Navigation Links
Researchers Test Implanted Brain Stimulator for Alzheimer's
Date:3/28/2013

week before are then connected to the batteries.

Six weeks after the second surgery, the stimulator is turned on. "My job [as the neurologist] is to find the right settings to get the maximum benefit," said Scharre. Each wire has four contacts, providing a wide range of different voltage combinations, and the challenge is to determine the right amount to produce the best benefit, he explained.

The research could potentially be of value to millions of Americans: a recent report from the Alzheimer's Association found that one in every three seniors now dies while suffering from Alzheimer's or another form of dementia. Alzheimer's disease becomes progressively disabling with loss of memory, thinking skills, the ability to socialize and independence.

To assess the effects of DBS, the researchers give short tests to the patients, starting about two months after the surgeries, to evaluate their level of attention and alertness, and to see how fast they can complete a particular task. For example, one test shows a variety of different geometric shapes all over the page, and [the patient] is asked to pick out all the stars in a 30-second timeframe.

In addition to the evaluation of thinking-related functions, the researchers look for brain wave changes and perform MRI scans, PET imaging, brain scans and spinal fluid analysis. Scharre said the researchers will need a year's worth of data to assess each patient and about two years to achieve the goal of involving 10 people in the research.

The first person to have the pacemaker implanted was Kathy Sanford, 57, who has early onset Alzheimer's and has just finished 12 weeks of stimulation. "Initially, we've seen some improvements in speed of processing and she did better on shifting tasks," reported Scharre. "While we're happy we're seeing changes, I would be very, very cautious; the real test is whether we see sustained effects over time."

Kathy's father, Joseph Jester, said
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. NIH awards $20 million over 5 years to train next generation of global health researchers
2. Researchers develop a new cell and animal model of inflammatory breast cancer
3. Researchers uncover a viable way for colorectal cancer patients to overcome drug resistance
4. Researchers Find Gene Mutations That May Be a Key to Autism
5. Researchers find evidence of banned antibiotics in poultry products
6. NJ stroke researchers report advances in spatial neglect research at AAN Conference
7. Autism by the numbers: Yale researchers examine impact of new diagnostic criteria
8. Researchers Map Brain Regions Linked to Intelligence
9. Researchers ID Genes That May Determine Mental Illness
10. Researchers Develop Blood Test for Depression
11. University of Cincinnati researchers win $3.7M grant from US Department of Defense
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Researchers Test Implanted Brain Stimulator for Alzheimer's
(Date:9/15/2014)... 2014 Marlton, New Jersey, Sept 9, ... M. Goldstein, of the law firm of Ricci Tyrrell ... the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 8,774,911 from the ... innovative design for a pedicle locator instrument is invented ... a board certified neurosurgeon specializing in minimally-invasive spine surgery. ...
(Date:9/15/2014)... Fancyflyingfox.com, the distinguished wedding dress manufacturer and retailer, ... wedding dresses . All clients can enjoy a greatly ... to 70 percent off. According to the company’s sales ... loyal customers by launching the current sale. , ... different styles of special occasion gowns are provided. All ...
(Date:9/14/2014)... This event allowed the participants to rehearse cooking for ... Social Gastronomy which will be held on 9 October ... bring together a total of 90 participants comprising 30 ... 30 disadvantaged families, forming 30 teams to prepare a ... raise the public’s awareness of reducing food waste, as ...
(Date:9/14/2014)... Proper oral care requires about two minutes ... a way to teach children to brush their teeth ... encourages an effective brushing habit by ensuring that he ... overbrushing, eliminating guesswork and promoting independence and proper oral ... for all children, and producible in design variations. , ...
(Date:9/14/2014)... Transvaginal mesh ( http://www.injurybeacon.com/transvaginal-mesh/ ) lawsuits ... two separate litigations are moving forward in Atlantic County ... to Case Lists updated on September 5th, thousands of ... C.R. Bard Inc., and Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit. ... a total of 1,557 claims have now been filed, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Patent Attorney Stuart M. Goldstein Helps Client Receive a Patent on a Surgical Device designed to Increase Accuracy and Safety in Vertebrae Repair and Attachment 2Health News:Patent Attorney Stuart M. Goldstein Helps Client Receive a Patent on a Surgical Device designed to Increase Accuracy and Safety in Vertebrae Repair and Attachment 3Health News:Patent Attorney Stuart M. Goldstein Helps Client Receive a Patent on a Surgical Device designed to Increase Accuracy and Safety in Vertebrae Repair and Attachment 4Health News:Patent Attorney Stuart M. Goldstein Helps Client Receive a Patent on a Surgical Device designed to Increase Accuracy and Safety in Vertebrae Repair and Attachment 5Health News:Great Discounts On Beach Wedding Dresses Announced By Fancyflyingfox.com Now 2Health News:PolyU Invites Professional Chefs and Grassroot Families to Prepare a Feast Using Unwanted Fresh Food Collected from Local Wet Markets 2Health News:New Jersey Litigations Continue to Add Ethicon, C.R. Bard Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:New Jersey Litigations Continue to Add Ethicon, C.R. Bard Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:New Jersey Litigations Continue to Add Ethicon, C.R. Bard Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4
... job strain, long hours to low birth weight , THURSDAY, ... increases the risk of low infant birth weight, a new ... women who filled out a questionnaire on employment and working ... 32 hours or more and high job strain during the ...
... out you,re not alone." , , ARLINGTON, Va., June ... released "Puzzle Pieces," a new public service announcement (PSA) initiative ... to help themselves, their families and their friends who live ... five American families is affected by mental illnesses such as ...
... St. Charles Surgical Hospital (SCSH) ... develop a dedicated and comprehensive lymphedema treatment program complete with trained ... Scott Sullivan and Frank DellaCroce , principal surgeons ... Breast Surgery , have created the first program of its ...
... Hospital for Children ... some things in life are still free thanks to Cox Communications. ... Van Dyck Park in Fairfax, the company hosts its annual ... offering family-friendly entertainment under the stars. This is the seventh ...
... American Indians, Hispanics were most vulnerable, report shows , ... of people who take their own lives are intoxicated ... , From 2001 to 2005, there were an estimated ... those deaths were associated with suicide, according to the ...
... ... ranked among America,s best pediatric institutions by U.S. News & World Report. Children,s ... in eight pediatric subspecialty areas. Ranked in the top 30 of nearly 100 ... their families for more than 135 years. , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:NAMI Launches New PSA Campaign 2Health News:St. Charles Surgical Hospital Announces Dedicated Lymphedema Treatment Program 2Health News:St. Charles Surgical Hospital Announces Dedicated Lymphedema Treatment Program 3Health News:Cox Movies Under the Moon(R) Offers Big-Screen Hits Under the Stars 2Health News:Cox Movies Under the Moon(R) Offers Big-Screen Hits Under the Stars 3Health News:Almost Quarter of Suicides Involve Intoxication 2Health News:U.S. News & World Report Ranks Children's National Medical Center among Best Children's Hospitals 2Health News:U.S. News & World Report Ranks Children's National Medical Center among Best Children's Hospitals 3
(Date:9/12/2014)...  Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG AEX: ... ASTRO,s 56th Annual Meeting in San ... confidence, consistency and accuracy in cancer treatment. Producing quality ... radiation oncology solutions underscore Philips, dedication to leading healthcare ... medicine. "Philips is leveraging our expertise in ...
(Date:9/12/2014)... , Sept. 12, 2014  WellStar Paulding Hospital is ... and became the second in the U.S. to offer ... part of WellStar Health System, Paulding Hospital is on ... latest treatments and solutions. Inspire Therapy offers ... patients who are unable to use traditional treatments, like ...
(Date:9/12/2014)... , September 12, 2014 According ... Products (Glucose Monitoring & Infectious Diseases Testing Kits, Cardiac ... Monitoring), Over the Counter & Prescription Based - Global ... global POC Diagnostics Market over the forecast period of ... at a CAGR of 9.3% from 2013 to 2018, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Philips Demonstrates Commitment to Radiation Oncology Solutions at ASTRO 2014 2Philips Demonstrates Commitment to Radiation Oncology Solutions at ASTRO 2014 3WellStar Pioneers New Sleep Apnea Treatment 2Point-Of-Care Diagnostic Market Worth $27.5 Billion by 2018 2Point-Of-Care Diagnostic Market Worth $27.5 Billion by 2018 3Point-Of-Care Diagnostic Market Worth $27.5 Billion by 2018 4
... 18, 2011 SomaLogic, Inc., announced today that it ... to use its unique proprietary proteomics technology to accelerate ... "We are excited by this opportunity to work with ... validate novel drug targets, and even develop companion clinical ...
... 2011 Hologic ... ), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics ... the healthcare needs of women, announced today that the U.S. ... Trident specimen radiography system. The system uses Hologic,s proprietary ...
Cached Medicine Technology:SomaLogic Announces Research Agreement with Leading Global Pharmaceutical Company to Accelerate Pharmaceutical Discovery and Development 2FDA Clears Hologic's Specimen Radiography System 2FDA Clears Hologic's Specimen Radiography System 3FDA Clears Hologic's Specimen Radiography System 4
... Detect™ IgM Capture ELISA is for the ... WNV recombinant antigens (WNRA) in serum as ... of West Nile virus infection in patients ... results must be confirmed by Plaque Reduction ...
Adult; dilates 6.0 to 34.0 French; individually packaged, sterile....
The removable inflation adapter allows the ureteroscope to be removed after the catheter is in place. Supplied sterile in peel-open packages. Intended for one-time use....
The removable inflation/injection adapter allows the cystoscope to be removed after the catheter is in place. Supplied sterile in peel-open packages. Intended for one-time use....
Medicine Products: