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Mov Disord. 2002;17 Suppl 3:S181-7.

Introduction to the programming of deep brain stimulators.

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  • 1Department of Neurology, Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel, Germany. j.volkmann@neurologie.uni-kiel.de

Abstract

The clinical success of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for treating Parkinson's disease, tremor, or dystonia critically depends on the quality of postoperative neurologic management. Movement disorder specialists becoming involved with this therapy need to acquire new skills to optimally adapt stimulation parameters and medication after implantation of a DBS system. In clinical practice, the infinite number of possible parameter settings in DBS can be reduced to few relevant combinations. In this article, the authors describe a general scheme of selecting stimulation parameters in DBS and provide clinical and neurophysiological arguments for such a standardized algorithm. They also describe noninvasive technical trouble shooting by using programming features of the commercially available neurostimulation devices.

Copyright 2002 Movement Disorder Society

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