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FDA proposes ban on most powdered medical gloves

The US Food and Drug Administration has announced a proposal to ban most powdered gloves in the USA. While use of these gloves is...

Women may keep verbal memory skills longer than men in the...

Women may have a better memory for words than men,  despite evidence of similar levels of shrinkage in areas of the brain that show...

Silk Road Medical receive CE mark for next-generation Enroute transcarotid neuroprotection...

Silk Road Medical has been granted CE approval for its Enroute transcarotid neuroprotection system (NPS). The company has also reported the first patients have been...

Magnetic Insight to collaborate with Stanford University on magnetic particle imaging...

Magnetic are to collaborate with the Stanford School of Medicine (Stanford, USA) around magnetic particle imaging for solving challenges in cell therapy and vascular...

SVIN releases consensus criteria for standardising stroke infrastructure

The Society for Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN) has developed Stroke Interventional Laboratory Consensus (SILC) criteria to standardise stroke interventional laboratories for safe, effective,...

SVIN publishes recommendations for endovascular therapy of acute stroke

A new set of recommendations from the Society for Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN) on endovascular stroke care has been published online in Interventional...

Penumbra Coil 400 safe and effective in small aneurysms

The results of a multicentre study have shown that catherisation with the larger profile coil delivery microcatheter and aneurysm occlusion with large volume coils...

IDE study for the WEB system completes enrolment

Sequent Medical has announced that it has completed patient enrolment in its Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) pivotal trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness...

UK government publishes plan for improved dementia research, care and diagnosis...

Plans to tackle dementia before the next UK general election have been released by the UK government. The plans aim to increase dementia diagnosis...

Concussion assessment tool may help predict risk of persistent postconcussion symptoms...

The prediction of future persistent postconcussion symptoms (PPCS) by a clinical risk score developed among children presenting to an emergency department with a concussion...

SITS Open stroke trial includes phenox pREset thrombectomy device

The phenox pREset and pREset LITE thrombectomy devices have been included in the study portfolio of the SITS Open clinical trial. Two other devices...

Greater awareness of neurosurgical issues needed

Coming off the back of a successful annual meeting (17–21 October, Madrid, Spain), the new president of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS),...

First US patient treated with Elekta’s Leksell Gamma Knife Icon

The Elekta Leksell Gamma Knife Icon stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) system has been used for the first time in the USA, on 1 March 2016...

Medtronic offer first complete portfolio of full-body MR conditional neurostimulation systems

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Medtronic’s Specify SureScan MRI surgical leads, which are indicated for use as part of Medtronic...

University of Texas Southwestern collaborates to develop memory-improvement device

University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center has joined a consortium of seven leading universities to develop new technologies to improve memory in people...

C-reactive protein test could predict risk of second stroke

Researchers have linked high levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) with increased risk for recurrent ischaemic stroke. Already used to measure people’s risk of developing...

New cooling technique protects speech during brain surgery

A new cooling technique can both protect the brain’s speech centres during surgery and pinpoint the areas separately responsible for word formation and speech...

Results for concussion sideline vision tests may vary when English is...

The interpretation of results of sideline vision tests for immediate signs of concussion may be confounded for athletes who speak English as a second...

Gamma Knife and RapidArc equally effective at eradicating brain metasteses

While two advanced radiosurgery approaches— Gamma Knife (Elekta) and RapidArc (Varian)— offer different strengths, they are equally effective at eradicating cancer in the brain,...

NICO announces BrainPath haemorrhagic stroke trial

Two of Atlanta’s stroke centres, associated with Emory University School of Medicine, have joined NICO (Neurosurgical Intervention Company) to perform a randomised controlled trial...

NICE concludes that use of mechanical clot retrieval is effective in...

The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published updated guidance for the UK National Health Service (NHS) on the use...

FDA confirms Robert Califf as new commissioner

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has confirmed the appointment of Robert Califf as its 22nd commissioner, following a US Senate vote of 88...

Time is brain: The Calgary approach for endovascular thrombectomy

The Calgary Stroke Program has been focused on increasing efficiency of acute stroke treatment for over a decade. They implemented their learnings and strategies...

Outcomes of UK stroke trial consistent with other published data

The results of the UK-based PISTE trial demonstrate that the outcomes are consistent with the published data from similar mechanical thrombectomy acute ischaemic stroke...

CREST trial shows no difference between stenting and endarterectomy at 10...

Long-term follow-up results of the CREST trial show no significant difference between patients who underwent stenting and those who underwent endarterectomy with respect to...

Mobile stroke unit debuted in Northwestern Ohio, USA

Mercy Life Flight Network and Samsung Neurologica have announced the debut of a mobile stroke unit (MSU) serving Northwestern Ohio, USA residents. This is...

Stenting as effective as carotid endarterectomy for prevention of strokes in...

A clinical trial has found no significant differences between the use of carotid-artery stenting and carotid endarterectomy over a period of five years for...

Rapid symptom improvement does not imply better stroke recovery

The rapid improvement of symptoms before arrival at hospital does not always lead to better recovery for stroke patients, according to new research presented...

Prevalence of stroke shown to increase as pollution levels rise

Higher pollution levels have been associated with a higher total number of strokes, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke...

Computed tomography perfusion imaging may determine best candidates for clot removal

The identification of patients likely to benefit from stroke clot removal may be made more accurate with the use of brain imaging, rather than...

Cost of clot-busting altepase outpaces US reimbursement

The cost of altepase has more than doubled over the past ten years in the USA, whilst US Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement has lagged far behind,...

FDA approves Axium Neurostimulator System for dorsal root ganglion stimulation

St Jude Medical has announced FDA approval of the St Jude Medical Axium Neurostimulator System for dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation. The approval of DRG stimulation...

FDA approves deep brain stimulation for people with Parkinson’s disease with...

Medtronic plc has announced US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Therapy for use in people with Parkinson’s...

Codman Neuro launches Enterprise 2 in the USA

Codman Neuro has launched the Enterprise 2 Vascular Reconstruction Device, the latest generation of the company’s self-expanding stent and delivery system used to treat...

Sequent Medical initiates study of WEB aneurysm embolisation system for ruptured...

Sequent Medical has begun enrolling patients in a study which will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the WEB (woven endobridge) aneurysm embolisation system...

Mobile stroke unit with telemedicine proves feasible in Cleveland Clinic investigation

According to a study conducted by the Cleveland Pre-hospital Acute Stroke Treatment (PHAST) group and published in JAMA Neurology, mobile stroke treatment units can...

5T Conference (26–28 Feb 2016)

Banff, CanadaContact details: W: 5tstroke.caE: info@5tstroke.ca

No true distinction in selection criteria between HF10 and burst stimulation

Based on the experience of implanting over two hundred and fifty paraesthesia-free spinal cord stimulation devices, Stefan Schu (Sana Kliniken GmbH Duisburg, Germany) has...

Clot-busting treatment safe and effective for patients who required living assistance...

Intravenous clot busting may be safe and effective in patients with pre-existing dependency, according to new research published in the American Heart Association journal,...

Team develop wireless, dissolvable sensors to monitor intracranial pressure and temperature

Dissolvable wireless brain sensors to monitor intracranial pressure and temperature have been developed by a team of neurosurgeons and engineers. The implants, which can be...

vasopharm raises €20 million funding for European phase III trial of...

vasopharm Gmbh has raised €20 million of new capital, which it intends to use to fully fund a pivotal, European phase III study of...

Non-Invasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation device from electroCore reduces the incidence of...

A study has found that twice-daily stimulation of the vagus nerve with the hand-held gammaCore non-Invasive Nerve Stimulation (nVNS) device has reduced the number...

First coil key during PulseRider procedures in wide-neck aneurysms

At the 2015 annual meeting of the European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy (ESMINT; 10–12 September, Nice, France) Gyula Gal (Department of Radiology,...

First stroke patient treated with Rapid Medical’s Tigertriever

Rapid Medical’s Tigertriever has been used to treat its first patient. Using Rapid Medical’s proprietary technology, this stent retriever is designed to be fully...

Aridhia’s data platform used in major £64m European research collaboration to...

Aridhia has announced that it is among 36 organisations behind a ground-breaking Innovative Medicines Initiative research programme that aims to build a platform for efficient testing of...

Poor sleep in the elderly linked to hardened brain arteries

Poor sleep quality has been associated with more severe arteriosclerosis in the brains of elderly people, as well as a greater burden of oxygen-starved...

Medtronic launches OsteoCool radiofrequency ablation system in the US

Medtronic is to launch the OsteoCool radiofrequency ablation system for surgeons who treat patients with painful spinal metastases. The system has been granted US...

WLNC: World Live Neurovascular Conference (27–29 May 2016)

Shanghai, ChinaContact details:W: www.wlnc.net

High-density stimulation restores efficacy in failed spinal cord stimulation therapy

By reprogramming existing spinal cord stimulation systems, investigators have been able to restore efficacy in patients who have failed spinal cord stimulation therapy, and...

Philips and Banyan Biomarkers partner to develop and commercialise new handheld...

Philips and Banyan Biomarkers have announced that they have entered into a multi-year joint development agreement to develop and commercialise a new handheld blood...

InSightec secures US$22 million and appoints Maurice R Ferré as chief...

InSightec has secured a US$22 million as part of its round D investment. This investment has been led by its current shareholders. In addition,...

Why I use aspiration as my first line treatment for acute...

By Aquilla Turk In the last year, five prospective randomised clinical trials have demonstrated the superiority of endovascular thrombectomy over medical management for the treatment...

Tissue engineering for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms

By Alim Mitha and David Kallmes Endovascular coiling has made a huge impact on the treatment of intracranial aneurysms. Since the advent of the GDC...

Knowledge, experience and training are the calling cards of the mechanical...

Now that the safety and efficacy of mechanical thrombectomy for the treatment of acute ischaemic stroke has been proven in at least five randomised...

Almost no learning curve with Barrel reconstruction device

The Barrel Vascular Reconstruction device (Medtronic) is one of the newest offerings for the treatment of intracranial bifurcation aneurysms. Since receiving the CE mark...

The evolution of the Enterprise

During a presentation at the European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy annual meeting (ESMINT; 10–12 September, Nice, France) Jens Fiehler (director of the...

Taking vitamin D may counter the hyperactive immune response found in...

High doses of vitamin D3 may help to counter the body’s hyperactive immune response associated with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study published...

New AAN tools advise athletes suspected of experiencing concussion to stop...

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has hosted a Tweet Chat aimed at helping to educate parents, coaches and athletes about the AAN’s guideline...

AdvaMed, MITA & MDMA applaud congress for passage of the medical...

The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) and the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA) have applauded the US...

Timothy Deer

Timothy Deer (Centre for Pain Relief, Charleston, USA) has recently been appointed president of the International Neuromodulation Society. He believes neuromodulation is now the...

Good outcome after stroke less likely if blood flow restoration is...

Decreases in the benefits of intra-arterial clot-busting treatment, as well as a reduced chance for a good outcome, have been associated with delays in...

World stroke leaders meet at inaugural Clot Summit 2015

The world’s first Clot Summit has been held in Heidelberg, Germany. The meeting was chaired by Werner Hacke, a senior professor of Neurology at...

InspireMD receives EU regulatory approval for additional supplier of CGuard delivery...

InspireMD has received a DEKRA medical device certification for the manufacture and commercialisation of its CGuard delivery catheter. According to a press release, the...

Stimwave Freedom-8A spinal cord stimulation system receives FDA clearance

The Stimwave Freedom-8A spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system has been granted FDA clearance to be marketed for the relief of chronic back and leg...

CMS approves transitional pass-through payment for outpatient use of Nevro’s Senza...

Nevro has announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have approved a transitional pass-through payment for High Frequency Stimulation under the...

Stimwave receives CE mark approval for Freedom-8A spinal cord stimulation system

Stimwave Neuro LP has announced CE mark approval for a wireless programmable neuromodulation device with up to eight electrodes that can be introduced through...

Long-term data confirm positive pain relief results for Axium system

Long-term data from the ACCURATE study have confirmed dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation with the Axium neurostimulator system (St Jude Medical) provides sustained and...

Medtronic and Samsung to collaborate on telehealth solutions for neuromodulation patients

Medtronic and Samsung Electronics America are to begin a broad-based strategic alliance aiming to speed up the development of digital health solutions for those...

StimRelieve receives FDA IDE approval for a wireless stimulator system for...

Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) approval to launch a clinical trial comparing the StimRelieve Halo Migraine System to more conservative options has been granted by...

SUNBURST data demonstrates superior pain relief results for Burst Stimulation over...

St Jude Medical’s Burst stimulation can relieve chronic pain more effectively than traditional tonic spinal cord stimulation (SCS), according to the SUNBURST study. The...

LUMINA data demonstrate 70% greater low back pain relief with Precision...

Final results evaluating the Precision Spectra spinal cord stimulator system (Boston Scientific) demonstrate that the device provides more than 70% greater low back pain...

Activa deep brain stimulation systems receive FDA approval for full-body MRI

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) systems within the Medtronic Activa portfolio have received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for full-body magnetic resonance imaging...

New European code says no to direct sponsorship of physicians to...

The European Diagnostics Manufacturers Association (EDMA) and the European Medical Technology Industry (Eucomed) have approved a new joint code of conduct that stipulates that,...

Breakthrough for electrode implants in the brain

For nearly nine years, researchers at Lund University have been working on developing implantable electrodes that can capture signals from single neurons in the...

The Jennifer Aniston Neuron & Forming Memories

Neuroscientists in the UK and USA have collaborated to make “a spectacular discovery” - for the first time in human studies - of how...

Exablate Neuro platform approved by Korean Ministry of Food and Drug...

Elbit Imaging, a shareholder in InSightec, has announced that the company’s Exablate Neuro platform has been approved for the treatment of movement, pain and...

St Jude Medical launches spinal cord stimulation system in Europe

St Jude Medical has launched its Proclaim Elite spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system in Europe. According to a press release, this is the world’s...

NeuroSuite: The future of image-guided neurological interventions

Philips Healthcare has introduced the NeuroSuite, a new integrated solution designed to support and enhance minimally invasive image-guided neurological interventions. The new interventional X-ray...

Karolinska University Hospital to purchase Elekta’s Leksell Gamma Knife Icon

Karonlinska University Hospital is to purchase the Leksell Gamma Knife Icon by Elekta. This intracranial stereotactic radiosurgery system is designed to offer precision radiosurgery...

Adults with congenital heart defects at considerably higher risk of stroke

A study published in Circulation has shown adults with congenital heart defects to have much higher rates of stroke, compared to the general population. The...

First-line aspiration with Sofia device is “worth a try”

Thomas Liebig (Berlin, Germany) reported that a first-line aspiration approach with MicroVention’s Sofia (soft torqueable catheter optimised for intracranial access) device is “worth a...

First clinical report on Comaneci device shows good aneurysm occlusion

In the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery (JNIS), Tufail Patankar (Department of Neuroradiology, Leeds Teaching Hospital, Leeds, UK) and colleagues present the first clinical report...

FDA approves Proclaim Elite SCS System

St Jude Medical has announced FDA approval of the new Proclaim Elite Spinal Cord Stimulation System, the first and only upgradeable and recharge-free spinal cord stimulation (SCS)...

FDA issues safety communication on lubricious coating separation from intravascular medical...

The US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has issued a safety communication concerning the separation of lubricious coatings from intravascular medical devices. The message...

Charing Cross Symposium – Acute Stroke Challenges (29 April 2016)

London, UK Contact details: W: www.cxsymposium.com

Monarch eTNS system by Neurosigma receives CE mark approval for treatment...

The Monarch eTNS system has been granted CE mark approval as a treatment for treatment for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in adults and children age...

BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics’ trial of NurOwn in ALS deemed safe by...

The Data Safety and Monitoring Board has conducted its second pre-planned safety review of the phase 2 clinical trial of NurOwn in amyotrophic lateral...

Patient follow-up completed for BlueWind Medical’s Peripheral Neuropathic Pain study

BlueWind Medical has announced the completion of patient follow-up for a peripheral neuropathic pain (PNP) study. This study is intended to support CE mark...

Deep brain stimulation of the fornix (DBSf) shows benefit in the...

An analysis of Functional Neuromodulation’s ADvance Study has been presented at the 2015 Clinical Trials in Alzheimer’s Disease (CTAD) meeting in Barcelona, Spain. The...

SLICE: Stroke Live Course (3–5 Oct 2016)

Nice, FranceContact details:W: www.slice-online.com

NeuroPace RNS system receives ‘Most Promising New Product’ award

NeuroPace has announced that its closed-loop responsive neurostimulation (RNS) system has won the ‘Most Promising New Product’ award at the 2015 Phoenix Medical Device...

First patient treated in ARISE II

Neuravi has announced that the Tennessee Interventional and Imaging Associates at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, USA, have treated the first patient in an...

Endovascular intervention associated with improved functional outcomes following stroke compared to...

A meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has found that endovascular intervention compared to standard medical care can be...

Silk Road Medical enrols first patient in ROADSTER 2 trial

The first patient has been enrolled in the US ROADSTER 2 post approval study at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, USA.   ROADSTER 2—a prospective, multicentre...

CE mark application for Mainstay Medical’s ReActiv8

According to a press release, Mainstay Medical has submitted a CE mark application for its ReActiv8 implantable neurostimulation device, designed to treat disabling chronic...

Gamma Knife thalamotomy safe and effective for severe medically refractory tremor

A prospective single-blind study has demonstrated the safety and efficacy of Gamma Knife thalamotomy for severe medically refractory tremor. The study was published online...

IMS III and MR CLEAN pooled analysis validates endovascular therapy for...

To conduct the analysis, investigators from both trials assessed the effect of endovascular treatment in acute ischaemic stroke patients with severe neurological deficit (National...

Stent retriever technology named as a Top Medical Innovation by Cleveland...

Stent retriever technology has been named by the Cleveland Clinic as a top medical innovation. It was part of a list of the top...

Blockade Medical announces closing of equity financing round and the formation...

Blockade Medical LLC has announced the closing of a round of equity financing. The financing was comprised of existing investors and new investment from...

EANS: European Association of Neurosurgical Societies Annual Meeting (4–8 Sept 2016)

Athens, GreeceContact details:W: www.eans2016.comE: eans2016@aimgroup.eu

Treatment of brain haemorrhage after thrombolysis for stroke not associated with...

According to an article published by the Journal of the American Medicine Association (JAMA) Neurology, treating symptomatic intracerebral haemorrhage (sICH) after clot-busting thrombolysis for...

Insightec submits pre-market application for FDA approval of Exablate Neuro for...

Insightec has announced that it has submitted a pre-market approval application (PMA) to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Exablate Neuro...

Magnetically stimulating the unaffected brain hemisphere after a stroke could encourage...

A 30-patient study, presented at Neuroscience 2015, has found that magnetically stimulating part of the brain hemisphere unaffected by stroke can affect transient changes in...

Silk Road Medical receives up to US$57 million investment to continue...

Silk Road Medical has announced the receipt of up to US$57 million investment in the form of equity and debt funding from new and...

Enrolment complete for PulseRider US clinical trial

Pulsar Vascular has announced that they have reached the target enrolment in their clinical trial for PulseRider device for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms....

Johns Hopkins epilepsy study is the first ResearchKit app to gather...

EpiWatch is an epilepsy research study monitoring seizure symptoms using Apple Watch with an aim to improving seizure detection and medication adherence, as well...

Seven US medical centres to acquire Elekta’s new Leksell Gamma Knife...

Seven centres are first in the USA to order the Leksell Gamma Knife Icon, which will soon be available to patients with brain cancer,...

WEB .021” approved for use in US IDE study

Sequent Medical has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration has approved the inclusion of WEB .021” devices for use in its US Investigational Device...

Making neuromodulation the standard in disease treatment

By Simon Thomson In 2009 I became president of the International Neuromodulation Society (INS). I realised then that the INS had to brand the term...

Medtronic TYRX Neuro Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope now available for use with...

Medtronic plc has announced the first implants of the TYRX Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope with Medtronic deep brain stimulation (DBS) systems. The implants were conducted...

ESMINT: European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy Annual Meeting (8–10...

Nice, FranceContact details:W: www.esmint.com

Breakthrough for electrode implants in the brain

For nearly nine years, researchers at Lund University, Sweden, have been working on developing implantable electrodes that can capture signals from single neurons in...

Silk Road Medical announces first US commercial case with the Enroute...

The first US commercial case using Silk Road Medical’s Enroute transcarotid stent system has been successfully performed at Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center in...

Marcus Neuroscience Institute introduces Senza spinal cord stimulation

Robert Levy, director of the Marcus Neuroscience Institute (MNI) at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, USA, is the first physician in the state of Florida...

Codman Certas Plus programmable valve offers new versatility in treating hydrocephalus

Codman Neuro has developed a new MRI-resistant programmable valve with eight different pressure settings, including a ‘virtual off’ setting, for the treatment of hydrocephalus. The...

Neuravi announces European launch of EmboTrap revascularisation device

Neuravi has announced commercial availability of the company’s EmboTrap Revascularisation Device for the treatment of acute ischaemic stroke in Europe. The device will be...

InspireMD announces full market launch of CGuard distributed by Penumbra

InspireMD announced the full market launch of the CGuard Embolic Prevention System for the treatment of carotid artery disease by its strategic distribution partner, Penumbra,...

“Push & Fluff” deployment proves better for radiopaque retriever

While the traditional unsheathing technique for the deployment of stent retrievers has proved successful in clinical use, in their experience, Raul Gomes Nogueira (Emory...

The importance of clot properties in endovascular stroke therapy

By Tommy Andersson Recently no less than five randomised controlled trials showed superiority for intra-arterial treatment added to intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) of large artery stroke...

New device is “equivalent to, or better than” known flow diverters...

In the first study to be published reporting on endovascular aneurysm treatment with the p64 flow modulation device (Phenox), Francesco Briganti and colleagues have...

EmboTrap could be a “promising” device for acute ischaemic stroke

One of the newest devices to surface for the treatment of acute ischaemic stroke is the EmboTrap from Neuravi. At the World Live Neurovascular...

Monteris Medical announces data reinforcing clinical efficacy of NeuroBlate laser ablation...

Monteris Medical has announced recent data demonstrating that newly diagnosed brain tumour patients undergoing procedures with the NeuroBlate system, a minimally invasive robotic laser...

AcuteCare Telemedicine partners with Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital on Telestroke programme

Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Atlanta, USA, is improving treatment for stroke patients with the launch of a Telestroke programme, which allows neurologists to remotely...

Medtronic acquires Lazarus Effect

Medtronic plc has announced that it has acquired Lazarus Effect, a Campbell, California, USA-based and privately-held medical device company focused on acute ischaemic stroke...

UCI brain-computer interface enables paralysed man to walk

Novel brain-computer interface technology created by University of California, Irvine researchers has allowed a paraplegic man to walk for a short distance. In the preliminary...

Researchers use neuroimaging to measure early cognitive improvement after mild TBI

Researchers published results of a novel study of the functional activation patterns of working memory after mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). This study, the first...

Study uncovers brain abnormalities responsible for tinnitus and chronic pain

Neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC), USA and Germany’s Technische Universität München say they have uncovered the brain malady responsible for tinnitus and...

Infinity deep brain stimulation system and directional DBS lead receive CE...

St Jude Medical has announced CE mark approval for the Infinity Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System and directional DBS lead. The St Jude Medical...

Penumbra announces pricing of initial public offering

Penumbra has announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 4,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of...

Researchers find evidence of link between stress and Alzheimer’s disease

University of Florida Health researchers have uncovered more evidence of a link between the brain’s stress response and a protein related to Alzheimer’s disease. The...

Only high-powered near-infrared light regenerates damage from traumatic brain injury

Hailed as a "breakthrough" treatment for people suffering from the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI), researchers have found a unique method of applying...

Medtronic launches Arc support catheter series in USA for treatment of...

Medtronic plc has announced the US launch of the Arc support catheter, the most navigable, 6F tapered support catheter available. Developed to improve delivery of...

Alzheimer’s disease consists of three distinct subtypes according to UCLA study

Alzheimer’s disease, long thought to be a single disease, really consists of three distinct subtypes, according to a new study from the University of...

European society releases proposal for Standards of Practice in interventional stroke...

Intense medical research and technology development have recently produced powerful new techniques to treat acute ischaemic stroke. The positive results of multiple randomised thrombectomy...

Istvan Szikora

President of the European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy (ESMINT) 2014–2015, Istvan Szikora, speaks to NeuroNews about his career beginnings in anaesthesiology and...

Phenox launches pToWin study to assess efficacy of pCONus bifurcation aneurysm...

Phenox GmbH has announced the start of the pToWin study after enrolling the first patient on 2 September, 2015. The prospective, multicentre, single-arm study...

60 minutes or less: Time to reperfusion in acute stroke therapy...

The efficacy of intra-arterial therapy for the treatment of acute ischaemic stroke has now been established, but it has also been observed that the...

Researchers discover new potential marker for migraine

Researchers may have discovered a new marker found in the blood for episodic migraine, according to a study published in the online issue of...

Boston Scientific announces CE mark for the Vercise primary cell deep...

Boston Scientific has received CE mark for the Vercise primary cell deep brain stimulation system. The Vercise system is intended to provide precise neural...

VA Spinal Cord Injury Center demonstrates clinical improvement with EarlySense monitoring...

A Veterans Administration (VA) Spinal Cord Injury Center has reported significant positive clinical results achieved with the EarlySense monitoring system. The scientific poster showing...

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Neuravi appoints Robert Stern to board of directors

Neuravi has announced that Robert A Stern has joined the company’s board of directors. Stern has more than 25 years of experience as a senior executive...

Medtronic acquires Medina Medical

Medtronic plc has announced that it has acquired Medina Medical, a Menlo Park, California, USA-based and privately-held medical device company focused on commercialising state-of-the-art...

Flowonix Medical announces first use of its Patient Therapy Controller

The first patients to benefit from Flowonix Medical’s newly Food and Drug Administration-approved Patient Therapy Controller (PTC) have received the device.  W Porter McRoberts...

Pain suppression in the language of nature

Stefan Schu writes about the evolution of burst spinal cord stimulation and how it has changed the face of spinal cord stimulation therapy for...

Stryker Neurovascular launches Neuroform Atlas Stent System in Europe

Stryker Neurovascular has announced that it has received the CE mark for the Neuroform Atlas Stent System. The Neuroform Atlas Stent is a new...

Safety and efficiency of single-layer WEB device comparable to that of...

In a 10-site European study reported in the American Journal of Neuroradiology, the safety and efficiency of the single-layer Woven EndoBridge (WEB-SL) device was...

Aperio device effective and safe in treatment of acute stroke

In a multicentre study, the Aperio thrombectomy device (Acandis) demonstrated safety and efficacy as a tool for reopening occluded cerebral arteries in the setting...

New study finds that Cefaly has high efficacy for migraine prevention

A new study finds that Cefaly, the first US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation device specifically authorised for use prior...

University Hospital La Timone is world’s first to treat patients with...

Doctors at University Hospital La Timone, Marseille, France, have used their new Leksell Gamma Knife Icon system to treat a metastasis in the brain...

St Jude Medical receives CE mark for MRI conditional labelling of...

St Jude Medical has received CE mark approval for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) conditional labelling for the company’s Prodigy MRI chronic pain system with...

The number of people with dementia in some Western European countries...

In a Policy View published in The Lancet Neurology journal, a group of leading experts on the epidemiology of dementia state that the number...

“We all need the strength” to challenge unacceptable behaviour

The editor-in-chief of Annals of Internal Medicine, Christine Laine, and her fellow editors have called for doctors to confront colleagues who act in a...

Remedy Pharmaceuticals initiates phase 2A study of Cirara in spinal cord...

A prospective multicentre open-label pilot study of Remedy Pharmaceuticals’ Cirara drug in patients with acute traumatic cervical spinal cord injuries has been initiated. Up to...

Presymptomatic ALS patients consume more calories but have lower BMIs than...

Presymptomatic patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) consumed more daily calories but had lower body-mass index (BMI) than those individuals without ALS, reports a...

Use of US emergency services for stroke differs by race and...

During a stroke, slightly more than half of patients use emergency medical services to get to the hospital, with white women the most likely, and...

BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics completes enrolment in phase 2 trial of NurOwn...

BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics has completed enrolment in its ongoing randomised, double-blind placebo-controlled phase 2 clinical trial of NurOwn in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).  The...

Flowonix Medical Patient Therapy Controller receives FDA approval

Flowonix Medical’s newest product, the Patient Therapy Controller (PTC), has been approved for US market release by the Food and Drug Administration. The PTC...

SNIS: Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery 13th Annual Meeting & Fellows Course...

Boston, USAContact details:W: www.snisonline.org

AANS/CNS Joint Cerebrovascular Section Annual Meeting (15–16 Feb 2016)

Los Angeles, USAContact details:W: www.cvsection.org/meetings-112

CNS Cerebrovascular Section Annual Meeting (15–16 Feb 2016)

Los Angeles, USAContact details:W: www.cvsection.org

FDA clears Leksell Gamma Knife Icon

Elekta’s Leksell Gamma Knife Icon radiosurgery system has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration, enabling US healthcare providers to offer...

Blood test predicts prognosis for traumatic brain injuries

A new blood test could help emergency room doctors quickly diagnose traumatic brain injury and determine its severity. The findings, published in the Journal of...

Neuroreader software speeds detection of brain volume changes and diagnosis of...

Danish medical device company Brainreader has launched a new software product that has the potential to speed the detection of changes in a patient’s...

Paralysed men move legs with new non-invasive spinal cord stimulation

Five men with complete motor paralysis were able to voluntarily generate step-like movements thanks to a new strategy that non-invasively delivers electrical stimulation to...

Generally-accepted tools used to select patients for aneurysm treatment in need...

A study released at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery 12th Annual Meeting (27–30 July, San Francisco, USA), indicates that strict adherence to two commonly-used...

Device innovation is driving improvement in stroke treatment outcomes

In the last decade, intra-arterial stroke therapy (in which thrombolytic agents and devices are passed through the arteries directly to the clot site) has...

Codman Neuro launches family of coils for treatment of brain aneurysms

Codman Neuro, part of DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, has introduced a new platform of embolic coils for the treatment of brain...

Some stroke treatments proven to reduce health care costs

  Use of mechanical thrombectomy on qualifying stroke patients could result in major savings to the healthcare economy in the United Kingdom and other western...

Mobile stroke units may improve survival rates for ischaemic stroke patients

  Two new studies presented at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery 12th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, USA, report that Mobile Stroke Treatment Units (MSTUs)...

Emergency transport times for stroke patients still in need of improvement,...

  Despite efforts to close the time gap between symptom onset and stroke treatment – including improvements in public education, 911 dispatch operations, pre-hospital detection...

ACE64 study demonstrates high revascularisation rates, quick procedure times

Penumbra has announced that the results of the European multicentre study of the company’s ACE64 thrombectomy system were presented in the Abstract Presentations Session at...

SENZA-RCT results published in Anesthesiology

Nevro Corp has announced the publication of the SENZA-RCT results in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the official Journal of the American Society...

Survey shows need for greater consistency in “real world” observational research

Results from the 9th Annual Survey on Observational Research conducted by Continuum Clinical suggest that the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries are aware...

Concussion may impact men and women differently

New research suggests concussion may not significantly impair symptoms or cognitive skills for one gender over another, although women may still experience greater symptoms...

Migraine in older smokers may increase stroke risk

New research suggests older people who experience migraines may have an increased risk of stroke, but only if they are smokers. The study is...

Hospitals often overestimate their ability to deliver fast stroke care

Hospitals often overestimate their performance in providing fast delivery of anti-clotting medication to stroke patients, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers...

Two leading researchers in Alzheimer’s disease receive 2015 MetLife Foundation Awards...

MetLife Foundation today announced the two recipients of the 2015 MetLife Foundation Awards for Medical Research—Randall Bateman, Charles F and Joanne Knight distinguished professor of neurology,...

FDA approves MR-conditional paddle lead for management of chronic pain

St Jude Medical has announced US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of MR-conditional labelling for the company’s Penta five-column paddle lead for spinal cord stimulation (SCS)...

US study finds DRG superior to conventional stimulation across all endpoints

At the International Neuromodulation Society’s 12th World Congress (INS; 6–11 June, Montreal, Canada) principal investigator, Timothy Deer, presented the three-month data (ie. the FDA defined...

Intervention lessens severity of tinnitus

Individuals with chronic tinnitus who received treatment that involved the delivery of electromagnetic pulses had a greater improvement in tinnitus severity compared to a...

Why stroke patients should come to comprehensive stroke centres in the...

By Andrei V Alexandrov Major advancements in stroke treatment occurred this year: the standard of care has changed and we are now faced with the...

Study supports use of local anaesthesia during endovascular treatment of stroke

A study published in the journal Stroke has added to the evidence supporting the use of local anaesthesia when possible during endovascular treatment of acute...

FDA clears St Jude Medical Invisible Trial System

St Jude Medical has received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the Invisible Trial System. The system, which received CE mark in June...

Alzheimer’s may affect the brain differently in African-Americans than European-Americans

Alzheimer’s disease may cause different pathologies in African-Americans than in white Americans of European descent, according to a study published in an online issue...

Sequent Medical awarded US patent for composite wire implant designs

Sequent Medical has been granted a new patent from the US Patent and Trademark Office covering many versions of Sequent’s Web aneurysm embolisation system.  Web...

Mainstay Medical announces two additional US patents

Mainstay Medical has announced the issuance of two new US patents for the treatment of chronic low back pain. One patent regards restoring muscle...

WFITN: Congress of the World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology...

Gold Coast, AustraliaContact details: W: www.wfitn2015.com.auE: info@wfitn2015.com.au

EANS 3rd Annual Vascular Section Meeting & Joint EANS/ESMINT Meeting (8–10...

Nice, FranceContact details: W: vascular.eans.org

Three European health centres to use Elekta’s Leksell Gamma Knife Icon...

Three medical centres in the UK and Germany have ordered and are now planning upgrades to Elekta’s latest generation stereotactic radiosurgery system for the brain,...

ESC: European Stroke Conference (13–15 April 2016)

Venice, ItalyContact details: W: http://www.eurostroke.org/news.html

LINNC: Live Interventional Neuroradiology and Neurosurgery Course (23–25 May 2016)

Paris, FranceContact details:W: www.linnc.com

LINNC Seminar – US Edition (25–26 March 2016)

New York City, USAContact details: W: www.linnc.com

Uric acid may lessen women’s disability after stroke

Uric acid—a chemical that at high levels can lead to serious illness—may lessen women’s disability after stroke, according to new research in the American Heart...

Kessler Foundation study shows brain activity changes after cognitive rehabilitation for...

Kessler Foundation researchers published results of their TBI-MEM trial, the first study to demonstrate significant changes in cerebral activation after memory retraining in individuals...

Study shows long-term effects of type 2 diabetes on the brain,...

In just two years, people with type 2 diabetes experienced negative changes in their ability to regulate blood flow in the brain, which was...

UC Davis researchers find key mechanism that causes neuropathic pain

Scientists at the University of California, Davis, USA, have identified a key mechanism in neuropathic pain. The discovery could eventually benefit millions of patients...

TBI can now be identified, say researchers in neuroimaging study

After comparing more than 20,000 brain scans, researchers have identified differences between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) despite both conditions...

Reducing stroke damage may be next application for OCT technology

An optical technology already widely used in ophthalmology and other medical fields holds potential to reveal how blood flows in the brain during stroke,...

New clinical trial harnesses the power of the immune system to...

Already pioneers in the use of immunotherapy, City of Hope researchers are now testing the bold approach to cancer treatment against one of medicine’s...

HAPTIX starts work to provide prosthetic hands with sense of touch

Despite recent advances in technology for upper-limb prostheses, artificial arms and hands are still unable to provide users with sensory feedback, such as the...

InVivo Therapeutics reports significant improvement of two Neuro-Spinal Scaffold patients

InVivo Therapeutics has announced a one-month post-implant update for the third study patient and a six-month post-implant update for the second study patient in...

Memorial Hermann completes first NeuroPace RNS system procedure for epilepsy patient

Nitin Tandon, UTHealth neurosurgeon and director of Epilepsy Surgery at the Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute at the Texas Medical Center, USA, has successfully...

Electrical nerve stimulation can reverse spinal cord injury nerve damage in...

Approximately 12,000 spinal cord injuries (SCI) happen every year in the USA alone, the majority caused by car accidents, falls, sporting accidents and gunshot...

Alim Louis Benabid

Winner of the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Life Science, the 2014 Lasker DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award and the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS)...

Rapid response to children’s stroke symptoms may speed diagnosis

An emergency room rapid response plan for children can help diagnose stroke symptoms quickly, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. “Just as there...

The usefulness of neurosurgical hybrid ORs for the treatment of complex...

By Yuang-Seng Tsuei Strictly speaking, the concept of hybrid operating rooms (ORs) in the field of neurosurgery is not new, but it has not been...

Improved survival in adult patients with low-grade brain tumours

Using clinical data collected over the past decade through a US cancer registry, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine,...

The Jennifer Aniston neuron & forming memories

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Neuroscientists in the UK and USA have collaborated to make “a spectacular discovery” - for the first time in human studies - of how memories are formed and new learning takes place. A collaboration between Matias Ison and Rodrigo Quian Quiroga at the Centre for Systems Neuroscience University of Leicester, UK, and Itzhak Fried at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, USA, revealed how a neuron in the brain instantly fired differently when a new memory was formed.

Location makes a significant difference in stoke treatment in the USA

A new map of emergency stroke care in the USA illustrates the patchwork system in place for delivering the most effective treatment. In the...

Brain and spine surgery no riskier when physicians-in-training participate

An analysis of the results of more than 16,000 brain and spine surgeries suggests patients have nothing to fear from having residents assist in...

Stent retrievers now recommended for some stroke patients

For the first time, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recommends using a stent retrieval device to remove blood clots in select stroke patients...

Flowonix Medical and Alliance Spine and Pain Centers announce first Prometra...

Flowonix Medical and Alliance Spine and Pain Centers have announced the first implant of the Prometra II intrathecal infusion pump in Georgia, USA. The...

Southend University Hospital utilises 3D Systems’ simulator for life-saving team training...

Southend University Hospital has established an innovative interventional stroke service using 3D Systems’ ANGIO Mentor Suite simulator at Anglia Ruskin University for efficient and...

Live experience of five stroke units from around the world

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In this video from the Stroke Live Course (SLICE, 7-9 September 2015, Nice, France), stroke unit teams from hospitals across the globe showcase their everyday experience with stroke patients.

Neuravi announces €19m in financing to advance innovative minimally invasive stroke...

L to R: Justin Lynch, partner, Fountain Healthcare Partners, Eamon Brady, chief executive officer, Neuravi and John O’Shaughnessy, chairman, Neuravi Neuravi has completed a Series...

FDA approves Brio neurostimulation system

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Brio neurostimulation system (St Jude Medical), an implantable deep brain stimulation device to help...

Scientists find way to disrupt brain tumour stem cells

Some brain tumours are difficult to treat. Whether surgically removed, treated by radiation or infiltrated by chemotherapy drugs, they can find a way to...

New injectable electronics system holds promise for basic neuroscience and neuro-degenerative...

A team of international researchers, led by Charles M Lieber, the Mark Hyman, Jr Professor of Chemistry, has developed a method for fabricating nano-scale...

NIH names Walter J Koroshetz director of the National Institute of...

National Institutes of Health director Francis S Collins has announced the selection of Walter J Koroshetz, as the Director of the National Institute of...

In-home noninvasive brain stimulator may ease Parkinson’s symptoms

Parkinson’s disease patients whose symptoms such as tremor, muscle stiffness and slowed movement make it difficult to hold an eating utensil steady have few...

Stroke education helps patients recognise stroke symptoms; encourages fast response

Intense education can help stroke survivors quickly recognise symptoms of a subsequent stroke and seek prompt treatment, according to a study in Stroke, Journal of...

The International Neuromodulation Society names a Giant of Neuromodulation

The International Neuromodulation Society (INS) recognised its third Giant of Neuromodulation at its 12th World Congress (6–11 June, Montreal, Canada)—the first such awardee who...

Elekta CE marks Leksell Gamma Knife Icon

Elekta has CE marked its Leksell Gamma Knife Icon precision radiosurgery system, making this latest generation Leksell Gamma Knife platform available in the European...

Relief of dystonia symptoms is sustained in paediatric patients undergoing deep...

Children and adolescents who received deep brain stimulation for generalised dystonia maintained significant symptom relief for up to eight years, according to a study...

Spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain led to decreased healthcare costs...

A study presented at the International Neuromodulation Society 12th World Congress (6–11 June, Montreal, Canada) showed that hospitalisation costs for a set of pain...

New data demonstrate greater pain relief with Boston Scientific Precision Spectra...

Boston Scientific presented new data demonstrating that the Precision Spectra spinal cord stimulator system provided 1.5 times better overall pain relief and 2 times...

Stimwave receives FDA approval for IDE trial of Freedom system

Stimwave Technologies has received US Food and Drug Administration investigational device exemption (IDE) approval to launch an 80-patient clinical trial utilising the company’s Freedom...

US space programme researchers develop potential nano-tools for deep brain stimulation

Applying nanotechniques developed in the US space programme may help physicians to better understand the electrochemical dynamics of deep brain stimulation in order to...

Five scientific abstracts win inaugural competition at the International Neuromodulation Society...

The International Neuromodulation Society (INS) has announced winners of its inaugural best abstract competition at the 12th World Congress (6–11 June, Montreal, Canada). The scientific...

Aneurysms may recur years after endovascular treatment

Endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysm is effective in preventing long-term bleeding, but may be followed by aneurysm recurrences in a significant proportion of cases,...

Wirion embolic protection device receives US FDA clearance for carotid indication

Allium Medical has announced that it has received FDA clearance to market Gardia’s Wirion system in the United States for the carotid indication. Asaf Alperovitz,...

Axium system found to provide superior pain relief over traditional spinal...

St Jude Medical has announced data from the ACCURATE study shows that stimulation of the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) with the company’s Axium neurostimulator...

Weekly non-invasive brain stimulation provides long-term relief of post-stroke pain

Weekly sessions of non-invasive repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation provided sufficient long-term pain relief in 61% of patients with central post-stroke pain, and delivered long-term...

InVivo Therapeutics announces enrolment of third patient in pilot spinal cord...

A third patient has been enrolled in InVivo Therapeutics’ ongoing pilot trial of its investigational Neuro-Spinal Scaffold in patients with acute spinal cord injury...

StemCells commences second cohort of the Pathway study in cervical spinal...

StemCells has enrolled its first subjects in cohort 2 of its phase II Pathway study. The study is designed to assess the efficacy of...

Strokes steal eight years’ worth of brain function, new study suggests

Having a stroke ages a person’s brain function by almost eight years, new research finds—robbing them of memory and thinking speed as measured on...

Invisible Trial System receives CE mark approval

St Jude Medical has announced CE mark approval and the European launch of the Invisible Trial System, an app-based and wireless neuromodulation programming system...

Boston Scientific launches the Precision Novi spinal cord stimulator system in...

Boston Scientific will announce the European launch of the Precision Novi spinal cord stimulator (SCS) system at the International Neuromodulation Society meeting (6–11 June,...

LowerMyDose website launches

For years, the radiology industry has focused on reducing, or eliminating patient exposure to radiation. Recently, the industry has shifted attention to the cumulative...

Closer link needed between neurologists and cardiologists

While physicians are generally aware that atrial fibrillation is a leading preventable cause of a recurrent stroke, there is a lack of understanding of...

‘Women in Neuromodulation’ committee created to inspire women at all levels

Julie Pilitsis speaks to NeuroNews about the newly formed ‘Women in Neuromodulation’ (WIN) committee that seeks to address the underrepresentation of women in the...

Stroke prevention app paves the way for world-first global study

The Stroke Riskometer app will aim to reduce the cases of stroke and several other chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease by...

New study shows Cefaly returns normal metabolic activity to brain areas...

Cefaly Technology has released data from a new PET trial showing that the Cefaly device returns normal metabolic activity to the areas in the...

Risks of whole brain radiation therapy and radiosurgery outweigh benefits for...

Whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT) is associated with significantly worse cognitive function than radiosurgery, and should no longer be used in the adjuvant setting...

Mainstay Medical gains approval to start US clinical trial of ReActiv8

Mainstay Medical International plc has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin a clinical trial of ReActiv8 under an...

Silk Road Medical appoints Andrew Davis as executive vice president of...

Silk Road Medical has appointed Andrew Davis to the position of executive vice president of global pales. In this new role, Davis will assemble a...

FDA clears Penumbra ACE64 for acute ischaemic stroke patients

Penumbra has announced that the company’s ACE64 aspiration thrombectomy system received 510(k) marketing clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for the revascularisation...

First commercial procedure of HF10 therapy performed in the USA

Nevro has announced that the first commercial case has been performed in the United States under the company’s 8 May, 2015 FDA approval for...

FDA grants premarket approval for Enroute transcarotid stent system

Silk Road Medical has announced that the company has received premarket approval (PMA) from the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for the Enroute...

Prodigy SCS approved and first implanted in Canada

St Jude Medical has announced Health Canada approval and first implant in Canada of its Prodigy chronic pain system with burst technology. The Prodigy...

A SMARTer approach to stroke care

Time is critical when it comes to stroke, and early treatment is associated with better outcomes. According to the Screening with MRI for Accurate...

Insightec announces launch of Neurosurgery System on 1.5T MRI platform

Insightec has expanded its non-invasive neurosurgery system from 3T to 1.5T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems. This launch expands the potential market for Insightec’s ExAblate...

Data demonstrates efficacy of Brainsway’s Deep TMS for treatment of ADHD...

New data demonstrating the efficacy of Brainsway’s Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (Deep TMS) for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and obsessive-compulsive...

InVivo Therapeutics reports update of first two spinal cord injury patients...

InVivo Therapeutics has announced a six-month post-implant update for the first study patient and a three-month post-implant update for the second study patient in...

Robert E Harbaugh

Robert E Harbaugh, director of the Institute of the Neurosciences, distinguished professor and chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, and professor of the Department...

Radiation reduced with flow diversion for treatment of internal carotid artery...

According to new research, treatment of large and giant proximal internal carotid artery aneurysms using the Pipeline embolisation device (Covidien/Medtronic) requires less radiation, less...

Study suggests feasibility of Baby Trevo for treatment of distal cerebrovascular...

Diogo Haussen and colleagues (Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, USA) report that their initial data suggest that treatment of distal cerebrovascular occlusions with...

Sequent Medical announces long-term clinical data and commercial release of its...

Sequent Medica has announced the presentation of prospective long-term clinical data for the WEB aneurysm embolisation system at the Societe Francaise de Neuroradiologie (SFNR)...

NANS: North American Neuromodulation Society meeting (10–13 Dec 2015)

Las Vegas, USAContact details: T: 1+847-375-4714F: 1+847-375-6424E: cwelber@neuromodulation.orgW: http://www.neuromodulation.org/Meetings/2015-Annual-Meeting/

ISC: International Stroke Conference (17–19 Feb 2016)

Los Angeles, USAContact details: W: http://my.americanheart.org/professional/Sessions/InternationalStrokeConference/International-Stroke-Conference_UCM_316901_SubHomePage.jsp

ESOC: European Stroke Organisation Conference (10–12 May 2016)

Barcelona, SpainContact details: W: www.esoc2016.com

New day in acute ischaemic stroke therapy

By Joseph Broderick The publication and presentation of four endovascular trials for acute ischaemic stroke has evoked a number of metaphors: “sea change”, “new day”,...

SVIN: Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology Annual Meeting (15–18 Oct...

Bonita Springs, USAContact details: W: www.svin.org

Flow diverter technology for intracranial aneurysms

By Gabor Toth Due to their unique characteristics, flow diverters were originally intended to provide a reconstructive treatment option for atypical cerebral aneurysms which previously...

Total small-vessel disease score: a new and pragmatic way to assess...

  By Julie Staals Cerebral small-vessel disease (SVD) is a prevalent age-related disease of the brain. It is a common cause of ischaemic (lacunar) stroke and...

SLICE – Stroke Live Course (7–9 Sept 2015)

Nice, FranceContact details: E: msertain@europa-organisation.comW: http://www.slice-online.com/

UK Stroke Forum (1–3 Dec 2015)

Liverpool, UKContact details:W: http://www.ukstrokeforum.org/uksf-conference

EANS – European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (18–21 Oct 2015)

Madrid, Spain Contact details:  E: eans2015@aimgroup.euW: http://www.eans2015.com/

ESMINT – European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy (10–12 Sept...

Nice, France Contact details: E: info@esmint.org W: http://www.esmint.eu/

Focus on: Neuromodulation

Over the past decade, neuromodulation has grown into a wide and varied field with approvals for additional applications increasing every year. NeuroNews now speaks...

Neuroprosthetics for paralysis: a new implant on the spinal cord

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New therapies are on the horizon for individuals paralysed following spinal cord injury. The e-Dura implant developed by EPFL scientists can be applied directly to the spinal cord without causing damage and inflammation.

TeleStroke Units improve stroke care in underserved areas

By Peter Müller-Barna In rural areas inhabitants often do not have direct access to specialised Stroke Units. But in fact, it is well known that Stroke...

Joseph Broderick

Joseph Broderick, professor of neurology and director of the Neuroscience Institute at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, USA, has focused much of his career...

Stem cell transplants for Parkinson’s disease edging closer

A major breakthrough in the development of stem cell-derived brain cells has put researchers on a firm path towards the first ever stem cell transplantations in people with Parkinson’s disease. A new study presents the next generation of transplantable dopamine neurons produced from stem cells. These cells carry the same properties as the dopamine neurons found in the human brain.

Impact“ful” moments

By Joshua A Hirsch Once a year, in almost ritualised fashion, the editors of peer-reviewed journals anxiously await publication of the Thomson Reuters Impact Factor....

The changing face of traumatic brain injury: Life beyond the guidelines

By András Büki and Andrew Maas Traumatic brain injury is one of the major challenges in health care, representing the third most frequent cause of death...

Vladimír Beneš Jr

Vladimír Beneš Jr is professor and chair at the First Medical School, Charles University, Postgraduate School of Medicine, Central Military Hospital in the Czech...

The role of hypothermia in preventing brain damage

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Traditionally, induced hypothermia has been used as a tool to protect brain cells in the presence of oxygen deprivation. But physicians are now considering how hypothermia may help to prevent brain damage due to stroke. Maxim Hammer, assistant professor in the Department of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA, discusses how hypothermia, when combined with other therapies, may be effective in decreasing mortality and improving outcomes for patients with brain swelling brought on by stroke.

Make your brain work for you: Adriane Randolph at TEDxCentennialParkWomen

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Adriane Randolph is shaping the future of brain-computer interface as director of the BrainLab at Kennesaw State University (KSU) and as a faculty member of KSU’s Coles College of Business. At the KSU BrainLab, she is working to discover impactful solutions for brain-computer interfaces by uncovering the underlying characteristics that affect users’ control. Here is Randolph’s featured talk at TEDxCentennialParkWomen. 

Healthcare policy and the neuro-based specialist

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From its inception, the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery (JNIS) has provided important health policy content to its readership. Joshua Hirsch, Geraldine McGinty and Richard Duszak discuss their recent publication Affordable Care 2014: A tale of two boards. 

Insights from Michael Söderman on world’s first Philips NeuroSuite installation

Karolinska University Hospital has the world’s first Philips NeuroSuite with the unique AlluraClarity FD20/15 interventional X-ray system. Michael Söderman reports that this new system has the perfect combination of Flat Detectors to see exactly what you want to see and to avoid collisions. 


This video has been sponsored by Philips.

Neuro-oncologic treatment for glioblastoma

By Simone Peschillo Malignant brain tumours are among the most feared types of cancer, not only for their poor prognosis, but also because of the...

Early brain stimulation may help stroke survivors recover language function

By Dieter Heiss Aphasia, the most disabling functional defect after ischaemic stroke, affects more than a third of all stroke victims and recovery in most...

Rehab device links brain and muscles

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Georgia Tech researchers have created a mechanical device intended to help stroke victims. Their functional MRI-compatible hemiparesis rehab device creates a long latency stretch reflex at the exact time as a brain signal.

Mauricio Castillo

Mauricio Castillo is a professor of Radiology and chief, Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill,...

Parkinson’s Monument Discovery Project

With the largest ever research grant from Parkinson’s UK, researchers at the Oxford Parkinson’s Disease Centre are currently recruiting people with Parkinson’s disease that have been diagnosed in the last three years or are a brother or sister of someone with Parkinson’s disease from a population base of the Thames Valley for the Parkinson’s Monument Discovery Project.

Navigated brain stimulation to improve arm and hand use after stroke

At the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago a recent study examined the effectiveness of using Navigated Brain Stimulation combined with upper limb rehabilitation to improve arm and hand use after stroke. Navigated Brain Stimulation is a form of non-invasive brain stimulation, and when used repetitively (one stimulation per second) over the non-injured side of the brain, it has been shown to reduce the excessive inhibitory drive that the non-injured side of the brain delivers to the injured side. Using new technology from Nexstim, the trial signalled a potential breakthrough in the treatment of stroke related injury, as well as benefitting many of those who received Navigated Brain Stimulation.

Migraine symptoms improve with transcranial magnetic stimulation

Fayyaz Ahmed, consultant neurologist, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, UK, speaks to NeuroNews about transcranial magnetic stimulation, the systems being studied and...

Developing evidence-based neurointervention

Josh Hirsch (Massachusetts General Hospital, USA), Philip M Meyers (Columbia University, USA) and Mahesh V Jayaraman (Rhode Island Hospital, USA) discuss the ever-developing field of neurointerventional surgery. In this podcast they talk about evidence-based medicine for cerebrovascular interventions, developing clinical guidelines and technical standards and research. The podcast is hosted by the BMJ.

4th World Parkinson Congress (20–23 Sept 2016)

Portland, USA Contact details: W: http://www.worldpdcoalition.org/?

Cerebral aneurysm treatment with FRED: Initial experience and short- and mid-term...

By Naci Kocer Lately, flow diversion devices have been introduced to the clinical practice, offering endoluminal aneurysm occlusion by flow disruption. The most used flow...

PET/CT scanner could detect inflammation in multiple sclerosis better than MRI

Roger Ordidge, chair of Imaging Science at the University of Melbourne, Australia speaks in this video about a new PET/CT scanner located in the Melbourne Brain Centre and how it might help people with multiple sclerosis. He says that the PET/CT scanner can detect radiopharmaceuticals in the body at 1,000th of the concentration than MRI.

Proximal artery occlusions: Are further interventional trials warranted?

By Shadi Yaghi The natural history of patients with proximal large artery occlusions is poor, despite medical treatment. Several clinical and radiographic factors have been...

Ultralow radiation for neck CT angiography could be the next screening...

At the International Stroke Conference (12–14 February 2014, San Diego, USA) NeuroNews spoke to Javier Romero (director of ultrasound, clinical director of the Neurovascular...

William T Couldwell

William T Couldwell is professor of neurosurgery in the Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA. He is the current...

Patient receives 3D printed skull implant

A woman in The Netherlands, in a pioneering surgery, has received a 3D printed skull implant. Bon Verweij, University Medical Center in Utrecht, The Netherlands, who led the operation is quoted as saying: “Implants used to be made by hand in the operating theatre using a sort of cement which was far from ideal. Using 3D printing we can make one to the exact size. This not only has great cosmetic advantages, but patients’ brain function often recovers better than using the old method.”

 

Flying through inner space

Carl Zimmer writes in National Geographic about charting the brain now in ways that were impossible just a few years ago. "Out of these surveys, an interesting new way to look at the brain is emerging. Call it the brain fly-through. The brain fly-through only became feasible once scientists started making large-scale maps of actual neurons in actual brains. Once they had those co-ordinates in three-dimensional space, they could programme a computer to glide through it. The results are strangely hypnotic." 

The video below is by Adam Gazzaley of the University of California at San Francisco, USA, and his colleagues, who have made it possible to fly through a representation of a thinking human brainas it thinks. The video was captured using MRI scanning, diffusion tensor imaging, and an EEG cap. 

Find out more in Zimmer’s article


Patients with carotid stenosis and ipsilateral silent infarcts are not really...

Charles M Eichler, professor of Surgery Division of Vascular Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, discusses patients with carotid stenosis and ipsilateral "silent" infarcts. This video is from the series: UCSF Vascular Surgery Symposium.

66th Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (24–28 Sep...

San Diego, USAContact details:Email: info@1cns.orgWeb/Homepage: www.cns.org

65th Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (26–30 Sep...

New Orleans, USAContact details:Email: info@1cns.orgWeb/Homepage: www.cns.org

Virtual stenting: Blood flow clustering in cerebral aneurysms

This video is related to the scientific publication: "Blood flow clustering and applications in virtual stenting of intracranial aneurysms" by Steffen Oeltze (department of Simulation and Graphics, faculty of Computer Science, University of Magdeburg, Germany) et al. The blood flow in a saccular side-wall aneurysm has been simulated based on the vascular morphology extracted from patient-individual data. The resulting flow data is often visualised by a dense and cluttered set of streamlines. Clustering the streamlines and computing cluster representatives reduces visual clutter and exposes characteristic flow structures. The resulting flow summary benefits the assessment of aneurysmal haemodynamics. If a virtual stent is deployed and the simulation is repeated, a comparison of the flow summaries supports a prediction of the treatment success.

The next big thing in stroke

The next big thing in stroke, learning from the polar vortex – Stroke in Asia and the developing world: Lawrence Wong (Division of Neurology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong) talks about the importance of estimating the coming stroke epidemic at the International Stroke Conference in San Diego, USA.

Recruitment problems prompt change in SPACE-2 protocol

The protocol of the ongoing SPACE-2 (Stent-protected angioplasty in asymptomatic carotid stenosis vs. endarterectomy) study has recently changed from a three-arm design to a...

Motor deficit after stroke can be improved by non-invasive brain stimulation

By Judit Málly One of the most devastating symptoms of stroke is motor deficit. It is widely believed that if there is no improvement after...

Ali R Rezai

“My clinical and research career has been focused on the clinical applications of deep brain stimulation and the understanding of the mechanisms of deep...

Endscopes improve outcomes for skull-base surgeries

Jamie van Gompel, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA, discusses how advances endoscope technology for skull-base surgery can improve safety and outcomes and reduce morbidity for patients with rare skull-base tumours.

New device has potential to recover motor skills in brain injury...

Randolph J Nudo (University of Kansas Medical Center, USA) explains how a new lightweight, battery-powered device appears capable of repairing damaged pathways in the brain. The technology holds promise helping individuals who suffer from the damage left by stroke or head injuries. 

More cost effectiveness and improvement in outcomes studies required for telemedicine

Mark Rubin, senior Neurology resident at Mayo Clinic, summarises the findings from his study "Systematic review of telestroke," published in Postgraduate Medicine. The significant findings in the study were that cost analysis and improvement in outcomes should be a major focus of future telestroke studies.

Challenges facing proper placebo control for non-invasive brain stimulation in clinical...

Nick J Davis, School of Psychology, Bangor University, Wales, and Alvaro Pascual-Leone, professor of Neurology and director of the Center of Noninvasive Brain Stimulation, Harvard Medical School, USA, discuss placebo controls for non-invasive brain stimulation in an interview with the European Journal of Neuroscience.

Imris operating room enables deep brain stimulation under general anaesthesia

In this video, Andre Machado, director, Center for Neurological Restoration, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA, speaks about deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease. He explains that some patients are not eligible for the traditional treatment which is performed when the patient is awake. He says the procedure, using the Imris operating room, can be performed when the patient is under general anaesthesia.

First experience in using a novel operator-independent ultrasound device in stroke-free...

Kristian Barlinn As controversies exist concerning the effectiveness of sonothrombolysis and as to whether it can be broadly implemented as an adjunctive treatment approach for...

From bench to brain, the journey of the Surpass flow diverter

By Ajay K Wakhloo With the development of the Surpass FD, we engineered the porosity and mesh density of braided tubular implants to optimise the...

Philip M Meyers

Philip M Meyers, associate professor of Radiology and Neurological Surgery, Columbia University, College of Physcians and Surgeons, New York, USA, tells NeuroNews about how...

Prof Jacques Moret: Benefits of new Philips’ AlluraClarity system in interventional...

Professor Jacques Moret, interventional neuroradiologist at the NEURI Brain Vascular Center at Beaujon University Hospital, Paris, France, discusses the use of the revolutionary AlluraClarity system with ClarityIQ technology in interventional neuroradiology. He says: “This technology is providing industry-leading image quality alongside significantly improved dose management.” 

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New treatment for multiple sclerosis has been approved by EU regulatory...

A  new treatment for multiple sclerosis and the result of over three decades of research in Cambridge University, UK, was approved on the 17 September by the EU agency responsible for regulating new drugs. The drug, lemtuzumab (brand name Lemtrada), was previously called Campath-1H ("Cambridge Pathology 1st Human") and is indicated for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. This video explores the history of Campath-1H.

Preliminary results of laser ablation promising for inoperable brain tumours and...

“The results of laser ablation to treat inoperable brain tumours, epilepsy and refractory cancer pain are very exciting,” Shabbar F Danish, director, Stereotactic and...

It is not as simple as “intra-arterial acute ischaemic stroke therapy...

By David Sacks In February 2013, three trials of intra-arterial acute ischaemic stroke therapy were presented and then published in the New England Journal of Medicine....

Athletes with concussion need an objective measure of brain function before...

David Dodick, a neurologist and concussion expert at Mayo Clinic, USA, offers advice on returning to sport after sustaining a concussion. He emphasises the need to be certified as concussion free by a physician before returning to play and speaks about return-to-play legislation passed in some US states.

 

“Bionic arm” could help stroke patients regain movement control

Stephen Page, Ohio State University Medical Center, USA, speaks on stroke as the leading cause of disability in the USA and how some patients, using a "bionic arm", can regain some of the movement control in their arms.

Deep brain stimulation for Alzheimer’s disease: A novel treatment strategy

Steven D Targum  Alzheimer’s disease affects over five million people in the USA. Currently available drug treatments can only temporarily slow the progression of symptoms,...

Self-navigating robot transforms neurocritical care

This video from UCLA Medical Center features, Paul Vespa, director of neurocritial care at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA, and EVA, the neurointensive care unit’s “executive virtual attending” physician. NeuroNews is inviting views from experts on the use of robotic technology in patient care.

In the age of 24/7 connectivity, the video shows how the department, which introduced a remote-presence robot into its neurological intensive care unit in 2005, now welcomes the first robot able to navigate the hospital on its own.

NeuroNews would like to invite physicians to share their views on the increasing use of telepresence robots that aid in meeting intensive care needs. Does such an arrangement set a new frontier in patient safety? Is there a loss in the face-to-face interaction between doctor and patient? Write in with your comments at the end of the story.

The use of pipeline stents to treat large aneurysms

Augusto Elias, neurointerventional radiologist, Memorial Medical Center’s Stroke Center, USA, discusses performing the minimally invasive pipeline stent procedure for the treatment of large aneurysms.

Peter Hamlyn

Peter Hamlyn’s career has extended into many specialties including neuro and spinal surgery and sports medicine. He was on the advisory panel for the...

Stenting, surgery or no intervention—the stroke neurologist’s view

Neurologists are generally reluctant to recommend surgical or interventional procedures to patients and recommend endarterectomy and sometimes stenting to treat suitable carotid artery stenosis....

Applications of focused ultrasound for non-invasive treatment of brain disorders

Focused ultrasound has the potential to radically change how diseases and conditions are treated. While currently approved for the treatment of uterine fibroids and...

Deep brain stimulation for neuropathic pain is an efficacious therapy

Chronic, neuropathic pain remains a massive source of disability which contributes to loss to work forces and tremendous suffering worldwide. It can be caused...

James Byrne

James Byrne, professor of Neuroradiology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, was the first neuroradiologist to use the Guglielmi detachable coil in the UK and...

Safety and cost of stent-assisted coiling of unruptured intracranial aneurysms compared...

By Jennifer A Frontera Stent-assisted coiling has evolved as an aneurysm treatment option for patients with large, side-wall or wide-neck aneurysms. Although stent-assisted coiling has...

Deep brain stimulation for anorexia nervosa

A pilot study on deep brain stimulation for treatment-refractory anorexia nervosa reported that that the procedure was relatively safe in a small cohort of...

Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease at the Cleveland Clinic

Hubert Fernandez, the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, discusses research from 2012 in deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s.

Carotid artery stenting: who benefits?

By Adnan H Siddiqui, Elad I Levy, L Nelson Hopkins and Kenneth V Snyder Our group of Neurosurgery at University at Buffalo, New York, USA, has been...

Louis Caplan

Louis Caplan, senior neurologist at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, USA, is a pioneer of the Harvard Stroke Registry and the Stroke...

Spinal cord arteriovenous malformations radiosurgery

By John R Adler Jr and Robert Dodd Intramedullary spinal cord AVMs are rare lesions with an estimated incidence of only 0.02/100,000 person-years. Having a proclivity...

Preoperative simulation of endovascular treatment for cerebral aneurysms

By Haithem Babiker, David Frakes and Fernando Gonzalez Over the past two decades, computer simulation has become an increasingly important tool in scientific research and...

Recurring aneurysms: do “malignant” aneurysms exist?

By Maciej Szajner  I must begin by pointing out that the year 2012 should be regarded as an exceptionally important anniversary in the history of...

Andrew Molyneux

“Angiographic perfection at the expense of a significant clinical complication may not be the best outcome for the patient,” Andrew Molyneux, now senior clinical...

Important questions raised by the AMBULATE trial: a trial of treadmill...

By Richard Lindley We then decided to explore the value of treadmill training and overground walking as an intervention to improve walking in the more...

Organisational aspects of providing an interventional radiology stroke service

By Arnd Doerfler and Stefan Schwab  The management of acute ischaemic stroke is rapidly developing. Clinical data suggest that interventional stroke treatment may provide superior clinical outcomes...

Treatment options for unruptured brain aneurysms

Andy Ringer, Mayfield Clinic, Cincinnati, USA, discusses different options to treat unruptured brain aneurysms. 

Classification and treatment of intracranial aneurysms “lumen-oriented and incomplete”

By Anton Valavanis The term“intracranial aneurysm” is a purely descriptive term meaning a widening of the lumen of a segment of an intracranial artery. It...

Can we predict outcome following subarachnoid haemorrhage?

By Hiren C Patel  I would urge all readers to try and predict outcome at each stage of the journey of the patient presenting with...

Martin M Brown

Martin M Brown, professor of Stroke Medicine, UCL Institute of Neurology, London, UK, consultant neurologist, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square,...

“The brain is not the heart, but we wish to carry...

Mario Muto, Neuroradiology, Antonio Cardarelli Hospital, Naples, Italy, and course director of the Naples Stroke Meeting (18–19 June 2012) tells NeuroNews about the importance...

The current role of temporary endovascular bypass in acute stroke

By Maxim Mokin, Elad I Levy and Tareq Kass-Hout Over the last decade, we have witnessed rapid advancement of endovascular techniques for acute ischaemic stroke treatment....

Current observations on the Pipeline Embolization Device for intracranial aneurysms

Current case series have suggested that the Pipeline Embolization Device is a safe and effective treatment. Over 90% total obliteration rate at 12...

Helmi L Lutsep speaks on the results of a subanalysis of...

Helmi L Lutsep, professor, vice chair, and associate director, Oregon Stroke Center, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, USA, discusses the results of a subanalysis of the SAMMPRIS (Stenting vs. aggressive medical therapy for intracranial arterial stenosis) trial which found lower outcome events with aggressive medical management than with stenting, even in patients who had failed antithrombotic therapy, who are perceived as being at high-risk.

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Oscar Benavente speaks on the results of the SPS3 study

In patients with small subcortical strokes, there is no benefit to be had from combination therapy using clopidogrel plus aspirin, interim results from the SPS3 (Secondary prevention of small subcortical strokes) study, presented by Oscar Benavente, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, at the the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2012, revealed.

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Patient-specific cerebral artery model for simulating neurointervention

Makoto Negoro, professor, Fujita Health University, School of Medicine, Toyoake-Nagoya, Japan, tells NeuroNews that simulation-based training is beginning to receive great attention in surgery...

A case for re-thinking the acute ischaemic stroke treatment algorithm

By Firas Al-Ali The PROACT II trial had 42% good clinical outcome (mRS 0–2) following pharmacological intervention only and established two key criteria for good outcome:...

David B Hackney

David B Hackney, professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Department of Radiology Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, USA, and president of the American...

Men with strokes call for help quicker than women, Mayo clinic...

Joyce Lee-Iannotti, neurology fellow, Mayo Clinic, Arizona, USA, explains the details of a study showing that married men experiencing a stroke call for emergency help quicker than women.

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Graeme J Hankey speaks on ROCKET-AF sub-analysis of rivaroxaban

Graeme J Hankey, neurologist at the Royal Perth Hospital and University of Western Australia, speaks on data from a sub-analysis of the ROCKET-AF study at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2012 which shows that rivaroxaban (Xarelto, Bayer Healthcare) might be better at preventing clot-related strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation while minimising the risk of causing a bleeding stroke. 

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Daniel J Miller speaks on paroxysmal atrial fibrillation as cause of...

Daniel J Miller, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, USA, presented a study at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2012 that shows how paroxysmal atrial fibrillation may account for some unexplained strokes. This video shows the findings of the study. 

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“We have already seen complications that are not clearly understood from...

Jean Raymond, François Guilbert, Daniel Roy and Alain Weill from the Department of Radiology, CHUM, Notre-Dame Hospital, Montreal, Canada, and Tim E Darsaut, University...

World’s first essential tremor patient treated with MR-guided focused ultrasound

On 25 February 2011, Billy R Williams became the first essential tremor patient in the world to receive magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound therapy. He speaks on his experience before and after treatment. 

Giant aneurysms and flow diversion, five years of follow-up

By Pedro Lylyk Giant aneurysms are defined as those whose maximum diameter exceeds 2.5cm. The natural history of these lesions is associated with high morbidity...

Toshio Hyogo

Toshio Hyogo, current president of the World Federation of Interventional Neuroradiology (WFITN) and 2004 president of the Japanese Society of NeuroEndovascular Therapy tells NeuroNews...

The stroke unit of the future is the angiography suite

By Charles Strother Solid data accumulated over the last two decades shows the critical impact of time from the onset of an ischaemic stroke to...

Alfredo Casasco

Alfredo Casasco, co-director of the Endovascular and Percutaneous Therapy Service, Hospital Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Madrid, Spain, and president of the third ESMINT congress...

Joseph M Eskridge, Interventional Neuro-radiologist

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Mechanical thrombectomy making rapid strides

In the past, several devices, not designed for thrombectomy, were used as a last resort in stroke treatment. Now, there are devices which have...

Key developments in neuroradiology

Marco Leonardi, professor of Neuroradiology, Bologna University, Bellaria Hospital, Bologna, Italy, and president of the XIX Symposium Neuroradiologicum which was held in Bologna, 4–9...

Raymond J Dolan

Raymond J Dolan, Kinross Professor of Neuropsychiatry, Institute of Neurology, University College London (UCL) and director of Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL,...

Gian Luigi Lenzi

Gian Luigi Lenzi, professor of Neurology, University of Rome, Italy, has a passion for producing good Chianti! In this interview with NeuroNews, the vice...

Developmental gene-environment interactions: a model for psychosis

The incidence of psychotic disorders varies greatly across places and demographic groups, as do symptoms, course, and treatment response across individuals. High rates of...

Circadian rhythms: their role and dysfunction in affective disorder

All humans are synchronised to the rhythmic light-dark changes that occur on a daily basis. Rhythms in physiological and biochemical processes and behavioural patterns...

Multiple sclerosis, migraine and dementia: New insights from neuroimaging

“Innovative imaging techniques such as functional MRI or diffusion tensor imaging occupy an important place in modern neurology today. With their help we can...