Twenty Things to Know about Deep Brain Stimulation

Paperback | February 19, 2015

byErwin B. Montgomery

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Twenty Things to Know About Deep Brain Stimulation is an extensive and in-depth critical analysis of the field of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) from what many may consider a revolutionary perspective. This book demonstrates the unique nature and incredible promise of DBS and shows how it isunparalleled as a therapeutic intervention. Dr. Montgomery provides an epistemic analysis of the presuppositions, assumptions and fallacies underlying current clinical understanding of DBS as well as the physiology and pathophysiology affected by DBS. Reviews of the safety and efficacy for a numberof conditions, patient selections and issues in the post-operative management are also included. Given the revolutionary potential and the complexity of DBS in an ever changing healthcare delivery context, the ethics of DBS are discussed in detail.

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Twenty Things to Know About Deep Brain Stimulation is an extensive and in-depth critical analysis of the field of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) from what many may consider a revolutionary perspective. This book demonstrates the unique nature and incredible promise of DBS and shows how it isunparalleled as a therapeutic intervention. Dr....

Erwin B. Montgomery is Medical Director, Greenville Neuromodulation Center, and The Greenville Neuromodulation Scholar in Neuroscience and Philosophy at Thiel College Greenville, PA.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9.21 × 6.3 × 0.71 inPublished:February 19, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199338825

ISBN - 13:9780199338825

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Table of Contents

1. What is Deep Brain Stimulation?2. Why DBS?3. DBS is Effective for Patients with Parkinson's Disease4. Identifying the Least Acceptable Deep Brain Stimulation Candidates Among Patients with Parkinson's Disease5. Post-operative management of patients with Parkinson disease6. DBS is safe and effective for Essential tremor7. Identifying the Least Acceptable Deep Brain Stimulation Candidates Among Patients with Essential Tremor8. Post-operative Care for Essential Tremor9. DBS Is Safe and Effective for Patients with Dystonia10. Identifying the least acceptable DBS Candidates Among Patients with Dystonia11. Post-operative Management of Patients with Dystonia12. Deep Brain Stimulation is Safe and Effective for Tourette's Syndrome13. Identifying the Least Acceptable DBS Candidates Among Patients with Tourette's Syndrome14. Deep Brain Stimulation for Cerebellar Outflow Tremor15. Deep Brain Stimulation for Hyperkinetic Disorders16. DBS Is Safe and Effective for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder17. Could DBS be effective in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder18. Deep Brain Stimulation and Insights to Pathophysiology and Physiology19. Ethical issues of DBS20. The Future of Deep Brain Stimulation