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Deep Brain Stimulation Relieves Patient’s OCD Symptoms

July 20, 2015 | Thomasine Williams of Sherwood was constantly washing her hands and arranging and rearranging items. She was unable to go anywhere in public without taking a towel to sit on. She balked at opening doors and using silverware at restaurants.

By | July 20th, 2015|Featured, Medical News|0 Comments

UAMS to Host Forum on Parkinson’s disease April 4

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is hosting a forum for all members of the public, including those living with Parkinson’s disease, their family members, doctors, nurses, other health care professionals and those interested in knowing more about the disease. The event will feature experts discussing the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

By | April 3rd, 2015|Media Contact - Taylor/Caldwell, UAMS News|0 Comments

Patients Find Relief from Chronic Pain through New Device

Aug. 15, 2014 | Chronic pain had diminished the lives of both Steve Moore and Tony Yocom. Protégé, a new neurostimulation system implanted during surgery at UAMS, has given some of that life back.

By | August 15th, 2014|UAMS News, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Neurosurgeon First in Arkansas to Implant New Spinal Cord Stimulation Device to Alleviate Chronic Pain

LITTLE ROCK – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Erika Petersen, M.D., recently became the first neurosurgeon in Arkansas to implant in a patient the Protégé IPG device, the world’s first and only neurostimulation system that can be updated through software rather than surgery.

By | August 14th, 2014|Media Contact - Peel/Dupins, UAMS News|0 Comments