Trial ID or NCT#



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Continuous deep brain stimulation (cDBS) is an established therapy for the major motor signs in Parkinson's disease. Currently, cDBS is limited to "open-loop" stimulation, without real-time adjustment to the patient's state of activity, fluctuations and types of motor symptoms, medication dosages, or neural markers of the disease. The purpose of this study is to determine if an adaptive DBS system,responding to patient specific, clinically relevant neural or kinematic feedback, is more effective than continuous DBS on the motor Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS III) and specific phenotypic measures in Parkinson's Disease.

Official Title

Adaptive Closed Loop Neuromodulation and Neural Signatures of Parkinson's Disease

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years to 80 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No


Helen Bronte-Stewart, MD, MS
Helen Bronte-Stewart, MD, MS
Movement disorders specialist, Deep brain stimulation specialist
John E. Cahill Family Professor, Professor of Neurology and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

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