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Medtronic Targeted Drug Delivery

Posted October 30th, 2018

The SynchroMed Infusion System delivers pain medication directly to the fluid around the spinal cord for the long-term treatment of chronic pain that may result from painful neuropathy, cancer pain, back/lower extremities pain, or even complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). This type of delivery system should be considered after the exhaustion of other conservative treatments such as oral medications and other therapies that were not tolerated well, or did provide alleviated symptoms.

 

Microvascular Decompression for Trigeminal Neuralgia

MVD is a surgical procedure to relieve pain in the face caused by compression of a nerve by an artery or vein. It is performed to treat trigeminal neuralgia (TN), hemifacial spasm, and glossopharyngeal neuralgia.

 

Drivers and Risk Factors of Unplanned 30-Day Readmission Following Spinal Cord Stimulator

 

Neurapheresis for Fungal Meningitis

Awake versus Asleep Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery: Technical Considerations and Critical Review of the Literature

 

Duke provides new chronic pain relief implant !

Controlling chronic pain puts many people at risk of addiction to narcotic medications. According to experts, it can be a problem for people with complications after.

Virtual reality training may prevent falls associated with Parkinson’s disease

A combination of virtual reality and treadmill training may prevent dangerous falls associated with aging, Parkinson’s disease, mild cognitive impairment or dementia, a new study suggests. According to a research by Tel Aviv University (TAU) and Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (TASMC), game-like virtual reality simulations reduce the risk of falls and provide moral motivation to patients.


Duke Medicine - Dr. Nandan Lad, MD, PHD


Brain Surgery Aids Parkinson's Disease Patients

Duke neurosurgeon Dr. Nandan Lad said advances in deep brain stimulation have to led to a 75 to 85 percent success rate. Because of that success, more patients with Parkinson's are choosing the treatment at an earlier point.


Faculty, admins reflect on School of Medicine progress under Nancy Andrews

When Dr. Nancy Andrews, dean of the School of Medicine and vice chancellor for academic affairs, steps down next year, she will leave behind a legacy of open collaboration and strong leadership, her peers said.


DUKE RATED AMONG TOP 10 NATIONAL UNIVERSITIES IN LATEST U.S. NEWS RANKING

Duke Today

Duke University was once again rated among the nation’s top 10 universities in a new ranking out Tuesday (today) from U.S. News & World Report.

 


Duke University's plan to bring medical breakthroughs into common practice

University researchers make medical and pharmaceutical breakthroughs, but it can sometimes take years before these new techniques and medicines become standard practice in hospitals and physician offices throughout the nation. This goal of this new institute will be to bring breakthroughs to the front lines of medicine more quickly.

 


Duke Provides New Chronic Pain Relief Implant

 

 


DUKE USES NEW TECHNOLOGY TO MAKE BRAIN SURGERY EASIER FOR PATIENTS

 

 


Brain Imaging Breakthrough could improve Parkinson's Treatment

 


MRI Technology Reveals Deep Brain Pathways in Unprecedented Detail

 


DUKE USES NEW TECHNOLOGY TO MAKE BRAIN SURGERY EASIER FOR PATIENTS

"Deep brain stimulation has been around for nearly 20 years. It's primarily for Parkinson's and essential tremor and it controls the symptoms of the disease," explains Duke Neurosurgeon Nandan Lad, MD, PhD.

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Video of Dr. Lad talking about Deep Brain Stimulation for the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease

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