Description

The field of brain stimulation is expanding rapidly, with techniques such as DBS, TMS, and tDCS moving from the research community into clinical diagnosis and treatment. Clinical applications include treating disorders such as Parkinson's disease, dystonia, and even depression.

The chapters of Brain Stimulation are written by leading international researchers and clinical specialists include coverage of techniques, modes of action and applications in physiology and therapeutics. The combination of research and clinical coverage will be of interest to neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, neuroscientists, and health care workers.

Key Features

  • A comprehensive introduction and overview of deep brain stimulation (DBS)
  • Coverage of DBS, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)
  • Details the basic science and research utility of DBS and clinical application

Readership

Neurologists, Neuroscience research workers

Table of Contents

Handbook of Clinical Neurology 3rd Series

Foreword

Preface

References

Contributors

Section 1: Deep brain stimulation

Chapter 1. Principles of electrical stimulation of neural tissue

Abstract

Introduction

Fundamentals of electrical stimulation of neural tissue

Polarity of stimulation

Current–distance relationship

Strength–duration relationship

Frequency of stimulation

Considerations for nondamaging stimulation

Closing remarks

References

Chapter 2. Deep brain stimulation in animal models

Abstract

Background

Electrodes for deep brain stimulation in animal models

Surgery for deep brain stimulation in animal models

Stimulation parameters of deep brain stimulation in animal models

Evaluation of electrodes tips in animal models of deep brain stimulation

Problems encountered during the development of deep brain stimulation in animal models

Examples of the contribution of deep brain stimulation in animal models to clinical practice

Conclusion

References

Chapter 3. Deep brain stimulation surgical techniques

Abstract

Introduction

Brain atlases: Relating anatomy and radiography

Coordinate systems and registration

Frame systems

Frameless systems – principles and technique

Image fusion and target localization

Microelectrode recording and lead placement

Interventional mri for dbs placement

Pulse generator placement

Complications

Conclusion

References

Chapter 4. Deep brain stimulation: how does it work?

Abstract

Introduction

Neural responses to deep brain stimulation

Therapeutic mechanism of deep brain stimulation

Therapeutic targets of deep brain stimulation

References

Chapte

Details

No. of pages:
784
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
Print ISBN:
9780444534972
Electronic ISBN:
9780444534989

Reviews

"This outstanding and comprehensive new book covers the rapidly growing use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) as well as superficial brain stimulation (SBS) for the treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders…This is a first-rate book covering the emerging treatment technology of DBS and SBS. Any clinician who wants to keep abreast of these important treatment modalities should read this book. I highly recommend it." Rating: 3 Stars--Doody.com, March 21, 2014
"This volume is focused on brain stimulation, considering both deep and superficial versions. Among the topics are postoperative management of deep brain stimulation in Parkinson's disease, evaluating the potential of deep brain stimulation for treatment-resistant anorexia nervosa, treating depression with superficial brain stimulation methods, noninvasive brain stimulation in neuro-rehabilitation…"--ProtoView.com, January 2014