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29-May-2015 6:00 PM EDT
The International Neuromodulation Society Names a Giant of Neuromodulation
International Neuromodulation Society

Clinatec chairman Alim-Louis Benabid, MD, PhD -- considered the "father of deep brain stimulation " -- receives the International Neuromodulation Society's third Giant of Neuromodulation award at its 12th World Congress in Montreal

5-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT
Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Pain Led to Decreased Healthcare Costs and Improved Functional Measures
International Neuromodulation Society

A study at the Vancouver Island Health Authority (government health plan) supports findings that costs of spinal cord stimulation implants are recouped due to decreased demands for medical treatment in chronic pain patients.

4-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT
World’s First Publicly Funded Spinal Cord Stimulation Pilot Study Supports Feasibility of a Full Clinical Trial in Refractory Angina Pectoris
International Neuromodulation Society

Researchers funded by the National Institute for Health Research to conduct a multi-center pilot study of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) in refractory chronic angina pectoris will advise NICE that a fully powered nationwide study is feasible, with SCS therapy and trial outcome measures shown to be acceptable and appropriate for future randomized controlled trials.

5-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT
Relief of Dystonia Symptoms Is Sustained in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Deep Brain Stimulation
International Neuromodulation Society

Children and adolescents who received deep brain stimulation for generalized dystonia maintained significant symptom relief for up to eight years, according to a study presented today at the 12th World Congress of the International Neuromodulation Society.

5-Jun-2015 1:05 PM EDT
Non-Invasive Acupoint Stimulation May be a New Bioelectronics Approach to Crohn’s Disease
International Neuromodulation Society

U.S. and Chinese researchers have begun a controlled clinical trial in Crohn's disease using surface electrodes daily to stimulate an acupuncture point on the stomach meridian that was shown to reduce vagal imbalance in preclinical studies. Restoring vagal balance is known to reduce intestinal inflammation.

21-May-2015 10:05 AM EDT
Five Scientific Abstracts Win Inaugural Competition at the International Neuromodulation Society 12th World Congress
International Neuromodulation Society

Winning research abstracts present: a custom neural prosthesis to combat paralysis; cellular evidence of stroke recovery; tuning treatment of Parkinson's disease; validation of a pain model; and comparing drug-free stimulation modes of pain treatment.

3-Jun-2015 4:05 PM EDT
U.S. Space Program Researchers Develop Potential Nano-Tools for Deep Brain Stimulation
International Neuromodulation Society

The ability of a carbon nanofiber pad to detect changing neurotransmitter concentrations was demonstrated in a proof-of-principle collaboration between engineers and neurosurgeons at NASA Ames Research Center and the Mayo Clinic. The active area was one-tenth the size of current deep-brain-stimulation electrical contacts.

31-May-2015 6:00 PM EDT
Weekly Non-invasive Brain Stimulation Provides Long-Term Relief of Post-Stroke Pain
International Neuromodulation Society

Weekly sessions of non-invasive repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation provided sufficient long-term pain relief in 61 percent of patients with central post-stroke pain, and delivered long-term relief for patients who continued for one year.

Released: 29-May-2015 3:05 PM EDT
More Than 1,300 International Experts in Montreal Will Address a Promising Therapeutic Avenue: Neuromodulation
International Neuromodulation Society

The public is invited to a free talk by doctors and patients on neuromodulation before a three-day world congress brings more than 1,300 international experts to Montreal to discuss this promising therapeutic approach.

Released: 14-May-2015 8:05 AM EDT
International Congress to Highlight Ways Neuromodulation Transforms Medical Treatment
International Neuromodulation Society

The 12th World Congress of the International Neuromodulation Society scientific program, from June 8 - 11, 2015 in Montreal, will present landmark studies about neurostimulation therapy and investigations of potential breakthroughs.

Released: 13-May-2015 8:55 AM EDT
Neuromodulation Innovation – and Reimbursement
International Neuromodulation Society

"Innovations in Neuromodulation," a preconference of the International Neuromodulation Society 12th World Congress, presents updates and opinions from representatives of early–stage companies and venture capitalists to approximately 200 investors, entrepreneurs, device company executives, and medical professionals.

Released: 21-Jan-2015 10:45 AM EST
Experts Share Advances in Neural Interventions for Chronic Conditions
International Neuromodulation Society

The International Neuromodulation Society 12th World Congress in Montreal June 6 - 11, 2015 features traditional and cutting-edge ways to address chronic disease through interfacing with the body’s nervous system.

1-Aug-2014 7:00 AM EDT
Experts Issue Comprehensive Guidance on the Use of Neurostimulation in Chronic Pain
International Neuromodulation Society

The Neuromodulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee consists of 60 neurostimulation experts convened by the International Neuromodulation Society to respond to the need to better define use of these advanced medical devices.

Released: 31-Jul-2013 6:00 AM EDT
Offering Neuromodulation Earlier Could be Better in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
International Neuromodulation Society

Since spinal cord stimulation (SCS) was approved by the FDA in 1989 to treat chronic neuropathic pain of the trunk and limbs, word about the option is growing among primary care providers, specialists and patients -- including one advocate who found relief 12 years after the onset of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Experts are addressing the question of how soon to offer SCS in CRPS.

Released: 19-Jun-2013 4:00 PM EDT
International Neuromodulation Society Names “Giant Of Neuromodulation”
International Neuromodulation Society

The market for neuromodulation devices that can manage pain, neurologic disease, and other conditions has grown at a CAGR of about 9% since 2008 to $2.6 billion today, with a global penetration of 0.04%, according to figures from an investment pre-conference organized by Dr. Elliot Krames – named a Giant in Neuromodulation at the 11th World Congress of the International Neuromodulation Society.

12-May-2013 11:40 PM EDT
Weight Loss Trend
International Neuromodulation Society

A deep brain stimulation trial in treatment-resistant obesity linked a weight loss trend to a metabolism increase programmed in a metabolic chamber, according to a pilot study presented at the International Neuromodulation Society’s 11th World Congress by Dr. Michael Oh of the Department of Neurosurgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Released: 13-Jun-2013 3:00 AM EDT
Experts Examine Future Options in Digital Drugs for Pain
International Neuromodulation Society

Expert physicians and neuroscientists look to the future of "digital drugs," implantable devices for the treatment of pain. Exciting new options include focus on dorsal root ganglion; new frequencies of neurostimulation; and new devices for peripheral nerve stimulation.

Released: 12-Jun-2013 3:00 AM EDT
International Guidance on Devices for Head and Body Pain
International Neuromodulation Society

The first set of recommendations about patient selection and appropriateness for implantation of “digital drugs” to manage chronic pain are devised to deliver better care and reduce complications using neuromodulation therapies, an expanding and evolving treatment that interfaces with nerves.

20-May-2013 12:00 PM EDT
Neurostimulation Helped Children’s Intractable Constipation
International Neuromodulation Society

Significant improvement in hardest-to-treat chronic constipation shown in novel use of electrical stimulation (neurostimulation) at home.

12-May-2013 12:00 PM EDT
Voiding Disorder Therapy Improved Sexual Dysfunction
International Neuromodulation Society

The cause of sexual dysfunction is thought to be pelvic floor muscle spasm, which affects voiding and fecal functions. Sacral neuromodulation has been advocated to relieve chronic bladder and/or bowel problems. Alleviating voiding dysfunction through sacral neuromodulation has been reported to subsequently improve female sexual function.

Released: 10-Jun-2013 3:00 AM EDT
1st Global Guidance Announced on Neurostimulation for Pain
International Neuromodulation Society

At the start of the 11th World Congress of the International Neuromodulation Society, Technology Transforming Chronic Illness Management, an international panel of experts, The Neuromodulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee, announced it is issuing guidance on using neurostimulation to manage chronic pain.

Released: 10-Jun-2013 3:00 AM EDT
Neurostimulation Lowers Need for Opioids in Chronic Pain
International Neuromodulation Society

The Neuromodulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee, an international group of more than 60 leading pain specialists, has created the first consensus guidelines for the use of neurostimulation, an established and growing therapy for chronic pain and other conditions.

13-May-2013 12:00 PM EDT
Partial Recovery From Disorders of Consciousness
International Neuromodulation Society

Two traumatic brain-injury patients steadily emerged from minimally conscious state after receiving intrathecal baclofen therapy under the care of neurosurgeons at Evangelismos Hospital in Athens.

Released: 10-May-2013 6:00 PM EDT
Neuromodulation Society Backgrounder
International Neuromodulation Society

The International Neuromodulation Society holds its 11th World Congress in Berlin June 8-13, 2013. Journalists may view key points about the emerging medical field and the society in this backgrounder.

Released: 19-Apr-2013 6:00 AM EDT
Abstract Highlights Precede June Neuromodulation Congress
International Neuromodulation Society

From June 8 – 13, 2013, scientists and physicians will present the most comprehensive scope of current research in neuromodulation, a rapidly growing family of therapies that uses medical devices to relieve symptoms or restore function through alteration, or modulation, of nerve system function.

Released: 11-Apr-2013 11:00 AM EDT
Medical Device "Summit" on Neuromodulation Growth
International Neuromodulation Society

Rapid growth in neuromodulation therapies unites 200 leading representatives from major companies, industry strategists, early-stage start-ups, acquirers and the investment community for a high-level conference June 9th before the International Neuromodulation Society's 11th World Congress.

Released: 9-Jan-2013 8:00 AM EST
Neuromodulation World Congress - June 2013
International Neuromodulation Society

International faculty and 1,500 delegates meet June 8 - 13 in Berlin to address all aspects of neuromodulation therapy to manage chronic illnesses that are increasing and underserved. Highlights: Neural interfacing, tissue regeneration, optogenetics, minimally conscious state; innovation/investment.


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