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Neurologist Michele Tagliati, MD, director of the Movement Disorders Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, served on an elite international task force commissioned by the Movement Disorder Society to provide insights and guidance on deep brain stimulation for dystonia, an uncommon condition that causes sustained, sometimes crippling muscle contractions.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The last ten years have been challenging for Billy R. Williams of Fort Valley, Virginia.
PRINCETON, N.J., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GE Healthcare today announced the availability of DaTscan(TM) (Ioflupane I 123 Injection), in more than 80 hospitals across the US.
Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) have developed a novel iPhone application that may enable persons with Parkinson's disease and certain other neurological conditions to use the ubiquitous devices to collect data on hand and arm tremors and relay the results to medical personnel.
GAINESVILLE, Fla., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "My sister Janet Reno has Parkinson's. My younger brother has Parkinson's. I have essential tremor.
HONOLULU, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, GE Healthcare announced interim results of a recently completed randomized study of the impact of DaTscan(TM) SPECT imaging on the clinical management and diagnosis of adult patients who exhibit signs or symptoms of parkinsonian syndromes (PS).
Deep brain stimulation, a surgical procedure to suppress faulty nerve signals, allowed 77 percent of patients to stop the medications used to treat their essential tremors within one year following the surgery, University of South Florida researchers report.
MIAMI, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent nationwide survey conducted by the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) revealed 60 percent of Americans would wait to see their doctor if they were experiencing consistent regular tremors -- despite the fact that most of those surveyed (81%) recognized that tremors are an early warning sign of Parkinson's disease (PD). Although men suffer from Parkinson's 1.5-2 times more than females, the men surveyed were more likely to adopt a wait and see...
PRINCETON, N.J., Jan.
Sensitive new quantitive methods could be used to detect small signs of increased tremor and impaired motor skills caused by exposure to certain metals, and to follow up the treatment of neurological disorders.