News from China and Africa, April 12th April 11th is World Parkinson’s Day. Director Ling Zhipei sat in a Beijing studio. Relying on 5G technology, he successfully operated the implantation of a Parkinson’s disease brain pacemaker in Sanya, Hainan. .
During the operation, after the doctors and nurses in Sanya completed the preparations for the operation, Director Ling Zhipei took over the operation in Beijing. Through the 5G signal, the rotation of the motor and the confirmation of the signal can be accurately performed. Eventually the operation was successfully completed.
It is understood that since 5G technology has been widely used, 5G+ medical treatment is considered to be one of the most valuable and promising applications, and the remote Parkinson’s disease brain pacemaker implantation led by Director Ling Zhipei is an excellent representative case. .
Data show that Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disease, which is more common in the elderly. The average age of onset is about 60 years old. Parkinson’s disease is less common in young people under 40 years of age. The prevalence of PD in people over 65 years old in my country is about 1.7%. Most patients with Parkinson’s disease are sporadic, and less than 10% of patients have a family history. The most important pathological change of Parkinson’s disease is the degeneration and death of dopamine (DA) neurons in the substantia nigra of the midbrain, which causes a significant decrease in DA content in the striatum and causes disease. The exact cause of this pathological change is still unclear. Genetic factors, environmental factors, aging, oxidative stress, etc. may be involved in the degeneration and death of PD dopaminergic neurons. On May 11, 2018, the National Health Commission and other five departments jointly formulated the “First Batch of Rare Disease Catalog”, and White Parkinson’s disease was included in it.