Optimizing DBS Electrode Placement and Programming

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Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Funding discontinued.)
First Posted : March 28, 2013
Last Update Posted : February 20, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Colorado, Denver

Brief Summary:

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has become the primary surgical therapy for the treatment of motor symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease (PD), and for essential tremor (ET). Although an effective and relatively safe procedure with expanding indications, opportunities exist for the optimization of the current procedure.

The investigators therefore propose, in a group of patients undergoing DBS surgery for the treatment of PD or ET, to use a combination of high‐field imaging modalities, intraoperative electrophysiology, external sensor interfaces, and computational modeling, to gather information on the utility of using these techniques to optimize DBS electrode placement and programming.

Condition or disease
Parkinson's Disease Essential Tremor

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Optimizing DBS Electrode Placement and Programming Using a Combination of High‐Field MRI, Intraoperative Electrophysiology, and Computational Modeling.
Study Start Date : March 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date : July 2015
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2015

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Distance between Electrophysiology Results and Modeling Predictions (mm) [ Time Frame: 1 week ]
    A comparison between electrophysiology results and modeling predictions will be made post-operatively.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Subjects will be recruited from the population of patients undergoing DBS surgery at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, for the treatment of (1) Parkinson's disease, or (2) essential tremor.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • A diagnosis of idiopathic Parkinson's disease or essential tremor
  • Ability to provide informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Claustrophobia or other conditions that prevent undergoing MR imaging
  • MMSE score < 23
  • Significant neurological diagnosis other than PD or ET.
  • Idiopathic dystonia

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01820390

United States, Colorado
Department of Neurosurgery, University of Colorado
Aurora, Colorado, United States, 80045
University of Colorado
Aurora, Colorado, United States, 80045
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Colorado, Denver
Principal Investigator: Aviva D Abosch, M.D., Ph.D. University of Colorado, Denver

Responsible Party: University of Colorado, Denver Identifier: NCT01820390     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 13-1837
First Posted: March 28, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 20, 2014
Last Verified: February 2014

Keywords provided by University of Colorado, Denver:
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
Parkinson's Disease
Essential Tremor

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Parkinson Disease
Essential Tremor
Parkinsonian Disorders
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Movement Disorders
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms