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DBS Therapy for Parkinson’s disease: Current-controlled DBS vs. Voltage-Controlled DBS

Lepmkal, S.F., Johnson, M.D., Miocinovic, S., Vitek, J.L., McIntyre, C.C. (2010) DBS Therapy for Parkinson’s disease: Current-controlled DBS vs. Voltage-Controlled DBS , 121(12): 2128-2133.

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a surgical treatment used to relieve some of the most debilitating symptoms of advanced Parkinson’s disease (PD). The treatment helps to control motor symptoms of PD using a surgically implanted DBS medical system, a device that sends electrical stimulation through electrodes (metal conductors) to specific parts of the brain that control movement. Currently, two types of DBS systems are available for DBS therapy: Voltage-controlled (VC) systems and Current-controlled (CC) systems.  Click here to download a PDF of this review.

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