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JimandKym

New type of DBS

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Hello Dr. Okun and Dr. Foote,

 

I recently ran  across an article that had a patient in UCLA Medical Center getting an new type of DBS.  It think it was called the Infinity DBS. The interesting feature was that it was programmed with a tablet type software. It was much more effective in programming and user friendly. Have you used this device?

 

Would I be a potential patient for this, I am 50 yrs. old, have had PD for 19 yrs., I have had DBS with poor electrode placement, right side is threshold and marginal. I am now using the pump but I am still in a wheelchair due to balance issues. I have no other medical issues other than kidney stones occasionally.

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There is a new DBS system that allows current steering.  A complete interdisciplinary evaluation would be useful in your case as this is not for everyone.  For example, if you are in a wheelchair it is likely that DBS no matter which type will not improve this situation if your gait and balance do not respond to PD meds.  Hope that helps.

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