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New noninvasive brain stimulator may help tamp down Parkinson's symptoms at home

New noninvasive brain stimulator may help tamp down Parkinson's symptoms at home

Parkinson's disease patients whose symptoms such as tremor, muscle stiffness and slowed movement make it tough to hold an eating utensil steady have few options for relief outside of a hospital or clinic. Medication can help, but over time it tends to become less effective. [More]
Monteris Medical's NeuroBlate System wins Gold 2015 Medical Design Excellence Award

Monteris Medical's NeuroBlate System wins Gold 2015 Medical Design Excellence Award

Monteris Medical today announced that its NeuroBlate System, a minimally invasive robotic laser thermotherapy tool for treating neurological lesions, has been selected as a gold winning product in the "Surgical Equipment, Instruments, and Supplies" category of the 2015 Medical Design Excellence Awards. [More]
New approach to classifying brain tumors could lead to significant improvements in diagnosis, treatment

New approach to classifying brain tumors could lead to significant improvements in diagnosis, treatment

A Case Comprehensive Cancer Center brain surgeon and neurosurgery professor is among the primary authors of a new approach to classifying tumors that could lead to significant improvements in their diagnosis and treatment. The research and recommendations appear online June 10 in The New England Journal of Medicine. [More]
Experts examine latest evidence-based medicine in treating metastatic brain and spinal cancer

Experts examine latest evidence-based medicine in treating metastatic brain and spinal cancer

Experts from around the country will join faculty experts from the University of Louisville's James Graham Brown Cancer Center, a part of KentuckyOne Health, to look at the latest evidence-based medicine in treating metastatic cancer of the central nervous system. [More]
Elekta inks contract with Samsung Medical Center to provide the first Leksell Gamma Knife Icon to Asia

Elekta inks contract with Samsung Medical Center to provide the first Leksell Gamma Knife Icon to Asia

Elekta has signed a contract with one of Korea's most advanced hospitals, Samsung Medical Center in Seoul, to deliver the first Leksell Gamma Knife Icon to Asia. [More]
International Neuromodulation Society recognizes third Giant of Neuromodulation

International Neuromodulation Society recognizes third Giant of Neuromodulation

The International Neuromodulation Society recognized its third Giant of Neuromodulation at its 12th World Congress in Montreal in June - the first such awardee who is renowned for work in neuromodulation for movement disorder. The honor was given to Prof. Alim-Louis Benabid, MD, PhD, board chairman of the biomedical research center Clinatec in Grenoble. [More]
Rapid cooling procedures prior to catheterization reduce extent of myocardial infarction

Rapid cooling procedures prior to catheterization reduce extent of myocardial infarction

After an acute myocardial infarction, patients treated with rapid lowering of body temperature by combined cold saline infusion and endovascular cooling had less heart muscle damage and reduced incidence of heart failure. Therapeutic hypothermia was especially protective against heart muscle damage in patients with a large area of myocardium at risk according to an analysis of two clinical trials published in Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. [More]
Elekta's Leksell Gamma Knife Icon precision radiosurgery system CE marked

Elekta's Leksell Gamma Knife Icon precision radiosurgery system CE marked

Elekta has CE marked its Leksell Gamma Knife Icon precision radiosurgery system, making this latest generation Leksell Gamma Knife platform available in the European market. [More]
New Cedars-Sinai study identifies unique set of neurons involved in memory-based decision making

New Cedars-Sinai study identifies unique set of neurons involved in memory-based decision making

The witness on the stand says he saw the accused at the scene of the crime. Is he sure? How sure? The jury's verdict could hinge on that level of certainty. Many decisions we make every day are influenced by our memories and the confidence we have in them. But very little is known about how we decide whether we can trust a memory or not. [More]
Weekly sessions of non-invasive brain stimulation improve outcomes in patients with post-stroke pain

Weekly sessions of non-invasive brain stimulation improve outcomes in patients with post-stroke pain

Weekly sessions of non-invasive repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation provided sufficient long-term pain relief in 61 percent of patients with central post-stroke pain, and delivered long-term relief for patients who continued for one year, according to a study presented at the International Neuromodulation Society 12th World Congress by Masahito Kobayashi, MD, PhD, of the Department of Neurosurgery, Saitama Medical University - Department of Neurology, Institute of Brain and Blood Vessels, Mihara Memorial Hospital in Saitama, Japan. [More]
Kravis Children's Hospital named one of country's top children's hospitals in pediatric specialties

Kravis Children's Hospital named one of country's top children's hospitals in pediatric specialties

The Kravis Children's Hospital at Mount Sinai ranked again among the country's top children's hospitals in pediatric specialties, according to the newly issued U.S. News & World Report's "Best Children's Hospitals" guidebook for 2015-2016. [More]
St. Michael's Hospital researchers find novel method to combat flu virus

St. Michael's Hospital researchers find novel method to combat flu virus

The flu kills hundreds of thousands of people around the world every year, yet there is essentially only one class of drugs to fight the ever-changing virus. Cases of flu resistant to this class of drugs have already been reported and researchers worry a completely new strain of flu could evolve, leading to a pandemic like the one in 1918 that killed approximately 50 million people. [More]
Steven Schiff wins NIH Director's Pioneer Award to reduce infant deaths from neonatal sepsis

Steven Schiff wins NIH Director's Pioneer Award to reduce infant deaths from neonatal sepsis

Steven Schiff, professor of neurosurgery and Brush Chair Professor of Engineering in Engineering Science and Mechanics, has received a $4.1 million National Institutes of Health Director's Pioneer Award, for research aimed at reducing the number of infant deaths from neonatal sepsis in developing countries by identifying the roots of infection, from season of birth to home environment. [More]
Researchers examine neuroimaging findings in children with sports-related concussions

Researchers examine neuroimaging findings in children with sports-related concussions

Researchers from the Canada North Concussion Network in Manitoba examined neuroimaging studies obtained in children and adolescents with sports-related concussions and found that the images appeared normal in 78% of cases. [More]
New study on vestibulo-ocular dysfunction in pediatric sports-related concussion

New study on vestibulo-ocular dysfunction in pediatric sports-related concussion

Researchers from the Canada North Concussion Network in Manitoba investigated the frequency of vestibulo-ocular dysfunction in children and adolescents with sports-related concussion and found that its presence was predictive of a prolonged recovery. [More]
Centinel Spine achieves milestone implantation of 20,000 STALIF C cervical integrated interbody devices

Centinel Spine achieves milestone implantation of 20,000 STALIF C cervical integrated interbody devices

Centinel Spine, Inc., the pioneer of spinal Stand-Alone, No-Profile®, Integrated Interbody™ devices has now implanted 20,000 STALIF C cervical Integrated Interbody devices. The STALF C device is implanted during cervical fusion procedures to treat degenerative spinal disorders. [More]
People who have more social support less likely to experience intimate-partner violence

People who have more social support less likely to experience intimate-partner violence

People who had more social support, including trust and a sense of belonging, were less likely to experience emotional or verbal abuse while in a relationship, said a study published today in the American Journal of Community Psychology. [More]
Study on human growth hormone for ACL tear recovery receives funding from Mark Cuban Foundation

Study on human growth hormone for ACL tear recovery receives funding from Mark Cuban Foundation

Funding from the Mark Cuban Foundation, run by the well-known owner of the Dallas Mavericks, will allow University of Michigan scientists and physicians to study how human growth hormone may aid recovery from an ACL tear - one of the most frequent, traumatic and dreaded knee injuries among athletes. [More]
RI-MUHC researchers receive innovations grants to build technologies to address cancer challenges

RI-MUHC researchers receive innovations grants to build technologies to address cancer challenges

"Thanks to the Innovation Fund, our donors to the MGH Foundation and the vision of the Max Pacioretty Foundation, this new specialized MRI will place the Montreal General Hospital as one of the leading level 1 trauma centres in Canada. This valuable piece of healthcare technology will also allow our world-class researchers to better understand brain injuries, which will lead to improved patient diagnosis and treatment," adds Jean-Guy Gourdeau, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal General Hospital Foundation at the MUHC. [More]
Strategies needed to optimize communications between police and ED workers

Strategies needed to optimize communications between police and ED workers

A good working relationship with police is essential for the smooth operation of a busy Emergency Department. Police are in and out of EDs regularly, supporting EMS, transporting patients and helping to provide a safe environment for hospital staff. [More]
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