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Deep Brain Stimulation

UF Health first in U.S. to implant new, advanced deep brain stimulation system

An advanced deep brain stimulation system that can more precisely target motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders has been implanted in a patient by University of Florida Health neurosurgeons and neurologists. It’s a first in the United States for the newly FDA-approved technology.   Read more……

Double blind randomized controlled trial of deep brain stimulation for obsessive-compulsive disorder: Clinical trial design

Congratulations to Drs. Foote and Okun on the publication of “Double blind randomized controlled trial of deep brain stimulation for obsessive-compulsive disorder: Clinical trial design,” in the latest edition of Contemporary Clinical Trials Communication. Abstract Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), a leading cause of disability, affects ∼1–2% of the…

Pallidal Connectivity Profiling of Stimulation‐Induced Dyskinesia in Parkinson’s Disease

Congratulations Takashi Tsuboi, Adolfo Ramirez-Zamora, Janine Lemos Melo Lobo Jofili Lopes, Leonardo Almeida, Pamela Zeilman, Robert Eisinger, Kelly Foote, and Michael Okun for you publication of “Pallidal Connectivity Profiling of Stimulation‐Induced Dyskinesia in Parkinson’s Disease,” in the October issue of Movement Disorders.   ABSTRACT Objectives The aim of this study…

Deep Brain Stimulation Target Selection in Co-Morbid Essential Tremor and Parkinson’s Disease

Congratulations Dr. Okun on the publication of your case report “Deep Brain Stimulation Target Selection in Co-Morbid Essential Tremor and Parkinson’s Disease,” in Tremor and Other Hyperkentic Movements. Abstract Clinical Vignette: A 64-year-old man with essential tremor (ET) and Parkinson’s disease (PD) presented with medically refractory, large amplitude, debilitating rest…

Therapeutic Advances in the Treatment of Holmes Tremor: Systematic Review

Congratulations Drs. Kai‐Liang Wang,  Joshua K. Wong,  Robert S. Eisinger, Christine Smith, Wei Hu,  Aparna Wagle Shukla, Christopher W. Hess, Michael S. Okun and Adolfo Ramirez‐Zamora on the publication of “Therapeutic Advances in the Treatment of Holmes Tremor: Systematic Review,” in the June issue of Neuromodulation Technology at the Neural…