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Neurotrophic Factor Infusion System for the Treatment of Pain

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000012306D
Publication Date: 2003-Apr-29

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Inventors:
Todd K. Whitehurst Kerry Bradley [+details]
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Abstract

An implantable system infuses neurotrophic factors, such as glial-cell-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) or brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and delivers electrical stimulation which may be applied together, concurrently or asynchronously, to provide immediate and long-term relief of chronic pain. In particular, the stimulation provides immediate paresthesia and the neurotrophic factor can stop the progression of long-term damage to neural tissue, as well as facilitate neural tissue repair.