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2-year study of simple SPG implant

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Not spectacular results (unless you were in the 60%), but encouraging, I think.

 

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REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - May 19, 2016) - A peer-reviewed paper* in the International Headache Society journal Cephalagia reported that cluster headache patients treated with the Pulsante® Microstimulator achieved effective pain relief for 24 months. Over 60% of patients enrolled in a follow-up of the original Pathway CH-1 study maintained their therapeutic response for two years.

 

A total of 5,956 attacks were evaluated across 33 chronic cluster headache patients in the open-label follow-up study. At two years, 45% of patients experienced acute effectiveness in â‰¥ 50% of attacks by using only the Pulsante® Microstimulator. Furthermore, 33% of patients experienced a â‰¥ 50% reduction in attack frequency versus baseline. A total of 61% of patients were acute and/or frequency responders in the long-term study.

 

The Pulsante® Microstimulator is the first electroceutical device with documented long-term effectiveness for the treatment of cluster headache. The system stimulates the sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG), which plays a critical role in cluster headache pathophysiology. The device is inserted through the gum using a minimally invasive technique that leaves no visible scars. The targeted therapy provides both pain relief from acute cluster headaches and/or a reduction in cluster headache frequency, reducing cluster headache disability.

 

* Long-term effectiveness of sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation for cluster headache: Tim P Jürgens, Mads Barloese, Arne May, Jose Miguel Láinez, Jean Schoenen, Charly Gaul, Amy M Goodman, Anthony Caparso, and Rigmor Højland Jensen, Cephalalgia, 2016. (http://www.ati-spg.com/europe/en/ati-neurostimulation-system/publications/)<<<<

 

http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/two-year-study-results-show-pulsanter-microstimulator-provides-sustained-long-term-relief-2126573.htm

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Thanks for posting CHf, at least some part of the medical community is trying to help. It's good to keep up with progress.

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