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Interleaving DBS

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I had bad dystonia and some dyskinesia  after DBS.  The dystonia was just on one side.  My doctor programmed my device to Interleave or interleaving.   I'm curious to know if this is used  frequently.  For me it was exactly what was needed.  Also can you describe how this works in layman terms.

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Yes it occassionally works and does require more battery drain.  Basically if you have two settings that may be useful for different or the same symptoms the device can in a complex way alternate between them.

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Hello Dr Okun,

Is this double programming function available with any neurostimulator or is it for newer devices ?

 In other words , is interleaving for DBS oldtimers as well ?

Thank you for your commitment to the Parkinson’s community.

 

Mireille

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It is available on Medtronic devices but not with the Soletra or Kinetra batteries.

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