Posted by bipolarspectrum on August 28, 2005, at 20:22:42
In reply to DBS Questions, posted by denise1966 on August 28, 2005, at 12:36:42
> If you have dbs do you have to get your head shaved first does anyone know?
They shave the front part of your head.. ur hair will grow back after the surgery...
> Where-abouts does the battery go and how does the wire leading from the battery to the nodes get implanted? I know they put the battery in the chest area or in the case of women in the stomach but isn't the battery connected to wires, where do they go?
The electrodes are implanted first and then the wires are placed down the back of the skull... next, the battery is inserted under the clavicle and the wires are connected... its the same procedure the parkinson patients have been having done for 15 years...
> Also it said in the study that that the frontal coretx was low in it's metabolism pre-treatment and then normalised afterwards, was this just the case for responders or did the same affects show in the non-responders as well?
I believe that area broadman 25 was reduced in terms of activity in all subjects.. however, only responders had areas downstream from broadmann 25 change metabolically..
> Kind Regards....Denise
Your sure interested in this Denise, are u seriously considering DBS?