ISBN : 9780199338825
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 is unparalleled 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 number of 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.
Chapter 1 What is Deep Brain Stimulation?
Chapter 2 Why Deep Brain Stimulation?
Chapter 3 Deep Brain Stimulation is Effective for Patients with Parkinsons Disease
Chapter 4 Identifying the Least Acceptable Deep Brain Stimulation Candidates Among Patients with Parkinson's Disease
Chapter 5 Post-operative Management of Patients with Parkinson disease
Chapter 6 Deep Brain Stimulation is Safe and Effective for Esssential Tremor
Chapter 7 Identifying the Least Acceptable Deep Brain Stimulation Candidates Among Patients with Essential Tremor
Chapter 8 Postoperative Care for Essential Tremor
Chapter 9 Deep Brain Stimulation Is Safe and Effective for Patients with Dystonia
Chapter 10 Identifying the Least Acceptable Deep Brain Stimulation Candidates Among Patients with Dystonia
Chapter 11 Post-operative Management of Patients with Dystonia
Chapter 12 Deep Brain Stimulation is Safe and Effective for Tourette's Syndrome
Chapter 13 Identifying the Least Acceptable Deep Brain Stimulation Candidates Among Patients with Tourette's Syndrome
Chapter 14 Deep Brain Stimulation for Cerebellar Outflow Tremor
Chapter 15 Deep Brain Stimulation for Hyperkinetic Disorders
Chapter 16 DBS Is Safe and Effective for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Chapter 17 Could Deep Brain Stimulation be effective in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Chapter 18 Deep Brain Stimulation and Insights to Pathophysiology and Physiology
Chapter 19 Ethical issues of Deep Brain Simulation
Chapter 20 The Future of Deep Brain Stimulation