2021 News Briefs - International Neuromodulation Society

Earlier News:

Missouri Man Describes Improvement in Parkinson's Disease Symptoms After Deep Brain Stimulation

Jan. 20, 2021 - An article features a man who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease while pursuing agriculture during retirement, and received a deep brain stimulation system to help manage his symptoms. (Source: KTVO)

Study Evaluates Obsessive Compulsive Behavior Following Personalized Noninvasive Brain Stimulation

Jan. 19, 2021 - An article in Nature Medicine describes research into the effect of  transcranial alternating current stimulation on obsessive compulsive behavior. The stimulation targeted the orbitofrontal cortex, and was personalized to the intrinsic frequency of the reward network. (Source: HealthDay)

Study Explores "Personalized" Brain Stimulation for Depression

Jan. 18, 2021 - Nature Medicine reports on a proof-of-concept study of intracranial brain stimulation in a patient with depression. (Source: UCSF)

Researchers in Texas are Enrolling Patients with Cervical Spinal Cord Injuries in a Clinical Trial of Vagus Nerve Stimulation

January 2021 - A clinical trial of vagus nerve stimulation will investigate its effect in people with cervical spine injuries on movement and a sense of touch. (Source: UT Dallas)

Clinical Trial Will Examine Post-Surgical Neurostimulation for Pain Control

Jan. 15, 2021 - A randomized sham-controlled clinical trial will evaluate the effect of percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation on postoperative opioid consumption following orthopedic surgery. (Source: Clinical Pain Advisor)

Overview Discusses Deep Brain Stimulation for Chronic Pain

Jan. 15, 2021 - An article recounts research into deep brain stimulation for chronic pain. (Source: Neurology Advisor)

Company Announces U.S. Launch of Spinal Cord Stimulator

Jan. 14, 2021 - Boston Scientific announced it has launched its WaveWriter Alpha spinal cord stimulator systems in the United States. (Source: Mass Device)

Clinical Trial Begins of Adaptive Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson's Disease

Jan. 14, 2021 - Medtronic announced the first enrollment in a clinical trial of adaptive deep brain stimulation (DBS) in Parkinson's disease, Adaptive DBS Algorithm for Personalized Therapy in Parkinson's Disease (ADAPT-PD). (Source: Seeking Alpha)

Study Investigates Noninvasive Stimulation in Essential Tremor

Jan. 13, 2021 - Researchers report on the effect on essential tremor of transcranial cerebellar stimulation that is phase-locked to the tremor movement. (Source: Imperial College London)

Laboratory Research Demonstrates Injectable Brain Electrode

Jan. 13, 2021 - An international team reports wirelessly stimulating the brains of freely moving mice using injectable magnetoelectric nanoelectrodes activated by an external magnetic field. (Source: Science Advances)

Company Announces Breakthrough Device Designation from the FDA for Noninvasive Device for Alzheimer's Disease

Jan. 12, 2021 - Cognito Therapeutics announced its noninvasive neurostimulation device has received FDA Breakthrough Device designation for the treatment of cognitive and functional symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease. (Source: Argus Press)

Clinical Trial Starts of Noninvasive Neurostimulation for Upper-Extermity Rehabilitation after Spine Injury

Jan. 12, 2021 - ONWARD, formerly known as GTX Medical, announced patient enrollment has started in a trial of noninvasive spinal cord stimulation therapy in spine-injured patients who are undergoing rehabilitation for hand and arm function. (Source: Argus Press)

Company Announces Breakthrough Device Designation from the FDA for Noninvasive Device for Alzheimer's Disease

Jan. 12, 2021 - Cognito Therapeutics announced its noninvasive neurostimulation device has received FDA Breakthrough Device designation for the treatment of cognitive and functional symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease. (Source: Argus Press)

Clinical Trial Starts of Noninvasive Neurostimulation for Upper-Extermity Rehabilitation after Spine Injury

Jan. 12, 2021 - ONWARD, formerly known as GTX Medical, announced patient enrollment has started in a trial of noninvasive spinal cord stimulation therapy in spine-injured patients who are undergoing rehabilitation for hand and arm function. (Source: Argus Press)

Researchers Study Augmenting Upper-Limb Rehabilitation with Neurostimulation

Jan. 12, 2021 - Researchers combined noninvasive stimulation with physical rehabilitation of the hands and arms in spine-injured patients. (Source: UW Medicine)

Neuromodulation Centre Will Offer Noninvasive Brain Stimulation for Depression

Jan. 11, 2021 - Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust became the first in its region to offer depression treatment using repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, and one of the few health service trusts in England to launch a Neuromodulation Centre offering the treatment. An article says the service was "introduced earlier than planned due to the COVID-19 pandemic" to be available to people who struggle with mental health issues during the lockdown. (Source: Southern Daily Echo)

Neurostimulation Device Receives FDA Clearance

Jan. 11, 2021 - Spark Biomedical's wearable neurostimulator for treating opioid withdrawal received FDA clearance. (Source: FDA News)

Company Raises $38.5 Million for Device Trial in Amputation Pain

Jan. 7, 2021 - Neuros Medical, Inc. announced it raised $38.5 million in series BB financing to complete enrollment in a pivotal trial of its nerve-block technology in post-amputation pain. (Source: Neuros Medical)

Deep Brain Stimulation for Mild Alzheimer's Disease Receives Breakthrough Device Designation

Jan. 6, 2021 - Functional Neuromodulation Ltd. announced Breakthrough Device designation from the FDA for stimulation of the fornix using the Boston Scientific Corp. Vercise™ deep brain stimulation systems in patients aged 65 or older who have mild probable Alzheimer's disease that is not adequately controlled with medications. (Source: PR Newswire)

Company Announces Results of Trial of Noninvasive Brain Stimulation for Acute Migraine

Jan. 6, 2021 - Neurolief announced pivotal clinical trial findings from its study of an external brain stimulation system for self-treatment of migraine. The device stimulates occipital and trigeminal nerves. (Source: Business Wire)

Virtual Realty and Spinal Cord Stimulation Combined in Study of Patients with Chronic Leg Pain

Jan. 5, 2021 - A study explored combining spinal cord stimulation treatment for chronic leg pain with a virtual reality simulation that illuminates the patient's virtual leg when it receives treatment. (Source: WV News)

Implantation Starts in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Trial

Jan. 5, 2021 - Nyxoah S.A. announced the first patient was implanted in its pivotal study of a hypoglossal nerve stimulation device for obstructive sleep apnea. (Source: Street Insider)

Device Receives FDA Clearance for Withdrawal Symptoms

Jan. 4, 2021 - Spark Biomedical, Inc. announced FDA clearance of its transcutaneous auricular neurostimulation therapy for relief of opioid withdrawal symptoms. (Source: Globe Newswire)