Neuromodulation devices nowadays

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R. E. Rizea
Karina Lidia Gheorghita
Gh. David
A. V. Ciurea

Abstract

Introduction. Neuromodulation devices have known a great progress in the past years being used in treatment of drug resistant neurological diseases such as epilepsies and migraines. A neuromodulation device can stimulate profound or superficial neural pathways in order to balance chronic drug-resistant disorders that involve disturbances of cellular electrical potentials.


Material. Cranial neuromodulation devices implants used until now usually determined skull irregularities, implant site infection, resorption of the bone flap or osteomyelitis. In order to solve these problems, it was needed a customized cranial implant that integrates the neuromodulation device. We report the first description of a fully integrated neuromodulation device within a customized cranial implant, publicised in 2018 by Gordon et al., that demonstrates the utility of a computerized neurostimulation device combined with clear custom-designed cranial implant.


Conclusion. The new approach of neurotechnology confines a better solution for neuroimplants devices with less follow-up complications and great patient’s satisfaction.

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Rizea, R., Gheorghita, K., David, G., & Ciurea, A. (2019). Neuromodulation devices nowadays. Romanian Neurosurgery, 33(1), 31-33. https://doi.org/10.33962/roneuro-2019-005
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Author Biographies

R. E. Rizea

Neurosurgery Department, “Bagdasar-Arseni” Emergency Neurosurgery Hospital, Bucharest, Romania
“Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania

Karina Lidia Gheorghita

“Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania

Gh. David

Neurosurgery Department, “Regina Maria” Military Hospital, Brasov, Romania

A. V. Ciurea

Neurosurgery Department, Sanador Hospital, Bucharest, Romania