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Surgeons explore new treatment for Tourette syndrome

nia can take three months to respond to the electrical stimulation. We didn't know how Jeff would respond. Within hours after the stimulator was turned on, we observed the ceaseless movements become completely relaxed and he was able to walk normally. We were awestruck."

Physicians at University Hospitals of Cleveland have submitted a report of this case for consideration for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. They hope to further explore the application of DBS to other patients with Tourette syndrome. It is estimated that approximately 200,000 Americans have Tourette syndrome, though experts believe it is a movement disorder that often remains undiagnosed.


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Contact: Eileen Korey
Eileen.Korey@uhhs.com
216-844-3825
University Hospitals of Cleveland
1-Apr-2004


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