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MRI-Focused Ultrasound Undergoing Phase 3 Clinical Trial for Parkinson’s Treatment

New technology that uses MRI-guided focused ultrasound to target areas of the brain affected by Parkinson’s disease and improve motor symptoms will be further tested in a pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial. It is the final step before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will consider approving it as a nonsurgical treatment for Parkinson’s.

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I am very interested in this procedure. I will be first in line once approved. Hoping the cost won't be outrageous but fully prepared for an outlandish fee.

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Hi How you going with the light therapy

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I am feeling better but cannot tell exactly whether it's due to light therapy or (mucuna + ashwagandha) which I have started a month back. I think I will be able to declare the tangible benefits of light therapy after one or two months of use

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Thank you so much for responding please keep us updated on the progress

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I participated in the study for dyskinesia, which was not as successful as for tremor. Saraoutwest, if you want to consider traveling to Baltimore, I recommend you volunteer for the study. The procedure is quite expensive. It was estimated to be $35-40,000. Once it's FDA approved insurance may cover some of it, but that could take years. The people involved in the study at University of Maryland are terrific and I highly recommend taking the chance.

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Interesting, but a small privat clinic in Switzerland does it already since 2013.........with a lot of (not 100%) good results......and also since then payed back by the insurances.....

sonimodul.ch

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Thanks for sharing

Do you know someone who has been there for treatment

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Yes, but after a year, she had to go again for another treatment......because the symptoms came back.

Also, but not namely, 2 persons who weren't so satisfied......

I am in contact with the professor, but you can also mail him, to ask him more details (how much rigid-bradykinetic types treated, how much tremor types, how often need to have a second treatment..., etc.....)

I was last year there for a "treatment", but first they do a really extensiv neurological investigation and also that was much to early for me, I have a big marge still to increase the medikation and only then they do the operation....

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By the way, have you visit the homepage of Dr. Hinz,,,, and that Videos?? Rather special and spektakulär.....

I've written an e-Mail to Dr. Laurie K. Mischley, to ask what she thinks about him....

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thanks for the info

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