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    Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), the procedure of placing stimulating electrodes into targeted brain structures, was first introduced in 1987 (Benabid et al. 1991; Benabid et al. 1987). There are several theories explaining the efficacy of DBS, (Chakrabarti et al. 2014; Frost et al. 2009; Halpern et al. 2007; Pereira et al. 2007), but ample evidence exists on the safety and efficacy of DBS in Parkinson’s Disease (PD), leading to expanded indications for DBS including benign tremors, dystonia, epilepsy and other neuropsychiatric disorders (Benabid et al. 2009; Marangell et al. 2007). Prior to the introduction of DBS, surgical treatment for PD traditionally involved permanent removal of parts of the brain – thalamotomy, pallidotomy, and cingulotomy…

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    Deep Brain Stimulation has been shown to effectively treat various diseases and disorders ranging from Parkinson’s disease, to OCD, anorexia, substance abuse, Tourette’s syndrome and major depressive disorder (MDD). This occurs through an invasive surgery where an electrode is placed near a particular region of interest for the disorder and is set to release a determined electrical current to a specific part of the brain. One reason that DBS has been suggested for the use of various treatment…

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    Deep brain stimulation is a technique where an electrode is placed within certain areas of the brain. Electrical impulses are then created by the electrode to regulate abnormal impulses. Under the patient’s skin near the collarbone, the electrode is connected to a stimulator or pacemaker (Pluta, 2011). Deep brain stimulation requires locating the target part of the brain and then drilling a small hole in the skull to allow the placement of an electrode. During the implantation of the…

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    Deep Brain Stimulation Deep brain stimulation is a surgery that involves the implanting of electrodes in certain areas of the patient’s brain. Electrical impulses are produced by these electrodes to regulate any abnormal impulses in the brain. These electrical impulses can also affect certain chemicals and cells in the brain. The amount of stimulation that the brain receives in this procedure is controlled by a device, much like a pacemaker, placed under the patient’s skin in the upper chest. A…

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    If people with mild Alzheimer’s come in counter with the therapy of Deep Brain Stimulation then most common mental functions, and some memory shouldn’t be completely lost. Deep Brain Stimulation is kind of like an electrical shock. It is sending waves to block off faulty signals in the brain that would other wise cause problems to the brain or body. It’s not to cure most cases, but more of when your medicine isn’t working anymore, or to slow down the issue. It started with forty-two patients.…

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    Ethics of Deep Brain Stimulation in Treating Conditions of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Addiction Deep brain stimulation (DBS), a new form of psychiatric therapy, which emerged during the late 1980’s (Kraemer, 2013), opens a thrilling door of potential in the world of psychological medicine. Patients suffering from severe cases of Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, and essential tremor are turning to this effective neurosurgery to diffuse debilitating symptoms associated with these ills.…

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    medication, but because Parkinson’s disease is caused by a deficiency of dopamine in the brain, most medication for the symptoms are dopaminergic medications. Dopaminergic medications raise the amount of dopamine in your brain by either temporarily increasing the original level or by substituting for the dopamine. These medicines help motor symptoms such as problems with tremor, walking, and movement. Other symptoms can be treated by different medications. Antidepressants can treat symptoms such…

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    treat neuropsychiatric disorders for Parkinson 's disease. There are various reasons why deep brain stimulation can be considered the answer to this deadly brain disorder. There has been an observation that most people do reduce medication after undertaking…

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    Colostomy Case Study

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    Colostomy, Adult A colostomy is a surgical procedure in which part of the colon is attached to the front of the abdomen (abdominal wall). The colon is the last part of the digestive tract. It is where water is absorbed from digested food to form stool (feces). A colostomy is done to redirect stool through an opening (stoma) in the abdominal wall. You may need this surgery if you have a medical condition that prevents stool from leaving your body through the usual opening (rectum). A bag will…

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    that it might not be a late night so I called the charge nurse from home around 5pm and asked if they were going to need me to come in. She said she had three RNs who were scheduled to be there until 7:30 pm and thought that they might not need me. She said they would call me at 7pm and let me know. I ended up getting a call from a RN saying that she had an outpatient patient who had a deep brain stimulator (DBS) placed who needed to stay until 8:30 to be seen by the PA who couldn't get back…

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