Medical News Today: Parkinson's: Ultrasound technology may relieve symptoms

New research shows that a special ultrasound technique can significantly reduce tremors in people living with Parkinson's disease.
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This study aimed to investigate the safety and efficacy of MRgFUS for PD by systematically reviewing related literature. PubMed and EMBASE were searched to identify related studies. Inclusion criteria were (1) reported the efficacy or sa fety of MRgFUS for PD and (2) published in English. Exclusion criteria were (1) nonhuman study, (2) review or meta-analysis or other literature types without original data, and (3) conference abstract without full text. Data on study characteristics, treatment parameters, efficacy, and adverse event s were collected. Descriptive synthesis of data was performed. Eleven studies containing 80...
Source: Neurosurgical Review - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
Focused ultrasound is an FDA-approved treatment for essential tremor and is approved to treat Parkinson's disease outside the U.S. It’s also making waves in research into breast cancer, diabetes, and mental illnesses like severe depression.
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New research shows that a special ultrasound technique can significantly reduce tremors in people living with Parkinson's disease.
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news
Ultrasound may provide lasting relief from the involuntary muscle movements that are so debilitating to people with Parkinson's disease and another condition called "essential tremor."
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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27, 2019 -- Ultrasound may provide lasting relief from the involuntary muscle movements that are so debilitating to people with Parkinson's disease and another condition called " essential tremor, " a small study concludes. The...
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Publication date: Available online 25 November 2019Source: Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering AspectsAuthor(s): Ivo H.P. Andrade, Caio G. Otoni, Thaís S. Amorim, Geany P. Camilloto, Renato S. CruzAbstractIn this contribution, we report on the characterization of starch nanoparticles (SNP) extracted from breadfruit by high-intensity ultrasound. These biocolloids were characterized regarding their spectroscopic, morphological, rheological, and thermal properties in addition to ζ potential, light transmission, and X-ray diffraction (XRD) measurements. After submitting a 0.5% (w/v) aqueous sus...
Source: Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeSubthalamotomy using magnetic resonance –guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) has become a potential treatment option for the cardinal features of Parkinson’s disease (PD). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of MRgFUS-subthalamotomy on brain metabolism using different scale levels.MethodsWe studied resting-state glucose metabolism in eight PD patients before and after unilateral MRgFUS-subthalamotomy using hybrid [18F]FDG-PET/MR imaging. We used statistical nonparametric mapping (SnPM) to study regional metabolic changes following this treatment and also quantified whole-brain tr...
Source: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
Pocket-size ultrasound devices that cost 50 times less than the machines in hospitals (and connect to your phone). Virtual reality that speeds healing in rehab. Artificial intelligence that’s better than medical experts at spotting lung tumors. These are just some of the innovations now transforming medicine at a remarkable pace. No one can predict the future, but it can at least be glimpsed in the dozen inventions and concepts below. Like the people behind them, they stand at the vanguard of health care. Neither exhaustive nor exclusive, the list is, rather, representative of the recasting of public health and medic...
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Conclusion: These findings demonstrate that LIPUS - ay have neuromodulation effects in PD mice. Significance: LIPUS may provide a novel neuromodulation tool for PD treatment.
Source: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
Conclusion: Anti-CV2 autoimmune encephalitis can present as Parkinsonism with bilateral leukoencephalopathy on MRI. PET scanning can be useful to reveal an occult cancer. Treatment of the cancer may improve the paraneoplastic neurological syndrome without the need of immunosuppressive therapy.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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