Congratulations to Drs. Wei Hu, Aparna Wagle Shukla, Leonardo Almeida, and Michael Okun on the publication of “Variable frequency stimulation of subthalamic nucleus in Parkinson’s disease: Rationale and hypothesis.” in the March issue of 2017 of Parkinsonism & Related Disorders.
- Movement disorders are related with abnormal oscillations at different frequencies.
- Frequency is an important characteristic in brain stimulation therapies.
- High frequency stimulation only benefits certain motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease, while low frequency stimulation provides other selective symptomatic benefit.
- Unlike a traditional fixed frequency stimulation method, a new pattern of variable frequency stimulation is proposed.