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Podcast: Anderson Deep Brain Stimulation and Movement ...

Neurosurgeon W. Stanley Anderson, M.D., discusses medical therapies and surgical option ...

Date: 05/24/2011

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Neurosurgeon W. Stanley Anderson, M.D., discusses medical therapies and surgical option (deep brain stimulation) for movement disorders including dystonia and Parkinson's.

Program Notes:

0:11  Treatment for a movement disorder
0:35  Dystonia is awkward postures that can result in pain
1:41  Many models for what goes wrong in the brain
2:14  When you see Parkinson’s patients
3:01  Medicines aren’t working can do surgery
3:37  Hyperactive area in the brain but electrical stimulation quiets
4:39  Can also use in some cases of essential tremor
5:10  Test electrodes during surgery
6:10  Travel under the skin and behind the ear
7:05  We would wait but now may do earlier
8:07  Getting a consult with a specialist important
9:01  Might be useful in other brain conditions
9:38  End

 

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