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Wrist Device Shows Promise for Hand Tremors

Posted 20 Apr 2018 by

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 – A wrist device that stimulates nerves in the arm may bring some relief to people with hand tremors, a preliminary study suggests. The research involved more than 100 patients with essential tremor – a neurological condition that causes trembling in the hands, legs, head or trunk. Researchers found that the wrist device, worn a couple times per day, reduced the severity ...

For Uncontrolled Tremor, Ultrasound Instead of Brain Surgery?

Posted 25 Aug 2016 by

THURSDAY, Aug. 25, 2016 – Patients with uncontrolled shaking caused by a condition called essential tremor may get relief with a new noninvasive ultrasound procedure, a study finds. The movement disorder involves involuntary tremors in the hands or feet, and sometimes the voice is shaky, said Dr. Max Wintermark, a professor of neuroradiology at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center in Palo ...

Ultrasound Device Approved to Treat Essential Tremor

Posted 12 Jul 2016 by

MONDAY, July 11, 2016 – The ExAblate Neuro device has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to deliver focused ultrasound to destroy small bits of brain tissue that are thought to be involved in a neurological condition known as essential tremor. The device, approved for people who haven't responded to medication or surgery, uses MRI scans to help doctors focus ultrasound on ...

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