deep brain stimulation


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stimulation

 [stim″u-la´shun]
the act or process of stimulating; the condition of being stimulated; see also promotion and enhancement.
cognitive stimulation in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as promotion of awareness and comprehension of surroundings by utilization of planned stimuli.
cutaneous stimulation in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as stimulation of the skin and underlying tissues for the purpose of decreasing undesirable signs and symptoms such as pain, muscle spasm, or inflammation.
deep brain stimulation (DBS) patient-controlled, continuous, high-frequency electrical stimulation of a specific area of the brain by means of an implanted electrode, which is controlled by a battery implanted just below the clavicle. The electrical signals block those signals from the brain causing tremors and some other related problems such as occur in Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, and dystonia.
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transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (transcutaneous neural stimulation) see transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation.

deep brain stimulation

functional neurosurgery in which stimulating electrodes are placed in the basal ganglia for management of movement disorders, including Parkinson disease, dystonia, and tremor.

deep brain stimulation (DBS)

patient-controlled, continuous, high-frequency electrical stimulation of a specific area of the brain by means of an implanted electrode, which is controlled by a battery implanted just below the clavicle. The electrical signals block those signals from the brain causing tremors and some other related problems, such as occur in Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, and dystonia.

deep brain stimulation

Neurostimulation therapy for managing essential tremors and tremors of Parkinson's disease, which delivers impulses via an implanted electrical lead (the Activa system) that blocks or overrides tremor signals from the brain.

deep brain stimulation

Alternating current stimulation at a frequency of 130 to 185 Hz by way of electrodes stereotaxically placed deeply in various parts of the brain. The electrodes are connected to an implanted neurostimulator. The treatment has been found useful in severe refractory depression, severe tremor in Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, primary dystonia and cluster headaches in which more conventional treatment has failed and the risks are considered wthically justified.
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The deep brain stimulation implant is similar to a cardiac pacemaker device with the exception that the pacemaker wires are implanted in the brain rather than the heart.
Deep brain stimulation is a treatment often recommended for patients who no longer respond well to Parkinson's medication alone.
Deep brain stimulation (DBS), already shown to be an effective therapy for Parkinson's disease and essential tremor, may hold promise for treatment of geriatric psychiatric disorders, Dr.
Complete data on 230 of 255 patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease showed that motor functioning at 6 months, based on blinded ratings, improved 36% over baseline with deep brain stimulation (DBS), but only 5% with the best medical therapy (BMT), Frances M.
I am calling on HCW to reinstate funding for deep brain stimulation so that Parkinson's sufferers in Wales are able to receive a treatment which has been recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence for its cost effectiveness.
She told him in a letter: "The main problem here is that the Health Commission Wales are refusing to fund deep brain stimulation for any patient.
The brain pacemaker, similar to a cardiac pacemaker device, consists of thin electrical wires that can be surgically implanted into the patients' frontal lobes of the brains via deep brain stimulation, Health News reported.
Deep brain stimulation is a neurosurgical procedure involving the implantation of a medical device called a neurostimulator, which sends electrical impulses through implanted electrodes to specific targets in the brain for the treatment of movement and neuropsychiatric disorders.
USA], Dec 22 (ANI): According to a study, a treatment called deep brain stimulation (DBS) is linked to longer survival for Parkinson's patients.
M2 PHARMA-December 12, 2017-Boston Scientific Corporation passes US FDA approval for the Vercise Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System to treat Parkinson's disease