Considered the largest breakthrough in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease in the past 40 years, Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a pioneering procedure of neurology and functional neurosurgery, forging enormous change and growth within the field. The first comprehensive text devoted to this surgical therapy, Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease expertly examines all aspects of DBS from history and theory to patient evaluation, recovery, and rehabilitation.
Edited by specialists in the top-tiers of the discipline, including contributors from the pioneering Movement Disorder Group at the University of Pennsylvania, this is an indispensable companion for the entire neurological and neurosurgical community.
"This book would be a useful introduction for the novice and a good review for those more familiar with this topic." —Colin Watts (Addenbrooke's Hospital), Acta Neurochirurgica
The History of Deep Brain Stimulation. DBS: Anatomical, Physiological, and Computational Mechanisms. Indications for Subthalamic Nucleus DBS Surgery. Pre-op Assessment and Teaching. Surgical Technique for Leksell-Frame Based DBS of the Subthalamic Nucleus. Frameless Stereotaxy for Placement of Deep Brain Stimulators. Neurophysiology of the Microelectrode Track during Subthalamic Nucleus and Globus Pallidus Internus Targeting. Complications and Avoidance. Programming DBS. Medication Adjustment After DBS Surgery of the Subthalamic Nucleus. Rehabilitation after DBS. DBS of the Subthalamic Nucleus. DBS for Parkinson’s Disease. Subthalamic Nucleus DBS and Nonmotor Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease. Neuropsychology of DBS in Parkinson's Disease. Neuropsychiatric Complications and DBS in Parkinson’s Disease. Quality-of-Life Outcomes Following Stereotactic Surgery for Parkinson’s Disease. Conducting Clinical Trials of DBS in Parkinson’s Disease. Ethical Issues in DBS.