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International Neuromodulation Society

D A Garcia-Estevez, M Pardo-Parrado, S Silvarrey-Rodriguez
INTRODUCTION: The pathophysiology of pain in migraine is related to the activation of the trigeminovascular system by releasing vasoactive neuropeptides, the most important of which is calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), which causes a neurogenic inflammation in the leptomeningeal vessels. AIM: To study whether CGRP is increased in frequent episodic migraine and whether preventive treatment with topiramate or zonisamide modifies its levels. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We studied 28 patients with episodic migraine with or without aura, in accordance with the International Headache Society criteria, with a frequency of 4-14 days/month...
August 16, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
Fabrizio Cacace, Desirèe Mineo, Maria Teresa Viscomi, Emanuele Claudio Latagliata, Maria Mancini, Valeria Sasso, Anna Vannelli, Tiziana Pascucci, Valentina Pendolino, Elena Marcello, Silvia Pelucchi, Stefano Puglisi-Allegra, Marco Molinari, Barbara Picconi, Paolo Calabresi, Veronica Ghiglieri
BACKGROUND: Recent studies support the therapeutic utility of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in Parkinson's disease (PD), whose progression is correlated with loss of corticostriatal long-term potentiation and long-term depression. Glial cell activation is also a feature of PD that is gaining increasing attention in the field because astrocytes play a role in chronic neuroinflammatory responses but are also able to manage dopamine (DA) levels. METHODS: Intermittent theta-burst stimulation protocol was applied to study the effect of therapeutic neuromodulation on striatal DA levels measured by means of in vivo microdialysis in 6-hydroxydopamine-hemilesioned rats...
July 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
Massimiliano Visocchi
The International Society of Reconstructive Neurosurgery (ISRN) is an "open" multidisciplinary Society in evolution. Many different members of the Society inspire new trends in many different neurosurgical fields, all dealing with neurosurgical reconstruction.Spine and peripheral nerve reconstructive surgery, central nervous system revascularization (via surgery and interventional radiology), neuromodulation, bioengineering, and transplantation are recent tools used to promote reconstruction, restoration, and rehabilitation...
2017: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
Timothy R Deer, Tim J Lamer, Jason E Pope, Steven M Falowski, David A Provenzano, Konstantin Slavin, Stanley Golovac, Jeffrey Arle, Joshua M Rosenow, Kayode Williams, Porter McRoberts, Samer Narouze, Sam Eldabe, Shivanand P Lad, Jose A De Andrés, Eric Buchser, Philippe Rigoard, Robert M Levy, Brian Simpson, Nagy Mekhail
INTRODUCTION: Neurostimulation involves the implantation of devices to stimulate the brain, spinal cord, or peripheral or cranial nerves for the purpose of modulating the neural activity of the targeted structures to achieve specific therapeutic effects. Surgical placement of neurostimulation devices is associated with risks of neurologic injury, as well as possible sequelae from the local or systemic effects of the intervention. The goal of the Neurostimulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC) is to improve the safety of neurostimulation...
January 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
Timothy R Deer, David A Provenzano, Michael Hanes, Jason E Pope, Simon J Thomson, Marc A Russo, Tory McJunkin, Michael Saulino, Louis J Raso, Shivanand P Lad, Samer Narouze, Steven M Falowski, Robert M Levy, Ganesan Baranidharan, Stanley Golovac, Didier Demesmin, William O Witt, Brian Simpson, Elliot Krames, Nagy Mekhail
INTRODUCTION: The use of neurostimulation for pain has been an established therapy for many decades and is a major tool in the arsenal to treat neuropathic pain syndromes. Level I evidence has recently been presented to substantiate the therapy, but this is balanced against the risk of complications of an interventional technique. METHODS: The Neurostimulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC) of the International Neuromodulation Society convened an international panel of well published and diverse physicians to examine the best practices for infection mitigation and management in patients undergoing neurostimulation...
January 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
Timothy R Deer, Samer Narouze, David A Provenzano, Jason E Pope, Steven M Falowski, Marc A Russo, Honorio Benzon, Konstantin Slavin, Julie G Pilitsis, Kenneth Alo, Jonathan D Carlson, Porter McRoberts, Shivanand P Lad, Jeffrey Arle, Robert M Levy, Brian Simpson, Nagy Mekhail
INTRODUCTION: The Neurostimulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC) was formed by the International Neuromodulation Society (INS) in 2012 to evaluate the evidence to reduce the risk of complications and improve the efficacy of neurostimulation. The first series of papers, published in 2014, focused on the general principles of appropriate practice in the surgical implantation of neurostimulation devices. The NACC was reconvened in 2014 to address specific patient care issues, including bleeding and coagulation...
January 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
Timothy R Deer, Jason E Pope, Salim M Hayek, Anjum Bux, Eric Buchser, Sam Eldabe, Jose A De Andrés, Michael Erdek, Dennis Patin, Jay S Grider, Daniel M Doleys, Marilyn S Jacobs, Tony L Yaksh, Lawrence Poree, Mark S Wallace, Joshua Prager, Richard Rauck, Oscar DeLeon, Sudhir Diwan, Steven M Falowski, Helena M Gazelka, Philip Kim, Michael Leong, Robert M Levy, Gladstone McDowell, Porter McRoberts, Ramana Naidu, Samir Narouze, Christophe Perruchoud, Steven M Rosen, William S Rosenberg, Michael Saulino, Peter Staats, Lisa J Stearns, Dean Willis, Elliot Krames, Marc Huntoon, Nagy Mekhail
INTRODUCTION: Pain treatment is best performed when a patient-centric, safety-based philosophy is used to determine an algorithmic process to guide care. Since 2007, the International Neuromodulation Society has organized a group of experts to evaluate evidence and create a Polyanalgesic Consensus Conference (PACC) to guide practice. METHODS: The current PACC update was designed to address the deficiencies and innovations emerging since the previous PACC publication of 2012...
February 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
Du Geon Moon
Management of premature ejaculation (PE) has evolved tremandoulsy over the last 20 years. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants and local anesthetics are the most and best studied treatments. This evidence has led to the establishment of an evidence-based definition of PE and the International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM) guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of PE. The current treatment of choice for PE according to the ISSM guidelines is a centrally acting SSRI or peripherally acting topical anesthetics...
August 2016: Translational Andrology and Urology
Arne May, Laura H Schulte
Chronic migraine has a great detrimental influence on a patient's life, with a severe impact on socioeconomic functioning and quality of life. Chronic migraine affects 1-2% of the general population, and about 8% of patients with migraine; it usually develops from episodic migraine at an annual conversion rate of about 3%. The chronification is reversible: about 26% of patients with chronic migraine go into remission within 2 years of chronification. The most important modifiable risk factors for chronic migraine include overuse of acute migraine medication, ineffective acute treatment, obesity, depression and stressful life events...
August 2016: Nature Reviews. Neurology
David Weintraub, W Jeffrey Elias
To review the emerging role of transcranial MR-guided focused ultrasound as a treatment and research modality for functional neurological disorders, we summarize recent clinical and preclinical studies. Clinical trials have investigated the safety and efficacy of thermal lesions created by transcranial, high-intensity focused ultrasound. Preclinical work has additionally investigated the ability to disrupt the blood-brain barrier and to produce reversible neuromodulation with focused ultrasound utilizing lower intensities...
April 8, 2016: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
Lane S Palmer
Significant strides have been made over the past two decades in more precisely evaluating and managing children with voiding complaints. A thorough history should offer insight into the possible causes for the presenting complaints and this should be supplemented by physical examination, urine studies, and select imaging. Uroflowmetry and external sphincter electromyography with measurement of postvoid residual urine should allow for accurate diagnosis using categories offered by the International Children's Continence Society...
June 2016: Urology
Samer Narouze, Honorio T Benzon, David A Provenzano, Asokumar Buvanendran, José De Andres, Timothy R Deer, Richard Rauck, Marc A Huntoon
Interventional spine and pain procedures cover a far broader spectrum than those for regional anesthesia, reflecting diverse targets and goals. When surveyed, interventional pain and spine physicians attending the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) 11th Annual Pain Medicine Meeting exhorted that existing ASRA guidelines for regional anesthesia in patients on antiplatelet and anticoagulant medications were insufficient for their needs. Those surveyed agreed that procedure-specific and patient-specific factors necessitated separate guidelines for pain and spine procedures...
May 2015: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Timothy R Deer, Elliot Krames, Nagy Mekhail, Jason Pope, Michael Leong, Michael Stanton-Hicks, Stan Golovac, Leo Kapural, Ken Alo, Jack Anderson, Robert D Foreman, David Caraway, Samer Narouze, Bengt Linderoth, Asokumar Buvanendran, Claudio Feler, Lawrence Poree, Paul Lynch, Tory McJunkin, Ted Swing, Peter Staats, Liong Liem, Kayode Williams
INTRODUCTION: The International Neuromodulation Society (INS) has determined that there is a need to provide an expert consensus that defines the appropriate use of neuromodulation technologies for appropriate patients. The Neuromodulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC) was formed to give guidance to current practice and insight into future developments. METHODS: The INS executive board selected members of the international scientific community to analyze scientific evidence for current and future innovations and to use clinical experience to fill in any gaps in information...
August 2014: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
Timothy R Deer, Nagy Mekhail, David Provenzano, Jason Pope, Elliot Krames, Simon Thomson, Lou Raso, Allen Burton, Jose DeAndres, Eric Buchser, Asokumar Buvanendran, Liong Liem, Krishna Kumar, Syed Rizvi, Claudio Feler, David Abejon, Jack Anderson, Sam Eldabe, Philip Kim, Michael Leong, Salim Hayek, Gladstone McDowell, Lawrence Poree, Elizabeth S Brooks, Tory McJunkin, Paul Lynch, Leo Kapural, Robert D Foreman, David Caraway, Ken Alo, Samer Narouze, Robert M Levy, Richard North
INTRODUCTION: The International Neuromodulation Society (INS) has determined that there is a need for guidance regarding safety and risk reduction for implantable neurostimulation devices. The INS convened an international committee of experts in the field to explore the evidence and clinical experience regarding safety, risks, and steps to risk reduction to improve outcomes. METHODS: The Neuromodulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC) reviewed the world literature in English by searching MEDLINE, PubMed, and Google Scholar to evaluate the evidence for ways to reduce risks of neurostimulation therapies...
August 2014: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
Timothy R Deer, Nagy Mekhail, Erika Petersen, Elliot Krames, Peter Staats, Jason Pope, Youssef Saweris, Shivanand P Lad, Sudhir Diwan, Steven Falowski, Claudio Feler, Konstantin Slavin, Samer Narouze, Lotfi Merabet, Asokumar Buvanendran, Felipe Fregni, Joshua Wellington, Robert M Levy
INTRODUCTION: The International Neuromodulation Society (INS) has identified a need for evaluation and analysis of the practice of neurostimulation of the brain and extracranial nerves of the head to treat chronic pain. METHODS: The INS board of directors chose an expert panel, the Neuromodulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC), to evaluate the peer-reviewed literature, current research, and clinical experience and to give guidance for the appropriate use of these methods...
August 2014: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
Timothy R Deer, Nagy Mekhail, David Provenzano, Jason Pope, Elliot Krames, Michael Leong, Robert M Levy, David Abejon, Eric Buchser, Allen Burton, Asokumar Buvanendran, Kenneth Candido, David Caraway, Michael Cousins, Michael DeJongste, Sudhir Diwan, Sam Eldabe, Kliment Gatzinsky, Robert D Foreman, Salim Hayek, Philip Kim, Thomas Kinfe, David Kloth, Krishna Kumar, Syed Rizvi, Shivanand P Lad, Liong Liem, Bengt Linderoth, Sean Mackey, Gladstone McDowell, Porter McRoberts, Lawrence Poree, Joshua Prager, Lou Raso, Richard Rauck, Marc Russo, Brian Simpson, Konstantin Slavin, Peter Staats, Michael Stanton-Hicks, Paul Verrills, Joshua Wellington, Kayode Williams, Richard North
INTRODUCTION: The Neuromodulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC) of the International Neuromodulation Society (INS) evaluated evidence regarding the safety and efficacy of neurostimulation to treat chronic pain, chronic critical limb ischemia, and refractory angina and recommended appropriate clinical applications. METHODS: The NACC used literature reviews, expert opinion, clinical experience, and individual research. Authors consulted the Practice Parameters for the Use of Spinal Cord Stimulation in the Treatment of Neuropathic Pain (2006), systematic reviews (1984 to 2013), and prospective and randomized controlled trials (2005 to 2013) identified through PubMed, EMBASE, and Google Scholar...
August 2014: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
Koen Paemeleire, Paul Louis, Delphine Magis, Michel Vandenheede, Jan Versijpt, Bart Vandersmissen, Jean Schoenen
Chronic migraine (CM) is a disabling neurological condition affecting 0.5-2 % of the population. In the current third edition of the International Classification of Headache Disorders, medication overuse is no longer an exclusion criterion and CM is diagnosed in patients suffering from at least 15 headache days per month of which at least eight are related to migraine. CM is difficult to treat, and preventive treatment options are limited. We provide a pathogenetic model for CM, integrating the latest findings from neurophysiological and neuroimaging studies...
March 2015: Acta Neurologica Belgica
Timothy R Deer, Simon Thomson, Jason E Pope, Marc Russo, Francis Luscombe, Robert Levy
INTRODUCTION: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is well accepted for the treatment of chronic pain since its beginning in 1967. As its use continues to enter into the chronic pain treatment algorithm earlier, conscience patient selection and durability of the therapy are clearly clinically relevant. To improve treatment efficacy, consensus statements and guidelines were developed. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this work is to review the relevant guideline statements for implantable neurostimulation therapies to treat chronic pain and to identify guideline gaps and future directions for recommendation platforms...
October 2014: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
Ricardo Natalin, Fabio Lorenzetti, Miriam Dambros
The International Continence Society (ICS) defines overactive bladder (OAB) as an association of symptoms including "urgency, with or without urge incontinence, usually with increased frequency and nocturia". This conditon has been associated with a decrease in quality of life and a higher related risk of overall health condition decrease, and is rising since its prevalence increases with age and the forecast for the world population estimates an increase of those over 65 years old. Aging alone can be considered a major risk factor for developing OAB symptoms that are considered multifactorial and due to body tissue and anatomic changes, lifestyle-associated factors, comorbidities and personal characteristics...
October 2013: Current Urology Reports
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