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

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

Deep brain stimulation provides sustained relief for severe depression
(University of Freiburg) Patients suffering from severe, treatment-resistant depression can benefit not only acutely but also the long-term from deep brain stimulation, as researchers from the Medical Center -- University of Freiburg and their colleagues from the University Hospital Bonn demonstrate in a current study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Surgeon performs 'world first' remote brain surgery on patient 1,800 MILES AWAY
A surgeon in China has allegedly used computers to put a deep brain stimulation implant into a patient in Beijing while he was in the city of Sanya, on an island more than 1,800 miles to the south. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MRC-funded study suggests deep brain stimulation could help OCD symptoms
The debilitating behaviours and all-consuming thoughts, which affect people with severe obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), could be significantly improved with targeted deep brain stimulation, according to the findings of an MRC-funded study. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - March 9, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Patients with severe OCD undergo deep brain stimulation trial
Scientists say procedure showed improvements but larger clinical experiment needed to confirm benefitsPatients with severeobsessive-compulsivedisorder have shown remarkable improvements after undergoing an experimental procedure in which electrodes are placed inside the brain.The first UK trial of deep brain stimulation for OCD involved six people who were extremely severely affected by the condition. The patients each had four electrodes surgically inserted through the skull into the brain. These are used to electrically stimulate brain circuits with the aim of bringing the illness under control.Continue reading... (Sourc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 8, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Obsessive-compulsive disorder Science Health Mental health Society UK news Source Type: news

Deep brain stimulation sites for OCD target distinct symptoms
(Elsevier) Deep brain stimulation (DBS) reduces symptoms of severe obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) during stimulation of either the ventral capsule (VC) or anteromedial subthalamic nucleus (amSTN), according to a study in Biological Psychiatry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wake Forest Baptist receives NIH grant to study deep brain stimulation for Alzheimer's
(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Health have been awarded $3.9 million from the National Institutes of Health to determine if a procedure used to treat Parkinson's patients can improve age-related cognitive abilities and counteract the effects of Alzheimer's and other types of dementia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Benefit of DBS for Essential Tremor Fades Over Time Benefit of DBS for Essential Tremor Fades Over Time
Deep brain stimulation can be an effective treatment for severe refractory essential tremor but new research suggests its benefits fade over time.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Report: Medtronic to close Portsmouth, N.H. transformative solutions facility
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said this week that it plans to close its Portsmouth, N.H.-based transformative solutions facility within the year, according to a Portsmouth Herald report. The Fridley, Minn.-based company recently informed employees at the facilities that it planned to eliminate its Portsmouth jobs, according to the report. The facilities currently employ 150 individuals. Medtronic spokesperson Brett Cromwell said that the transformative solutions division had announced changes “being made to help focus the business and strengthen its financial position,” according to the Portsmouth Herald. &ldq...
Source: Mass Device - February 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Medtronic Source Type: news

Choice of Anesthesia Technique for Deep Brain Stimulation Choice of Anesthesia Technique for Deep Brain Stimulation
The authors present their experiences with an alternative anesthesia technique for deep brain stimulation surgery for Parkinson's disease patients who cannot tolerate conscious sedation.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medtronic launches DBS for medically-refractory epilepsy in the U.S.
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that it launched its Deep Brain Stimulation system intended for medically-refractory epilepsy in the U.S. The Fridley, Minn.-based company said that the first patient was implanted with the system at Atlanta’s Emory University. “At Medtronic, we have a long-standing commitment to helping patients with medically refractory epilepsy through DBS, and we continue to explore other treatments and solutions along the epilepsy treatment pathway. With the FDA approval, commercial launch, and policy updates from several health insurers, we are positioned to help more people than ever ...
Source: Mass Device - February 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Medtronic Source Type: news

Clinical and anatomical predictors for freezing of gait and falls after subthalamic deep brain stimulation in Parkinson's disease patients - Karachi C, Cormier-Dequaire F, Grabli D, Lau B, Belaid H, Navarro S, Vidailhet M, Bardinet E, Fernandez-Vidal S, Welter ML.
INTRODUCTION: Freezing of gait (FOG) and falls are the most disabling motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. The effects of subthalamic deep-brain-stimulation (STN-DBS) on FOG and falls are still a matter of controversy, and factors contribut... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Functional Neuromodulation Announces CEO Leadership Transition
Todd Langevin named CEO MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 25, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Functional Neuromodulation Ltd. ("FNM" or the "Company"), a medical device company focused on bringing to market DBS-f, an implantable d... Devices, Neurology, Personnel Functional Neuromodulation, DBS-f, deep brain stimulation, Alzheimer's disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Treatment of Parkinson's disease: Separating hope from hype
(Bentham Science Publishers) This review emphasized the development of various non-pharmaceutical therapeutic approaches and mainly highlighted the cutting-edge treatments for PD including gene- and stem cell-based therapies, targeted delivery of neurotrophic factors, and brain stimulation techniques such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news