Parkinson's breakthrough: ‘Amazing’ brain implant reverses symptoms
A British hospital has become the first in the world to use a brain implant that reverses the symptoms of Parkinson's. Surgeons at Southmead Hospital in Bristol placed a tiny deep brain stimulation device into a patient's skull. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DBS Helpful for Motor Function but Not Depression in Parkinson's DBS Helpful for Motor Function but Not Depression in Parkinson's
Although deep brain stimulation can help improve motor function and quality of life in patients with Parkinson ' s disease, it doesn ' t improve depression symptom scores at 1 year, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 26, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Deep Brain Stimulation and the Sequence Effect in Parkinson's Disease Deep Brain Stimulation and the Sequence Effect in Parkinson's Disease
The sequence effect in Parkinson ' s worsens with progression, but DBS improves limb bradykinesia over time.First Look (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 17, 2022 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Personalizing Deep Brain Stimulation for Treatment-Resistant Depression
A recent NIMH-supported study investigated whether deep brain stimulation could be personalized for individuals with treatment-resistant depression. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - March 1, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Stimulation of the pedunculopontine and cuneiform nuclei for freezing of gait and falls in Parkinson disease: cross-over single-blinded study and long-term follow-up - Bourilhon J, Mullie Y, Olivier C, Cherif S, Belaid H, Grabli D, Czernecki V, Karachi C, Welter ML.
INTRODUCTION: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the mesencephalic locomotor region, composed of the pedunculopontine (PPN) and cuneiform (CuN) nuclei, has been proposed to treat dopa-resistant gait and balance disorders in Parkinson's disease (PD). Here, we ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Deep brain stimulation for severe and intractable aggressive behavior - Escobar Vidarte OA, Griswold DP, Orozco Mera J, Arango Uribe GJ, Salcedo JC.
Aggressive behavior in patients with intellectual disability can be resistant to pharmacological treatment and have detrimental consequences to themselves, family members, and caregivers. Hypothalamic deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been used to improve t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Discussion of research priorities for gait disorders in Parkinson's disease - Bohnen NI, Costa RM, Dauer WT, Factor SA, Giladi N, Hallett M, Lewis SJG, Nieuwboer A, Nutt JG, Takakusaki K, Kang UJ, Przedborski S, Papa SM.
Gait and balance abnormalities develop commonly in Parkinson's disease and are among the motor symptoms most disabling and refractory to dopaminergic or other treatments, including deep brain stimulation. Efforts to develop effective therapies are challeng... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

NIH-funded study could help improve deep brain stimulation therapy for OCD
Study sheds light on potential for long-term, at-home use of deep brain stimulation as a treatment for neuropsychiatric disorders. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 9, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Deep brain stimulation and swimming performance: a randomized within-person crossover study - Morgan SK, Bangash OK, Benjanuvatra N, Thorburn M, Du Plessis I, Jacques A, Powers G, Lind CRP.
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether deep brain stimulation (DBS) causes swimming impairment, we systematically compared swimming ability between DBS on vs off in 18 patients. METHODS: We conducted a randomized blinded crossover study, comparing swimmin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Case report: dual target deep brain stimulation with externalized programming for post-traumatic complex movement disorder - Gadot R, Shofty B, Najera RA, Anand A, Banks G, Khan AB, LoPresti MA, Vanegas Arroyave N, Sheth SA.
INTRODUCTION: Movement disorders can be common, persistent, and debilitating sequelae of severe traumatic brain injury. Post-traumatic movement disorders are usually complex in nature, involving multiple phenomenological manifestations, and can be difficul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Brain Rhythm Predicts Response to DBS for Severe Depression Brain Rhythm Predicts Response to DBS for Severe Depression
Changes in brain beta rhythm with deep brain stimulation predict rapid and sustained decrease in depressive symptoms and could help optimize and personalize DBS treatment protocols.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 10, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Rune Labs and Medtronic Partner to Evaluate Use of Medtronic BrainSense(TM) Data in Rune's Software for Precision Neurology
One thousand patients with Parkinson's disease will be monitored over a 12-month period to evaluate integration of data in a clinical setting SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 2, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Rune Labs, a company using aggregated... Devices, Neurology Rune Labs, Medtronic, BrainSense, Deep Brain Stimulation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Treating aggression and self-destructive behaviors by stimulating the nucleus accumbens: a case series - Harat M, Kiec M, Ruda ś M, Birski M, Furtak J.
Self-destructive and aggressive behaviors can have a significant impact on the quality of life of affected individuals and their carrers. While deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been applied to the treatment of self-destructive and aggressive behaviors in i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Customized Brain Stimulation: New Hope for Severe Depression Customized Brain Stimulation: New Hope for Severe Depression
Personalized deep brain stimulation that targets a specific brain circuit rapidly and effectively relieved treatment-resistant depression, a single case study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 5, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

General or Local Anesthesia for DBS Surgery: Which Is Best? General or Local Anesthesia for DBS Surgery: Which Is Best?
There ' s no difference in key outcomes when deep brain stimulation for Parkinson ' s disease is performed under general or local anesthesia, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 14, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news