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DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION

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What is Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) and how could it help me?

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a treatment that can help significantly improve some of the symptoms of movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Dystonia and Essential Tremor. 

How does DBS change someone’s life?

Reduction in Medicine

With DBS, you may be able to reduce the amount of medicine you’re taking and avoid side effects that the medicine can cause.1

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Improved motor symptoms

DBS patients can have up to 56% improvement in motor symptoms after 1 year.2,3,4

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Reduction in tremors

People with tremor will typically experience an average of 70% reduction in tremor, depending on the type and location of tremor. 5

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Sustained Motor Function

DBS patients experience a marked improvement in motor function sustained until at least 5 years. 5

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Increased Mobility

With DBS, you can get significantly more ‘on time’ – meaning you’re in control and have the independence to get around and live your life. 2,3,4

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All our systems come with industry-leading technology, enabling your specialist team to deliver your therapy with precision, tailored to your individual needs and with the flexibility to adapt your treatment as needed. Find out more.

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Learn about getting a Boston Scientific Battery with at least 25 years ** of battery life. 

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‘Only a few years ago I would have not been able to imagine the opportunities and improved quality of life that I now have in my daily life.’ Tony Seidl, Living with DBS*

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References:

1. Weaver et al. Bilateral deep brain stimulation vs best medical therapy for patients with advanced Parkinsons Disease: A randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2009. 301: 63-73.

2. Okun et al. Subthalamic deep brain stimulation with a constant-current device in Parkinson's disease: An open-label randomised, controlled trial. Lancet Neurology. 2012. 11(2): 140-149.

3. Timmerman et al. Multiple-source current steering in subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease (the VANTAGE study): a non-randomized. prospective, multicentre, open-label study. Lancet Neurology. 2015. 14: 693-701.

4. Krack et al. Five-Year Follow-up of Bilateral Stimulation of the Subthalamic Nucleus in Advanced Parkinson's disease. N. Engl J Med. 2003. 349: 1925-34.

5. Farris, S. and Giroux, M. (2013). DBS: A Patient Guide to Deep Brain Stimulation. Movement and Neuroperformance Center Colorado.

*Results from case studies are not necessarily predictive of results in other cases. Results in other cases may vary.

**Battery life is dependent on the stimulation settings and conditions.

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