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Deep Brain Stimulation May Improve Cognition in Dementia, Other Neurodegenerative Diseases

Researchers will present findings at the AANS Annual Scientific meeting of their studying testing if Intralaminar thalamic deep brain stimulation (ILN-DBS) could have an effect on dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases that cause severe cognitive dysfunction.

UTHealth Researchers Study Deep Brain Stimulation for Depression

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.

Scientists unveil the mechanisms underlying the immediate effect of deep brain stimulation in 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.

Reduction in utilization of deep brain stimulation treatment for Parkinson's patients in certain demographic groups

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

Disparities Run Deep: Parkinson's Patients Utilization of Deep Brain Stimulation Treatment Reduced in Demographic Groups

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

Deep brain stimulation may help Parkinson's patients with driving

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 Help with Driving for People with Parkinson's Disease

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.

New app measures battery life for brain stimulation patients

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

Medtronic’s Deep Brain Stimulators With Recording Function Implanted in First U.S. Patients

4 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

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

New Deep Brain Stimulation System Measures Neurotransmitter Release

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’s Vercise Deep Brain Stimulator Gets Expanded Indication in Europe for Dystonia

5 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

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

UK is First in U.S. to Conduct Trial of Promising New Treatment Strategy for Parkinson's Disease

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

Well: Martin Cruz Smith Reveals a Twist in His Tale

5 months agoHealth : NYT: Health

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.

DARPA allocates $70 million for improving deep brain stimulation technology

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

Agency Initiative Will Focus on Advancing Deep Brain Stimulation

6 months agoHealth : NYT: Health

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.

Deep Brain Stimulation Improves Paralyzed Rats' Gait

Electrically stimulating a key region deep in the brain improves locomotion in rats with spinal cord injuries

Depression is a circuit disorder, not a character flaw

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 [...]

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