Keeping you up to date on recent developments in neurology, including: Preventing seizures after brain injury could slow or stop the onset of dementia, Researchers find new signaling pathway in neurons, Developing a cost effective, less invasive method to diagnose potential for Alzheimer’s disease.
In 2020, Appliedvr Inc. reported results from a three-week proof-of-concept study showing reduction of lower back pain with the use of its Easevrx virtual reality (VR) therapy. Now the company has pivotal data affirming the benefit to patients with chronic low back pain who used Easevrx at home for eight weeks.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in neurology, including: Deep brain stimulation prevents epileptic seizures in mouse model; Researchers discover promising biomarkers to diagnose mild TBI; New information on how antidepressants affect the brain uncovered.
Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University have implanted brain electrodes in a patient who suffered a subcortical ischemic stroke more than a year ago to help them overcome abnormal muscle tone and control a robotic arm brace. Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms interpret neuronal signals recorded by the electrodes into movement of the brace.
The U.S. FDA has granted breakthrough device designation to Cerus Endovascular Ltd. for its Contour neurovascular system for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms. The company is targeting the second or third quarter of this year for the start of its IDE clinical trial.
The U.S. FDA granted de novo authorization for Signifier Medical Technologies LLC’s ExciteOSA, the first treatment for mild obstructive sleep apnea and snoring designed for daytime use. Used for 20 minutes a day, the device improves the function of the tongue muscle to prevent airway obstruction while sleeping. ExciteOSA, previously called Snoozeal, already has a CE mark.
Novasignal Corp. has a launched a cloud-based app to provide alerts to clinicians directly from its cerebral ultrasound device. The new app allows physicians to get instant notifications from the company’s Novaguide device, a transcranial doppler ultrasound technology that allows for real-time assessment of blood flow in the brain by combining robotics and artificial intelligence (AI).
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in neurology, including: Smartwatch sensors enable remote monitoring, treatment guidance for Parkinson’s patients; Imaging of a living brain can help differentiate dementia; Morphine itch comes from neurons, not mast cells.
A definitive diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease often isn’t arrived at until after a patient dies, when their brain is examined during autopsy. Neurovision Imaging Inc. is hoping to change that with reliable, affordable biomarker tests that can detect Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia and neurodegenerative disorders before symptoms appear.