Drs. R. Mark Richardson, Houman Homayoun and Jamie Pardini each present from Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders, OCD, and Epilepsy Symposium.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review scientific background of DBS for Parkinsons Disease
  • Describe the use of a neuropsychological assessment with respect to DBS candidates
  • Discuss indications and outcomes for DBS in Parkinsons Disease

Reading Resources:

  1. Kringelbach et al., Eur J Neurosci, 2010.
  2. Engel et al., Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 2005.
  3. Schuepbach WM, Rau J, Knudsen K, Volkmann J, Krack P, Timmermann L, Hälbig TD, Hesekamp H, Navarro SM, Meier N, Falk D, Mehdorn M, Paschen S, Maarouf M, Barbe MT, Fink GR, Kupsch A, Gruber D, Schneider GH, Seigneuret E, Kistner A, Chaynes P, Ory-Magne F, Brefel Courbon C, Vesper J, Schnitzler A, Wojtecki L, Houeto JL, Bataille B, Maltête D, Damier P, Raoul S, Sixel-Doering F, Hellwig D, Gharabaghi A, Krüger R, Pinsker MO, Amtage F, Régis JM, Witjas T, Thobois S, Mertens P, Kloss M, Hartmann A, Oertel WH, Post B, Speelman H, Agid Y, Schade-Brittinger C, Deuschl G; EARLYSTIM Study Group. Neurostimulation for Parkinson's disease with early motor complications. N Engl J Med. 2013 Feb 14;368(7):610-22.

Disclosures:

Drs. Richardson, Homayoun, and Pardini have reported no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.175) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.75 contact hour.

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Release Date: 6/10/2015 | Last Modified On: 5/10/2015 | Expires: 6/10/2016

This course has been expired.