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Boston Scientific Begins Patient Enrollment in U.S. Clinical Trial of Vercise™ DBS for Parkinson’s Disease, Presents EU Data

Boston Scientific announced today the first implantation of its Vercise™ DBS System as part of the INTREPID clinical trial. INTREPID is a prospective, multi-center, double-blinded, randomized, controlled study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of motor function and overall quality of life in patients with the Vercise DBS System for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. 

 
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Implantabe Preterm Labor Monitor

Not new, but recently came across while researching some information about related devices… The NASA Tech Briefs of May 1999 described a device that telemeters pressure changes to detect intrauterine contractions.  According to the brief: A biotelemetric system for monitoring key physiological parameters of a fetus and its uterine environment is undergoing development. The main

 
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