Tremor News

Sacramento's former poet laureate to get new treatment for uncontrollable tremors

14 Feb 2017

Former Sacramento poet laureate Julia Connor has been diagnosed with essential tremor, a condition that causes uncontrollable shaking in the limbs.

International Essential Tremor Foundation to Facilitate Educational Forum in Boca Raton

2 Feb 2017

The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) will host a free educational forum in Boca Raton.


Trust first in the UK to use non-invasive ultrasound for brain surgery

9 Dec 2016

Clinicians at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust have used high-intensity, focused ultrasound waves for the first time in the UK to treat patients with debilitating tremors, avoiding traditional, invasive brain surgery techniques. 

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Parkinson's Disease Vs. Essential Tremor Early Symptoms, How They Differ

26 Oct 2016

A new study published in the journal  Brain has shed new light on the genetics behind essential tremor, which is frequently misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease. Understanding the differences between both diseases is key to reducing the prevalence of medical mistakes. Here’s everything you need to know about both diseases.

Medical Daily

Multi-Institutional Outcome Analysis of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Tremor

16 Sep 2016

Stereotactic radiosurgery is an important non-invasive treatment for contralateral tremor relief and control in elderly and those considered high risk for deep-brain stimulation (DBS) and radiofrequency thalamotomy (RFT).  Previous studies of gamma knife thalamotomy (GKT) for tremor indicate a clinical improvement in the range of 60-90%. The purpose of this study is to further analyze the safety and effectiveness of GKT for a large cohort of patients afflicted with tremor.


Living with Essential Tremor

12 Sep 2016

Four years ago, Helen Moser noticed her hands would start to shake at random moments. “It’s just an uncontrollable motion,” Moser described. Sensing something was wrong, she went to see neurologist, a movement disorders specialist. After ordering a brain scan, the diagnosis was clear: Moser had essential tremor, the most common type of movement disorder.


Patient Looks to MRI-Guided Ultrasound Treatment to Relieve Tremors

7 Sep 2016

Alexandra Lebenthal has kept the condition that makes her hands uncontrollably shake a secret throughout her life. Living with essential tremor since she was 3, Lebenthal has struggled to pour drinks, eat food, shake hands, and swipe her subway MetroCard with ease. Despite her success as the president and CEO of a boutique investment bank, the tremors have made her feel self-conscious at the many professional and social events she attends.

Weill Cornell Medical College

FDA approves first MRI-guided focused ultrasound device to treat essential tremor

11 Jul 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first focused ultrasound device to treat essential tremor in patients who have not responded to medication. ExAblate Neuro uses magnetic resonance (MR) images taken during the procedure to deliver focused ultrasound to destroy brain tissue in a tiny area thought to be responsible for causing tremors.


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