Tag: DBS

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Allegheny Health Network initiates clinical trial exploring use of DBS to...

A team of physicians at Allegheny Health Network (AHN) in Pittsburgh, USA has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to begin the...
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Long-term effectiveness of STN-DBS for Parkinson’s confirmed with 15-year follow-up study

New findings published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), have confirmed the long-term effectiveness of deep brain stimulation...
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How stimulation is changing the future of mental health treatment

Daniel Månsson (Flow Neuroscience, Malmö, Sweden) outlines the benefits held by transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) in the treatment of depression—and how clinical evidence supporting...
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New algorithm could enable next-generation deep brain stimulation devices

By delivering small electrical pulses directly to the brain, deep brain stimulation (DBS) can ease tremors associated with Parkinson's disease or help relieve chronic...
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Medtronic receives CE mark for SenSight directional lead system for DBS...

Medtronic has announced that it has received CE mark for the SenSight directional lead system for deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy as treatment of...

Newronika announces CE mark for AlphaDBS system 

Newronika has announced the CE mark approval for its AlphaDBS system to treat Parkinson’s disease. According to a company press release, Newronika is a spin-off of the world-class neurological research centre Policlinico of Milan...

Vercise Genus DBS system received FDA approval 

Boston Scientific has announced that it has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its fourth-generation Vercise Genus deep brain stimulation (DBS) system.  According to a company press release, the...

New study reports directional DBS provides superior results to omnidirectional DBS...

Results from a multi-centre, prospective, blinded, crossover study, presented at the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) virtual meeting (15–16 January) by Jan Vesper (Heinrich-Heine...

Medtronic launches aDBS trial in Parkinson’s disease patients

Medtronic has announced the first enrolment in its trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of adaptive deep brain stimulation (aDBS) in patients with Parkinson’s...

Vercise DBS receives breakthrough device designation from FDA

Functional Neuromodulation has announced that the Vercise deep brain stimulation (DBS) device, developed and manufactured by Boston Scientific, has received breakthrough device designation from...
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Asleep surgery improves the therapeutic window for deep brain stimulation

Evidence in support of the motion that asleep surgery improves the therapeutic window for deep brain stimulation (DBS) when compared to awake surgery, has...
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FDA approves Percept PC neurostimulator with BrainSense technology

Medtronic has announced it received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Percept PC deep brain stimulation (DBS) system. BrainSense technology makes...
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Abbott receives expanded indication from FDA for directional DBS to treat...

Abbott has announced it received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a new, expanded indication for the company's Infinity deep...
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Aleva Neurotherapeutics receives CE mark for its directSTIM directional Deep Brain...

Aleva Neurotherapeutics has announced that it has been awarded the CE mark for its flagship product, the directSTIM Deep Brain Stimulation System. The system...

Abbott partners with NIH on BRAIN initiative to advance research for...

Abbott have announced that it has partnered with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on the BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) initiative...

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...

Abbott expands its directional deep brain stimulation therapy by offering new...

Parkinson's disease and essential tremor patients can now benefit from upgraded functionality with Abbott's Infinity DBS system. Abbott has announced US Food and Drug...

DBS treatment may slow the progression of parkinson’s tremor in early-stage...

A study at Vanderbilt University Medical Centre, Nashville, USA has provided the first evidence of a treatment that slows the progression of one of...

Deep brain stimulation associated with a decreased risk of fall in...

Chronic subthalamic deep brain stimulation (DBS) is associated with a decreased risk for recurrent falls and delays the onset of psychosis in patients with...

Deep brain stimulation showing promise for patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease...

An age group analysis of data from the ADvance trial has shown that participants over the age of 65 continue to derive the most...

New clinician programmer for deep brain stimulation therapy

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved Medtronic’s state-of-the art Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Clinician Programmer and Activa Programming Application, which...
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Positive late-breaking data from the INTREPID study announced

The one-year data from the INTREPID study, the first and only prospective, double-blind, randomised, sham-controlled, multi-centre study of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for advanced,...
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.

Deep brain stimulation shows promise as treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

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...