Aarhus University Hospital receives generous donation for new treatment of patients with essential tremorAUH will be the first public hospital in Scandinavia and the Nordic countries to offer new ground-breaking treatment of patients with essential tremor.
The Danish Bundgaard Foundation has made a generous donation of DKK 9 million to Aarhus University Hospital (AUH), which will make AUH the first public hospital in Scandinavia and the Nordic countries to offer new ground-breaking treatment of patients with essential tremor.
Up to 10% of all Danes above 65 years suffer from essential tremor. For some, the condition is seriously affecting their daily living and quality of life - and the condition cannot be treated with medicine or other interventions.
A new ground-breaking and minimal invasive treatment called MRgFUS (MR guided focused ultrasound) can relieve or cure the tremor of these patients.
A DKK 9 million donation from the Bundgaard Foundation has made it possible for AUH to offer this treatment as the first public hospital in Denmark and the first in Scandinavia and the Nordic Countries.
- This new treatment is a giant leap in our efforts to improve the quality of life of the most severely affected patients with essential tremor. At AUH, we have more than 25 years of experience with surgical treatment of essential tremor with deep brain stimulation. This new treatment with focused ultrasound treatment will be an important supplement and make it possible for us to treat even more patients, says Claus Thomsen, Chief Medical Officer at AUH.