Tag: Parkinsons

Local Field Potentials: What Do They Mean?

The drunkard looking for his wallet that he lost up the road was asked why look beneath the street lamp.  He replied, “The light is better.” Local Field Potentials (LFPs) have gotten a great deal of press in the literature related to the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease and to Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS).  For example, […]

Deep Brain Stimulation is a Screw, Not a Nail

Professor – Abraham Maslow said “When all you have is a hammer, the whole world looks like a nail” Student – What if the world is a screw? Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is arguably the most effective treatment for many neurological and psychiatric disorders. In disorders in which DBS has been applied, DBS is better […]

Helpful Hints at the Time of DBS Lead Implantation

It is the little things that usually get you and they are the hardest to anticipate. While I am not a neurosurgeon, it appears to me that Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) lead implantation surgery has a lot of moving parts, any one of which can go wrong. One of the best descriptions of the surgery […]