Neurotransmitter Measurements Using Wireless Instantaneous Neurotransmitter Concentration System (WINCS) During Deep Brain Stimulation Neurosurgery.


Rochester, Minn.

Trial status:

Open for Enrollment

Why is this study being done?

In this study, the investigators will monitor extracellular neurotransmitter levels using a probe that is able to perform real time electrochemical detection during deep brain stimulation surgery. The overall question this study is designed to answer is: Are there neurotransmitters released during deep brain stimulation?

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - adult Patients with medically intractable Essential Tremor, Parkinson's Disease, and Dystonia who have been approved for DBS surgery by the interdisciplinary Mayo DBS committee. Exclusion Criteria: - pregnant patients, - prisoners, - children (age less than 18), and - any patients identified as unsuitable for these protocol by the Mayo DBS committee.

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