Parkinson’s: Ultrasound Technology May Relieve Symptoms

Parkinson’s: Ultrasound Technology May Relieve Symptoms

Publication date: Dec 02, 2019

The study involved a minimally invasive procedure that offers significant benefits over some other treatments that carry higher risks.

Although a procedure called deep brain stimulation has been successful in some people, it carries potential risks, such as bleeding and infections.

The procedure had several advantages over deep brain stimulation, in terms of the risks involved and how fast the treatment worked.

-Another advantage is the immediate effect this treatment provides, unlike deep brain stimulation, which requires a break-in period for the electrostimulation,” says Dr. Bruno.

According to the National Institute on Aging, Parkinson’s disease is a brain disorder characterized by tremors, stiffness, walking, balance, and coordination.

However, Dr. Bruno hopes their study, and others like it will lead to more MRgFUS sites becoming available.

-Few patients know of this treatment option so far, and there are not many specialized centers equipped with the required technology,” Dr. Bruno explains.

Concepts Keywords
Bleeding High-intensity focused ultrasound
Body Treatment Essential tremor
Brain Parkinson’s disease
Brain Tumors Tremor
Chicago Neurotechnology
Deep Brain Stimulation Tourette syndrome
Electrode Electrotherapy
Electrostimulation Ultrasound
Genetics Organ systems
Italy Neurosurgical procedures
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Neurological Disorders Neurological disorders
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Pacemaker Minimally invasive procedure
Parkinson Deep brain stimulation
Radiologist Incision
Resonance Disorder
Stiffness Tremors
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disease MESH tremors
disease MESH Aging
disease MESH brain disorder
drug DRUGBANK Isoxaflutole
disease MESH men
drug DRUGBANK Nonoxynol-9
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