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The International Deep Brain Stimulation Registry and Database for Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome: How Does It Work?

Deeb, W; Rossi, PJ; Porta, M; Visser-Vandewalle, V; Servello, D; Silburn, P; Coyne, T; ... Okun, MS; + view all (2016) The International Deep Brain Stimulation Registry and Database for Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome: How Does It Work? Frontiers in Neuroscience , 10 , Article 170. 10.3389/fnins.2016.00170. Green open access

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Abstract

Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a neuropsychiatric disease characterized by a combination of motor and vocal tics. Deep brain stimulation (DBS), already widely utilized for Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, is an emerging therapy for select and severe cases of TS that are resistant to medication and behavioral therapy. Over the last two decades, DBS has been used experimentally to manage severe TS cases. The results of case reports and small case series have been variable but in general positive. The reported interventions have, however, been variable, and there remain non-standardized selection criteria, various brain targets, differences in hardware, as well as variability in the programming parameters utilized. DBS centers perform only a handful of TS DBS cases each year, making large-scale outcomes difficult to study and to interpret. These limitations, coupled with the variable effect of surgery, and the overall small numbers of TS patients with DBS worldwide, have delayed regulatory agency approval (e.g., FDA and equivalent agencies around the world). The Tourette Association of America, in response to the worldwide need for a more organized and collaborative effort, launched an international TS DBS registry and database. The main goal of the project has been to share data, uncover best practices, improve outcomes, and to provide critical information to regulatory agencies. The international registry and database has improved the communication and collaboration among TS DBS centers worldwide. In this paper we will review some of the key operation details for the international TS DBS database and registry.

Type: Article
Title: The International Deep Brain Stimulation Registry and Database for Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome: How Does It Work?
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.3389/fnins.2016.00170
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2016.00170
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2016 Deeb, Rossi, Porta, Visser-Vandewalle, Servello, Silburn, Coyne, Leckman, Foltynie, Hariz, Joyce, Zrinzo, Kefalopoulou, Welter, Karachi, Mallet, Houeto, Shahed-Jimenez, Meng, Klassen, Mogilner, Pourfar, Kuhn, Ackermans, Kaido, Temel, Gross, Walker, Lozano, Khandhar, Walter, Walter, Mari, Changizi, Moro, Baldermann, Huys, Zauber, Schrock, Zhang, Hu, Foote, Rizer, Mink, Woods, Gunduz and Okun. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY) (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology > Clinical and Movement Neurosciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology > Department of Neuromuscular Diseases
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1493209
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