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2014-06-25 12:41:00

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Study led by Cedars-Sinai researchers uses computer modeling software to calculate target and programming details Although deep brain stimulation can be an effective therapy for dystonia – a potentially crippling movement disorder – the treatment isn't always effective, or benefits may not be immediate. Precise placement of DBS electrodes is one of several factors that can affect results, but few studies have attempted to identify the "sweet spot," where...

2014-06-19 09:39:33

University of Michigan Health System Persistence pays off with new mouse model of primary dystonia Twist and hold your neck to the left. Now down, and over to the right, until it hurts. Now imagine your neck – or arms or legs – randomly doing that on their own, without you controlling it. That's a taste of what children and adults with a neurological condition called dystonia live with every day – uncontrollable twisting and stiffening of neck and limb muscles. The mystery...

2014-06-11 20:22:38

Data Presented at the 18th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Demonstrate Highly Significant Improvement in Motor Function for Patients with Parkinson's Disease NATICK, Mass., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) treated with the Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) Vercise(TM) Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System demonstrated a highly significant and consistent improvement in motor scores, according to the latest one-year...

2014-06-10 20:23:03

Data Presented at the International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Demonstrate Superior Therapeutic Window for the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease NATICK, Mass., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study has demonstrated a therapeutic advantage for a unique and innovative capability of the Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) Vercise(TM) Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System for the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD). The CUSTOM-DBS clinical study demonstrated that shorter...

2014-01-28 08:27:30

Young Artist, Despite Dystonia, Uses His Artistic Skills To Raise Money For Dystonia Research LAS VEGAS, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine a potentially debilitating neuromuscular disease that is relatively unknown, yet affects a half-million Americans of various ages, and, despite ongoing research, so far has no known cure. In addition, treatments are currently limited and carry significant side effects and risk. Would this qualify as a disease worthy of public awareness and...

2014-01-23 23:02:26

Long regarded as a Neurosciences Center of Excellence with special expertise in the treatment of movement disorders, Allegheny General Hospital (AGH), part of the Allegheny Health Network, will celebrate its 500th Deep Brain Stimulation procedure on Monday, January 27, 2014 with live coverage of the case on Twitter. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 Long regarded as a Neurosciences Center of Excellence with special expertise in the treatment of movement disorders, Allegheny General...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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