Deep Brain Stimulation: A New Life for People with Parkinson's, Dystonia, and Essential Tremor

Deep Brain Stimulation: A New Life for People with Parkinson's, Dystonia, and Essential Tremor

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ISBN-13: 9781936303113
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 12/21/2011
Pages: 166
Sales rank: 934,035
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Kelvin L. Chou is a board-certified, fellowship-trained neurologist with expertise in Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. He has been at University of Michigan since 2007, where he is an Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery and Co-Director of the STIM (Surgical Therapies Improving Movement) program. He has also been named to the "Best Doctors in America" list.

Susan Grube is an advanced practice registered nurse who has been with the University of Michigan Department of Neurosurgery for 19 years. She has undergone specialized training in the care of patients with deep brain stimulation (DBS), and is the coordinator of the STIM (Surgical Therapies Improving Movement) program. She is a resource to those interested in learning about DBS, and to those who have been implanted with a DBS system.

Parag G. Patil is a neurosurgeon specializing in deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease, movement disorders and other conditions. He is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Co-Director of the STIM (Surgical Therapies Improving Movement) Program at UM. His research has been featured in Time magazine and on the cover of Neurosurgery.

Table of Contents

"Foreword, Joseph H. Friedman, MD
1. A Little History on Deep Brain Stimulation
2. How Does DBS Work and What Can It Do for Me?
3. Do I Qualify for Surgery?
4. Choosing the Health Care Team that Is Right for You
5. Your Social Support Network-Family and Friends
6. How to Prepare for the Big Day
7. What Should I Expect during the Surgery?
8. I Had the Surgery. Now What?
9. Taking Care of Your DBS System and Other Precautions
10. Stimulator Battery Maintenance and Checkups
11. My Symptoms Are Not Under Control-Troubleshooting Your System
12. Health Risks and Possible Complications in Surgery
13. Long-Term Clinical and Side Effects
14. Frequently Asked Questions
Appendices
A. Glossary of Terms
B. Support Organizations
C. List of Commonly Prescribed Medications
Index"

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Clear, thorough explanations.