Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease

1st Edition

Gordon H. Baltuch, Matthew B. Stern

CRC Press
Published March 19, 2007
Reference - 372 Pages - 5 Color & 22 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780849370199 - CAT# DK7019
Series: Neurological Disease and Therapy


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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.


  • Serves as an invaluable resource and teaching guide for patient evaluation and the selection of candidates for surgery
  • Describes the surgical technique for DBS placement, reviewing both frame- and frameless-based approaches
  • Considers the morbidity and mortality associated with the procedure and details strategies for complication avoidance
  • Discusses pre- and post-operative management protocols, from the intensive care unit to rehabilitative settings
  • Outlines medication adjustment in the post-DBS patient for enhanced patient recovery, including illustrative case examples  
  • Reviews the effects of DBS surgery on speech, balance, autonomic function, sleep, and weight
  • Considers ethical and quality-of-life issues for DBS patients

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.

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