Criteria for implantation of a new rechargeable pulse generator for deep brain stimulation based on replacement intervals of Kinetra ® devices

G.H. Schneider, L. Weise, A. Kivi, A. Kühn, A. Abbushi, J. Hübel & A. Kupsch
Objective: Bilateral deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been well established for various movement disorders. A decrease of the mean age of DBS-patients over time and the persisting beneficial stimulation effects will lead to an increase of replacements of stimulators after battery depletion. Additionally,[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]