MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Alon Y. Mogilner, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Anesthesiology
Director, Center for Neuromodulation
Department of Neurosurgery
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY 10016
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?
Response: The study was a review of our series of patients with Tourette’s syndrome who had failed all other treatments and who underwent deep brain stimulation (DBS), and the study demonstrated that the procedure was safe and effective in relieving their tics.
MedicalResearch.com: What should readers take away from your report?
Response: Deep brain stimulation can be an effective treatment in patients with severe Tourette’s syndrome.
MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?
Response: Further studies should be done to confirm which patients are most likely to benefit.
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Richard S. Dowd, Michael Pourfar, Alon Y. Mogilner. Deep brain stimulation for Tourette syndrome: a single-center series. Journal of Neurosurgery, 2017; 1 DOI: 10.3171/2016.10.JNS161573
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