March is Essential Tremor awareness month in the US. To support this initiative in the UK there will be an Essential Tremor awareness/information day to present information, give tips and advice, & try to answer any questions you may have.
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (USA) invited experts in ET and related fields to discuss current knowledge, controversies, and gaps in our understanding of ET and to develop recommendations for future research.
Stereotactic radiosurgery is an important non-invasive treatment for contralateral tremor relief and control in elderly and those considered high risk for deep-brain stimulation (DBS) and radiofrequency thalamotomy (RFT). Previous studies of gamma knife thalamotomy (GKT) for tremor indicate a clinical improvement in the range of 60-90%. The purpose of this study is to further analyze the safety and effectiveness of GKT for a large cohort of patients afflicted with tremor.