In this session, we aim to provide insight into improving outcomes with deep brain stimulation. Deep brain stimulation outcomes are dependent on effective medical management and control of nonmotor symptoms and gait. We will share techniques and nuances.
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Identify the benefits of directional stimulation in controlling motor symptoms.
- Describe which gait abnormalities respond to deep brain stimulation and how to select and program appropriate patients.
- Explain the benefits and side effects of deep brain stimulation on speech.