Brain Experts Present Essential Tremor Treatment Webinars About New Outpatient Sound Wave Treatment

Two free, informative webinars on the new FDA-approved focused ultrasound technology to treat essential tremor are being hosted by the Essential Tremor Education Center in June. Dr. Travis Tierney, from the Sperling Medical Group, and Dr. Paul Fishman, from the University of Maryland Medical Center, are both Essential Tremor Education Center alliance members who will be discussing Neuravive, the focused ultrasound treatment, at the following webinars. Neuravive can be used to treat essential tremor patients who have not responded to medication. During this treatment, ultrasound beams are focused on a point inside the brain to destroy cells associated with the tremor. According to Terry Newmyer, Managing Director of the Essential Tremor Education Center, “The new essential tremor therapy, Neuravive, is providing patients with an effective treatment option that includes a single outpatient session and excludes surgery. The ETEC is pleased to offer two informative live webinars to teach patients about how this procedure is improving lives.”

Thursday, June 15th, 2017 | 6:30-7:15 PM EST | Dr. Travis Tierney

Dr. Tierney, Director of Neurosurgery for Sperling Medical Group, has been a pioneer for Neuravive for the brain. In the multi-institution clinical trial of MRgFUS at Harvard, Dr. Tierney served as the Principal Investigator. He’s brought Neuravive to a wide range of patients, and he and his team were the first to use Neuravive to treat epilepsy.

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 | 6:30-7:15 PM EST | Dr. Paul Fishman

Dr. Fishman serves as the Chief of Neurology for the Maryland VA Health Care System. In addition, he is a Professor of Neurology and an Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology and Neurobiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. With a passion for neurodegenerative disease treatment, Dr. Fishman has been a key participant in clinical research regarding focused ultrasound and the brain. Dr. Fishman’s work as part of a University of Maryland research team was an integral part of the FDA approval of focused ultrasound.

Each webinar will include a question and answer period. Anyone interested in attending either webinar can register at the Essential Tremor Education Center website. For more information about the Essential Tremor Education Center, the center’s alliance members, or to speak with an educator about potential essential tremor treatment options, call 844-NO-TREMOR or visit http://tremoreducation.com/contact-us/.

About The Essential Tremor Education Center

Established in 2017, the Essential Tremor Education Center is a social health company that delivers meaningful health information, inspiring stories, and answers to real health questions to individuals with essential tremor. This information helps patients to make educated decisions about their health. The company is owned and operated by Strategies Now, Inc.

Sperling Medical Group Completes Florida’s First MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound Tremor Treatment

On May 12th, 2017, the Sperling Medical Group, an Essential Tremor Education Center alliance member, completed not just one, but two MRI-guided focused ultrasound treatments on two essential tremor patients. This marks the first successful outpatient procedure for essential tremor in Florida and the first time two tremor patients were treated on the same day. Treatment was completed using the Neuravive™ system, and both patients experienced immediate improvement between 70-95%.

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Essential Tremor Education Center Alliance Members Acknowledged for Top Ten Clinical Research Achievements

Two of the Essential Tremor Education Center’s alliance members’ physicians, Dr. Jeffrey Elias from the University of Virginia Medical Center and Dr. Paul Fishman from the University of Maryland Medical Center, have been acknowledged for one of the top ten achievements in clinical research in 2016 by the Clinical Research Forum at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes medical advancements based upon innovation, contribution to disease understanding, and potential impact on diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of disease. Both Fishman and Elias are heavily involved with the treatment of movement disorders and neurology. Fishman and Elias have both been leaders in the use of focused ultrasound as an alternative to brain surgery to treat essential tremor. Terry Newmyer, Managing Director of the Essential Tremor Education Center also commends these two physicians, stating that “their distinguished service has delivered a great breakthrough as a new option for treating essential tremors without anesthesia or a surgical incision.”

Using Focused Ultrasound

Clinical research has shown this new advancement in technology could be a relief for those suffering from the most common movement disorder. The involuntary shaking that affects approximately 10 million Americans can make daily activities virtually impossible. The focused ultrasound treatment has shown immediate and lasting results for those who are candidates for the procedure. It works by targeting the brain with sound waves to create heat. The heat interrupts the circuits that cause the tremor and involuntary movements. An MRI can monitor the location, intensity, and effectiveness of the treatment which makes it as safe as it is effective.

Clinical Research

A clinical trial conducted by Fishman, Elias, and other physicians took place involving 76 patients with severe tremor that had not responded to previous medication. The trial showed a high success rate and indicated that the treatment provided significant benefit to the patients. The research conducted by Fishman and Elias was published in the August 2016 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine.

This therapeutic essential tremor treatment is FDA approved, and it’s shown to be a non-invasive breakthrough. Elias and Fishman are looking to the future to test the potential of focused ultrasound to treat other complex conditions.

About The Essential Tremor Education Center

Established in 2017, the Essential Tremor Education Center is a social health company that delivers meaningful health information, inspiring stories, and answers to real health questions to individuals with essential tremor. This information helps patients to make educated decisions about their health. The company is owned and operated by Strategies Now, Inc.

From Uterine Fibroids to Essential Tremor, Focused Ultrasound Has Many Treatment Applications

On April 1, 2017, the Dr. Oz Health and Wellness Festival featured a seminar and panel discussion about utilizing focused ultrasound to relieve multiple medical conditions without invasive surgery. Dr. Dan Sperling and Dr. Michael Kaplitt provided valuable education on how focused ultrasound can be used to treat essential tremor, and Dr. Suzanne LeBlang instructed attendees on the utility of focused ultrasound to destroy uterine fibroids and relieve symptoms. Following this seminar, Dr. Oz hosted a panel discussion including  Dr. Michael Kaplitt and Dr. Suzanne LeBlang to discuss these treatments and the advancements possible with focused ultrasound. The physicians, along with trained educators, were also available to answer questions for attendees.

 

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The Essential Tremor Education Center Spotlights the Introduction of a New Way to Treat Essential Tremor: Neuravive

The Essential Tremor Education Center, dedicated to delivering quality education about treatments for essential tremor, is spotlighting the introduction of Neuravive: a new, FDA-approved treatment option for essential tremor. This minimally-invasive treatment was created by InSightec and is currently the only treatment option available that offers immediate benefit to those suffering from essential tremor.

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Essential Tremor Education Center Kicks Off National Campaign

For those with essential tremor, searching the web for information about the appropriate tremor treatment can be frustrating. To ease that stress, The Essential Tremor Education Center is offering information to those with essential tremor to help guide them toward treatment options, with a focus on Neuravive which uses FDA-approved focused ultrasound technology for essential tremor patients who have not responded to medication. “Ultimately, the patient is responsible for his or her health,” says Managing Director, Terry Newmyer. “We want to ensure that we provide a resource that allows patients to be fully educated when making decisions about their treatment options. Those options include Neuravive.”

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The Essential Tremor Education Center Spotlights the Introduction of New, FDA-Approved Essential Tremor Treatment: Neuravive

The Essential Tremor Education Center, dedicated to delivering quality education about treatments for essential tremor, is excited to spotlight the introduction of Neuravive, which uses an FDA-approved focused ultrasound technology for essential tremor patients who have not responded to medication. This minimally-invasive treatment was created by InSightec and is currently the only treatment option available that offers immediate benefit to those suffering from essential tremor.

Unlike several other treatment options, Neuravive does not involve surgery. It uses MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) to target and destroy cells in the brain that are associated with the tremor. The beams are applied in short bursts, called sonications, that last roughly 15 seconds each. MRgFUS has previously seen great success treating other health conditions such as uterine fibroids, bone metastasis, and prostate cancer.

First, a physician uses low-energy, non-damaging sound waves to map out the treatment and assure its accuracy. Then, medium-energy waves are used to verify the accuracy while beginning to reduce the tremor—without side-effects or tissue damage. Afterward, the energy level is raised again to treat the targeted area. While some patients experience dizziness or mild discomfort during the procedure, they are given a button they can press to stop the treatment if necessary.

This revolutionary procedure offers a lot of major advantages to a patient compared to other treatment options. Neuravive results can be felt immediately—a patient doesn’t need to wait a few months to experience results. This safe procedure offers low complication rates. It is non-surgical, does not use ionizing radiation, and patients experience minimal downtime for recovery. Now, those who suffer from essential tremor have a less invasive treatment option that can deliver immediate benefit.

Terry Newmyer, the managing director of the Essential Tremor Education Center, stresses the importance of being educated about available treatment options such as Neuravive. Newmyer says, “We encourage those with essential tremor to take their health into their own hands. The Essential Tremor Education Center is excited to bring patients information about innovative essential tremor treatment options including Neuravive.”

When individual patients are planning their personal treatment for essential tremor, education is critical. The Essential Tremor Education Center is excited to see the development of this new treatment option and offers further education about whether a patient would benefit from Neuravive.

Consult with your physician to see if Neuravive is right for you.  Neuravive is a procedure that uses FDA approved focused ultrasound technology to treat patients with essential tremor who have not responded to medication.  Patients must be at least 22 years old.  For additional Safety and Risk Information, please visit http://www.tremoreducation.com/neuravive-safety-risk-information/.

About The Essential Tremor Education Center

Established in 2017, the Essential Tremor Education Center is a social health company that delivers meaningful health information, inspiring stories, and answers to real health questions to individuals with essential tremor. This information helps patients to make educated decisions about their health. The company is owned and operated by Strategies Now, Inc.