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2014-06-25 12:41:00

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Study led by Cedars-Sinai researchers uses computer modeling software to calculate target and programming details Although deep brain stimulation can be an effective therapy for dystonia – a potentially crippling movement disorder – the treatment isn't always effective, or benefits may not be immediate. Precise placement of DBS electrodes is one of several factors that can affect results, but few studies have attempted to identify the "sweet spot," where...

2013-02-13 14:50:20

Two patients freed from severe to disabling effects of dystonia through deep brain stimulation therapy continued to have symptom relief for months after their devices accidentally were fully or partly turned off, according to a report published online Feb. 11 in the journal Movement Disorders. "Current thought is that symptoms will worsen within hours or days of device shut-off, but these two young men continued to have clinical benefit despite interruption of DBS therapy for several...

2011-07-21 13:13:10

Neurologist Michele Tagliati, MD, director of the Movement Disorders Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, served on an elite international task force commissioned by the Movement Disorder Society to provide insights and guidance on deep brain stimulation for dystonia, an uncommon condition that causes sustained, sometimes crippling muscle contractions. The resulting articles, describing the data reviewed and outlining the group's conclusions, recommendations and points to be addressed in...

2011-01-18 14:59:52

Michele Tagliati, M.D., new director of Cedars-Sinai's Movement Disorders Program, says certain disabilities "remain remarkably stable" long-term in treated patients Parkinson's disease symptoms begin subtly and worsen as damage to certain brain cells continues. But an electrical stimulation device implanted deep in the brain and programmed remotely, along with medications, may provide some control of "motor symptoms" common to the disease, such as shaking, stiffness, and loss of muscle...


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