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R I Med J (2013). 2017 Jun 1;100(6):30-33.

A Comprehensive Approach to Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders.

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1
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Brown University Alpert Medical School and Movement Disorders Program, Department of Neurology, Rhode Island Hospital and Butler Hospital; member of the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute of Lifespan.
2
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery (& Neuroscience), Brown University Alpert Medical School and Director of Functional Neurosurgery, Rhode Island Hospital; member of the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute of Lifespan.

Abstract

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a well-established form of neuromodulation, used primarily for movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease (PD) and Essential Tremor (ET). The selection of patients who will benefit most from DBS depends on a team of clinicians from various disciplines, including neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, neuropsychology and rehabilitation specialists. The actual surgical procedure can take many forms. We apply a combination of multidisciplinary, team-based evaluations and intra-operative neurophysiology, test stimulation and imaging to optimize DBS therapy for individual patients. [Full article available at http://rimed.org/rimedicaljournal-2017-06.asp].

KEYWORDS:

Deep Brain Stimulation; Essential Tremor; Parkinson’s disease; movement disorders; neurosurgery

PMID:
28564666
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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