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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

2 weeks 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?

6 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

7 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

Surgical Complications of DBS No Higher Risk for Older Parkinson's Patients

Implantating deep brain stimulation devices poses no greater risk of complications to older patients than it does to younger patients with Parkinson's disease, researchers at Duke Medicine report.

Violinist Plays Violin with Tracker on Bow to Help with His Own Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery

7 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

When surgeons install deep brain neurostimulators for essential tremors, Parkinson’s, or other conditions, the patient is kept awake to determine whether the electrode leads are making correct contact. This normally involves the patient performing simple tasks, but when a tremor is slight it’s a challenge to notice it. Show More Summary

Can Deep Brain Stimulation Cure Addiction?

7 months agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

This relatively simple neurosurgical procedure can be used to treat a variety of disorders originating from abnormal brain activity such as Parkinson's, OCD, Tourette's, and more. So why does nobody know about it?

Cedars-Sinai Medical Tipsheet for July 2014

A siimple eye test that may help detect Alzheimer's disease early on, 3-D computer modeling for Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy for dystonia, an experimental biological pacemaker and more are story ideas included in the July tipsheet from Cedars-Sinai.

Scientists discover the on-off switch for human consciousness deep within the brain

Researchers at GWU are reporting that they've discovered the human consciousness on-off switch, deep within the brain. When this specific region of the brain, called the claustrum, is electrically stimulated, consciousness appears to turn off completely. Show More Summary

Scientists Accidentally Discover The Brain's Consciousness "Off Switch"

9 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

While performing deep brain surgery on a woman with epilepsy, neuroscientists from George Washington University stimulated an area of her brain that unexpectedly — and temporarily — caused her to lose consciousness. It's a discovery that could shed light on the very nature of consciousness itself. Read more...

George Washington University Leads First Clinical Trial to Reduce Epileptic Seizures in Individuals with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, Using Low Frequency Deep Brain Stimulation

Mohamad Koubeissi, M.D., director of the Epilepsy Center and associate professor of neurology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, is leading a clinical trial employing low-frequency deep brain stimulation to potentially help reduce epileptic seizures in patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy.

Deep brain stimulation improves non motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease

Amsterdam, NL, 25 June 2014 – Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has become a well-recognized non-pharmacologic treatment that improves motor symptoms of patients with early and advanced Parkinson's disease. Evidence now indicates that DBS...Show More Summary

3-D Computer Model May Help Refine Target for Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy for Dystonia

Researchers using a complex set of data from records and imaging scans of patients who have undergone successful DBS implantation, have created 3-D, computerized models that map the brain region involved in dystonia. The models identify...Show More Summary

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