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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, ... 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 ...

Advances in Science and Treatment of Pain Presented at 25th Annual American Academy of Pain Medicine Meeting January 28 - 31, 2009

... PM and Jan. 29 from 9-10 AM Spinal Cord stimulation for Chronic Pain, Poster 117 Spinal Cord stimulation for Chronic Pain Review, Poster 121 Peripheral Nerve stimulation Outcomes, Poster 126 Artery of Adamkiewcz and ...

Patient Enrollment in Urgent(R) PC SUmiT Clinical Trial Completed Ahead of Schedule

... the effectiveness of percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) using Urgent PC to a non-active sham. ... system is a proprietary, minimally invasive nerve stimulation device designed for office-based treatment of ... is the only FDA-approved minimally invasive nerve stimulation device designed for office-based treatment of ...

VA-NIH Study Offers Hope for Parkinson's Patients

... Study Says Deep-Brain stimulation Has Benefits WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Electrical stimulation of the brain -- a treatment in which a ... conducted a six-year study comparing deep-brain stimulation (DBS) to medication, along with speech, physical ...

Novel Photoconductive Life Science Research Innovation Enables Rapid, Reproducible, and Non-Invasive Cellular Excitation

... use of a property called the Photoconductive stimulation Effect (PSE). This novel device is based on the ... for the cells. Further, non-invasive electrical stimulation can be done without causing damage to the cells ... company's flagship product, the Photoconductive stimulation Device (PSD) stimulates excitable cells in a ...

Schering-Plough Announces Phase III Data for Sustained Follicle Stimulant

... by recombinant FSH (maximum 200 IU/day) from stimulation day 8 onward. Starting on stimulation day 5, all patients were scheduled to receive ... as a potential treatment in Controlled Ovarian stimulation (COS) for the development of multiple follicles ...

Anadys Pharmaceuticals Resumes Clinical Investigation of TLR7 Mechanism in HCV

... have previously shown that the profile of immune stimulation resulting from TLR7 activation can be ... demonstrated a desired magnitude of immune stimulation in the healthy subjects, and that dosing in ... with every-other-day dosing of ANA773, immune stimulation of a magnitude believed to confer therapeutic ...

Headache Specialists Convene in Boston For 50th Annual American Headache Society Meeting

... it worse. -- FIRST RIGOROUS TEST OF MAGNETIC stimulation DEVICE SHOWS PROMISE FOR SHORT-CIRCUITING ... results showing a portable transcranial magnetic stimulation device would help an estimated 39 percent of ... is the first rigorous test of the magnetic stimulation device. -- STIMULATING THERAPY THAT HITS A ...

Uroplasty Highlights Clinical Results From a Study of the Urgent(R) PC Neuromodulation System

... Results Comparing Percutaneous Tibial Nerve stimulation with Pharmaceutical Therapy at the 2008 American ... minimally invasive percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) device designed for office-based ... Study Comparing Percutaneous Tibial Nerve stimulation with Pharmaceutical Therapy for the Treatment of ...

Genzyme Announces Presentation of New Positive Data on Carticel(R)

... concluded that patients who had a previous marrow stimulation technique and were subsequently treated with ACI ... fail than patients who had not undergone a marrow stimulation technique prior to treatment with ACI. "The ... surgeons should reconsider using marrow stimulation techniques as first-line treatment for patients ...

Georgia Reproductive Specialists Participates in Largest-Ever In Vitro Fertilization Clinical Trial in the World

... (menotropins for injection, USP) in the initial stimulation phase of treatment. Unlike other infertility ... twice-daily dosing of gonadotropins during the stimulation phase. MENOPUR and BRAVELLE were used for the stimulation phase of IVF, with a minimum of one vial of ...

MJFF's Rapid Response Innovation Awards Hit Mid-2009 With Over $1 Million Funded in High-Risk/High-Reward Approaches to Parkinson's Disease

... of influenza virus; and a proof-of-principle approach to refine deep brain stimulation (DBS) into a potentially more effective symptomatic therapy. Rapid ... MD, PhD, of the University of Cologne (Germany) want to update deep brain stimulation surgery, taking advantage of new discoveries about the mechanisms of PD to ...

Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces Initiation of Phase 1 Clinical Trial of Type 2 Diabetes Drug Candidate in Partnership with Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals

... receptor, the GDIR has proven amenable to small molecule drug discovery. stimulation of the GDIR is intended to more efficiently promote insulin release by ... play an important role in insulin regulation and glucose homeostasis. GDIR stimulation has also been found to increase the levels and activity of intracellular ...

BRIDION(R) (sugammadex) Injection - First and Only Selective Relaxant Binding Agent - Approved in European Union

... When 1-2 post-tetanic counts (PTC) were observed following neuromuscular stimulation (deep block), patients were administered either sugammadex or neostigmine ... doses as required. At the reappearance of the second twitch (T2) in a TOF stimulation (moderate block) patients were administered either sugammadex or ...

European Union's CHMP Issues Positive Opinion on Sugammadex

... When 1-2 post-tetanic counts (PTC) were observed following neuromuscular stimulation (deep block), patients were administered either sugammadex or neostigmine ... doses as required. At the re-appearance of the second twitch (T2) in a TOF stimulation (moderate block) patients were administered either sugammadex or ...

Kingfisher Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance of Breakthrough KFH Energy for Chronic Pain Sufferers

... utilizes a unique form of micro current electrotherapy called Bio-Electric stimulation Therapy (BEST), which is designed to enhance the body's physiological ... conditions. It utilizes a technology platform called BEST (Bio-Electric stimulation Therapy) from which unique products are developed by Kingfisher ....

New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell is First New York Medical Center to Offer Tantalus Clinical Trial to Diabetes Patients

... to Current Oral Anti-Diabetic Treatments Device Applies Electrical stimulation to Stomach as Person Eats NEW YORK, March 28 /PRNewswire/ -- New ... activity of the stomach in real time and automatically apply electrical stimulation when a person eats. The device is implanted though a minimally invasive ...

Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces APD668 Initial Clinical Study Results Suggest Glucose-Dependent Insulinotropic Receptors May Improve Glucose Control in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

... for producing insulin in response to increases in blood glucose. stimulation of the GDIR is intended to more efficiently promote insulin release by ... for proper insulin regulation, which may enhance glucose homeostasis. GDIR stimulation has also been found to increase the levels and activity of intracellular ...

TorreyPines Therapeutics Completes Phase I Multiple Dose Clinical Trial of NGX267, a Selective M1 Agonist for the Potential Treatment of Cognitive Impairment Associated with Schizophrenia

... studies in which NGX267 demonstrated evidence of muscarinic receptor stimulation as measured by increases in salivary flow. A total of 60 healthy males, ... to and at multiple time points post-dosing, as a peripheral biomarker for stimulation of the muscarinic receptor. In the study, increases in peak and total ...

New Study Supports Efficacy of Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Treatment-Resistant Depression

... Mark S. George, M.D. Named Editor-in-Chief of New Brain stimulation Journal CHARLESTON, S.C., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical University of ... researchers also identified variables, such as length of use, strength of stimulation and level of depression, to better understand the impact of VNS Therapy. ...

Cyberonics Provides Update on Depression Post-Approval Study

... Inc. (Nasdaq: CYBX ) is a medical technology company with core expertise in neuromodulation. The company developed and markets the Vagus Nerve stimulation (VNS) Therapy(TM) System, which is FDA-approved for the treatments of refractory epilepsy and treatment-resistant depression. The VNS Therapy System ...

Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. and Endo Pharmaceuticals Sign Licensing Agreement for Urocidin(TM)

... Urocidin is a formulation of MCC, a sterile mycobacterial cell wall-DNA complex composition that has a dual mode of action: immune stimulation and direct anticancer activity. Urocidin is formulated for the treatment of bladder cancer, where it is administered by trans-urethral catheter ...

5-Year Study Published in Diabetologia Demonstrated Long-Term Safety of Lantus(R) Compared to NPH

... is a major cause of blindness in patients with diabetes. It is a progressive disease that results from cellular proliferation within the eye. The stimulation of IGF1 receptors is involved in this process. In the study of patients with retinopathy, the progression of diabetic retinopathy was similar in the ...

New Data Supports Significant Economic and Clinical Value of MENOPUR(R) in IVF

... sperm injection cycles: a randomized, comparative trial. Fertil Steril 2002; 78(3): 520-528 4. Andersen AN, et al. Clinical outcome following stimulation with highly purified hMG or recombinant FSH in patients undergoing IVF: a randomized assessor-blind controlled trial. Human Reproduction 2006 Dec; ...

Brain Fitness Makes Boomers Age Younger

... Clinic and USC published a breakthrough study of our technology," Zimman said. "They compared Posit Science software to the more typical mental stimulation of taking a class in the humanities or sciences, and found that our training programs, designed by brain scientists, were significantly more ...

Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces Lorcaserin Data Demonstrating Highly Significant Categorical and Absolute Weight Loss and Improvements in Secondary Endpoints Associated with Cardiovascular Risk

... agonists. The serotonin 2C receptor is located in areas of the brain involved in the control of appetite and metabolism, such as the hypothalamus. stimulation of this receptor is strongly associated with feeding behavior and satiety. Lorcaserin is currently being evaluated in a Phase 3 program expected to ...

Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces the Presentation of Lorcaserin Phase 3 BLOOM Data at the American Diabetes Association's 69th Scientific Sessions

... agonists. The serotonin 2C receptor is located in areas of the brain involved in the control of appetite and metabolism, such as the hypothalamus. stimulation of this receptor is strongly associated with feeding behavior and satiety. Lorcaserin is currently being evaluated in a Phase 3 program expected to ...

Cardium Announces Completion of Patient Recruitment in Phase 2b Clinical Trial of Excellarate(TM) for the Potential Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

... the recruitment and proliferation of cells such as monocytes, fibroblasts and endothelial cells. These cell types are critical for the effective stimulation of a variety of wound healing processes. MATRIX Study Completion and Plans The MATRIX 2b clinical trial which has now completed ...

Key Protein May Lead to Faster Acting Anti-Depression Drugs

... rather than the weeks or even months required by current drugs. This study, Role of p11 in Cellular and Behavior Effects of 5-HT4 Receptor stimulation , solidifies the protein p11 as a key determinant of vulnerability to depression. This new research shows that p11 activates a serotonin receptor in ...

IBT Laboratories to Launch New Pneumococcal Antibody Avidity Test at AAAAI Meeting, Booth 729

... posters at the conference: Saturday, 9:45-10:45 am - # 41: T Cell Immunity Assessed by Intracellular Cytokine Analysis Following stimulation of Whole Blood or PBMCs with Microbial Antigens of Mitogens Sunday, 9:45-10:45 am - # 405: Presence of IgG Anti-IgE Autoantibodies in ...

ExonHit Therapeutics Reports Advancements in the Clinical Development of EHT 0202, its Phase II Drug for Alzheimer's Disease

... pathway, thus enhancing the production of the procognitive and neuroprotective sAPPalpha fragment of APP (Amyloid Precursor Protein). The stimulation of the alpha-secretase pathway being to the detriment of Abeta amyloid peptide production, EHT 0202 potentially reduces toxic Abeta plaque formation ...

GeoVax Starts Injections for Phase 2a Human HIV/AIDS Vaccine Trial in USA

... DNA and a recombinant modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA), is designed to stimulate both anti-HIV T cell and anti-HIV antibody immune responses. stimulation of both T cells and antibodies differentiates the GeoVax vaccine from many other vaccine candidates. GeoVax's DNA and MVA vaccines are used in a ...

Merck Serono's Safinamide Significantly Improved Motor Function in Patients With Advanced Parkinson's Disease in a Phase III Pivotal Trial

... of physical movement (bradykinesia) and, in extreme cases, a loss of physical movement (akinesia). The primary symptoms are the results of decreased stimulation of the motor cortex by the basal ganglia, normally caused by the insufficient formation and action of dopamine, which is produced in the dopaminergic ...

Uroplasty Highlights Results From Clinical Study on Macroplastique(R) for the Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence

... Our primary focus is the continued commercialization of our Urgent PC system, which we believe is the only FDA-approved minimally invasive nerve stimulation device designed for office-based treatment of urinary urgency, urinary frequency and urge incontinence - symptoms often associated with overactive ...

FDA Approves LUSEDRA(TM) (fospropofol disodium) Injection for Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC) Sedation

... stimulation. The incidence of patients who became minimally responsive or unresponsive to vigorous tactile or painful stimulation was 7/183 (4%) for colonoscopy and 24/149 (16%) for bronchoscopy. The duration of minimal or complete unresponsiveness ranged ...

Long-term Follow Up Interim Data Show Nplate(TM) Increased and Sustained Platelet Counts in Adult Chronic ITP Patients

... and Progression of Malignancy in Patients with a Pre-existing Hematological Malignancy or Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) -- Nplate stimulation of the TPO receptor on the surface of hematopoietic cells may increase the risk for hematologic malignancies. In controlled clinical studies among ...

GSK Reports PROMACTA(R) (eltrombopag) Significantly Increased Platelet Counts and Reduced Bleeding in Long-Term Study of Patients With Chronic ITP

... to achieve and maintain a platelet count of greater than or equal to 50,000/microliters. Malignancies and Progression of Malignancies: stimulation of the TPO receptor on the surface of hematopoietic cells may increase the risk for hematologic malignancies. PROMACTA is not indicated for the ...

Brain Waves Show Sound Processing Abnormalities in Autistic Children

... from the brain. For the study, 64 patients, age six to 15, with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder were evaluated with MEG. Audio stimulation was introduced to the children in the form of beeps, tones in pairs, vowels or sentences. Sounds were presented at different frequencies and tone ...

FDA Approves Promacta(R) (Eltrombopag), the First Oral Medication to Increase Platelet Production for People With Serious Blood Disorder

... adjustment guidelines to achieve and maintain a platelet count of > / = 50 x 10(9)/L. Malignancies and Progression of Malignancies: stimulation of the TPO receptor on the surface of hematopoietic cells may increase the risk for hematologic malignancies. PROMACTA is not indicated for the ...

Dendreon Presents Integrated Analysis of Clinical Data from NEUVENGE Trials at Chemotherapy Foundation Symposium

... well tolerated. The majority of side effects were mild, including infusion-related fatigue, fever and chills. The median T cell proliferative stimulation index in response to the immunizing antigen increased from 1.3 at baseline to 19.7 at Week 4 (p = 0.0002), 19.4 at Week 8 (p < 0.0001) and 20.7 at ...
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