Suicide and suicide attempts after subthalamic nucleus stimulation in Parkinson's disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Xu Y, Yang B, Zhou C, Gu M, Long J, Wang F, Zhu Y, Liu B, Ren H, Yang X.
BACKGROUND: Deep-brain stimulation is a well-established, effective treatment for patients with advanced Parkinson's disease. Recent studies examining rates of suicide attempts and suicides after deep-brain stimulation in the bilateral subthalamic nucleus ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The electrified brain
(Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin) A group of researchers from Charit é -- Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin have further refined the use of deep brain stimulation in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder. By accurately localizing electrode placement in the brains of patients, the researchers were able to identify a fiber tract which is associated with the best clinical outcomes following deep brain stimulation. The researchers' findings, have been published in Nature Communications*. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Deep Brain Stimulation May Slow Parkinson's, Study Finds
TUESDAY, June 30, 2020 -- Data from a five-year clinical trial is adding to growing evidence that deep brain stimulation (DBS) can slow the ravages of Parkinson's disease. Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., said... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 30, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pilot study suggests Parkinson's disease progression can be slowed
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) implanted in early stage Parkinson's disease decreases the risk of disease progression and the need to prescribe multiple drugs to patients simultaneously, according to a five-year outcomes study of 30 patients released in the July 2020, issue of Neurology ® , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Does neuromodulation transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) associated with peripheral stimulation through exercise to walk have an impact on falls in people with Parkinson's disease? - Ar êas FZS, Nakamura-Palacios EM, Boening A, Arêas GPT, Nascimento LR.
Parkinson's disease (PD) is one of the most prevalent neurodegenerative diseases in the world, with a high degree of disability. Among the various therapeutic possibilities, brain stimulation appears in a promising approach, with deep brain stimulation (DB... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

On June 1st, the @US_FDA identified a Class I Recall, the most serious type of recall: Medtronic recalls StealthStation auto-registration feature due to inaccuracies during deep brain stimulation (DBS) procedures.pic.twitter.com/mGsbP4C8be
On June 1st, the @US_FDA identified a Class I Recall, the most serious type of recall: Medtronic recalls StealthStation auto-registration feature due to inaccuracies during deep brain stimulation (DBS) procedures. pic.twitter.com/mGsbP4C8be (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - June 3, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

Treating post-traumatic stress disorder with neuromodulation therapies: transcranial magnetic stimulation, transcranial direct current stimulation, and deep brain stimulation - Gouveia FV, Davidson B, Meng Y, Gidyk DC, Rabin JS, Ng E, Abrahao A, Lipsman N, Giacobbe P, Hamani C.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a prevalent and debilitating illness. While standard treatment with pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy may be effective, approximately 20 to 30% of patients remain symptomatic. These individuals experience depression... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Medtronic's StealthStation DBS Software Subject of Class I Recall Medtronic's StealthStation DBS Software Subject of Class I Recall
Problems with the auto-registration feature in the software could lead surgeons to inaccurately navigate lead placement during image-guided deep brain stimulation.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

MRI shows intracranial volume changes through adulthood
MR images have revealed age-related fluctuations in the brain's intracranial...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI shows active leisure time promotes younger brain MRI illuminates causes of depression 3T MRI feasible for deep brain stimulation patients PET, MRI show physical activity aids brain health MRI shows that diabetes leads to loss of brain volume (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 1, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Light-based deep brain stimulation relieves symptoms of Parkinson's disease
(Duke University) Biomedical engineers at Duke University have used light-based deep brain stimulation to treat motor dysfunction in an animal model of Parkinson's disease. Succeeding where earlier attempts have failed, the method promises to provide new insights into why deep brain stimulation works and ways in which it can be improved on a patient-by-patient basis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Are Some Risk Factors for Cerebral Palsy?
Discussion The term, cerebral palsy, or CP has gone through many iterations with the first description in 1861 by W.J. Little who described it as “The condition of spastic rigidity of the limbs of newborn children.” The most recent definition is from Rosenbaun et al. in 2007 which states it is “a group of permanent disorders of the development of movement and posture, causing activity limitation, that are attributed to non-progressive disturbances that occurred in the developing fetal or infant brain. The motor disorders of cerebral palsy are often accompanied by disturbances of sensation, perception, cog...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 9, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Medtronic Rumored to Be Looking at a Deal with LivaNova
Reorg Research reported that Medtronic is in early-stage acquisition talks with LivaNova, news that has been well received by LivaNova shareholders. The firm said Medtronic would subsequently break up LivaNova, keeping its neuromodulation business and selling its cardiovascular business. The article does note, however, that Boston Scientific, Edwards Life Sciences, and Johnson & Johnson may also be interested in the London-based company. Mike Matson, an analyst at Needham & Co., performed a sum-of-parts analysis that values LivaNova's cardiovascular and neuromodulation businesses separately. His analysi...
Source: MDDI - February 28, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Cardiovascular Source Type: news

OHSU uses deep brain stimulation to cure common tremor condition
A 79-year-old man who had the surgery called it a "life changer." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

OHSU uses deep brain stimulation to cure common tremor condition
A 79-year-old man who had the surgery called it a "life changer." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 15, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

What to Expect in Neuromodulation This Year
The spinal cord stimulation (SCS) market growth should improve in 2020 as leaders in the space launch new products and benefit from recent acquisitions and invest in potential indication expansions, according to Needham & Co.'s Mike Matson. The medtech analyst published a report Monday sharing his takeaways from the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) meeting in Las Vegas, NV over the weekend. Matson noted that SCS device market growth should continue to improve in 2020 and beyond, thanks to a number of factors. The analyst estimates that SCS currently represents about $2.5 billion, wh...
Source: MDDI - January 27, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Abbott's device-controlled deep brain stimulation system receives expanded indication for Parkinson's treatment
The system may now be used to target patients'internal globus pallidus, a portion of the brain associated with Parkinson's disease symptoms. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 27, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Research leads to life changing improvement for some people living with depression
(University of Calgary) UCalgary researchers have completed a study investigating the effects of two different methods of deep brain stimulation (DBS), short pulse and long pulse, for treatment-resistant depression. The findings showed that both methods of stimulation were equally safe and effective in reducing depressive symptoms. Some study participants have experienced a massive positive change in their lives. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New FDA Nod Takes Abbott ’s Infinity Beyond Past Indications
Abbott Laboratories is adding some extra firepower to its neuromodulation offerings. The company said last week that its Infinity Deep Brain Stimulation [DBS] device received a nod from FDA to treat Parkinson’s disease symptoms. The newly approved indication specifically calls for the Infinity DBS to target an area of the brain called the globus pallidus (GPi). Abbott said the GPi plays an integral role in the motor function and can be targeted with DBS to improve Parkinson’s disease symptoms not adequately controlled by medication. Abbott said with this approval, the Infinity DBS is now...
Source: MDDI - January 24, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Business Source Type: news

Abbott Receives Expanded Indication From the U.S. FDA for Directional Deep Brain Stimulation System to Treat Parkinson's Disease
Abbott's Infinity™ DBS is the first FDA approved directional Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) system to allow targeting of a specific area of the brain that is critical to motor functions Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease... Devices, Neurology, FDA Abbott, Infinity, Deep Brain Stimulation, Parkinson's Disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Abbott Receives Expanded Indication From the U.S. FDA for Directional Deep Brain Stimulation System to Treat Parkinson's Disease
- Abbott's Infinity ™ DBS is the first FDA approved directional Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) system to allow targeting of a specific area of the brain that is critical to motor functions (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - January 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Scientists 'cure' alcoholism by attaching ELECTRODES to the brain
Researchers in Canada used deep brain stimulation to treat Frank Plummer, 67, who drank almost an entire 70cl bottle of whiskey a night. The treatment involves zapping the brain with electricity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RightEye Has “Breakthrough” in Its Vision for Parkinson’s Test
There could soon be an eye test to aid in the assessment of Parkinson’s disease. FDA has recently granted breakthrough device designation to a technology designed by RightEye that uses objective eye movement measurements to help detect the neurological disease. If the RightEye Vision System could gain a nod from FDA for detection, it would be a gamechanger because currently, no single test is capable of definitively diagnosing Parkinson's disease. Doctors instead rely on a variety of neurological examinations designed to confirm the clinical diagnosis, and misdiagnosis remains a continuing iss...
Source: MDDI - December 3, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Parkinson's Treatment Has Unexpected Side Effect
MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2019 -- Some Parkinson's patients who have a deep brain stimulation device implanted to control their symptoms have reported an odd side effect -- they lost the ability to swim. Researchers report on the cases of nine patients who... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's might disrupt swimming ability
(Reuters Health) - A small study finds that some people lose their ability to swim when their Parkinson's disease is treated with deep brain stimulation. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Swimmers Beware of Deep Brain Stimulation
The electronic implants reduced Parkinson ’s symptoms, but also erased some patients’ ability to swim. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Denise Grady Tags: Parkinson ' s Disease Medical Devices Brain Swimming Medtronic Inc Lucerne (Switzerland) Australia Abbott Laboratories Boston Scientific Corporation your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Carbon electrode could aid MRI, deep brain stimulation
Researchers at San Diego State University are developing a glassy carbon electrode...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MEG helmet enables 3D functional brain imaging in kids 7T MRI opens door to detailed brain images 3T MRI feasible for deep brain stimulation patients Stretchable MRI coils on the horizon for MSK imaging Novel MRI scanner fits extremity imaging like a glove (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 21, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Deep brain stimulation safer for patients with new MRI compatible electrode
(San Diego State University) Carbon electrodes will last longer than metal when embedded in the brain of patients with Parkinson's and tremors, and won't be affected by MRI. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Deep brain stimulation is being tested to treat opioid addiction
It’s the first time electrodes have been implanted in the brain for opioid use disorder in the United States. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

DBS and the Functional Connectome in Parkinson's Disease DBS and the Functional Connectome in Parkinson's Disease
Deep brain stimulation has been shown to be highly efficacious as a treatment option for Parkinson's disease--but just how is it modulating brain connectivity?Brain (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 23, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Deep Brain Stimulation May Relieve Ringing in the Ears: Study
Title: Deep Brain Stimulation May Relieve Ringing in the Ears: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/7/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/8/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hearing General)
Source: MedicineNet Hearing General - October 8, 2019 Category: Audiology Source Type: news

Deep Brain Stimulation Improves Depression Symptoms: Study
The effects of the therapy in a small group of patients were long-lasting, researchers say, adding to evidence that the approach works for treatment-resistant depression. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 7, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Deep Brain Stimulation May Relieve Ringing in the Ears: Study
MONDAY, Oct. 7, 2019 -- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) can make life miserable, but a brain implant may help, preliminary research suggests. In a phase 1 trial of five patients whose severe tinnitus did not respond to other treatments, deep brain... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Deep brain stimulation can be effective for severe depression
A study that gathered data for at least 8 years has shown that deep brain stimulation can have a robust, sustained effect in people with severe depression. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Depression Source Type: news

3T MRI feasible for deep brain stimulation patients
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: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 25, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Deep Brain Stimulation Offers New Hope for Severe Tinnitus Deep Brain Stimulation Offers New Hope for Severe Tinnitus
Bilateral deep brain stimulation of the caudate nucleus is safe and effective for patients with severe tinnitus for whom conventional treatments have failed, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 24, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Machine Learning and VR Are Driving Prosthetics Research
Fitting a patient for a prosthetic limb is normally a painstaking and time-consuming process. In some cases, trying to determine how capable a patient may be of operating a prosthetic limb even before fitting one has also been a problem. However, using virtual reality and reinforcement learning, researchers in North Carolina and Arizona are revealing new technologies and techniques to make prosthetic fitting more convenient for both patients and clinicians: In Charlotte, surgeons at OrthoCarolina used VR to demonstrate that patients born without hands had inborn abilities to control prosthetic hands without prerequisite ta...
Source: MDDI - September 3, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Greg Goth Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Two-year-old girl becomes the youngest patient EVER to receive deep brain stimulation therapy
Viktoria Kaftanikaite, from Glasgow, had deep brain stimulation (DBS) in London to relieve the symptoms of a movement disorder called dystonia which caused her limbs to twitch uncontrollably. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scottish girl is world's youngest deep brain stimulation patient
Two-year-old has had brain surgery to treat spasms, raising hopes for other childrenA two year-old girl from Glasgow has become the youngest person in the world to undergo brain surgery that doctors say could help limit severe disability among children afflicted by uncontrollable body movements.Viktoria Kaftanikaite was just 32 months old when she had deep brain stimulation (DBS) to treat a condition called dystonia, which caused her arms and legs to flail about and her mouth to twitch constantly while she was awake.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 10, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Denis Campbell Health policy editor Tags: Neuroscience Health UK news Glasgow Scotland NHS Children Society Source Type: news

How brain stimulation techniques can affect moral and social behaviour - Di Nuzzo C, Ferrucci R, Gianoli E, Reitano M, Tedino D, Ruggiero F, Priori A.
Brain stimulation techniques, such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and deep brain stimulation (DBS) are used to treat psychiatric and neurological diseases. It elicits physical, cognitive, and moo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about surgery for MS
In some cases, multiple sclerosis (MS) can respond to certain types of surgery, which may include deep brain stimulation. Many other surgical treatments are available that can also help reduce symptoms. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news

The Week That Wasn't: DBS, Algorithms, Trichomegaly The Week That Wasn't: DBS, Algorithms, Trichomegaly
Read the latest on deep brain stimulation for addiction treatment, machine learning to predict cardiovascular events, and unusual eyelash growth after cancer treatment.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Abbott and NIH Join Forces to Advance Neuroscience Research
Abbott Laboratories and the National Institutes of Health have formed an alliance to evaluate applications that could help treat chronic pain and progressive movement disorders, like Parkinson’s disease. The collaboration is a part of NIH’s BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) initiative to accelerate advancements in neuroscience research. The agreement specifically calls for NIH to use the Abbott Park, IL-based company’s neuromodulation technologies for research related to these NIH initiatives to explore their application for chronic p...
Source: MDDI - May 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: R & D Source Type: news

China tests brain implants to treat opioid addiction
The deep brain stimulation treatment involves a surgeon drilling two small holes in the skull and feeding electrodes deep into the brain (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experimental surgery gains support as opioid deaths rise
Clinical trials in China using deep brain stimulation may hold the key to treating drug users, literally with the flip of a switch (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Student, 18, with one of the most extreme Tourette's in the world has ground-breaking treatment
Trevor Smith, of Iowa, was diagnosed aged eight and his mild tics worsened over time. No treatments eased his symptoms, until doctors funded for him to have deep brain stimulation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy, 17, with one of the most extreme Tourette's in the world has ground-breaking treatment
Trevor Smith, of Iowa, was diagnosed aged eight and his mild tics worsened over time. No treatments eased his symptoms, until doctors funded for him to have deep brain stimulation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Attempted suicide in a Parkinsonian patient treated with DBS of the VIM and high dose carbidopa-levodopa - Ayobello A, Saway B, Greenage M.
INTRODUCTION: Parkinson's disease (PD) is a complex disease that is often treated with dopaminergic medications such as carbidopa-levodopa and now with innovative interventions such as deep brain stimulation (DBS). While PD frequently presents with depress... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Advances in deep brain stimulation could lead to new treatments
(Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering) A new paper published in Nature Reviews Neurology suggests that recent advances in deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson disease could lead to treatments for conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Gilles de la Tourette syndrome and depression. The authors of the paper argue that bi-directional electrodes which can both stimulate and record from deep brain structures -- known as closed-loop DBS -- could have applications beyond Parkinson disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Deep Brain Stimulation: Remote Control Brain
We have the story of one woman who is taking part in an experiment on deep brain stimulation. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alix Spiegel Source Type: news

Seizure Freedom in TLE Tied to Piriform Cortex Resection Seizure Freedom in TLE Tied to Piriform Cortex Resection
Results from a study of individuals with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) who underwent surgery could have important implications in terms of a target for drug development and deep brain stimulation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news