Medial forebrain bundle DBS differentially modulates dopamine release in the nucleus accumbens in a rodent model of depression.

CONCLUSION: The differential impact of MFB DBS on the induced dopamine response, including different response patterns at given pulse widths, is suggestive of physiological and anatomical divergence in the MFB in the pathological and healthy state. Studying how varying stimulation parameters affect the physiological outcome will promote a better understanding of the biological substrate of the disease and the possible anti-depressant mechanisms at play in clinical MFB DBS. PMID: 32035070 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Experimental Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Exp Neurol Source Type: research

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Authors: Gupta A, Khanna S, Jain R Abstract The main objective of this study is to assess the effectiveness of deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the ventral striatum (VS) of the anterior limb of internal capsule for patients suffering from refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and to compare its result with traditional anterior capsulotomy. The present study consisted of two patients subjected to stimulation of ventral capsule (VC)/VS region of internal capsule for refractory OCD. Leads were implanted on both sides stereotactically using fused images of magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography scan...
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research
Under certain parameters, 3-tesla MRI scans can be performed safely on patients...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA OKs Boston Scientific's MRI-conditional DBS device FDA issues proposals to improve MRI safety fMRI locates brain region tied to sleep-related depression FDA clears Medtronic brain stimulation for MR use New high-res 3D MRI map aids surgeons
Source: Headlines - Category: Radiology Source Type: news
Conclusion: There are structural brain differences between patients with treatment-resistant depression who respond to SCG DBS and those who do not. Specifically, the structural integrity of the subcallosal cingulate gyrus target region and its connected subcortical areas, and variations in cortical volume across the entire brain, appear to be important determinants of response. Structural MRI shows promise as a biomarker in deep brain stimulation for depression, and may play a role in refining patient selection for future trials. PMID: 31525860 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience - Category: Psychiatry Tags: J Psychiatry Neurosci Source Type: research
Conclusions: Despite significant symptomatic clinical improvement in patients with resistant depression after DBS, there was no significant change in the brain metabolic findings using FDG PET/CT. Additionally, different areas of the brain demonstrated minimal improvement in quantitative analysis.
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Tags: Brain Imaging Reloaded II Source Type: research
Conclusions The treatment used for PD, particularly DA, is associated with the development of ICDs and related behaviors. Susceptibility to these disorders depends on the associated risk factors. ICDs can have serious personal, family, psychosocial, financial, and medical consequences. However, in contrast, artistic activities have been described in patients with PD while undergoing treatment with DA. These patients are compulsive but report a positive influence on quality of life. These findings highlight the need for a very critical approach at the moment of Dopaminergic Replacement therapy choice. Author Contributio...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology 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
adapted from Figure 3 (Koroshetz et al., 2018). Magnetic resonance angiography highlighting the vasculature in the human brain in high resolution, without the use of any contrast agent, on a 7T MRI scanner. Courtesy of Plimeni&Wald (MGH).[ed. note: here's a great summary onIf, how, and when fMRI goes clinical, by Dr. Peter Bandettini.]TheJournal of Neuroscience recently published a paywalled article onThe State of the NIH BRAIN Initiative.This paper reviewed the research and technology development funded by the “moonshot between our ears” [anewly coined phrase]. The program has yielded a raft ofpublications...
Source: The Neurocritic - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsAnalgesics without anti-inflammatory properties may not limit the transient benefit produced by electrode insertion reducing the time required to achieve remission in depressive DBS patients.
Source: Brain Stimulation - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe OB volume relates to depression in humans and to the volume of structures which are critical for salience detection. We assume that a reduced OB volume causes diminished neural olfactory input which facilitates volume reduction in the insula and STG. The OB volume may hence constitute a factor of vulnerability to depression. Olfactory‐based deep brain stimulation is discussed as a future therapeutic approach.
Source: Human Brain Mapping - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
We describe their treatment and review the current literature on the use of ECT among patients with PD. CASE SERIES All six patients in our retrospective chart review received bitemporal modified brief pulse ECT. Prior to ECT, the patients underwent pre-ECT evaluation, which involved hemogram analysis, renal and liver function tests, fasting blood glucose analysis, chest X-ray (posteroanterior view), and serum electrolyte analysis, all of which were within the normal range for all six patients, and none of the patients showed evidence of raised intracranial pressure on fundoscopy examination. All patients provided written ...
Source: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Case Review Current Issue Depression Devices ECT Mental Disorders Mood Disorders Movement Disorders Neurology Parkinson's disease Psychiatry Technology Electroconvulsive therapy parkinson’s disease Source Type: research
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