20 Things to Know about Deep Brain Stimulation by Erwin B. Montgomery Jr. PDF

By Erwin B. Montgomery Jr.

ISBN-10: 0199338825

ISBN-13: 9780199338825

Twenty issues to understand approximately Deep mind Stimulation is an intensive and in-depth severe research of the sector of Deep mind Stimulation (DBS) from what many may possibly think about a innovative point of view. This e-book demonstrates the original nature and amazing promise of DBS and exhibits the way it is unprecedented as a healing intervention. Dr. Montgomery offers an epistemic research of the presuppositions, assumptions and fallacies underlying present medical figuring out of DBS in addition to the body structure and pathophysiology stricken by DBS. experiences of the security and efficacy for a couple of stipulations, sufferer choices and concerns within the post-operative administration also are integrated. Given the progressive strength and the complexity of DBS in an ever altering healthcare supply context, the ethics of DBS are mentioned intimately.

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One ought not consider simultaneously DBS and pharmacological therapies, in other words, because due deliberation must always end in a preference for the latter, if for no other reason than that of the risk attending DBS surgery. S U M M A RY Judgment requires balancing pharmacological and surgical approaches. Directly comparing DBS, pharmacological, and other therapies is problematic. Each therapy has its advantages. But, by the same token, each has its disadvantages as well. Consequently, it is not simply a matter of which is most efficacious and has the fewest side effects.

It is not clear how many physicians and healthcare professionals have gained the wrong impression, but there are likely to be a few. Patients accordingly suffer. If the side effects described from inadvertent spread of electrical stimulation to adjacent structures prevented the titration of stimulation to produce therapeutic benefit, the side effects are appropriately described as adverse effects and therefore constitute risk. Another source of risk is the sudden failure of the system to provide therapeutic stimulation.

Directly comparing DBS, pharmacological, and other therapies is problematic. Each therapy has its advantages. But, by the same token, each has its disadvantages as well. Consequently, it is not simply a matter of which is most efficacious and has the fewest side effects. Indeed, DBS in Parkinson’s disease cases decisively recommends itself—provided no consideration is given to surgical risk. Rather, consideration must be given to many other factors, such as a risk of side effects (permanent as opposed to reversible), the functional demands on the patient, family members, and caregivers and the patient’s general state of health.

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