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Focused ultrasound shows promise for treating Parkinson’s disease – Medical Physics Web

Randomized trial shows that focused ultrasound can improve motor symptoms in patients with asymmetric Parkinson’s disease

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Jeff Elias, a neurosurgeon at UVA Health, is part of a team investigating focused ultrasound treatments of Parkinson’s disease. (Courtesy: UVA Health)
Parkinsons disease, a progressive disorder of the nervous system, affects more than six million people worldwide. It is characterized by symptoms including slowness of movement, rigidity and tremor. A new study from researchers in Spain and the USA suggests that focused ultrasound could be beneficial for patients with asymmetric Parkinsons disease,…

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