Search Results Tagged With Deep Brain Stimulation

This month, a brain surgery will be broadcast on live TV for the first time ever


On Oct. 25, the National Geographic Channel will broadcast the actual brain surgery of an actual patient on live TV. The two-hour show, appropriately called "Brain Surgery Live," is in partnership wit…
October 07, 2015

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

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

How can I alert medical providers that I have DBS in an emergency? Can mammogram be done?


It is important that your medical provider be aware that you have DBS since there are some procedures that can not be performed if you have DBS.
April 13, 2013

More Benefits Found In Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s


While it is well-recognized that deep brain stimulation (DBS) improves motor symptoms of patients with early and advanced Parkinson’s disease (PD), new research finds that DBS also reduces the number …
June 26, 2014

Colorado Neurosurgeon Offers New Technique for PD


For Parkinson's disease patients struggling to control tremors, stiffness and abnormal movements, a surgical procedure called deep brain stimulation has provided relief — and a new technique, recently…
September 29, 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

Does DBS affect speech?


DBS treats movement symptoms of Parkinson’s specifically tremor, dystonia motor offs and dyskinesia.
May 22, 2012

Leading the life of malicious whimsy


A friend who underwent successful ​Deep Brain Stimulation surgery told me that now, with major motor problems sidelined, she was free to savor “the finer miseries of Parkinson’s.” Among these finer mi…
October 09, 2015

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