Tish Hevel, CEO of the Brain Donor Project, explains the process of becoming a brain donor. Brain donation is critical to the role of identifying treatments and cures for all kinds of brain disease, including essential tremor.
Month: March 2023
Cala TAPS Therapy for Essential Tremor Patients Improves Outcomes in a New Randomized Controlled Trial
March 23, 2023–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cala, the bioelectronic medicine leader setting a new standard of care for chronic disease, today announced meeting the primary endpoint on an interim analysis of a prospective, randomized, controlled study. This study, “RWE Study Utilizing the Cala Trio Device in Patients With Essential Tremor” (clinicaltrials.gov NCT05540626), demonstrated that adding TAPS therapy to […]
Praxis Precision Medicines has reported topline data from the Phase IIb Essential1 trial of ulixacaltamide (PRAX-944) to treat essential tremor (ET). The placebo-controlled, randomised, dose range finding, double-blind trial has been designed for assessing the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of once-a-day 60mg or 100mg ulixacaltamide treatment against a placebo after 56 days.
Cathy’s Story I was diagnosed with essential tremor 15 years ago at 50 years of age. My primary care physician sent me to a neurologist to be sure my symptoms weren’t Parkinson’s. They weren’t. The neurologist prescribed a couple of medications, but the side effects were worse than the tremors at the time. We finally settled on a beta […]
March is National Essential Tremor Awareness Month, Long-Term Impact of Focused Ultrasound on Essential Tremor, Research Grant Update/Results, Clinical Trials Need You
Kiahna’s story I first started to notice changes in my movement around 18 years old. I was trying to pay with cash at a self-checkout and my hands were shaking so badly I couldn’t get my money into the machine. Being so young I didn’t think to pay much attention to what was going on […]
Anna’s Story Hello… where to begin this story with essential tremor. Let me start by giving a short bio. My birth name was Sarah Brock, and then changed in July 2009 to Anna (Enya) Brocein. Born on the Gulf Coast of Texas in a small coastal town in 1962. I had three much older siblings. […]
Jennifer’s Story One day I went to put on nail polish and my left hand could not stop shaking for me to do so. This moment completely scared me. I couldn’t stop the shaking no matter what I tried. I inquired with my primary doctor who then referred me to a neurologist. He then did […]
Four to five years after undergoing focused ultrasound (FUS) to treat their essential tremor, patients are continuing to endure benefits. In this podcast, Dr. Rees Cosgrove, director of epilepsy and functional neurosurgery at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, talks about the study and the enhancements made to FUS.