By Gordon H. Baltuch, Matthew B. Stern

Thought of the biggest leap forward within the remedy of Parkinson’s sickness some time past forty years, Deep mind Stimulation (DBS) is a pioneering process of neurology and sensible neurosurgery, forging huge, immense switch and progress in the box. the 1st finished textual content dedicated to this surgical treatment, this resource expertly examines all features of DBS from heritage and thought to sufferer review, restoration, and rehabilitation.  Edited by way of experts within the top-tiers of the self-discipline, together with members from the pioneering move illness workforce on the college of Pennsylvania, this article is going to be an imperative better half for the total neurological and neurosurgical group. an important instrument that lucidly covers all of the crucial components of this progressive surgical process, this consultant:

  • serves as a useful source and instructing advisor for sufferer assessment and the choice of applicants for surgery
  • offers lucid descriptions of the surgical method for STN DBS placement, reviewing either body- and frameless-based approaches
  • considers the morbidity and mortality linked to the method and information thoughts for difficulty avoidance
  • discusses pre- and post-operative administration protocols, from the in depth care unit to rehabilitative settings
  • presents a scientific method of programming STN with a sequence of real-world case examples
  • broaches the tough subject of drugs adjustment within the post-DBS sufferer for superior sufferer restoration, together with illustrative case examples
  • reviews the impact of STN DBS surgical procedure on speech, stability, autonomic functionality, sleep, and weight
  • considers moral and quality-of-life matters for DBS sufferers
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