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2013-07-11 14:27:56

Deep brain stimulation therapy blocks or modulates electrical signals in the brain to improve symptoms in patients suffering from movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, essential tremor and dystonia, but a new study suggests that several factors may cause electrical current to vary over time. Led by Michele Tagliati, MD, director of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Movement Disorders Program, the study identified variables that affect impedance – resistance in...

2013-07-01 23:18:08

Dr. Erwin Montgomery Jr. to lead research, patient outreach and professional development as the new Medical Director of Greenville Neuromodulation Center (GNC). GREENVILLE, PA (PRWEB) July 01, 2013 GREENVILLE, PA. – The Greenville Neuromodulation Center announced today that Dr. Erwin Montgomery Jr., a Movement Disorders Neurologist and researcher who has treated over 10,000 Parkinson’s patients, will now lead research, patient outreach and professional development as the new Medical...

2013-06-13 23:16:14

Allegheny General Hospital physicians recently used deep brain stimulation (DBS) to boost the metabolism of morbidly obese patients in a pilot study. Future expanded studies will explore whether DBS could help reduce cravings and curb appetite in that patient population. Berlin (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 The first use of deep brain stimulation to the brain´s “feeding center” was associated with a weight loss trend in morbidly obese patients, according to a pilot study presented...

2013-05-24 23:26:56

Optimizing electrical stimulation to treat Parkinson's disease and other neurological conditions. Cleveland, OH and Durham, NC (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 NDI Medical, LLC, a venture and commercialization firm that funds and develops innovative neurodevice technologies, has launched its next portfolio company, Deep Brain Innovations, LLC (DBI). DBI will commercialize its groundbreaking technology that is designed to optimize deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy for patients with Parkinson´s...


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