TPS now also available in Munich/Germany: private practice Schleicher & Brückl treats Alzheimer's patients with NEUROLITH
Alzheimer's patients now also have access to Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS®) in Munich – one of the leading medical cities in Germany. In July 2021, a NEUROLITH® system was installed in the private practice Schleicher & Brückl. It is the first NEUROLITH® in the capital of Bavaria, the largest German state.
Dr Peter Schleicher, who runs the practice together with his daughter, has been a convinced shock wave user for many years. Based on the available studies and previous treatment results, he has now also included TPS®, which is also based on shock waves, in his range of therapies.
As a result of the installation in Munich, Alzheimer's patients and their relatives now have access to 10 TPS® treatment centres in Germany.
About TPS® treatment
In 2018, Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS®) with the NEUROLITH® system was the first, and hitherto only, procedure of its kind to obtain market authorization for the »treatment of the central nervous system of patients with Alzheimer’s disease«. TPS® can stimulate deep cerebral regions, reaching as much as 8 cm into the brain.
Studies conducted at the University of Vienna under the direction of Prof. Dr Roland Beisteiner demonstrated a significant increase in brain activity in the CERAD test and a decrease in the Becks Depression Index in patients with mild to moderate dementia.1 In addition, a significant correlation between neuropsychological improvement and cortical thickness increase in AD-critical brain areas was found after TPS® treatment.2 In an ongoing study, Professor Beisteiner is investigating the effect of TPS® therapy on the course of the disease in patients with Parkinson's.
1. Beisteiner R, Matt E, Fan C, Baldysiak H, Schönfeld M, Philippi Novak T, Amini A, Aslan T, Reinecke R, Lehrner J, Weber A, Reime U, Goldenstedt C, Marlinghaus E, Hallett M, Lohse-Busch H. Transcranial Pulse Stimulation with Ultrasound in Alzheimer's Disease-A New Navigated Focal Brain Therapy. Adv Sci (Weinh). 2019 Dec 23;7(3):1902583. doi: 10.1002/advs.201902583. PMID: 32042569; PMCID: PMC7001626.
2. Popescu T, Pernet C, Beisteiner R. Transcranial ultrasound pulse stimulation reduces cortical atrophy in Alzheimer's patients: A follow-up study. Alzheimers Dement (N Y). 2021 Feb 25;7(1):e12121. doi: 10.1002/trc2.12121. PMID: 33681449; PMCID: PMC7906128.