June 5, 2022

The new Boston Scientific Visualisation Software: Helping to Provide Personalised Deep Brain Stimulation Treatment for Dystonia Patients

For patients living with dystonia, deep brain stimulation (DBS) is an established, safe and effective treatment option.1 DBS is a surgical procedure during which two thin electrodes are inserted into the brain and conneted to a stimulator via an extension in the chest or abdomen.2 The treatment works by delivering targeted electrical pulses to the…

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May 24, 2022

Dr Susanne Knorr Receives the David Marsden Award 2022

Our congratulations to Dr. Susanne Knorr, department of Neurology, University Hospital of Würzburg, Germany and the David Marsden Award 2022 for her paper: “The evolution of dystonia-like movements in TOR1A rats after transient nerve injury is accompanied by dopaminergic dysregulation and abnormal oscillatory activity of a central motor network.” Dr. Knorr was presented with the…

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December 19, 2021

DBS study in Germany is still Recruiting Patients suffering from Cervical Dystonia

A randomized, sham-controlled trial of pallidal neurostimulation versus botulinum toxin treatment for cervical dystonia (StimTox-CD) Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the internal globus pallidus is highly effective for various forms of primary dystonia, but is currently considered a last resort therapy for severe and medication-refractory segmental or generalized dystonia according to treatment guideline. The first-line treatment…

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November 15, 2021

EurDyscover Annual Meeting Update

On November 16 the annual meeting of the EurDyscover Consortium was held on-line. Professors Chi Wang Ip and Jens Volkmann welcomed the participants. Each working group then gave a presentation and update on the progress of the work. The Consortium includes specialists from dystonia expert centers in Germany, Czech Republic, France, Italy and Portugal. By…

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