Boston Scientific Announces Positive Late-Breaking Data From The INTREPID Study

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., April 24, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales &Marketing Network) -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced one-year data from the INTREPID study, the first and only prospective, double-blind, randomized, sham-controlled, mul... Devices, Neurology Boston Scientific, INTREPID study, deep brain stimulation, Parkinson's disease
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Conclusion: Medically intractable tremor treated with laser interstitial thermal thalamotomy may be a useful addition to the treatment armamentarium for medically intractable tremor disorders. © 2018 International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
Source: Movement Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research
ConclusionsDeep brain stimulation did not significantly affect urinary dysfunctions in patients with PD. Urinary symptoms might partially contribute to HRQOL at 3  months postoperatively and ADL during the off‐phase at 3 years postoperatively.
Source: Brain and Behavior - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
ConclusionThe clinicians should carefully evaluate the non ‐motor symptoms and life quality in those patients at relatively earlier stages and with lower medicine dosage to get more successful DBS outcomes.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
ConclusionsPeri ‐electrode edema is a common, transient reaction to DBS lead placement and a convincing relation between edema and post‐operative clinical status is lacking.
Source: European Journal of Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate the impact of low- and high-frequency STN-DBS on voice and speech for people with Parkinson's disease.
Source: Journal of Voice - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Our in vivo study of the human globus pallidus externus using probabilistic tractography supports the existence of extensive corticopallidal connections and a tripartite functional division, as found in animal studies. A better understanding of the connectivity of the globus pallidus externus may help to understand its function and elucidate the effects of programming the higher contacts in pallidal deep brain stimulation.
Source: American Journal of Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: FUNCTIONAL Source Type: research
AbstractThe concept that subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN DBS) may be disease modifying in Parkinson's disease (PD) is controversial. Several clinical trials that enrolled subjects with late ‐stage PD have come to disparate conclusions on this matter. In contrast, some clinical studies in early‐ to midstage subjects have suggested a disease‐modifying effect. Dopaminergic innervation of the putamen is essentially absent in PD subjects within 4 years after diagnosis, indicating that any neuroprotective therapy, including STN DBS, will require intervention within the immediate postdiagnosis interval. Prec...
Source: Movement Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Scientific Perspectives Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 November 2018Source: International Review of NeurobiologyAuthor(s): Rezzak Yilmaz, Daniela BergAbstractApplying a 2–4 MHz probe at the temporal bone window transcranial B-mode sonography (TCS) enables the depiction of the brain parenchyma through the intact skull. Meanwhile it has been applied for the diagnosis and the differential diagnosis of movement disorders for decades. In the first part of this chapter, we summarize the technical requirements and describe the ultrasound method for optimal TCS examination. Imaging planes and the relevant structures are explained in det...
Source: International Review of Neurobiology - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Abstract Low frequency deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the pedunculopontine nucleus area (PPNa) has been proposed as a novel surgical target for gait dysfunction in the late stage of Parkinson's disease (PD). Since the mid-2000s, we have shown that intrasurgical delivery of stimulation in the pontine tegmentum affects the firing activity in the subthalamic nucleus (STN), but its effect on STN oscillatory rhythms has not been studied. Neuronal oscillations detected by local field potential (LFPs) have great importance, since they express complex movement-related behavior such as locomotion. Therefore, we examined t...
Source: Neurobiology of Disease - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neurobiol Dis Source Type: research
Condition:   Parkinson's Disease (PD) Intervention:   Device: New Programming Paradigm Sponsor:   Boston Scientific Corporation Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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