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Welkin Health announces partnership to implement an innovative programme to support...

Welkin Health, a privately-held patient relationship management software company has announced that it is partnering with Axonics, a company focused on the design, development,...

Stimwave announces publication of 10 kHz Freedom Stimulator SURF RCT results

Stimwave has announced publication of the results of the first ever randomised, controlled trial (RCT) comparing wireless high-frequency (HF: 10 kHz) spinal cord stimulation...

Insera earns CE mark approval for cyclical-suction stroke thrombectomy platform, the...

Insera Therapeutics has announced that it has received CE mark approval for its flagship product, the CLEAR Aspiration System, for the aspiration of blood...

Vesalio reports expansion of international distributor network and Stroke Congress Exhibition...

Vesalio has announced that it has executed multiple exclusive distribution agreements in Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East and now has market...

Cost analysis concludes that the direct cost of stroke, at US$35...

The direct cost of stroke that currently stands at around US$35 billion dollars annually represents only the tip of the iceberg. Unemployment, missed work...

The blood pressure paradox in acute ischaemic stroke “lies in the...

The relationship between blood pressure and outcomes is highly dependent on reperfusion, conclude Lang Hong (Fudan University, Shanghai, China) and colleagues on behalf of...

New data show the therapeutic benefits of directional leads for use...

The PROGRESS study has achieved its primary endpoint and demonstrated superiority of the therapeutic window using Abbott directional stimulation compared to omnidirectional stimulation. Results...

Novel differential-target multiplexed technique outperforms conventional SCS

Continuous differential-target multiplexed (DTM) spinal cord stimulation (SCS) provides better thermal and mechanically induced pain relief compared to high-rate and low-rate SCS, concluded Ricardo...

Intensive blood pressure lowering beyond recommendations safely reduced the risk of...

Although intensive blood pressure lowering with intravenous thrombolysis is safe in patients with acute ischaemic stroke, the observed reduction in intracranial haemorrhage did not...

Is neurophysiology required for optimal deep brain stimulation targeting?

Acknowledging the lack of randomised data comparing the outcomes of “awake” versus “asleep” deep brain stimulation (DBS), Kim Burchiel (Oregon Health and Science University,...

Laboratory evaluation of a robotic operative microscope: A visualisation platform for...

Operative microscopes have become fundamental to the success of modern neurosurgical and other surgical specialty procedures. They have become active platforms for the development...

Physicians’ Education Resource to host first annual International Congress on the...

Physicians’ Education Resource (PER), a worldwide leading resource for continuing medical education (CME), will host the first annual International Congress on the Future of...

Less-invasive procedure helps surgeons pinpoint epilepsy surgical candidates

A minimally invasive procedure to determine whether patients with drug-resistant epilepsy are candidates for brain surgery is safer, more efficient, and leads to better...

Balt announces receiving CE marks for Ballast .088 Long Sheath

Balt International has announced receiving the CE mark for the Ballast .088 Long Sheath. The Ballast .088 Long sheath is indicated for the introduction...

Artificial Intelligence in prehospital stroke detection: Automation in motion

Acknowledging the current limitations that hinder optimal stroke screening in the prehospital setting, Mark McDonald (University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA), one of the co-founders...

Evoke: The first RCT to measure spinal cord activations in response...

Researchers at Ohio State University, USA, say deep brain stimulation from a device similar to a cardiac pacemaker can slow the decline of problem-solving and decision-making skills in Alzheimer’s patients.
The protocol design for a multicentre, prospective, randomised, double-blind study comparing ECAP- (evoked compound action potential) controlled closed-looped with open-loop, fixed output spinal cord...

Reperfusion promotes favourable outcomes in ischaemic stroke patients with ASPECTS 0–5...

In a subgroup of acute ischaemic stroke patients presenting with Alberta stroke program early CT score (ASPECTS) 0–5, who were treated with mechanical thrombectomy,...

Medtronic announces FDA clearance and US launch of the Accurian RF...

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Medtronic has announced US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of the Accurian RF ablation platform, which conducts radio frequency (RF) ablation of...

Artis icono from Siemens Healthineers expands precision with improved visualisation in...

At the European Congress of Radiology (ECR; 27 February–3 March, Vienna, Austria) Siemens Healthineers will introduce the Artis icono biplane, an angiography system with...

Positive results for the treatment of medication-resistant epilepsy using Neuroelectrics’ Starstim

At the recent American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting in New Orleans, USA, Neuroelectrics presented positive results from its clinical trial treating patients with drug...

CMS trial clearance for LivaNova’s vagus nerve stimulation therapy for treatment-resistant...

LivaNova has recognised that the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalised its National Coverage Determination (NCD) for the LivaNova vagus nerve...

Axonics granted full-body MR-conditional CE mark for its sacral neuromodulation system

Axonics has announced that it has received CE mark approval for 1.5T and 3T full-body magnetic resonance imaging conditional labelling for the Axonics r-SNM...

iSchemaView’s RAPID approved for use in Brazil

iSchemaView receives approval from ANVISA (the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency), for the use of the RAPID imaging platform across Brazil. RAPID is designed to...

Stimwave address patent infringement lawsuit brought by Nevro

Stimwave issued a statement today in response to a complaint made by Nevro in Federal Court Delaware District last week alleging Stimwave is infringing...

Real-world review reports significant reduction in pain with high-frequency 10kHz SCS

A multicentre real-world review of 10kHz of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) for the treatment of chronic back and leg pain has elicited positive results,...

The efficacy of endovascular stroke therapy outside of specialised centres needs...

Real-world data investigating patient outcome after endovascular stroke therapy in high versus low volume centres finds a 30% increase in the likelihood of a...

Medtronic’s deep brain stimulation for medically-refractory epilepsy launches in the USA

Medtronic has announced both the US launch of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for medically-refractory epilepsy and the first commercially implanted patient at Emory University...

Axonics announce positive clinical data from its ARTISAN sacral neuromodulation pivotal...

Axonics has disclosed positive top-line results from the ARTISAN-SNM pivotal study, designed to gain marketing approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

Nevro files lawsuit for patent infringement against Stimwave

Nevro has announced that it has filed a lawsuit for patent infringement against Stimwave Technologies. The lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court...

Presented at the ISC: PHAST-TSC trial for treatment of acute stroke

Following the American Heart Association’s International Stroke Conference (ISC; 5–8 February, Hawaii, USA), Diffusion Pharmaceuticals announce a poster presented at the conference, outlining the...

Corindus announces FDA submission for neurovascular intervention indication for CorPath GRX

Corindus Vascular Robotics announces that it is seeking premarket clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to use the CorPath GRX System...

NeuroPace announces new Category I CPT code for the RNS system

NeuroPace has announced that the American Medical Association (AMA) has issued a new Category I Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code for electrocorticography from an implanted...

Neurologists speak out about gender disparity at global stroke gathering

The International Stroke Conference (ISC) attracts thousands of neurologists each year to network with fellow experts and watch compelling presentations on the very latest...

CT perfusion core volume and time found strongly associated with EVT...

The likelihood of good clinical and safety outcomes after endovascular thrombectomy in patients with large core on CT ASPECTS (Alberta stroke programme early CT...

Todd Sitzman

Todd Sitzman is the medical director of Advanced Pain Therapy at a comprehensive pain clinic in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. As president of the North American...

Standard treatment of hyperglycaemia in acute ischaemic stroke outperforms an intensive...

  Intensive glucose control (80–130mg/dL) does not improve 90-day functional outcome and increases the risk of severe hypoglycaemia. This is the conclusion presented by Karen...

FDA approval on expanded indication for Pipeline Flex embolisation device

Medtronic has announced that it has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval on an expanded indication for its Pipeline Flex embolisation device. Previously...

Patrick Lyden receives eminent American Stroke Association Award

Patrick D Lyden, a world-renowned stroke expert who played a key role in the pivotal clinical trial leading to approval of the first proven...

Acute ischaemic stroke care continuum: With stroke patients every step of...

This video has been sponsored by Medtronic  With the treatment paradigm for stroke still evolving and the community committed to discovering and implementing the most...

Are drug-coated balloons and drug-eluting stents the future in intracranial atherosclerotic...

Alternative treatment options for patients with intracranial atherosclerotic disease (ICAD) are needed, given its prevalence worldwide and the associated risk of recurrent ischaemic events....

From a primary to a comprehensive stroke centre: steps to success...

Advertorial In 2008, St Mary’s Medical Center and the Palm Beach Children's Hospital in West Palm Beach, Florida USA, initiated an ambitious transition from a...

Spectra WaveWriter spinal cord stimulator system launches in Europe

The launch of the Spectra WaveWriter spinal cord stimulator (SCS; Boston Scientific) system in Europe has been announced. The Spectra WaveWriter SCS system is...

iSchemaView and NeuroLogica team up to mobilise stroke care worldwide

iSchemaView and NeuroLogica have announced a partnership to integrate iSchemaView’s RAPID cerebrovascular imaging platform with NeuroLogica’s portable CereTom computed tomography (CT) scanners for use...

Abbott receives CE mark of MR-conditional labelling for Infinity deep brain...

Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and essential tremor patients in CE Mark countries will now benefit from upgraded functionality and new magnetic resonance (MR) conditional labelling...

Imperative Care announces FDA clearance of initial products

Imperative Care have announced US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of its first family of access catheters, designed to deliver interventional treatments...

The future of neurostimulation: Smart neuromodulation

Better understanding of the brain alongside the integration of artificial intelligence may represent the future of neuromodulation. From machine learning and novel technology to...

Study finds significant reduction in pain with high-frequency 10kHz peripheral nerve...

Researchers at Ohio State University, USA, say deep brain stimulation from a device similar to a cardiac pacemaker can slow the decline of problem-solving and decision-making skills in Alzheimer’s patients.
A randomised controlled trial (RCT) of peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) at 10kHz frequency demonstrates a significant reduction in pain scores for patients suffering from...

Going beyond DAWN and DEFUSE 3: New studies point to need...

A series of studies published in the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery is bringing attention to potential constraints in the practice-changing DAWN and DEFUSE 3 trials, when...

FDA clears RAPID imaging platform for use in selecting acute stroke...

iSchemaView has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the RAPID neuroimaging platform for use in selecting stroke patients who...

Perflow Medical expands IP coverage for Stream and Cascade devices

Perflow Medical has announced the issuance of four international patents that expand the global intellectual property (IP) coverage for the novel Stream Dynamic Neuro-Thrombectomy...

Majority of radiculopathy patients prefer burst to conventional tonic stimulation

BurstDR stimulation confers a greater reduction in leg and back pain intensity on patients with failed back surgery syndrome that tonic stimulation does, a...

RACECAT trial comparing transfer of acute stroke patients enrols 715 patients

The preliminary results of the RACECAT trial—a study comparing transfer of acute stroke patients with suspected large vessel occlusion (LVO) to the closest local...

The top 10 takeaways from “The Neuromodulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee on...

In 2018, the International Neuromodulation Society (INS) project on Consensus Conferences published “The Neuromodulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee on Best Practices for Dorsal Root Ganglion...

Novel intrasaccular aneurysm treatment device receives FDA PMA approval

MicroVention has announced that the FDA premarket approval (PMA) for the WEB Aneurysm Embolization System for the treatment of intracranial wide neck bifurcation aneurysms....

Companies partner for a non-invasive neuromodulation device to treat spasticity

WeHealth by Servier, the e-health department of Servier Group, and PathMaker Neurosystems, have announced the closing of a partnership agreement to develop and commercialise...

InspireMD report “superior clinical outcomes” for next-generation mesh-covered stents

InspireMD has released the results of a meta-analysis of four clinical studies involving dual-layered and mesh-covered stents, including the company’s MicroNet-covered stent, the CGuard...

FDA approves Smart Programmer for the InterStim system

Medtronic has announced the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the InterStim smart programmer for use with the InterStim system, which provides...

FDA approval of Exablate Neuro for the treatment of tremor-dominant Parkinson’s...

InSightec has announced that The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an expansion...

Percutaneous PNS may hold the potential to shift the chronic pain...

A recent study demonstrates the potential value of percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) for chronic low back pain. Data reported by Christopher A. Gilmore...

Favourable revascularisation rates for first-in-man results of the Versi Retriever in...

First-in-man results of the Versi Retriever (NeuroVasc Technologies) in acute ischaemic stroke patients with large vessel occlusions demonstrate a promising safety profile and efficacious...

Nuvectra receives full-body MR-conditional CE Mark approval for Algovita

Nuvectra has announced that it has received full-body MR-conditional approval for the Company’s Algovita spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system from its European Notified Body,...

Cerenovus launches largest global registry to study stroke-inducing blood clots removed...

Johnson & Johnson has announced that its Cerenovus business has launched the single largest global registry, the EXCELLENT Registry, to collect and analyse stroke-inducing...

Nuvectra receives FDA head-only MR-conditional approval for Algovita

Nuvectra has announced that it has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) head-only MR-conditional approval for the company’s Algovita spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system. Scott...

InSightec receives CE Mark for Exablate Neuro for Siemens Healthineers MRI...

New magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compatibility holds potential to expand patient access around the world to incisionless brain surgery. Siemens Healthineers and InSightec have...

Medical attention seeking for TIAs and minor stroke after the ‘Act...

Standing in stark contrast to the public’s response to major stroke, the extensive FAST-based public education campaign has not improved the response to transient...

Good news for gamblers: Transcranial direct current stimulation found to enhance...

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) offers a novel intervention for individuals with gambling disorder, concluded a recent study that found that its use enhanced...

The evolving role of telemedicine in acute stroke treatment

Amid the current modernisation of ischaemic stroke treatment, Michael Chen discusses how telemedicine not only has tremendous value, but should become a more standard...

Positive results published on the acute treatment of migraine using the...

Cephalalgia, the official peer-reviewed medical journal of the International Headache Society, has published positive results of the American multicentric clinical trial ACME (Acute migraine...

Mainstay Medical announces headline results from ReActiv8-B clinical study

Mainstay Medical International, a medical device company focused on commercialising ReActiv8, an implantable restorative neurostimulation system designed to treat an underlying cause of disabling...

Viz.ai and NICO announce collaboration to speed patient recruitment in the...

Viz.ai and NICO have announced a collaboration to incorporate a new innovative clinical trial recruitment software from Viz.ai into the seminal ENRICH study which...

New approvals allow chronic pain sufferers to try Abbott’s non-opioid pain...

Abbott has announced the launch of the new dorsal root ganglion (DRG) Invisible Trial System, which is approved by the US Food and Drug...

New results demonstrate ability to automatically detect suspected large-vessel occlusion stroke...

Viz.ai has further advanced the field of stroke imaging and workflow by developing a novel method for the detection of signs of large vessel...

Viz.ai designated as American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With the...

Viz.ai, an applied artificial intelligence company, has been designated as a compatible vendor for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines...

iSchemaView RAPID integrates with Join, Allm’s medical communications platform

iSchemaView has announced that the RAPID platform is now compatible with Join, a medical communication app developed by Allm, a multinational developer of mobile...

First use of SPRINT endura peripheral nerve stimulation system to treat...

SPR Therapeutics has announced that Marc Huntoon, director of pain management at the Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Wellness Center, VCU Medical Center, was the first...

First patients enrolled in CERUS study to treat intracranial aneurysms using...

Cerus Endovascular has announced enrolment of the first patients in the CERUS study (Contour Neurovascular System European Pre-Market Unruptured Aneurysm Study). The CERUS study...

New data shows positive outcomes for the NeuroBlate laser system for...

Monteris Medical, a company specialising in minimally invasive, image-guided laser ablation systems, has announced that the favourable results of its Laser ablation after stereotactic...

Canadian-led international study shows huge costs of delayed access to stroke...

It has been known for years that it is important to get stroke patient’s treatment as soon as possible to increase their chances of...

Stimwave receives FDA clearance for first Wireless SCS System with iPhone-iWatch...

Stimwave Technologies has announced that it has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the WaveCrest Mobile iOS platform patient controllers for...

New nanomaterial could enable early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) have discovered a new nanomaterial which could enable the early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.  The image...

FDA approves new SynchroMed II myPTM Personal Therapy Manager that enables...

Medtronic has announced US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the new SynchroMed II myPTM Personal Therapy Manager for patients with chronic pain....

Acandis receives European CE mark approval for its ACCERO stent

Acandis has announced that it has received European CE mark approval for its ACCERO stent, which is now available for sale in Europe. The...

Monteris Medical announces FDA clearance of NeuroBlate Optic laser probe

Monteris Medical has announced it has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its NeuroBlate Optic laser probe, a laser...

Biogen advances research to improve outcomes for patients with multiple sclerosis

Through its research initiatives, Biogen aims to identify new ways to manage and monitor multiple sclerosis (MS) disease progression and provide physicians with...

Medtronic launches the Control Workflow to help eliminate oral opioids and...

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Medtronic has announced the US launch of the Control Workflow, an evidence-based approach for use with the SynchroMed II intrathecal drug delivery system ("Medtronic...

NeuroNews Issue 31 – US Edition

In this issue: SCENT trial leads to first ever indication of flow diverter to treat challenging aneurysms Evidence in favour of DRG stimulation builds...

NeuroNews Issue 31

In this issue: SCENT trial leads to first ever indication of flow diverter to treat challenging aneurysms Evidence in favour of DRG stimulation builds...

SPR Therapeutics awarded US$10M to develop its SPRINT peripheral nerve stimulation...

SPR Therapeutics has been awarded two new grants and one new contract from the US Department of Defense totalling US$10M to further develop its...

First intracranial aneurysm patients treated with BRAVO Flow Diverter

Cerenovus, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, has announced that the first patients have been treated with the BRAVO Flow Diverter,...

SPR Therapeutics announces first use of SPRINT extensa dual-lead peripheral nerve...

SPR Therapeutics, a developer of neurostimulation technology for pain management, has announced that Christopher Gilmore of Carolinas Pain Institute was the first to use...

Largest ever study of depression and anxiety to transform mental health...

Researchers at King’s College London are launching the largest ever single study of depression and anxiety. By recruiting at least 40,000 people in England...

Vesalio initiates full commercial launch of NeVa

  NeVa next-generation neurothrombectomy system Vesalio has announced that it has initiated the full commercial European launch of its NeVa neurothrombectomy platform at the 10th annual...

Innovative on-ambulance PHAST-TSC trial for treatment of acute stroke approved by...

Diffusion Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company developing new treatments for life-threatening medical conditions by improving the body’s ability to bring oxygen to the areas where...

Phase 2 trial of novel treatment for ischaemic stroke initiated

Thrombolytic Science (TSI) has announced initiation of a phase 2 clinical trial to confirm the efficacy and safety of its sequential dual-treatment regimen of...

Greater obliteration and less in-stent stenosis after ATLAS stent coiling as...

According to research published in the Journal of NeuroIntervential Surgery, Atlas stent-assisted coiling outperformed LVIS Jr in terms of greater obliteration rates and lower...