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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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
New research provides clues to how deep brain stimulation helps patients with Parkinson’s disease.
Figuring out how deep brain stimulation actually works may lead to next-generation implants
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 a more effective, self-tuning device for Parkinson’s.
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
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