AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 26, Number 4, 2017

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Deep Brain Stimulation Continues to Show Promise for Patients with Mild Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers in this study may have brought further insight into the effects of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Forty-two patients who were diagnosed with the disease were enrolled and had DBS electrodes directed at the fornix. The fornix is the bundle of nerve fibers in the brain that carry signals from the hippocampus. Results from this study show that utilizing DBS in the treatment of Alzheimer’s is safe and that some participants began experiencing slower cognitive decline as a result of the treatment. To read more, click here.

Calendar/Courses

Winter Clinics for Cranial and Spinal Surgery
Feb. 25, 2018 - Mar. 1, 2018; Snowmass Village, Colo.

69th Southern Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting
Feb. 28, 2018 - Mar. 3, 2018; San Juan, PR

Second International Brain Mapping Course
April 26-27, 2018; New Orleans

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