Pallidal DBS for Dystonia

DBS for dystonia can transform quality of life. However, the impact of DBS on dystonia is highly variable.  We seek to clarify why this occurs. One focus has been the precise location of electrodes within the chosen brain target (the globus pallidus interna). Our preliminary results suggest that this has a substantial impact. Furthermore, that outcomes may be improved by employing novel patterns of stimulation to steer DBS, by relocating electrodes or by adding a second pair of electrodes.

Collaborators: University of Oxford

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