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Deep Brain Stimulation Summary

Description: Therapy for MOVEMENT DISORDERS, especially PARKINSON DISEASE, that applies electricity via stereotactic implantation of ELECTRODES in specific areas of the BRAIN such as the THALAMUS. The electrodes are attached to a neurostimulator placed subcutaneously.

Also Known As: Electrical Stimulation of the Brain; Brain Stimulations, Deep; Deep Brain Stimulations; Stimulation, Deep Brain; Stimulations, Deep Brain; Brain Stimulation, Deep

Networked: 4247 relevant articles (554 outcomes, 394 trials/studies) for this Therapy

Key Diseases for which Deep Brain Stimulation is Relevant

  1. Parkinson Disease (Parkinson's Disease) : 247 outcomes 182 studies in 2051 results
  2. Dystonia (Limb Dystonia) : 81 outcomes 29 studies in 444 results
  3. Tremor (Tremors) : 57 outcomes 20 studies in 368 results
  4. Movement Disorders (Movement Disorder) : 52 outcomes 18 studies in 415 results
  5. Essential Tremor (Essential Tremors) : 36 outcomes 9 studies in 255 results
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Drugs Related to Deep Brain Stimulation

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  2. Apomorphine
  3. Botulinum Toxins (Botulinum Toxin)
  4. Dopamine (Intropin)
  5. Carbon Monoxide
  6. Prostaglandins D (PGD)
  7. Hydrogel
  8. Sympatholytics
  9. Polyethylene Glycols (Polyethylene Glycol)
  10. Neurotransmitter Agents (Neurotransmitter)
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Therapies Related to Deep Brain Stimulation

  1. Electrodes (Electrode)
  2. Pallidotomy
  3. Microelectrodes
  4. Vagus Nerve Stimulation
  5. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
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