John Watkins, former deputy premier, speaks about the Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis that he kept private until recently and his decision to undergo Deep Brain Stimulation.
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In early February, Sydney DBS Neurosurgeon Dr Raymond Cook presented at the Canadian Neuromodulation Society 10th annual meeting in British Columbia, Canada. Dr Cook spoke to peers from around the world on ‘GPI DBS Rescue for Severe Dyskinesia or Dystonia Following STN DBS in Parkinson’s Disease – Dual or Replacement Therapy?’. Other invited speakers included Dr Joachim K. Krauss from Germany, Dr Simon Thomson from the UK and Dr Juan A. Barcia from Spain. For more information http://www.neuromodulation.ca/default.asp?mn=1.42
In this week’s video, Sydney DBS Neurosurgeon Dr Raymond Cook discusses the effect of Deep Brain Stimulation for Dystonia. Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder that causes muscles in the body to contract or spasm involuntarily. The involuntary muscle contractions cause twisting, repetitive and patterned movements as well as abnormal postures.