Covidien has announced that it has notified customers of a voluntary recall to address an issue with certain lots of its Pipeline embolisation device and Alligator retrieval device where the polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) coating applied to the delivery wire could delaminate and detach from the devices.
Boston Scientific has enrolled the first patient in a new registry to evaluate clinical outcomes and the economic value of the Vercise deep brain stimulation system in patients with Parkinson’s disease.
The protocol of the ongoing SPACE-2 (Stent-protected angioplasty in asymptomatic carotid stenosis vs. endarterectomy) study has recently changed from a three-arm design to a double two-arm design (SPACE-2A and 2B). Study investigator Gustav Fraedrich (director of the University Clinic of Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria) speaks to NeuroNews about the reasons for the change.
One of the most devastating symptoms of stroke is motor deficit. It is widely believed that if there is no improvement after one year of intensive physiotherapy, the symptoms will persist for life. Now, new therapies are being developed to directly stimulate the damaged brain after a stroke in order to promote additional healing beyond that achieved by conventional physiotherapy.
This video is by Adam Gazzaley of the University of California at San Francisco, USA, and his colleagues, who have made it possible to "fly through" a representation of a thinking human brain—as it thinks. The video was captured using MRI scanning, diffusion tensor imaging, and an EEG cap.
Ali R Rezai speaks to NeuroNews about his clinical and research career, which has been focused on the understanding of the mechanisms of deep brain stimulation and neurostimulation and its clinical applications.
Philip M Meyers, associate professor of Radiology and Neurological Surgery, Columbia University, College of Physcians and Surgeons, New York, USA, tells NeuroNews about how he went from wanting to drive an ambulance to helping shape the future of the field as president of the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) 2013