Emerging techniques for elucidating mechanism of action of deep brain stimulation

Kendall H. Lee, Su Youne Chang, Dong Pyo Jang, Inyong Kim, Stephan Goerss, Jamie Van Gompel, Paul Min, Kanika Arora, Michael Marsh, Sun Chul Hwang, Christopher J. Kimble, Paul Garris, Charles Blaha, Kevin E. Bennet

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Abstract

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) within the basal ganglia complex is an effective neurosurgical approach for treating symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD), Essential Tremor, Dystonia, Depression, Obssessive Compulsive Disorder, and Tourette's Syndrome, among others. Elucidating DBS mechanism has become a critical clinical and research goal in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery and in neural engineering. Along with electro-physiological and microdialysis techniques, two additional powerful technologies, notably functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and in vivo neurochemical monitoring have recently been used to investigate DBS-mediated activation of basal ganglia network circuitry. For this purpose, we have previously developed WINCS (Wireless Instantaneous Neurotransmitter Concentration Sensor System), which is an MRI-compatible wireless monitoring device to obtain chemically resolved neurotransmitter measurements at implanted microsensors in a large mammalian model (pig) as well as in human patients. This device supports an array of electrochemical measurements that includes fast-scan cyclic voltammetry (FSCV) for real-time simultaneous in vivo monitoring of dopamine and adenosine release at carbon-fiber microelectrodes as well as fixed potential amperometry for monitoring of glutamate at enzyme-linked biosensors. In addition, we have utilized fMRI to investigate subthalamic nucleus (STN) DBS activation in the pig with 3Tesla MR scanner. We demonstrate the activation of specific basal ganglia circuitry during STN DBS using both fMRI and FSCV in the pig model. Our results suggest that fMRI and electrochemistry are important emerging techniques for use in elucidating mechanism of action of DBS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011
Pages677-680
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Aug 30 2011Sep 3 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Other

Other33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period8/30/119/3/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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    Lee, K. H., Chang, S. Y., Jang, D. P., Kim, I., Goerss, S., Van Gompel, J., Min, P., Arora, K., Marsh, M., Hwang, S. C., Kimble, C. J., Garris, P., Blaha, C., & Bennet, K. E. (2011). Emerging techniques for elucidating mechanism of action of deep brain stimulation. In 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011 (pp. 677-680). [6090152] (Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS). https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2011.6090152