An international survey of deep brain stimulation procedural steps.

@article{Abosch2013AnIS,
  title={An international survey of deep brain stimulation procedural steps.},
  author={Aviva Abosch and Lars Timmermann and Sylvia Bartley and Hans Guido Rietkerk and Donald M. Whiting and Patrick J. Connolly and David Lanctin and Marwan I. Hariz},
  journal={Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={91 1},
  pages={1-11}
}
BACKGROUND Deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery is standard of care for the treatment of certain movement disorders. OBJECTIVE We sought to characterize the spectrum of steps performed in DBS surgery, at centers around the world where this surgery is performed. METHODS We identified the main steps in DBS surgery workflow and grouped these 19 steps into 3 phases (preoperative, operative, and postoperative). A survey tool, informed by a pilot survey, was administered internationally by… CONTINUE READING
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