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Memory Forms at 30 Weeks in the Womb

... study, fetuses were exposed to the vibroacoustic stimulation at 30, 32, 34, 36 and 38 weeks' gestation. ... weeks prior, the authors stated. The level of stimulation the fetuses in this study received appears ... course, doctors routinely used different forms of stimulation to make sure a baby is alive and, literally, ...

Dakim BrainFitness Now Used in 286 Senior Living Communities, Adding 136 Sites in 12 Months for Dementia-Fighting System

... designed to help seniors use rigorous cognitive stimulation in an effort to reduce their risk of memory loss ... System is a touch screen-based mental stimulation system that offers a constantly changing series ... caregivers can use it to provide effective mental stimulation while reducing the cost of resident care. The ...

World's First Deep Brain Stimulation Device Approved for Treatment of Psychiatric Condition in Europe

... today announced that Reclaim(R) Deep Brain stimulation (DBS) Therapy has received CE (Conformite ... (OCD).* This is the first time that a deep brain stimulation therapy has gained approval in Europe for the ... to treating OCD with deep brain stimulation therapy. Prof Nuttin, neurosurgeon at the ...

Uroplasty Announces Patent Issuance Related to the Urgent(R) PC System

... covers the company's Urgent(R) PC system and stimulation methods for treatment of the overactive bladder ... the sacral plexus through percutaneous electrical stimulation of the posterior tibial nerve. The Urgent PC ... awarded this patent on the unique features of our stimulation systems and methods," said David Kaysen, ...

Two New Dakim-Sponsored Blogs Help Families Affected by Dementia

... designed to help seniors use rigorous cognitive stimulation in an effort to reduce their risk of memory loss ... System is a touch screen-based mental stimulation system that offers a constantly changing series ... caregivers can use it to provide effective mental stimulation while reducing the cost of resident care. The ...

Mayo Clinic Proceedings reviews deep brain stimulation to treat psychiatric diseases

... to investigate the effectiveness of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in hard-to-treat depression, ... issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings . "Deep brain stimulation has long been seen as valuable for controlling ... Dr. Lee. The patient is awake during deep brain stimulation surgery while a neurosurgeon implants the ...

Inspire Medical Systems Completes $17 Million Series B Financing

... generation implantable device utilizes electrical stimulation to prevent airway closure during sleep ... is an implantable device that delivers electrical stimulation to prevent the closure of the upper airway that ... is able to sense respiratory effort and deliver stimulation to keep the airway open and breathing normal. ...

Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain

... said she was not surprised that non-puncture stimulation had equal effects. "You can stimulate a point ... That could explain why two different methods of stimulation work equally well." Acupuncture of all types ... may be effective rather than doing deep-needle stimulation which, for some people when in pain can be ...

Mental Stimulation is Not Enough for Brain Fitness

... TAMPA, Fla., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Simple mental stimulation is not enough to keep the brain fit. That is the ... at the conference that not just any mental stimulation improves cognitive performance in older adults. ... compared the effects of traditional mental stimulation through coursework versus ...

Brain Stimulation Therapy Eases Tough-to-Treat Depression

... News) -- A technique called cortical brain stimulation improved symptoms and, in some cases, launched a ... done with minimally invasive surgery. Brain stimulation tools may be emerging as the next wave of ... April, other researchers reported that deep brain stimulation -- where electrodes are inserted into specific ...

Video: Davis Phinney Foundation and Medtronic Raise Awareness of How to Improve Your Life Today for Those Living With Parkinson's Disease

... and joints after receiving Medtronic Deep Brain stimulation (DBS) Therapy. "For years, managing my ... science of speech therapy, exercise, deep brain stimulation therapy, and other treatments to achieve the ... implanted medical device that delivers electrical stimulation to the brain to block the signals that cause the ...

SingaporeMedicine Highlights Singapore's Advanced Pain Management Techniques

... the application of precise, targeted electrical stimulation on the pain pathways. "Spinal cord stimulation involves the placement of an electrical system to ... performed, to determine the effectiveness of the stimulation for relieving pain. "Spinal ...

New Parkinson's Treatment Shows Promise in Animals

... stimulation of spinal cord less invasive than deep brain ... arsenal against Parkinson's disease. Spinal cord stimulation could one day replace deep brain stimulation, an ... cord could be an improvement over deep brain stimulation because it's considered semi-invasive and the ...

Engineer: Computer learning, electrical stimulation offer hope for paralyzed

... of Florida engineering researcher says electrical stimulation a simple, decades-old technique to prompt ... so far suggests computer-adapted electrical stimulation could one day help the estimated 700,000 ... "It's an adaptive scheme to do electrical stimulation more efficiently, with less fatigue and more ...

According to Frost & Sullivan, Mounting Clinical Evidence Underlines Benefits of Bone Growth and Spinal Fusion Stimulators

... more papers, describing in greater detail how stimulation has beneficial effects and which types of ... debate among orthopaedicians about what dosage of stimulation is optimal for a given patient with a given ... but some hospitals are now including bone growth stimulation in their budgets. Although used primarily for ...

Inspire Medical Systems Completes First Implant of the Inspire II System to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea

... is able to sense respiratory effort and deliver stimulation to keep the airway open and breathing normal. ... generator, a respiration pressure sensor and a stimulation lead that delivers the electrical impulses to the ... during sleep and provides hypoglossal nerve stimulation to maintain an open airway synchronous with ...

Novel Photoconductive Cellular Depolarization Technology Reveals Insight Into Neuronal Growth, Guidance, and Regeneration

... -- Neurosilicon's novel Photoconductive stimulation Device (PSD) was highlighted in the recent ... growth cones respond to actual physiological stimulation in spatially displaced neurons. To do this' they applied photoconductive stimulation technology. One of the strengths of ...

Evangelical Homes of Michigan Adopts Dakim BrainFitness System, Becoming State's First Senior Facility With Brain Training Machine

... for long-term use considered key in using mental stimulation to fight dementia. These factors have led to ... and a big part of that involves providing mental stimulation to help keep brains agile," said Joanne ... by studies indicating that regular cognitive stimulation can help fight memory loss and related ailments. ...

Deep Brain Stimulation Helps Those With Advanced Parkinson's

... largest study of its kind finds that deep brain stimulation improves both physical function and quality of ... patients with Parkinson's disease. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) performed better than currently available ... Fred Marshall, medical director of the deep brain stimulation program at the University of Rochester Medical ...

Dakim Showcases Interactive Brain Games to Combat Dementia on New Website

... studies showing that consistent, ongoing mental stimulation plays a key role in reducing the risk of ... System is a touch screen-based mental stimulation system that offers a constantly changing series ... caregivers can use it to provide effective mental stimulation while reducing the cost of resident care. The ...

Novel Techniques Offers New Freedom to Patients with Parkinson's Disease, Epilepsy, Dystonia, and Tremor

... uses his advanced training to perform Deep Brain stimulation (DBS), Gamma Knife Thalamotomy, Vagus Nerve stimulation (VNS), and seizure surgery to help patients with ... Epilepsy, Dystonia, and Tremor. Deep Brain stimulation (DBS) is a relatively new technique that offers ...

Texcel Introduces Innovative Programmable, Implantable Stimulation System for R&D of Specialty Stimulation Therapies

... platform. The StimX system's programmable stimulation parameters "will directly benefit medical ... involved in creating devices for use in testing stimulation therapies in a variety of applications," said ... back into their research," said Checca. Neural stimulation therapies, including direct nerve and ...

CleveMed Receives $1.23 Million in NIH Funding to Develop a System to Augment Deep Brain Stimulation Programming in Parkinson's Disease

... "Clinical tools are needed to improve deep brain stimulation procedures and patient outcomes," said Dr. ... and tracking motor performance in response to stimulation settings with a compact wireless device should ... Parkinson's motor symptoms and suggest optimized stimulation settings based on those measurements may reduce ...

Vision Audio Inc. Announces New EASe Games Designed for Children with Autism

... Vision Audio's line of EASe (Electronic Auditory stimulation effect) encoded music CDs have assisted children, ... in the EASe Off-Road video game provides auditory stimulation during play to train a child to habituate to ... Vision first created the Electronic Auditory stimulation effect EASe CD series, now used worldwide by tens ...

Lower Cost Minimal Stimulation IVF Being Performed by Virginia Fertility Doctor, Suheil Muasher

... IVF is now offering the less expensive Minimal stimulation In Vitro Fertilization treatment to qualifying ... [Minimal stimulation IVF] Protocol at the Muasher Center for Fertility ... Muasher was one of the originators of the Minimal stimulation In Vitro Fertilization Protocol while a Director ...

Sensor Detects Levels of Brain Chemicals

... 12 (HealthDay News) -- A new wireless deep brain stimulation sensor that can monitor levels of brain chemicals ... of stimulating electrodes during deep brain stimulation (DBS) and improve patient outcomes, the ... said. "WINCS may be part of a smart deep brain stimulation device that is able to regulate neurotransmitter ...

Surgical technique halts cell loss, Parkinson's researchers find

... or neurons. "Demonstrating that deep brain stimulation halts the progression of dopamine-cell loss was ... 14 additional years before undergoing deep brain stimulation surgery. During that 14-year span, medications ... dopamine neurons, the researchers initiated brain stimulation in half of the group. Measurements of surviving, ...

Promising results in deep brain stimulation for patients with treatment-resistant depression

... depression who underwent deep brain stimulation (DBS) in the subcallosal cingulate region (SCG or ... follow-up. DBS uses high-frequency electrical stimulation targeted to the specific areas of the brain ... explains Mayberg. "We postulated that if stimulation worked for the treatment of other neurological ...

New ovarian stimulation technique offers more cancer patients the chance to preserve their fertility

... conventional protocols involve starting ovarian stimulation only at the beginning of a woman's menstrual ... take between two and six weeks to start ovarian stimulation and collect oocytes. Two weeks is an acceptable ... whether it would be possible to initiate ovarian stimulation during the luteal phase (the phase in the ...

Treatment improves walking ability of Parkinson's patients

... paralyzed muscles, called Functional Electrical stimulation (FES), is often used to help stroke or multiple ... of the shoe," explains Mann. "As the heel rises stimulation starts, continues as the leg swings through and ... gained during FES use that continues even when stimulation has stopped. While a larger study is required ...

New form of ECT is as effective as older types but without cognitive side effects

... and colleagues in the current issue of BRAIN stimulation shows that use of an ultrabrief stimulus has ... Overall, these are interesting times for brain stimulation therapies in general and ECT in particular. Ultrabrief stimulation is an exciting development in the optimization of ...

Electrode Placement Key to Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Patients

... between the electrodes and the target point of stimulation -- which was determined by evaluating electrode ... marked improvement following subthalamic nucleus stimulation is optimal surgical technique for precise implantation of stimulation electrodes in the target," the authors wrote. ...

Mix of 2 pain-relief procedures can end chronic back and leg pain without drugs

... newer technology known as peripheral nerve field stimulation (PNFS). This latest development in pain ... studies have shown that peripheral nerve field stimulation is very effective in relieving back pain. This is ... from reaching the brain. Peripheral nerve field stimulation is a newer technology that is more focused on ...

Alberta physiologist earns top national honor for spinal cord research

... creation of the WalkAide System, an electrical stimulation device that today helps thousands of people who ... Stein is working to develop an Intra Spinal Micro stimulation (ISMS) device that may be placed on the spinal ... produce a closed loop control system using neural stimulation and recording itis unique in the world," Stein ...

Design of a new system that improves hearing in patients who carry a cochlear implant

... of the Compound Action Potential is the stimulation device, insomuch that the stimulation signal interferes in time and frequency with the ... develop new and improved techniques to reduce the stimulation device, points out the researcher. The first ...

Uroplasty, Inc. Reports Presentations of Urgent(R) PC Studies at the 2008 Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates Annual Symposium

... System, a proprietary, minimally invasive nerve stimulation device, designed for office-based treatment of ... Urgent PC to deliver percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) for the treatment of OAB symptoms of ... a poster presentation, "Percutaneous Tibial Nerve stimulation (PTNS) Treatment for Overactive Bladder (OAB) ...

Youngest patient worldwide to have auditory implant in the brain stem

... and while the operation was taking place, stimulation tests on the device were undertaken in order to ... took part. This intraoperational control of the stimulation of the electrodes and the auditory response ... carried out in January 2008, the parameters of stimulation to be imprinted in the implanted device, namely ...

Scientific poster abstracts from the 24th annual meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine

... Salt Lake City, UT 198 Spinal Cord stimulation Versus Conventional Medical Management: ... effectiveness of the addition of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) to conventional medical management (CMM) in ... Hematoma/CSF leakage. 116 Peripheral Nerve stimulation for Interscapular Neuropathic Pain 117 ...

Studies on Urgent(R) PC to be Presented at the 2008 Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates Annual Symposium

... System, its proprietary, minimally invasive nerve stimulation device, designed for office-based treatment of ... System to deliver the percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) for the treatment of OAB symptoms of ... Orlando, Florida, "Percutaneous Tibial Nerve stimulation (PTNS) Treatment for Overactive Bladder (OAB) ...

Brain region that can be stimulated to reduce the cognitive deficits of sleep deprivation identified

... Medical Center research team has uncovered how stimulation of a particular brain region can help stave off ... excited about the possibilities of using brain stimulation to improve cognitive function, said Bruce Luber, ... using repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), which has already shown promise in ...
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