Navigation Links
Implantable Device May Help Ease Tough Migraines
Date:6/23/2011

By Denise Mann
HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, June 23 (HealthDay News) -- An implantable device hidden in the nape of the neck may mean more headache-free days for people with severe migraines that don't respond to other treatments, a new study suggests.

More than 36 million Americans get migraine headaches, which are marked by intense pain, sensitivity to light and sound, nausea and vomiting, according to the Migraine Research Foundation. Medication and lifestyle changes are the first-line treatments for migraine, but not everyone improves with these measures.

The St. Jude Medical Genesis neurostimulator is a short, thin strip that is implanted behind the neck. A battery pack is then implanted elsewhere in the body. Activating the device stimulates the occipital nerve and can dim the pain of migraine headache.

"There are a large number of patients for whom nothing works and whose lives are ruined by the daily pain of their migraine headache, and this device has the potential to help some of them," said study author Dr. Stephen D. Silberstein, director of the Jefferson Headache Center in Philadelphia.

The study, which was funded by device manufacturer St. Jude Medical Inc., is slated for presentation on Thursday at the International Headache Congress in Berlin, and is the largest study to date on the device. The company is now seeking approval for the device in Europe and then plans to submit their data to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for approval in the United States.

Researchers tested the new device in 157 people who had severe migraines about 26 days out of each month. After 12 weeks, those who received the new device had seven more headache-free days per month, compared to one more headache-free day per month seen among people in the control group. Individuals in the control arm did not receive stimulation until after the first 12 weeks.

Study participants who received the stimulato
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Implantable Device May Lower Tough-to-Treat Hypertension
2. Many May Get Unneeded Implantable Defibrillators
3. Implantable Sensor Measures Blood Sugar Levels
4. Vital functions monitored with wearable and implantable devices
5. Internal bleeding higher with popular heart device than earlier model
6. Children experience wrist and finger pain when using gaming devices and mobile phones over time
7. New Stanford device could reduce surgical scarring
8. ESC Policy Conference makes recommendations for new EU medical device legislation
9. Researchers develop device to measure brain temperature non-invasively
10. Researchers develop device to measures brain temperature non-invasively
11. Pelvic-repair device developed by UT Southwestern surgeons enables minimally invasive trauma surgery
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Implantable Device May Help Ease Tough Migraines
(Date:9/30/2014)... no genetic evidence that high levels of vitamin D ... Some previous research had suggested that elevated levels ... diabetes, raising the possibility of a link between vitamin ... this study, British researchers investigated the association between diabetes ... control blood levels of vitamin D. They found no ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children conceived either less than one ... a sibling could be at increased risk for autism, a ... and an outside expert agree that the research can,t prove ... "Most importantly, it is important that parents understand that the ... are close together or far apart," said outside expert Dr. ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... to cut climate-changing carbon emissions will reduce other ... benefits, according to a new study released today. ... options included in the final Clean Power Plan, ... premature deaths and hospitalizations, and hundreds of heart ... the new study, Health Co-benefits of Carbon Standards ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... By Alan Mozes ... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer patients who are ... slightly higher risk for developing a second weight-related cancer, ... to the risk of colon cancer recurrence, only the ... , "We found that colorectal cancer survivors who reported ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... lung cancer, breast cancer is the leading cause of ... Society. That,s why so many medical professionals encourage women ... at best: only a minority of suspicious mammograms actually ... lots of needless worry for women and their familiesnot ... tests, including ultrasounds and biopsies. , Recently, a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Gene Study Finds No Proof Vitamin D Guards Against Type 2 Diabetes 2Health News:Spacing Between Sibling Births Tied to Autism Risk in Study 2Health News:Power plant standards could save thousands of US lives every year 2Health News:Power plant standards could save thousands of US lives every year 3Health News:Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Risk for Colon Cancer Survivors 2Health News:Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Risk for Colon Cancer Survivors 3Health News:'Virtual breast' could improve cancer detection 2
... BOZEMAN, Mont. -- West Nile virus is apparently here to ... entomologist Greg Johnson. , Urging Montanans to protect themselves with ... sure to emerge when temperatures reach the 70s and 80s. ... as they were in 2003 and 2007, but Montanans should ...
... brain, study reports , , WEDNESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay ... risk of experiencing a stroke in which there is bleeding ... , Researchers, reviewing the medical records of almost 30,000 people ... ran nearly twice the risk of a subarachnoid hemorrhage than ...
... Researchers from the Case Western Reserve University School of ... a novel therapeutic that reduces sterile inflammation within the ... Journal of Leukocyte Biology, Dr. Eric Pearlman and ... compound that when delivered in nano-sized packages reduces corneal ...
... Efficiency in Health Care has assessed recent evidence on allergies. ... symptoms can definitely help many people with allergies. , When ... season has hit its peak. And the number of people ... in get hayfever, and up to half of the population ...
... be quizzed about their children,s sex education in a unique ... taught to deaf pupils. , The University of Manchester,s Audiology ... hearing primary school children for its research on children,s sex ... will make SRE more accessible for deaf children and, at ...
... NEW YORK, June 11 WallSt.net,s 3-Minute Press Show ... Tolentino., Shows air Monday through Friday on: ... interviews with,public company executives on their company and most ... with insight into a company,s most,recent press release, and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Wet or dry, Montana still threatened by West Nile 2Health News:Women, Mexican Americans at Higher Risk for Certain Stroke 2Health News:Latest research on allergies: Specific immunotherapy can help 2Health News:Study aims to improve sex education for deaf pupils 2Health News:Study aims to improve sex education for deaf pupils 3Health News:[video] WallSt.net's '3 Minute Press Show' Features Executive Interviews and Highlights Recent Press for the Following: IUSA, IFUE, FEED, RXEI, GMPM, CRCUF, CVSC, GNMT 2Health News:[video] WallSt.net's '3 Minute Press Show' Features Executive Interviews and Highlights Recent Press for the Following: IUSA, IFUE, FEED, RXEI, GMPM, CRCUF, CVSC, GNMT 3
(Date:9/30/2014)... ATLANTA , Sept. 30, 2014  Georgia-Pacific ... systems, towels and tissue for a wide range ... success of its product lines in healthcare, including ... practices, Georgia-Pacific Professional is introducing its healthcare products ... "Georgia-Pacific Professional understands the importance of infection control ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 30, 2014   Decision Resources Group finds ... anemic chronic kidney disease non-dialysis (CKD-ND) patients are ... medication. In addition, one-year persistency is similar between ... Other key findings from the report entitled ... Erythropoiesis Stimulating Agents in Late Stage Chronic Kidney ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... , Sept. 30, 2014   Acutus ... minimally invasive real-time 3D Cardiac Chamber Imaging and Dipole ... and / or sustain complex cardiac arrhythmias, including atrial ... to continue developing its imaging/mapping system as well as ... will allow Acutus Medical to complete work on the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Georgia-Pacific Professional Brings Its Success in Medical Solutions to the Dental Community 2Georgia-Pacific Professional Brings Its Success in Medical Solutions to the Dental Community 3Persistency is Low for Late-Stage Anemic CKD Non-Dialysis Patients Treated with Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents 2Persistency is Low for Late-Stage Anemic CKD Non-Dialysis Patients Treated with Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents 3Acutus Medical, Inc. Completes Additional $26.2M Series B Financing to Fund Portfolio Expansion 2Acutus Medical, Inc. Completes Additional $26.2M Series B Financing to Fund Portfolio Expansion 3
... NEW YORK, Oct. 7 Reportlinker.com announces that ... its catalogue: U.S. Venous Access ... This study covers U.S. markets for ... (PICCs), central venous catheters (CVCs), dialysis catheters, implantable ...
... Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: HALO ), ... extracellular matrix, today announced that it will host a ... in New York. During the meeting, Halozyme,s management will ... business alliances with Roche and Baxter, and an update ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds U.S. Venous Access Catheter Market 2Reportlinker Adds U.S. Venous Access Catheter Market 3Reportlinker Adds U.S. Venous Access Catheter Market 4Halozyme Therapeutics to Host Analyst Meeting on October 14 in New York 2
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: