Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Focused ultrasound shows promise for treating Parkinson's tremor

An initial test to determine if a scalpel-free form of brain surgery can reduce tremor caused by Parkinson's disease has produced encouraging results. Further research is warranted, the researchers conclude in a paper published ...

Neuroscience

MRI-guided focused ultrasound effective to treat essential tremor

Treatment with MRI-guided focused ultrasound significantly improves tremors and quality of life in patients with essential tremor (ET), the most common movement disorder, according to a study published in the August 25 issue ...

Neuroscience

Doctors use ultrasound waves to stop hand tremors

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is one of six locations nationally - and the only one in the Midwest - studying the safety and effectiveness of a promising new technology using MR-guided focused ultrasound ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Redo high intensity focused U/S may up urinary symptoms

(HealthDay)—For men with prostate cancer, retreatment with high intensity focused ultrasound is associated with an increase in urinary, but not sexual, side effects, according to a study published in the June issue of The ...

Surgery

MRI-guided ultrasound surgery beneficial for essential tremor

(HealthDay)—Patients with severe, medication-refractory essential tremor benefit from the use of transcranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy, according to a study published in the ...

Oncology & Cancer

New technique alleviates painful bone metastases

A high-dose of ultrasound targeted to painful bone metastases appears to quickly bring patients relief, and with largely tolerable side effects, according to new research presented by Fox Chase Cancer Center scientists at ...

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