this week took a big step on their path to understanding the technique. Read more...

Evidence Supports Deep Brain Stimulation for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Available research evidence supports the use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) who don't respond to other treatments, concludes a review in the October issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS). Show More Summary

Electrical current to brain improves memory performance, researchers find

9 months agoHealth : The Checkup

Researchers have found that a person’s memory can be improved by stimulating areas deep inside the brain with electrical current, a finding that offers hope for nonpharmaceutical, noninvasive treatments s that could boost memory impaired by Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, traumatic brain injury or aging. Read full article >>

Complication risk of deep brain stimulation similar for older, younger Parkinson patients

Bottom Line: Older patients with Parkinson disease (PD) who undergo deep brain stimulation (DBS) appear to have a 90-day complication risk similar to younger patients, suggesting that age alone should not be a primary factor for excluding patients as DBS candidates. Author: Michael R. DeLong, B.A., of the Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C., and colleagues. read more

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