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UCLA transmits brain surgery live on Twitter with the patient awake

The deep brain stimulation procedure was transmitted via Vine, the new app for videos up to 6 seconds

 
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Foto: Divulgação/Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Foto: Divulgação/Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Foto: Divulgação/ Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
The patient Brad Carter plays guitar during surgery Brad Carter performs test reflexes finger during surgery Surgery installation of a pacemaker with the patient awake
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Surgery installation of a pacemaker with the patient awake

The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center had conducted 499 interventions of deep brain stimulation, and to celebrate, he decided to pass the procedure 500th live by Twitter, using the new Vine (application of social network for short videos, up to 6 seconds) , released in January 2013.

The surgery is a deep stimulation therapy for people with Parkinson's disease or essential tremor involves insertion of a pacemaker that sends electronic impulses to the affected areas of the brain, reducing the symptoms tremor.

Actor Brad Carter was diagnosed with essential tremor in 2006 and had his ability to play guitar affected by the disease. He was conscious during the procedure. Thus, tests were performed with the consequences, including playing guitar (a request made by the Brad Carter), allowing physicians to ensure that the placement of the pacemaker in the exact location.

According to Nader Pouratian responsible for surgery, many people can go through this experience brain surgery while conscious. I thought it was a unique opportunity that should share with the world.

Source: Isaude.net
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