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

Medtronic receives FDA approval for Parkinson's therapy


Medtronic PLC announced Food and Drug Administration approval Wednesday to sell a deep-brain stimulation device that can treat complications from Parkinson’s disease much earlier than before.
February 17, 2016

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…
May 05, 2016

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

Surgical Options for PD


During this online presentation, Dr. Farrokhi will discuss the latest surgery options for people with Parkinson's disease, including Deep Brain Stimulation and others.
February 22, 2016

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

Watch: The brain may be able to repair itself - with help


Through treating everything from strokes to car accident traumas, neurosurgeon Jocelyne Bloch knows the brain's inability to repair itself all too well. But now, she suggests, she and her colleagues m…
December 01, 2015

A treatment for Parkinson's disease reveals a brain switch for sadness


Surgeons snaked the electrodes under the 65-year-old woman’s scalp. Thirty years of Parkinson’s disease had almost frozen her limbs. The wires, connected to a kind of pacemaker under the skin, were ai…
March 03, 2016

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