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A study into deep brain stimulation

Another Parkinson’s-related study looked into a particular method for reducing the severe symptoms that are often associated with the disease. The well-developed therapeutic technique is known as deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery, and can be used to better regulate the physical movements of patients diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. 

The research effort focused on how to best create a baseline for programming deep brain stimulation surgery, providing a potential improvement for the more current methods. 

The research team mentioned that the goals for their study were: “These technological improvements are focused on achieving a more efficient control of clinical symptoms with the least possible side effects. Other promising advances include the introduction of computer guided programming which will likely impact the efficiency of programming for the clinicians and the possibility of remote Internet based programming which will improve access to DBS care for the patients.”