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Considered the largest breakthrough in the treatment of ParkinsonвЂ™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, this source expertly examines all aspects of DBS from history and theory to patient evaluation, recovery, and rehabilitation.В Edited by specialists in the top-tiers of the discipline, including contributors from the pioneering Movement Disorder Group at the University of Pennsylvania, this text will be an indispensable companion for the entire neurological and neurosurgical community. An essential tool that lucidly covers all the essential elements of this revolutionary surgical technique, this guide: serves as an invaluable resource and teaching guide for patient evaluation and the selection of candidates for surgeryoffers lucid descriptions of the surgical technique for STN DBS placement, reviewing both frame- and frameless-based approachesconsiders the morbidity and mortality associated with the procedure and details strategies for complication avoidancediscusses pre- and post-operative management protocols, from the intensive care unit to rehabilitative settingspresents a systematic approach to programming STN with a series of real-world case examplesbroaches the difficult topic of medication adjustment in the post-DBS patient for enhanced patient recovery, including illustrative case examplesreviews the effect of STN DBS surgery on speech, balance, autonomic function, sleep, and weightconsiders ethical and quality-of-life issues for DBS patients
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