Search Results Tagged With DBS

What to Consider when Getting DBS


Have you been thinking about getting Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery? In this interactive, hour-long presentation, Dr. Farrokh Farrokhi will speak about the important things to consider when you…
September 02, 2014

Researchers Conduct Pioneering Translational Study on Immediate Antidepressant Effect of DBS


A research team at the University of Cadiz, headed by Professor Esther Berrocoso, in joint collaboration with mental health research groups of the Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Men…
February 17, 2014

Mid Stage Treatment


On-Off flucutations Treatment of motor flucutations requires additional medication with the goal of Reducing off time Increasing on time Levodopa  dosing strength can be increased, the num…
February 21, 2014

Cognition and mood predict life quality after deep-brain stimulation


Measures of cognition and depression, rather than motor outcomes, predict the quality of life (QoL) of patients undergoing subthalamic nucleus deep-brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson’s disease (PD)…
November 07, 2014

Deep Brain Stimulation


DBS is a surgical treatment option for patients that continue to have medication responsive symptoms. Although brain surgery may sound scary and does have some risks, DBS has improved the lives of tho…
July 29, 2015

Stanford Doctors Treat Parkinson's Disease Patients with Life-Changing Technology


At Stanford University Medical Center a stunning innovation is just beginning. Parkinson's disease patient Martha Gardner, 56, of San Jose strode confidently out the hospital front doors. "(It's) re…
July 08, 2014

New Children's Book, Poppo's Electric Brain, Helps Take the Fear Factor Out of Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery for Parkinson's Disease


When Jack McDonald elected to have Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery after more than a decade of watching his tremors and other symptoms get progressively worse, he saw it as a teachable moment for…
April 16, 2014



Newly diagnosed Alter Your Course. Recently Diagnosed Parkinson's Parkinson's general Navigating Life With Parkinson's Every Victory Counts Self care and Inspiration Hope Every Victor…
July 29, 2015

How Deep-Brain Stimulation Reshapes Neural Circuits in Parkinson’s Disease


UC San Francisco scientists have discovered a possible mechanism for how deep-brain stimulation (DBS), a widely used treatment for movement disorders, exerts its therapeutic effects.
April 13, 2015

Clues to How an Electric Treatment for Parkinson’s Works


Despite its clear effectiveness, scientists have struggled to understand what D.B.S. actually does to the brain. D.B.S. may counter Parkinson’s disease by liberating the brain from a devastating elect…
April 16, 2015

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