Navigation Links
For some, deep brain stimulation brings lasting improvement in neuropathic pain
Date:2/13/2013

Philadelphia, Pa. (February 13, 2013) For many patients with difficult-to-treat neuropathic pain, deep brain stimulation (DBS) can lead to long-term improvement in pain scores and other outcomes, according to a study in the February issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

About two-thirds of eligible patients who undergo DBS achieve significant and lasting benefits in terms of pain, quality of life, and overall health, according to the report by Sandra G.J. Boccard, PhD, and colleagues of University of Oxford, led by Tipu Aziz FMedSci and Alex Green, MD. Some outcomes show continued improvement after the first year, according to the new report, which is one of the largest studies of DBS for neuropathic pain performed to date.

Most Patients Benefit from DBS for Neuropathic Pain

The authors reviewed their 12-year experience with DBS for neuropathic pain. Neuropathic pain is a common and difficult-to-treat type of pain caused by nerve damage, seen in patients with trauma, diabetes, and other conditions. Phantom limb pain after amputation is an example of neuropathic pain.

In DBS, a small electrode is surgically placed in a precise location in the brain. A mild electrical current is delivered to stimulate that area of the brain, with the goal of interrupting abnormal activity. Deep brain stimulation has become a standard and effective treatment for movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease. Although DBS has also been used to treat various types of chronic pain, its role in patients with neuropathic pain remains unclear.

Between 1999 and 2011, that authors'
'/>"/>

Contact: Connie Hughes
connie.hughes@wolterskluwer.com
646-674-6348
Wolters Kluwer Health
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. For Some, Views on Global Warming Change With the Weather
2. Diets High in Fructose May Harm Liver in Some, Scientists Warn
3. For Some, Glaucoma Strikes at a Young Age
4. In some dystonia cases, deep brain therapy benefits may linger after device turned off
5. DAI provides potential imaging biomarker to indicate brain tumor response to RT
6. Imaging acute ischemic stroke patients brains did not lead to improved outcomes
7. New brain-test app
8. Dickkopf makes fountain of youth in the brain run dry
9. No increase in brain aneurysm rupture risk during pregnancy and delivery
10. Veterans with mild traumatic brain injury have brain abnormalities
11. Electrical Brain Stimulation Plus Drug Fights Depression: Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/22/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- Measures taken by Firestone officials at ... may have limited the spread of the disease there ... Firestone Natural Rubber Co. provides health services to about ... densely populated communities. Between Aug. 1 and Sept. ... among those 80,000 people. That incidence rate of 0.09 ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... The newly updated Worldwide Medical Market Forecasts to ... figures and forecasts on the global medical markets. , ... the Worldwide Medical Market Forecasts to 2019 ... the worldwide medical market to reveal key insights into ... for 2010-2019, covering each country market individually, allowing you ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Wakefield, MA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 ... be sponsoring a booth at the American Foundation for ... October 25th. The AFSP is a not-for-profit organization that ... year. Net proceeds from these events are used to ... research, but education and personal relationships as well. ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 T.E.N., ... relationship-marketing firm, announced today that William H. Murray, ... the 2014 ISE® Luminary Leadership Award winner. Presented ... achievements of an outstanding leader and industry practitioner ... contributions in advancing the information security industry. , ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 JZ Fitness, ... nutritional coaching, corporate wellness programming, authorship, international lecturing and ... excited to announce the release of the JZ Fitness ... many years of coaching thousands of individuals on nutrition, ... app that does not require calorie counting or cumbersome ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Tire Company Sets Standard for Ebola Care in Liberia: CDC 2Health News:Worldwide Medical Market Forecasts to 2019 a New Research Report Added to ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:Worldwide Medical Market Forecasts to 2019 a New Research Report Added to ReportsnReports.com 3Health News:Worldwide Medical Market Forecasts to 2019 a New Research Report Added to ReportsnReports.com 4Health News:The Advocator Group, LLC is Proud to Participate in an Out of the Darkness Community Walk, October 25th, to Increase Suicide Awareness 2Health News:The Advocator Group, LLC is Proud to Participate in an Out of the Darkness Community Walk, October 25th, to Increase Suicide Awareness 3Health News:Bill Murray named 2014 ISE® Luminary Leadership Award Winner 2Health News:Bill Murray named 2014 ISE® Luminary Leadership Award Winner 3Health News:Bill Murray named 2014 ISE® Luminary Leadership Award Winner 4Health News:JZ Fitness Nutrition App Launches on iTunes 2Health News:JZ Fitness Nutrition App Launches on iTunes 3
... less-affluent families are at higher risk, study finds , TUESDAY, ... who have child care may suffer from a higher rate ... affluent families, new research suggests. , In the report, published ... Community Health , researchers looked at a study of 14,000 ...
... , TUESDAY, Nov. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Strains ... are increasingly showing up among hospital outpatients, raising ... research says. , From 1999 to 2006, researchers ... outpatients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) ...
... ... the Academic and Research Communities , ... (PRWEB) -- Ziosoft®, Inc. a leader in advanced visualization and analysis ... the academic and research communities. The Windows®-based software can be used for reviewing ...
... ... with Stem Cell Therapy. , ... San Diego, CA (PRWEB) November 24, 2009 -- Entest Biomedical, Inc. (OTCBB: ENTB) ... a proprietary laser device which shall be owned by Entest and used in conjunction with ...
... ... doctors in providing proven, non-surgical relief to millions of sufferers. , ... Dallas, TX (PRWEB) November 24, 2009 ... Frozen Shoulder Syndrome Diagnosis & Treatment seminar dates today. The three-day training seminars ...
... ... American Podiatric Medical Association , ... Bethesda, Md. (Vocus) November 24, 2009 -- The average person walks between 8,000-10,000 steps a ... continue making their holiday travel plans, it’s easy to forget that the feet often bear ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:MRSA Creeping Into Hospitals From the Outside 2Health News:MRSA Creeping Into Hospitals From the Outside 3Health News:Ziosoft Releases Free zioTerm Basic 2D/3D Software Application 2Health News:Entest Biomedical Enters into Discussions with Laser Manufacturer to Develop Proprietary Photoceutical Device for COPD Treatment 2Health News:OTZ Announces 2010 Frozen Shoulder Syndrome Seminar Schedule 2Health News:OTZ Announces 2010 Frozen Shoulder Syndrome Seminar Schedule 3Health News:Keep Holiday Travel Foot-Friendly 2Health News:Keep Holiday Travel Foot-Friendly 3
(Date:10/22/2014)... , Oct. 22, 2014  Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: ... diagnostic information services, today announced that its Board of ... as a director, effective December 1, 2014. Including Dr. ... Leiden is the Chairman, President and CEO of Vertex ... of scientific and commercial experience in the pharmaceutical and ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Vernak, RPh, of Vernak Farms Pharmacy in ... George Roentsch Scholarship by the Professional Compounding Centers of ... Houston during PCCA,s International Seminar, held October ... independent pharmacist and PCCA member who embodies the innovative ... well-known pharmacist in the compounding community. ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 2014  Paper Pak Industries, a manufacturer of ... Body Guard Bio, a disposable, highly absorbent ... and virus while protecting service providers and the ... a rugged, external nylon shell, watertight zipper, thermal ... inner chamber that contains contaminated and potentially contagious ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Quest Diagnostics Adds Jeffrey M. Leiden, M.D., Ph.D., to Board of Directors 2Quest Diagnostics Adds Jeffrey M. Leiden, M.D., Ph.D., to Board of Directors 3PCCA Awards Charlene Vernak, RPh, the George Roentsch Scholarship 2New, State-Of-The-Art Body Bag Minimizes The Spread Of Bacteria And Virus 2
... 1 Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISIS ... on numerous advanced programs from Isis, cardiovascular franchise. ... Vascular Biology,s (ATVB) Annual Conference. The presentations included ... clinical study of mipomersen in which treatment with mipomersen ...
... Technologies, Inc. (NTI(R)) (Nasdaq: NTII ), ... payment of approximately $1.5 million from Merz Pharmaceuticals ... treatment of Alzheimer,s disease. Under an exclusive marketing ... certain sales of Memantine by Merz and its ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Isis and Collaborators Present New Research at the ATVB Annual Conference 2Isis and Collaborators Present New Research at the ATVB Annual Conference 3Isis and Collaborators Present New Research at the ATVB Annual Conference 4Isis and Collaborators Present New Research at the ATVB Annual Conference 5
...
Anodized aluminum. Durable and lightweight with built-in protection against rust. Security locks ensure against accidental opening. Silicone matting/V-strips and bumper guards hold instruments in pla...
Diamond knife tray with silicone inserts to securely hold the diamond knife....
Size: 6 x 10 inches. Depth: 7 inches. Sterilizable plastic tray with silicone matting for supporting and protecting instruments....
Medicine Products: