A pilot study at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) will assess the use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in the medial forebrain bundle of the brain for treatment-resistant depression.
A team of UCA researchers led by Professor Esther Berrocoso and in joint collaboration with the mental health research groups of the Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental (CIBERSAM) have carried out a pioneering project in Spain.
Among Parkinson's disease (PD) patients, female, black, and Asian patients are substantially less likely to receive proven deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery to improve tremors and motor symptoms, according to a new report by a Perelman...Show More Summary
Among Parkinson's disease (PD) patients, female, black, Asian and patients are substantially less likely to receive proven deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery to improve tremors and motor symptoms, according to a new report by a Perelman...Show More Summary
According to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, approximately 1 million people in the US live with the disorder. The disease primarily affects a person's movement, which can make it hard to carry out daily tasks. But new research suggests...Show More Summary
Deep brain stimulation may have a beneficial effect on driving ability for people with Parkinson's disease, according to a new study published in the December 18, 2013, online issue of Neurology(r), the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Deep brain stimulation uses a surgical implant similar to a pacemaker to send electrical impulses to the brain.
For people with neurological disorders who use deep brain stimulators, a low battery can mean the return of mentally and physically crippling symptoms. Fortunately for some of these people, now there's an app to assist with that. In fact, help is now just a smartphone away. Show More Summary
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been a therapeutic option, but mostly an experimental one, for a number of neurological conditions. While electrically stimulating the brain offers great possibilities in medicine, besides watching for changes in patients’ symptoms it has been difficult to analyze what effect DBS has on the brain. Show More Summary
Wireless Instantaneous Neurotransmitter Concentration Sensing System (WINCS) Patient Module printed circuit board & sterilizable case. (Fig. 1, Kimble et al. 2009). Last month, the New York Times reported that the Defense Advanced Research...Show More Summary
Boston Scientific has received expanded indication approval for its Vercise Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System in Europe. Previously indicated only for Parkinson’s patients, the Vercise can now be used to treat intractable primary and...Show More Summary
The University of Kentucky is the first to conduct a trial of regenerative treatment strategy for Parkinson's disease. The trial combines the deep brain stimulation procedure with grafting of a patient's peripheral nerve tissue into the brain, anticipating that the nerve graft will allow the brain to heal itself. Show More Summary
Deep brain stimulation therapy has offered hope to Martin Cruz Smith, the acclaimed author of taut thrillers like “Gorky Park,” who hid his diagnosis of Parkinson’s for years, fearing judgment and pity.
In what appears to be an exclusive story, the New York Times has reported that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will spend $70 million over the next 5 years to further develop and improve deep brain stimulation (DBS) techniques. Show More Summary
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced Thursday that it intended to spend more than $70 million over five years to jump to the next level of brain implants.
Electrically stimulating a key region deep in the brain improves locomotion in rats with spinal cord injuries
I've written a piece in today's health pages about deep brain stimulation (DBS) treatment for depression, in which electrodes are placed at specific points in a patient's brain, attached to a battery in the chest: it acts, roughly speaking, as a pacemaker for the brain, regulating the hyperactive "sadness" circuits. It's a fascinating and promising [...]
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a surgical procedure that involves placing a neurostimulator in the brain which sends out electrical impulses to specific regions of the brain. The electrical impulses are sent out to block abnormal signals that can cause a number of different neurological disorders. Show More Summary
By EP Vantage: The first of Medtronic's (MDT) Activa line of deep brain stimulation (DBS) devices gained FDA approval in 1997 and since then the field has expanded hugely. This expansion could now accelerate following the start of U.S. Show More Summary