Top Patient Complaint About DBS Device: Ineffective Stimulation

Top Patient Complaint About DBS Device: Ineffective Stimulation

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Top Patient Complaint About DBS Device: Ineffective Stimulation

Ineffective stimulation was the primary complaint among people with Parkinson’s disease who use a pacemaker-like device for deep brain stimulation (DBS), according to a 10-year analysis of a federal database that tracks reports of adverse events involving medical devices in the U.S. Battery-related problems, impedance issues, and infections were also commonly reported. “As such, accurately capturing the complications associated with DBS therapy for [Parkinson’s disease] is important to help manage expectations for clinicians and their…

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