Deep Brain Stimulation for Treatment-Resistant Depression causes drastic Improvement, not cure

Deep Brain Stimulation for Treatment-Resistant Depression: Follow-Up After 3 to 6 Years Sidney H. Kennedy, M.D., Peter Giacobbe, M.D., M.Sc., Sakina J. Rizvi, B.Sc., Franca M. Placenza, Ph.D., Yasunori Nishikawa, B.Sc., Helen S. Mayberg, M.D., and Andres M. Lozano, M.D., Ph.D. From the Department of Psychiatry and the Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University … Continue reading

Remission of Major Depression Under Deep Brain Stimulation of the Lateral Habenula in a Therapy-Refractory Patient

Remission of Major Depression Under Deep Brain Stimulation of the Lateral Habenula in a Therapy-Refractory Patient Alexander Sartorius a, , Karl L. Kiening b, Peter Kirsch c, Carl C. von Gall d, Uwe Haberkorn d, Andreas W. Unterberg e, Fritz A. Henn f and Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg g a Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Central Institute … Continue reading

Neuroethics of deep brain stimulation in research and clinical practice.

Eur J Neurosci. 2010 Oct;32(7):1152-62. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2010.07421.x. Ethical brain stimulation – neuroethics of deep brain stimulation in research and clinical practice. Clausen J. University of Tübingen, Institute for Ethics and History in Medicine, Gartenstr. 47, 72074 Tübingen, Germany. Abstract Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a clinically established procedure for treating severe motor symptoms in patients … Continue reading

Neurogenic hippocampal targets of deep brain stimulation.

Neurogenic hippocampal targets of deep brain stimulation. J Comp Neurol. 2011 Jan 1;519(1):6-20. Encinas JM, Hamani C, Lozano AM, Enikolopov G. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York 11724, USA. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is being used to treat movement, neurological, and psychiatric disorders; recently it has been successfully applied to patients with … Continue reading

Deep Brain Stimulation: Adenosine is crucial for DBS–mediated attenuation of tremor

Deep brain stimulation is a surgical treatment where electrodes, or brain pacemakers, are implanted into specific areas of the brain to drive an electrical jolt. The mechanism by which DBS results in the treatment of Parkinsons, Dystonia, Tremor, Chronic pain is still not clearly understood. DBS has been also used to treat tourettes, OCD, phantom … Continue reading

Real time fMRI as a valuble tool for patients with brain tumours: preliminary findings using motor and language paradigms

Real-time functional magnetic resonance imaging (rt-fMRI) in patients with brain tumours: preliminary findings using motor and language paradigms. Schwindack C, Siminotto E, Meyer M, McNamara A, Marshall I, Wardlaw JM, Whittle IR. Br J Neurosurg. 2005 Feb;19(1):25-32. Division of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK. Abstract Functional MRI (fMRI) shows areas … Continue reading

MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery @ Radiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard

MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery Annual Review of Medicine Vol. 60: 417-430 (Volume publication date February 2009) Ferenc A. Jolesz Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115; email: jolesz@bwh.harvard.edu Abstract MRI-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) surgery is a noninvasive thermal ablation method that uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for target definition, … Continue reading

Studies on long-term survival with the glioblastoma multiforme (GBM)

I might be stating the obvious here but a new method of killing GBM’s is in dire need. Invasiveness just doesnt work. This is the latest study to highlight the prognosis of post-op GBM patients. Enter Nanomedicine. Long-term survival with glioblastoma multiforme. Brain. 2007 Oct;130(Pt 10):2596-606. Epub 2007 Sep 4. Abstract The median survival of … Continue reading

Acute Stroke

Source: Society for NeuroInterventional Surgery About Stroke Overall, strokes can be divided into two main types. The first type, known as a hemorrhagic stroke, happens when an artery in the brain bleeds. This kind of stroke may be caused by an aneurysm (a bubble in the artery wall) that bursts or by a condition called … Continue reading

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