High-Frequency Stimulation of the Subthalamic Nucleus for the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease - A Team Perspective

Manjit K. Sanghera; J. Michael Desaloms; R. Malcolm Stewart


J Neurosci Nurs. 2004;36(6):301-311. 

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Ultimately,the success of any particular patient's DBS surgery may not be attributed to any one factor. However, early and vigorous involvement of a dedicated team,especially highly trained nursing staff in pre- and postoperative care is essential. Careful coordination of all team members performing the surgery itself, programming and balancing of stimulation and medication also contributes greatly to the likelihood of a successful outcome with minimum to no immediate adverse effects. Finally the patient's own positive attitude and a focus on enhancing care and understanding from family, friends, support groups, and the community are also essential for an excellent outcome.

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