News tagged with nerve stimulation
For nearly a decade, doctors have used an implanted electronic stimulator to treat severe depression in people who don't respond to standard antidepressant therapy.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Two professors believe they may have a promising lead from which to develop a new treatment for obesity and diabetes.
Overweight and Obesity Apr 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable deaths globally. Unfortunately smoking cessation is difficult, with more than 90% of attempts to quit resulting in relapse.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 16, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0
Success in patients with major depression: For the first time, physicians stimulated patients' medial forebrain bundles
Researchers from the Bonn University Hospital implanted pacemaker electrodes into the medial forebrain bundle in the brains of patients suffering from major depression with amazing results: In six out of ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 09, 2013 | 4.9 / 5 (7) | 5
A new, implantable device for treating chronic pain passes an important safety test.
Medical research Mar 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Cognitive impairments are disabling for individuals with schizophrenia, and no satisfactory treatments currently exist. These impairments affect a wide range of cognition, including memory, attention, verbal and motor skills, ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 12, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
The tongue is an amazing organ. Thousands of nerve fibers in it help us eat, drink and swallow. Without them, we would not taste. The tongue helps us speak. Quietly, its surface defends our bodies from germs.
Medical research Mar 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
For many patients with difficult-to-treat neuropathic pain, deep brain stimulation (DBS) can lead to long-term improvement in pain scores and other outcomes, according to a study in the February issue of Neurosurgery.
Neuroscience Feb 13, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Two patients freed from severe to disabling effects of dystonia through deep brain stimulation therapy continued to have symptom relief for months after their devices accidentally were fully or partly turned off, according ...
Neuroscience Feb 12, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers at the University of Glasgow are hoping to help victims of stroke to overcome physical disabilities by helping their brains to 'rewire' themselves.
Neuroscience Jan 28, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Incontinence is typically a condition associated with adults; however, many children also struggle with incontinence – bladder, bowel or both. In order to help these children, doctors at Nationwide Children's Hospital have ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 24, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
By using noninvasive stimulation, researchers were able to temporarily improve the ability of people with spinal cord injuries to use their hands. The findings, reported on November 29th in Current Biology, a Cell ...
Neuroscience Nov 29, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0 |
For the very first time researchers have streamed braille patterns directly into a blind patient's retina, allowing him to read four-letter words accurately and quickly with an ocular neuroprosthetic device. ...
Neuroscience Nov 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (7) | 2 |
Diabetic patients who suffer from a common complication of diabetes called gastroparesis may find that chronic electrical stimulation (ES) at specific acupuncture points could relieve gastroparesis symptoms such as nausea, ...
Diabetes Oct 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Research released today demonstrates how new scientific knowledge is driving innovative treatments for spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord damage is debilitating and life-altering, limiting or preventing movement and feeling ...
Neuroscience Oct 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0