The Tourette Association of America (TAA) redesignated the Tourette syndrome and tic disorder clinic as a Center of Excellence for an additional three years.
Human trial of closed-loop DBS in four participants with difficult-to-treat Tourette syndrome finds treatment to be safe, beneficial.
Dr. Irene Malaty offered her expertise for story about Naples tattoo artist destigmatizing tic disorder.
New lab aims to develop best brain stimulation techniques.
Dr. Michael Okun co-authored journal Neurology review detailing a screening process to identify Tourette patients likely to benefit from DBS.
Neuroscientists at the University of Florida have identified a way to differentiate tics from voluntary movements by analyzing electrophysiological signals in the brain. For patients with Tourette syndrome, this discovery could potentially guide development of new neuromodulation therapies to relieve symptoms.
DBS surgeries have the power to relieve symptoms of Parkinson’s, Tourette’s, and other movement disorders.