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3rd November 2009 - News release

STEREOTACTIC RADIOSURGERY FOR PARKINSON'S DISEASE TREMORS

Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) is claimed to offer a less invasive way to eliminate tremors caused by Parkinson's Disease than Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) and Radiofrequency (RF) treatments, and is as effective, according to a long-term study. Stereotactic radiosurgery is a precise form of radiation therapy used primarily to treat tumors and other abnormalities of the brain. Stereotactic radiosurgery is a non-surgical procedure that delivers a single high-dose of precisely-targeted radiation using highly focused gamma-ray or x-ray beams that converge on the specific area or areas of the brain where the abnormality resides. For more information go to Stereotactic Surgery. In a long term study amongst hard-to-treat tremors caused by Parkinsonís Disease and Essential Tremors, 84% of patients had significant or complete resolution of tremors. In patients with Parkinsonís disease, 83% had near or complete tremor resolution, while those with essential tremor had 87% tremor resolution. For more information go to the News release. For more current news go to Parkinson's Disease News.

                                

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Parkinson's Disease News details all significant new research, news reports, new books, and new resources concerning Parkinson's Disease and those medical disorders that often coincide with Parkinson's Disease. It is compiled from an analysis of  all newly published research, news reports, new clinical trials, all newly published books, and new web sites. A summary and analysis of the new research are provided,  as well as links to the complete abstracts and news reports.

                                    

 

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