The past decade has seen surging interest in deep brain stimulation for dystonias and Tourette syndrome in pediatric patients. A team of experts review the potential and remaining hurdles for pediatric DBS.
Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute investigators are hoping that deep brain stimulation (DBS) will prove effective in helping patients regain motor function lost to a stroke.
An expert panel at Cleveland Clinic’s Medical Innovation Summit explores lessons from the failed controlled trials of DBS for depression — and the striking reasons for continued interest in this approach.
Can deep brain stimulation help ease motor and psychiatric symptoms of Huntington’s disease?
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A preclinical investigation by Cleveland Clinic demonstrates the potential of deep brain stimulation to aid the brain’s formation of new neural connections during stroke recovery.
Many factors contribute to the sensation we call pain. A new study is the first to address the emotional component of thalamic pain using deep-brain stimulation.
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) with real time intraoperative MRI lets surgeons assess lead location with anatomic landmarks instead of the microelectrode recording used during awake surgery. The intraoperative imaging allows DBS surgery to be done under general anesthesia, without patients needing to be awake for physiological measurements. Early Cleveland Clinic experience shows DBS leads implanted using intraoperative MRI varied only modestly from target placement, within expected error ranges.