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Deep Brain Stimulation
Parkinson's Disease: Two recent multi-center prospective randomized trials provide evidence that, for selected patients, better control of symptoms is obtained with a combination of deep brain stimulation therapy and reduced medications than with continued medication management alone. According to these studies, the key is that patients need to be properly selected to ensure maximal benefits.
“A Randomized Trial of Deep-Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease, the New England Journal of Medicine (N Engl J Med 355: 896-908)
“Bilateral Deep Brain Stimulation vs. Best Medical Therapy for Patients with Advanced Parkinson Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial”, American Medical Association Journal (JAMA 301(1): 63-73).
Epilepsy: FDA Recommends Approval of Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy for epilepsy
The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Neurological Devices Panel today voted to recommend approval with conditions of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Therapy for Epilepsy from Medtronic, Inc. as adjunctive treatment for partial-onset seizures in adults with medically refractory epilepsy. Read full news release
Cervical Dystonia: Deep Brain Stimulation of the Subthalamic Nucleus studied for treatment of Cervical Dystonia
"Long-Term Follow-Up Study of Chronic Deep Brain Stimulation of the Subthalamic Nucleus for Cervical Dystonia, Neuromodulation (Volume 13, Issue 1, Date: January 2010, Pages: 26-30). View Abstract of Study
A recent prospective randomized trial provided evidence that for selected patients with back and leg pain after previous back surgery, that spinal stimulation was more effective for pain control and another back operation. It was also shown to be more cost-effective. This landmark study has been published in the journal Neurosurgery (Neurosurgery 61; 361-369).
Dystonia and Torticollis
United Neurosrestoration Center has been designated as one of 30 sites in the entire nation approved by the FDA to provide deep-brain stimulation therapy for dystonia and torticollis
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