This is a comprehensive, yet practical guide for any physician interested in this life changing therapy for patients with Parkinson's disease, tremor, dystonia or obsessive-compulsive disorders. Written by experts in the field from different world renowned institutions, this book gives a unique and comprehensive insight into the universe of deep brain stimulation. Filled with tables and colored figures, this book covers all the aspects of deep brain stimulation, including a historical review, the underlying neurophysiologic mechanism of treatment, intra-operative details from the neurosurgical and the neurophysiologic standpoint, a review of the evidence supporting the use of deep brain stimulation for each disorder, algorithms for patient selection, programming strategies, as well as troubleshooting and prospective indications. It will be useful to residents and fellows, as well as neurologists and psychiatrists already managing or looking into managing the care of patients with deep brain stimulation.
Preface; Deep Brain Stimulation: A Historical Review; Basal Ganglia Physiology & DBS for Parkinsons Disease: Introduction & Postulated Mechanisms; Basics of Neurostimulation; Deep Brain Stimulation from the Neurosurgical Standpoint; Intraoperative Microelectrode Recording for Parkinsons Disease, Essential Tremor & Dystonia; Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinsons Disease; Deep Brain Stimulation for Essential Tremor; Deep Brain Stimulation for Dystonia; Deep Brain Stimulation in Other Neurological & Psychiatric Conditions; Troubleshooting in DBS; Index.