Navigation Links
Deep Brain Stimulation Improves Parkinson's Symptoms Long-Term
Date:8/8/2011

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Aug. 8 (HealthDay News) -- The benefit of deep brain stimulation in controlling tremors and improving motor function for those with Parkinson's disease appears to last at least 10 years, according to a small new study by Canadian researchers.

Parkinson's disease is one of several conditions called motor system disorders, which are caused by the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells. The main symptoms of Parkinson's disease are tremors or trembling in hands, arms, legs, jaw and face; rigidity or stiffness of the limbs and trunk; slowed movement; and impaired balance and coordination.

As the disease progresses, patients can have difficulty walking, talking or doing other simple tasks, according to the U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

In deep brain stimulation, a surgeon implants a small device called a neurostimulator under the skin near the collar bone. The doctor then positions wires from the device with electrodes on their ends in areas of the brain that control motor function. The device works by electrically stimulating these areas, blocking abnormal nerve signals that cause the tremor in Parkinson's disease patients.

"Deep brain stimulation is still effective in improving motor signs in advanced Parkinson's disease patients 10 years after the surgery," said lead researcher Dr. Elena Moro, an assistant professor of neurology at the University of Toronto.

"However, this surgery does not stop the slow progression of the disease over time, as documented by the progressive loss of benefit that both deep brain stimulation and the drug levodopa show in improving walking, balance and speech over the years," she said. (Levodopa combined with carbidopa is the most widely used drug treatment for Parkinson's disease.)

Parkinson's disease patients who are considering deep brain stimulation surgery should always ask their doc
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Elusive gene mutations found for malignant brain tumor
2. Johns Hopkins scientists map genes for common form of brain cancer
3. Scientists May Have Found Missing Link to Common Brain Cancer
4. Have we met before? Scientists show why the brain has the answer
5. Obesity Counseling Should Stress Brain, Not Willpower: Study
6. Researchers develop and test new molecule as a delivery vehicle to image and kill brain tumors
7. Smoking Withdrawal Shows Up in Brain Mood Centers
8. Traumatic brain injury: NIH-funded researchers will assess biomarkers for diagnosis and treatment
9. Regular Exercise Boosts the Brain, Too
10. Brain chemical may explain why heavy smokers feel sad after quitting
11. Smoking, Diabetes, Obesity May Shrink Your Brain
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Deep Brain Stimulation Improves Parkinson's Symptoms Long-Term   
(Date:10/2/2014)... (PRWEB) October 02, 2014 When a child, ... can be hard to keep them from wandering off. "In ... design," said one of three inventors from Yulee, Fla. , ... person or elderly person and deters them from wandering off. ... of mind. Easy to use and compact, the device can ...
(Date:10/2/2014)... 02, 2014 Social-Engineer, Inc. the leader ... today it will host a complimentary webinar on Friday, ... reveal the final outcome of the annual Social-Engineer Capture ... in Las Vegas and explore how to maximize security ... To register for the webinar go to: ...
(Date:10/2/2014)... Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) October 02, 2014 ... local markets, organic food is becoming increasingly popular ... Organic Livestock and Poultry Farming industry ... Tonkin, “the popularity of organic meat has surged ... growth and expansion at the farming level.” Over ...
(Date:10/2/2014)... Maureen Salamon ... News) -- Middle-aged women with a neurotic personality style ... developing Alzheimer,s disease, new research suggests. Tracking 800 ... those who were most anxious, jealous and moody -- ... stress had double the risk of developing Alzheimer,s compared ...
(Date:10/2/2014)... News) -- Children with autism are more sedentary than ... being more active, a small study suggests. Researchers ... some with autism and some without. Children with autism ... activity and 70 more minutes each day sitting than ... scored lower on strength, but had similar body-mass index ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Social-Engineer, Inc. Announces DEF CON 22 Capture the Flag Results in a Complimentary Webinar 2Health News:Social-Engineer, Inc. Announces DEF CON 22 Capture the Flag Results in a Complimentary Webinar 3Health News:Organic Livestock and Poultry Farming in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld 2Health News:Organic Livestock and Poultry Farming in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld 3Health News:Organic Livestock and Poultry Farming in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld 4Health News:Jealous, Moody Women May Face Higher Alzheimer's Risk, Study Says 2Health News:Jealous, Moody Women May Face Higher Alzheimer's Risk, Study Says 3Health News:Kids With Autism Tend to Be Less Active, Study Says 2
... Pa,s recognized children,s health-care leader, may be faced with harsh ... Edward G. Rendell said today that Pennsylvania families should not ... -- especially during hard economic times -- and urged the ... in the upcoming state budget. , , "The nation ...
... Add to the Growing Body of Research Linking Berry ... and CORVALLIS, Ore., June 24 More than twenty ... on the positive effects of berries on human health ... to mount on the link between consumption of colorful ...
... DENVER, June 24 The National Sports Center for the Disabled and American ... Classic from Friday, July 17th to Sunday, July 19th at the Winter Park ... with a wide variety of well-marked trails for all levels of riders and ... , World Class Mountain Biking! , ...
... chemotherapy regimen often is enough, study finds , WEDNESDAY, ... isn,t necessary for most children with newly diagnosed acute ... doctors from St. Jude Children,s Research Hospital found that ... period and experienced fewer adverse events than those who, ...
... for patients with the Anakam Identity Suite(R) , ... that Sharp HealthCare, San Diego County,s largest healthcare system, ... access for patients accessing Sharp,s new patient portal. ... meet the needs of its patient community by providing ...
... FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 24 Argentech, Inc. ( ... agreement with Invision International Health Solutions, Inc., to purchase ... technology that utilizes ionic silver in a unique complex ... was granted broad patent protection in the U.S. and, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Pennsylvania Governor Rendell Urges General Assembly to Support Children's Health Insurance Program 2Health News:Latest Berry Health Benefits Revealed 2Health News:Latest Berry Health Benefits Revealed 3Health News:Latest Berry Health Benefits Revealed 4Health News:18th Annual Fat Tire Classic Benefiting the National Sports Center for the Disabled & the American Red Cross Mile High July 17th - 19th, 2009 2Health News:For Kids With Leukemia, Radiation May Be Safe to Skip 2Health News:Sharp HealthCare and Anakam(R) Partner to Protect Patients' Health Information 2Health News:Sharp HealthCare and Anakam(R) Partner to Protect Patients' Health Information 3Health News:Potential Silver Bullet for Swine Flu and Most Common Infections Using Green Technology Patented in U.S. and Mexico 2Health News:Potential Silver Bullet for Swine Flu and Most Common Infections Using Green Technology Patented in U.S. and Mexico 3
(Date:10/2/2014)... , Oct. 2, 2014 Research ... "Global Home Healthcare Market - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, ... to their offering. The home healthcare ... that help patients to treat or diagnose a variety ... important role in providing cost-effective health care to the ...
(Date:10/2/2014)... Oct. 2, 2014  InfinityQS International, Inc., the ... today announces key client speakers for Infusion Chicago, ... . The event will be held Oct. 9-10, ... Presentations include projects from Coloplast, The Kellogg Company, ... Snak King. The two-day event will also include ...
(Date:10/2/2014)... R.I. , Oct. 2, 2014  MinuteClinic, the largest and ... United States , has opened its first walk-in clinics in ... CVS/pharmacy stores in Corpus Christi and ... Corpus Christi in December. The clinics ... clinics nationwide in 2014. With the Corpus Christi ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Home Healthcare (Diagnostics and Monitoring Devices, Therapeutic Home Healthcare Devices, Mobility Assist Devices and Medical Supplies) Market - Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020 2Global Home Healthcare (Diagnostics and Monitoring Devices, Therapeutic Home Healthcare Devices, Mobility Assist Devices and Medical Supplies) Market - Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020 3InfinityQS Infusion Chicago to Spotlight Manufacturers' Key Successes in Achieving Enterprise Quality 2InfinityQS Infusion Chicago to Spotlight Manufacturers' Key Successes in Achieving Enterprise Quality 3First MinuteClinic Walk-in Medical Clinics Open in Corpus Christi 2First MinuteClinic Walk-in Medical Clinics Open in Corpus Christi 3
... Nov. 6 In,recognition of her research and ... among African-American, South-African and,Latino youth and adults, the ... the selection of Loretta Sweet Jemmott, PhD, RN,FAAN, ... Award. Jemmott was presented with the $15,000 ...
... majority of people,with diabetes and/or high blood pressure ... (CKD) -- are not receiving recommended tests to,identify ... or halt,disease progression, according to the latest Quest ... suggest that patients,with early-stage CKD are not being ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Honor Society of Nursing Recognizes Researcher of HIV Risk Prevention for Poor and Underserved 2Honor Society of Nursing Recognizes Researcher of HIV Risk Prevention for Poor and Underserved 3Video: Quest Diagnostics Health Trends(TM) Report Shows Significant Gap in Care for Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease 2Video: Quest Diagnostics Health Trends(TM) Report Shows Significant Gap in Care for Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease 3Video: Quest Diagnostics Health Trends(TM) Report Shows Significant Gap in Care for Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease 4Video: Quest Diagnostics Health Trends(TM) Report Shows Significant Gap in Care for Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease 5Video: Quest Diagnostics Health Trends(TM) Report Shows Significant Gap in Care for Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease 6
... a broad selection of tip ... wide variety of ophthalmic procedures. ... packaged sterile, complete with a ... in the "off " position ...
... Accu-Temp Cauteries provide a broad ... cauterization in a wide variety ... use cautery is packaged sterile, ... to lock switch in the ...
... Cauteries provide a broad selection of ... wide variety of ophthalmic procedures. Each ... complete with a safety cap to ... position when not in use, and ...
... Cauteries provide a broad selection of ... wide variety of ophthalmic procedures. Each ... complete with a safety cap to ... position when not in use, and ...
Medicine Products: