Deep brain stimulation programming (DBS) continues to grow as an effective therapy for a wide range of neurological and psychiatric disorders, helping patients reach optimal control of their disorder. With the technique finding so much success, the next question is how to make the complexities of post-operative programming cost-effective, especially when traditional medications and treatments can no longer do the job.
The Oxford University Press’ Deep Brain Stimulation Programming: Mechanisms, Principles and Practice 2nd edition (PDF) by Dr. Montgomery is fully up-to-date and revised with the latest technologies and focuses on post-operative programming, which no other textbook does. Deep Brain Stimulation Programming 2e provides programmers with a foundation of the brain as an electrical device, focusing on the mechanisms by which neurons respond to electrical stimulation, how to control the stimulation and the regional anatomy, and the many variations that influence a patient’s response to DBS. The expert author, Dr. Montgomery explores new techniques of programming; including those based on stimulation frequency, closed-loop DBS, and the roles of oscillators in DBS; and new technological advances that make pre-existing theories of pathophysiology obsolete.
Key Features of the 2nd Edition Include:
· Highlights post-operative deep brain stimulation;
· Includes the most recent discoveries in deep brain stimulation programming;
· Highly illustrated with figures for the absorption of key programming and techniques;
· Provides an appendix of additional resources available through the Greenville Neuromodulation Center.
“As we become a bionic generation there is a large knowledge gap in programming deep brain stimulation devices. Dr. Montgomery’s ebook addresses the principles of electrophysiology and the details of the pertinent brain regional anatomy. Montgomery helps the reader to identify and to use critical information to guide effective and efficient DBS programming. This is a must read, especially for a new generation of health care professionals involved in the care of DBS patients.” — Michael S. Okun, MD, Adelaide Lackner Professor and Chairman of Neurology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
— Andres M. Lozano, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FRSC, FCAHS, Dan Family Professor and Chairman in Neurosurgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada