Keeping you up to date on recent developments in neurology, including: DBS shows promise in treating OCD patients with comorbidities; COVID-19-associated seizures linked to higher risk of death; Antibodies could make things worse in neurodegeneration; Ultrarare variants give insights into schizophrenia.
TORONTO – “There’s no magic pill that helps patients with concussion except physical activity,” Ashleigh Kennedy, CEO of Neurovine Inc. told BioWorld. But how does a patient in rehab know when to put on the brakes if they’re working too hard physically or mentally?
The FDA granted breakthrough device designation status to Neuropace Inc.'s responsive neurostimulation (RNS) system for idiopathic generalized epilepsy, a subtype that represents about one-third of all epilepsies. The news closely follows the company’s March 24, 2021, SEC filing to raise $75 million in an initial public offering on the Nasdaq.
The FDA authorized marketing of the Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator (Pons) for short-term treatment of gait issues arising from mild to moderate symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) through its de novo pathway. Helius Medical Inc., a subsidiary of Helius Medical Technologies Inc., makes the non-implantable neuromuscular tongue stimulator.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in neurology, including: New discovery improves DBS effects in Parkinson’s; Women accumulate Alzheimer’s-related protein faster; Brain cell alcohol metabolism affects behavior, addiction; Lipopolysaccharides induce neural repair sweet spot.
Although artificial intelligence (AI) seems to be making only incremental headway in the world of medical technology, Brainscope Co. Inc., continues to advance its AI offerings with the launch of the Concussion Index (CI). This algorithm, used with the company’s disposable headset, has been demonstrated to reduce the need for cranial CT scans by 30%, making this a double win for patients and for health care spending in the U.S.
Medtronic plc obtained the CE mark for its Sensight directional lead system for deep brain stimulation (DBS) for movement disorders and epilepsy, which is designed to be used with the company’s Percept PC DBS device. Percept received U.S. FDA clearance in June 2020 and CE mark in January 2020.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in neurology, including: Using AI to track facial changes due to Parkinson’s; Dopamine plays role in pain perception sex differences; Lipid dysregulation gives information on Parkinson’s.
COVID-19 continues to dramatically reconfigure medicine as an ever-broadening array of digital therapies rolls out and telemedicine tackles increasingly complex applications. Abbott Laboratories’ newly launched Neurosphere Virtual Clinic exploits both trends to make management of chronic pain and movement disorders easier for patients.