Development of a Standardized Cranial Phantom for Training and Optimization of Functional Stereotactic Operations

Conclusions: This cranial phantom is a simple and effective model to simulate functional and stereotactic neurosurgical operations. This might be useful for teaching and training of neurosurgeons, establishing operations in a new center and for optimization of radiological examinations.Stereotact Funct Neurosurg
Source: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

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The Guidelines Project, an initiative of the Brazilian Medical Association, aims to combine information from the medical field in order to standardize producers to assist the reasoning and decision-making of doctors. The information provided through this project must be assessed and criticized by the physician responsible for the conduct that will be adopted, depending on the conditions and the clinical status of each patient.
Source: Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
A 9-year-old girl is the first child in Canada to undergo deep brain stimulation for epilepsy after years of suffering up to 150 seizures a day.
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Converging evidence supports that co-stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus and the substantia nigra pars reticulata can be efficacious for the management of the resistant gait impairment in Parkinson's disease. In this Correspondence, we comment on a recent publication in this journal regarding this novel intervention.
Source: Parkinsonism and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research
We have read with interest the letter sent by Dr. Weiss et al. We appreciate very much their comment especially considering that his group was the first one publishing the possible beneficial effects of combined subthalamic and nigral stimulation to improve gait problems associated to Parkinson's disease [1]. In our study, indeed, we studied gait problems resistant to levodopa therapy or to any other pharmacological treatment.
Source: Parkinsonism and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research
Authors: Markert MS, Fisher RS Abstract INTRODUCTION: Neuromodulation devices can be safe and effective for the treatment of drug-resistant epilepsy. A body of scientific work supports peripheral, subcortical and cortical targets, each with different fundamental methods of action. Areas covered: High-quality evidence is available for vagal nerve stimulation (VNS), deep brain stimulation (DBS), and responsive neurostimulation (RNS). Mechanistic research in animals and human studies are reviewed, along with key data from VNS, DBS, and RNS clinical trials. Specifically, the authors review some of the science behind the m...
Source: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics - Category: Neurology Tags: Expert Rev Neurother Source Type: research
Authors: Oliveira FHM, Machado ARP, Andrade AO Abstract Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that remains incurable. The available treatments for the disorder include pharmacologic therapies and deep brain stimulation (DBS). These approaches may cause distinct side effects and motor responses. This work presents the application of t-distributed stochastic neighbor embedding (t-SNE), which is a machine learning algorithm for nonlinear dimensionality reduction and data visualization, for the problem of discriminating neurologically healthy individuals from those suffering from PD (treated with lev...
Source: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine - Category: Statistics Tags: Comput Math Methods Med Source Type: research
St. Jude Medical InfinityTM DBS System 8CH Directional Lead, 30 cm, 0.5 REF 6170 - STERILE EO Rx ONLY CE 0086 0123 St. Jude Medical Plano, TX St. Jude Medical InfinityTM DBS System 8CH Directional Lead, 40 cm, 0.5 REF 6172 STERILE EO Rx ONLY St. Jude Medical Plano, TX Instructions For Use: Lead and Extension Kits for Deep Brain Stimulation Systems Clinician's Manual ST. JUDE MEDICAL - Product Usage: St. Jude Medical Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)leads are intended to deliver stimulation to target areas in the brain. DBS extensions are intended to connect the leads to implantable pulse generators (IPGs). St. Jude Medical...
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Source: British Journal of Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Servello D, Saleh C, Bona AR, Zekaj E, Porta M PMID: 30505621 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research
It remains to be clarified whether penetration of the caudate nucleus increases the risk of cognitive decline in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) undergoing deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus (STN).
Source: Parkinsonism and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
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