Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that it has received FDA approval for the Percept PC deep brain stimulation (DBS) system.
An advanced, noninvasive MRI technique in patients with Parkinson disease and essential tremor was found to potentially lead to better outcomes without surgery and lessen risk of adverse effects, according to study findings published this week in Brain.
Imagine trying to do simple tasks like buttoning a shirt, stirring a cup of coffee or brushing your teeth, but being unable to do so with ease, if at all. For many of us, these are functions we perform daily without a second thought, but for 10 million Americans suffering from essential tremor — these […]
Manus Neurodynamica, a medical technology company, has raised £750,000 in a financing round to support the rollout of NeuroMotor Pen, a digital pen with a patented sensor technology to help diagnose at early stages movement disorders like Parkinson’s disease. The funding, worth about $950,000, will also be used to develop new technologies with clinical applications. The NeuroMotor Pen […]
Journal of Clinical Movement Disorders – Essential tremor (ET) is a common condition associated with significant physical and psychosocial disability. “Classic” ET is a clinical syndrome of action tremor in the upper limbs and less commonly the head, jaw, voice, trunk, or lower limbs. Current diagnostic criteria for ET exclude isolated vocal tremor (IVT). Failure […]
Colleen Kottke, Fond du Lac Reporter – All Jean Ricigliano wants is a little respect and understanding. Diagnosed with the neurological movement disorder essential tremor (ET) in her 20s, the 37-year-old New Hampshire woman says the disorder has impacted nearly every aspect of her life.
Mark Foster, the Northern Echo – The medieval mystery surrounding the “Tremulous Hand of Worcester” is a step closer to being solved thanks to an academic from York. The Tremulous Hand was a prolific 13th century scribe whose identity is unknown but who was given his nicknamed because of his distinctive shaky handwriting. The medieval […]
Jefferson Underwood III, M.D, Montgomery Advertiser – Sipping on a warm cup of tea, feeding yourself soup with a spoon or simply writing your name. We take being able to perform these simple tasks for granted. Now with the proper diagnosis, use of appropriate medications and new cutting edge treatments, many individuals who suffer from […]
Biomedcentral.com – March is National Essential Tremor Awareness Month, a neurological movement disorder that causes unintentional shaking movements of the hands and head. In this guest blog Ariel Levy and Robert Chen, editorial board members for Journal of Clinical Movement Disorders, explain more about the disease.
Katie Martin, Savannah Morning News – At 90 years old you could say woodworking, which started as a childhood hobby for Al Schunemann, has turned into a lifelong passion. “I used to make toy sailboats and my mother had a pedal sewing machine and I’d sew the sails on the machine,” Schunemann said. “I couldn’t […]