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Deep Brain Stimulation and Epilepsy

1st Edition

By Hans O. Lüders

CRC Press

384 pages | 200 B/W Illus.

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Deep brain stimulation has been used effectively for many years to treat patients suffering from Parkinson's disease. Now, neurologists and neurosurgeons are using electric pulse generators to block abnormal activity, i.e. epileptic fits. Promising research results indicate that electric pulses implanted deep in the brain can affect neurocircuitry and help stop oncoming seizures. Supplying a solid background on brain stimulation and its application to epilepsy, Deep Brain Stimulation and Epilepsy provides a historical overview, explores pathogenesis of brain stimulation, discusses animal experiments and human studies, and explores future prospects of brain stimulation for epileptic control. The editor and his team of contributors distill information drawn directly from the literature into one convenient resource.

Reviews

'This is the definitive account of the state of play of deep brain stimulation in epilepsy. It is a scholarly work, and covers the entire body of knowledge in this area, both in terms of animal and human studies. It is likely to be the definitive text in this specialised area.' - Highly Commended, Neurology Category, 2004 BMA Medical Book Competition

'This is a welcome addition for anyone interested in electrophysiology, epilepsy, and the therapeutic effects of electrical impulses.' - British Journal of Neurosurgery, Volume 102, June 2005

Table of Contents

HISTORICAL OVERVIEW: BRAIN STIMULATION AND EPILEPSY

Brain Stimulation and Epilepsy: Basic Overview and Novel Approaches, J. Lüders, I. Najm, and H.O. Lüders

PATHOGENESIS OF BRAIN STIMULATION: ANIMAL STUDIES

The Basal Ganglia: Overview, T. Subramanian

The Subthalamic Nucleus: Anatomy and Neurophysiology, T. Wichmann

Brain Stimulation and Epilepsy: Electrical Stimulus Characteristics, M.T. Rise

Electrically Excitable Nerve-elements: Excitation Sites in Peripheral and Central Stimulation, W.M. Grill

Control of Neuronal Activity by Electrical Fields: in vitro Models of Epilepsy, D.M. Durand and M. Bikson

The Nigral Control of Epilepsy: Basal Ganglia Circuitry as a Substrate for Seizure Control, K. Gale

High Frequency Direct Cortical Electrical Stimulation: An Animal Model of Induced Acute Focal Seizures, H. Shigeto, I. Najm, A. Boongird, D.R. Nair, C. Burrier, K.B. Baker, and H.O. Lüders

PATHOGENESIS OF BRAIN STIMULATION: HUMAN STUDIES

Cortico-cortical Evoked Potentials, R. Matsumoto, D.R. Nair, E. LaPresto, I. Najm, W. Bingaman, H. Shibasaki, and H.O. Lüders

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, G. Thut and A. Pascual-Leone

High Frequency Subthalamic Nucleus Stimulation, E.B. Montgomery, J.R. Gale, and K.B. Baker

Cortical Evoked Potentials from Deep Brain Stimulation, K.B. Baker and E.B. Montgomery, Jr.

EEG Recording from the Subthalamic Nucleus in Patients with Epilepsy, D.S.Dinner, S. Neme, and H.O. Lüders

EEG and the Anterior Thalamic Nucleus, B, Litt and S. Cranstoun

EFFECT OF BRAIN STIMULATION ON EPILEPTIC SEIZURES: ANIMAL EXPERIMENTS

Absence Seizures in the GAERS Model: Subthalamic Nucleus Stimulation, A.-L. Benabid, L. Vercueil, K. Bressand, M. Dematteis, A. Benazzouz, L. Minotti, and P. Kahane

Focal Limbic Seizures Induced by Kainic Acid: Effects of Bilateral Subthalamic Nucleus Stimulation, A. Pan, A. Boongird, T. Kunieda, I. Najm, and H.O. Lüders

Focal Stimulation versus Deep Brain Stimulation, T. Tanaka, K. Hashizume, A. Matsuo, T. Urino, H. Tsuda, K. Kato, A. Hodozuka, and H. Nakai

The Anterior Thalamus and the Pentylenetrazol (PTZ) Model, M.A. Mirski, D.L. Sherman, and W.C. Ziai

EFFECT OF BRAIN STIMULATION ON EPILEPTIC SEIZURES: HUMAN STUDIES

Vagal Nerve Stimulation: Surgical Techniques, W.E. Bingaman

Vagal Nerve Stimulation: Effects on Seizures, D. Labar

Therapeutic Prospects and Safety of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Epilepsy, F. Tergau and B. Steinhoff

Direct Cortical Electrical Stimulation in the Treatment of Epilepsy, D.R. Nair, R. Matsumoto, H.O. Lüders, R. Burgess, and W. Bingaman

Electical Neuromodulation of the Epileptic Focus in Caes of Temporal Lobe Seizures, F. Velasco, A.L. Velasco, M. Velasco, L. Rocha, and D. Menes

Anterior Thalamic Nucleus Stimulation: Surgical Procedure, G. Baluch

Anterior Thalamic Nucleus Stimulation: Issues in Study Design, R.S. Fisher

Surgical Procedure for Subthalamic Nucleus Stimulation, J.M. Rosenow, A. Boongrid, N.M. Boulis, A. Rezai

Subthalamic Nucleus and Substantia Nigra Pars Reticulata Stimulation: The Grenoble Experience, A.-L. Benabid, A. Koudsie, S. Chabardes, L. Vercueil, A. Benazzouz, L. Minotti, J.-F. Le Bas, P. Kahane, A. de Saint Martin, and E. Hirsch

Subthalamic Nucleus Stimulation in Patients with Intractable Epilepsy: The Cleveland Experience, S. Neme, E.B. Montgomery, Jr., A. Rezai, K. Wilson, and H.O. Lüders

BRIAN STIMULATION: FUTURE PROSPECTS

The Future of Brain Stimulation for Seizure Control, W. Heetderks

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED056000
MEDICAL / Neurology