What is Pallidal Deep Brain Stimulation?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Deep Brain Stimulation

A pallidal stimulator is a form of deep brain stimulation (DBS) which sends electrical impulses to the pallidus area of the brain. DBS is used to treat tremor and other motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Parkinson's disease 5 3
Jerky movements 2 1
Stiffness/spasticity 2 1
Doctor recommendation 1 2
Dystonia 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pallidal Deep Brain Stimulation

Side effect Patients
Neck spasticity (spasms) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Pallidal Deep Brain Stimulation

Dosage Patients
daily 2

Duration

Currently using Pallidal Deep Brain Stimulation

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Pallidal Deep Brain Stimulation.