Raja Mehanna’s Deep Brain Stimulation (in PDF) is a comprehensive, yet practical guide in PDF form for any physician interested in this life changing therapy for patients with Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, tremor or obsessive-compulsive disorders.
Written by experts in the field from different world renowned institutions, this book gives a unique and comprehensive insight into the universe of deep brain stimulation.
Deep Brain Stimulation (PDF) – eBook
Filled with colored figures and tables, this ebook covers all the aspects of deep brain stimulation, including a historical review, the underlying neurophysiologic mechanism of treatment, intra-operative details from the neurosurgical and the neurophysiologic standpoint, a review of the evidence supporting the use of deep brain stimulation for each disorder, algorithms for patient selection, programming strategies, as well as troubleshooting and prospective indications. It will be useful to residents and fellows, as well as neurologists and psychiatrists already managing or looking into managing the care of patients with deep brain stimulation.
“This ebook on Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is timely as the use of this technology is rapidly expanding beyond the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, tremor, dystonia, Tourette syndrome and other movement disorders to a broad variety of other neurologic and psychiatric conditions. This growth in the number of therapeutic indications for DBS has been accompanied by remarkable advances in neuroimaging, surgical techniques, and DBS-related technology that have made this form of therapy even more effective and safer. Dr. Mehanna should be congratulated on assembling a team of experts who provide authoritative reviews of the various topics.” — Professor Joseph Jankovic, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
“Deep brain stimulation is a rapidly developing field. It is now an integral part of the management of patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease and essential tremors. Deep brain stimulation has also been approved by the FDA under a humanitarian device exemption for the management of generalized dystonia and torticollis as well as some severe forms of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Research in this field is very active in both the development of new devices and in finding new clinical applications. Dr. Mehanna, an expert in deep brain stimulation in movement disorders, has organized a strong group of collaborators to present updated and novel perspectives in this field.” — Andre G. Machado, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Director of the Center for Neurological Restoration, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Houston, Texas, USA