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20 May 2015

Research on Deep Brain Stimulation

For the week of May 24, 2015

Dr. Jerrold Vitek is the Head of the Neurology Department and the Director of the Neuromodulation Research Program at the University of Minnesota, and Dr. Michael Park is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery and a MnDRIVE Neuromodulation Scholar also at the University of Minnesota. They discuss their research on Deep Brain Stimulation.

  • Part 1

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    (1:18) What is Deep Brain Stimulation; (1:42) The different researchers and departments involved in DBS; (2:24) How the surgery is performed; (3:28) History of DBS; (7:29) Reactions caused by the stimulations; (8:50) Parkinson’s patients

  • Part 2

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    (:32) Why DBS works well for Parkinson’s patients; (2:23) Other diseases that could be treated by DBS; (3:34) Ideal candidates for DBS; (7:06) Possible risks from DBS surgery; (8:25) Other institutions performing DBS surgeries; (10:23) Further research on DBS
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