AAN 2018: Nerve stimulation device may help relieve essential tremors in the hand

Written by Rhiannon Finnie, Future Science Group

Patients who suffer with tremors in their hands, due to a condition called essential tremor, may find relief with a novel, non-invasive nerve stimulation device, according to preliminary trial results. The preliminary results are due to be presented in an abstract at the American Academy of Neurology’s 70th Annual Meeting (April 21–27, CA, USA). Essential tremor is the most common type of tremor disorder, potentially affecting the hands, head and voice, and causing problems with conducting daily activities. The abstract describes two randomized controlled studies: an in-clinic study that included 77 participants with essential tremor and an at-home study that...

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