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After the Deep Brain Stimulation surgery, he improved remarkably.
Pilitsis' patients, a 44-year-old man from the Boston area who suffers from Parkinson's, recently underwent the deep brain stimulation surgery.
The BROADEN (Brodmann Area 25 Deep Brain Neuromodulation) study will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of deep brain stimulation in patients with depression for whom currently available treatments are not effective.
Procedures on the program will include restoring vision to the blind and performing deep brain stimulation to reduce the motor symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease.
Deep Brain Stimulation, a surgical procedure, is sometimes used to help reduce the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD).
However, I have Parkinson's and six years ago underwent an operation called Deep Brain Stimulation.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Deep brain stimulation of the anterior thalamic nuclei shows promise in the management of epilepsy, judging from the findings of a small pilot study, Robert Fisher, M.
But patient Jocelyn Forster, of Ponteland, Northumberland, has seen her life transformed by Deep Brain Stimulation, a method now being trialled for the first time.
Deep brain stimulation (DBS)--approved early this year for treating Parkinson's disease--may help patients find relief from tremors, rigidity, stiffness, slowness of movement, and balance problems.
However, symptoms can sometimes be treated with drugs such as L-dopa or with treatments such as deep brain stimulation, in which an electrode is implanted in the brain in order to standardize the electric current fueling the brain's different processes.
Doctors and patients say a promising third surgical option uses deep brain stimulation to dramatically reduce severe tremors.