Gail A Kang2
Jill L Ostrem2
Shoichi Shimamoto1
2Gail A Kang
2Jill L Ostrem
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OBJECT Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the globus pallidus internus (GPI) is a promising new procedure for the treatment of dystonia. The authors describe their technical approach for placing electrodes into the GPI in awake patients with dystonia, including methodology for electrophysiological mapping of the GPI in the dystonic state, clinical outcomes and(More)
BACKGROUND Deep brain stimulator (DBS) implantation has been shown to be effective in the treatment of various movement disorders including Parkinson's disease, essential tremor and dystonia. However, there is limited information regarding the potential use of DBS in Huntington's disease (HD). In this study, the authors present their findings on the(More)
Chorea is the predominant motor manifestation in the early symptomatic phase of adult onset Huntington's disease (HD). Pathologically, this stage is marked by differential loss of striatal neurons contributing to the indirect pathway. This pattern of neuronal loss predicts decreased neuronal firing rates in GPi and increased firing rates in GPe, the(More)
This paper presents a discrete-event simulation model used to explore various possibilities for improving the training continuum at the Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School. The goal of the analysis is to reduce the average waiting time experienced by Marines as they wait for their formal training to commence. Results show that the implementation(More)
BACKGROUND The results from thalamic deep brain stimulation (DBS) for atypical tremor syndromes including tremor from multiple sclerosis (MS) and stroke are often disappointing. Three recent case reports have suggested that simultaneous stimulation of multiple thalamic targets can result in sustained improvement in such cases. METHODS We analyzed the(More)
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