A new non-surgical approach for deep-brain stimulation
Congratulations Drs. Gunduz and Okun on the publication of “A new non-surgical approach for deep-brain stimulation” in The Lancet Neurology’s June 28th edition.
Although deep brain stimulation (DBS) can provide meaningful improvement in appropriately selected patients with movement disorders, the procedure is not risk free, and highly trained comprehensive management teams are required for patient screening, surgery, and postoperative management. To date, non-invasive strategies to replicate the therapeutic benefits of DBS have been limited to ablative high-intensity focused ultrasound. Grossman and colleagues now describe a non-surgical method for DBS by use of oscillating electric fields and temporal interference.