Deep Brain Stimulation

Podcast: Refining Deep Brain Stimulation

Friday, 22 November 2013

Today, the most commonly discussed surgical treatment for Parkinson’s disease is deep brain stimulation(DBS), a procedure that seeks to reduce “on/off” fluctuations and dyskinesias. While DBS can greatly improve symptoms, it is a serious intervention involving surgery and therefore currently reserved…

Peter Silburn - Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

World-leading neurologist awarded Australia Day Honour

Saturday, 9 February 2013

World leader in Deep Brain Stimulation neurologist Professor Peter Silburn has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2013 Australia Day Honours. Professor Silburn, Lead Clinician for the Asia-Pacific Centre for Neuromodulation (a joint initiative between The…

Deepest part of the brain unlocked to treat Parkinson’s Disease

Thursday, 13 October 2011

A University of Queensland researcher has joined colleagues at Oxford University in entering the deepest part of the brain to achieve a breakthrough treatment for debilitating gait freeze in Parkinson’s Disease. The research, published recently in the prestigious journal of…