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Monthly Resources Roundup (Feb 2020)

Parkinsons disease

1.Bipolar Directional Deep Brain Stimulation in Essential and Parkinsonian Tremor; Julia K. Steffen, MD*#; Paul Reker, MD*# ; Fiona K. Mennicken*;

Till A. Dembek, MD*; Haidar S. Dafsari, MD*; Gereon R. Fink, MD*†;

Veerle Visser-Vandewalle, MD‡; Michael T. Barbe, MD*

2020 The Authors. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Innterfac

published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of International Neuromodulation Society.

2.Neuroimage Clin. 2020 Feb 21;26:102225. doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2020.102225. [Epub ahead of print]

Motor effects of deep brain stimulation correlate with increased functional connectivity in Parkinson's disease: An MEG study.

Mei S, Eisinger RS, Hu W, Tsuboi T, Foote KD, Hass CJ, Okun MS, Chan P, Ramirez-Zamora A.

Front Hum Neurosci. 2020 Feb 11;14:1. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2020.00001. eCollection 2020.

4. J Neurosurg. 2020 Mar 6:1-11. doi: 10.3171/2019.12.JNS192010. [Epub ahead of print]

Clinical outcomes of globus pallidus deep brain stimulation for Parkinson disease: a comparison of intraoperative MRI- and MER-guided lead placement.

5. Front Neurosci. 2020 Feb 7;13:1450. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2019.01450. eCollection 2019.

Motion Biomarkers Showing Maximum Contrast Between Healthy Subjects and Parkinson's Disease Patients Treated With Deep Brain Stimulation of the Subthalamic Nucleus. A Pilot Study.

Essential tremor

1. Front Hum Neurosci. 2020 Feb 5;14:16. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2020.00016. eCollection 2020.

Bilateral Posterior Subthalamic Area Deep Brain Stimulation for Essential Tremor: A Case Series.

2.Deep Brain Stimulation in Essential Tremor: Targets, Technology, and a Comprehensive Review of Clinical Outcomes.

3. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2020 Feb 26;63(2):456-471. doi: 10.1044/2019_JSLHR-19-00014. Epub 2020 Feb 24.

The Effects of Deep Brain Stimulation on Speech Intelligibility in Persons With Essential Tremor.

Anatomy and physiology

1.J Neural Eng. 2020 Feb 28. doi: 10.1088/1741-2552/ab7b1d. [Epub ahead of print]

Activation robustness with directional leads and multi-lead configurations in deep brain stimulation.

2. World Neurosurg. 2020 Feb 26. pii: S1878-8750(20)30383-1. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2020.02.108. [Epub ahead of print]

Comparison of intraoperative CT with postoperative MRI for determining DBS electrode coordinates.

3. J Neural Eng. 2020 Feb 26. doi: 10.1088/1741-2552/ab7a51. [Epub ahead of print]

Slim electrodes for improved targeting in deep brain stimulation.


1. Cerebellum. 2020 Feb 24. doi: 10.1007/s12311-020-01119-5. [Epub ahead of print]

Pallidal Activity in Cervical Dystonia with and Without Head Tremor.

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