John Honeycutt

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Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been used for the treatment of tremor and dystonia in adults since 1997. With more than 50,000 treated adults, it has become part of the standard care for pharmacoresistant tremor, Parkinson disease, and dystonias. Dystonias are a heterogeneous group of disorders with intrinsic (genetic) and extrinsic etiologic factors. In(More)
BACKGROUND Cerebral palsy is the most common cause of pediatric-onset dystonia. Deep brain stimulation is gaining acceptance for treating dystonias in children. There is minimal reported experience regarding the efficacy of deep brain stimulation in cerebral palsy. METHODS Fourteen patients, including 8 younger than 16 years, received bilateral implants(More)
The authors compared the outcomes of 17 children aged 7 to 15 years with DYT1 dystonia or cerebral palsy following deep brain stimulation. While patients with cerebral palsy presented with significantly greater motor disability than the DYT1 cohort at baseline, both groups demonstrated improvement at 1 year (cerebral palsy = 24%; DYT1 = 6%). The group as a(More)
Epilepsy is the third most common cause of neurologic disability. The disease carries a 15 prevalence and a 3.5% lifetime risk. Seventy percent of patients can achieve good seizure control with medication. The remaining 30%, some 360,000 people across the United States, have intractable epilepsy and would benefit from evaluation at an epilepsy specialty(More)
The authors report on the development of an anterior cerebral artery pseudoaneurysm that hemorrhaged after monopolar coagulation for a ventricular catheter lodged in the interhemispheric fissure. After observing this complication, the authors developed a simple bench test that can be performed by any neurosurgeon to determine the safest coagulation(More)
Object: The proper functioning of shunt valves in vivo is dependent on many factors, including the valve itself, the antisiphon device (if included), patency of inlet and outlet tubing and location of the valve. Two general categories of shunt valves are available today, the differential-pressure valve (with or without antisiphon device) and the(More)
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