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Deep Brain Stimulation

Real-time adaptive deep-brain stimulation shows early promise

A new form of deep-brain stimulation (DBS) in which the stimulus responds to brain activity has shown promise in a primate model of Parkinson’s disease, Israeli researchers report.

They say that real-time adaptive DBS could potentially be used to treat not only Parkinson’s disease but also other neurologic disorders that are characterized by pathologic… Real-time adaptive deep-brain stimulation shows early promise   



Medtronic’s Brain Device Improves Early-Stage Parkinson’s

Patients with early Parkinson’s disease who respond to drug therapy gain improvement in their symptoms and quality of life when they receive deep-brain stimulation from an implanted medical device, a study showed.

Brain stimulation is now reserved for advanced Parkinson’s patients with severe complications and inconsistent response to drug treatment. The findings suggest patients… Medtronic’s Brain Device Improves Early-Stage Parkinson’s   



How deep-brain stimulation reshapes neural circuits in Parkinson’s disease

UC San Francisco scientists have discovered a possible mechanism for how deep-brain stimulation (DBS), a widely used treatment for movement disorders, exerts its therapeutic effects.

Few medical treatments show results as rapid and dramatic as those seen with DBS, in which surgically implanted devices deliver electrical pulses to inner brain structures involved in movement.… How deep-brain stimulation reshapes neural circuits in Parkinson’s disease   



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