Items Tagged ‘deep brain stimulation’

UCLA surgeons perform California's first deep brain stimulation for epilepsy following FDA approval

July 29, 2019

UCLA surgeons perform California’s first deep brain stimulation for epilepsy following FDA approval

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of a procedure that is highly beneficial for people with movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease to treat some patients with severe epilepsy. The procedure, deep brain stimulation (DBS), involves implantation of a “brain pacemaker” to send electrical impulses to targeted areas of the brain […]

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Tags: DBS, deep brain stimulation, Department of Neurosurgery, Dr. Aria Fallah, Dr. Ausaf Bari, FDA, Food and Drug Administration, neurosurgeon, Parkinson’s disease, severe epilepsy, UCLA Seizure Disorder Center


June 14, 2013

Tonya’s Story – Deep Brain Stimulation to Treat Parkinson’s Disease

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  Tonya Dapson was at work when she first noticed that she was having trouble writing and making out letters and numbers. “I stopped and thought about it, and I thought, ‘What’s happening with my hand?'” she recalls. As her symptoms continued to worsen, she sought help. After receiving several misdiagnoses, she was referred to […]

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Tags: deep brain stimulation, patient stories


August 14, 2008

Dystonia Treated with Surgically Implanted Pacemaker

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  Veronica Jacobs suffered from a debilitating neurological (or brain) disorder called dystonia. The disease caused this otherwise healthy teenager to experience abnormal muscular twitches and spasms. The condition deteriorated over several years to a point where Veronica could no longer walk and was virtually wheelchair-bound. Approximately 125,000 Americans suffer from dystonia. The condition is […]

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Tags: deep brain stimulation, patient stories