UVA Health research shows promising outcomes for Parkinson’s patients

Research out of UVA Health shows promising outcomes for Parkinsons patients

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - New research out of UVA Health shows promising results for Parkinson’s patients suffering from severe symptoms. The approach uses focused ultrasound energy.

The treatment has the potential to benefit people with symptoms on one particular side of the body.

While additional testing is needed to move forward, UVA Health is ecstatic to have made this large first step in Parkinson’s research.

“There’s more work to do with clinical trials but I’m very optimistic that we will get there and have a very viable additional option for patients with Parkinson’s disease,” UVA Neurosurgeon and Researcher Jeff Elias said.

The research has been published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. Other researchers at UVA are investigating the technology’s potential to treat a wide variety of conditions, including epilepsy and breast cancer.

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