08 Jan Pulse Ultrasound Therapy May Improve Memory in Alzheimer’s Patients
MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Dr.med.univ. Roland Beisteiner
Department of Neurology
Laboratory for Functional Brain Diagnostics and Therapy
High Field MR Center, Medical University of Vienna
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?
Response: The background is the development of a new brain therapy which allows to support brain regeneration by activation of neurons with pulsed ultrasound.
Main findings are that Alzheimer’s patients improve their memory up to 3 months.
MedicalResearch.com: What should readers take away from your report?
Response: A new add on therapy has been developed which gives patients an additional chance: all established therapies may be continued.
MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this work?
Response: Future research should investigate benefits for other diseases like Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke…
MedicalResearch.com: Is there anything else you would like to add?
Response: In contrast to electrophysiological brain stimulation techniques, the new technique allows also focal brain activation deep in the brain. It also provides higher precision for targeted brain activation.
Beisteiner, R., Matt, E., Fan, C., Baldysiak, H., Schönfeld, M., Philippi, T., Amini, A., Aslan, T., Reinecke, R., Lehrner, J., Weber, A., Reime, U., Goldenstedt, C., Marlinghaus, E., Hallett, M., Lohse‐Busch, H., Transcranial Pulse Stimulation with Ultrasound in Alzheimer’s Disease—A New Navigated Focal Brain Therapy. Adv. Sci. 2019, 1902583. https://doi.org/10.1002/advs.201902583
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