Neurology Advisor: Alzheimer disease may benefit from deep brain stimulation

| Posted in Brain Disease, Brain Education, Brain Research

For patients with Alzheimer disease (AD), the use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) at the ventral capsule/ventral striatum (VC/VS) region is well tolerated and is associated with less decline on the Clinical Dementia Rating-Sum of Boxes (CDR-SB), according to a study published online in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Douglas W. Scharre, MD, from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, and colleagues conducted a non-randomized phase I prospective open label intervention trial of three AD patients with matched comparison groups. (February 12, 2018)

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