Deep brain stimulation: indications and evidence.

  title={Deep brain stimulation: indications and evidence.},
  author={Erlick A. C. Pereira and Alexander L. Green and Dipankar Nandi and Tipu Z. Aziz},
  journal={Expert review of medical devices},
  volume={4 5},
Deep brain stimulation is a minimally invasive targeted neurosurgical intervention that enables structures deep in the brain to be stimulated electrically by an implanted pacemaker. It has become the treatment of choice for Parkinson's disease, refractory to, or complicated by, drug therapy. Its efficacy has been demonstrated robustly by randomized, controlled clinical trials, with multiple novel brain targets having been discovered in the last 20 years. Multifarious clinical indications for… CONTINUE READING