Adrian Upton, McMaster University

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Medicine Professor Hamilton, Ontario uptona@hhsc.ca Office: (905) 521-2100 ext. 76372

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Dr. Upton's research has ranged from cardioversion, diagnosis of herpes encephalitis, motor unit counting, the double crush syndrome, control of tremor with primidone, the new evoked potentials, neurostimulation for Parkinson’s disease (1970’s), epilepsy (1970’s) and movement disorders. Over 27 y...

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Dr. Upton's research has ranged from cardioversion, diagnosis of herpes encephalitis, motor unit counting, the double crush syndrome, control of tremor with primidone, the new evoked potentials, neurostimulation for Parkinson’s disease (1970’s), epilepsy (1970’s) and movement disorders. Over 27 years, he has pioneered the use of new forms of neurostimulation (cerebellar, thalamic, vagal), culminating in the receipt of a number of patents on new pacemakers for the brain, involving responsive stimulation that corrects abnormal electrical activity in epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, movement disorders, migraine, and pain. These new pacemakers will respond to abnormal signs in the brain and then inhibit or control those signals to prevent clinical symptoms. He is using Transcutaneous Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for migraines and other disorders.

He has been chairman of international meetings on neurostimulation (Monaco, Nice) in 1984, 1986, 1988 and 1990 and he has been on the Editorial Board of Pace and a reviewer for numerous journals including The Lancet, Pace, The Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry and Gastroenterology. He has been a consultant to NASA, to the Mann Foundation and to Government agencies.

Dr. Upton has over 400 publications and over 120 peer-reviewed articles. He has been co-author of 6 books and has made over 374 invited presentations around the world.



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