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Bilateral adaptive deep brain stimulation is effective in Parkinson's disease
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    Re:Deep brain stimulation as a feedback control system

    We are very grateful to Dr Keller for his comments and support for the feedback control approach to deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease. As he points out, "reducing or turning off the stimulation current when it is not needed conforms to the clinical axiom if it ain't broke, don't fix it". This is further borne out by a publication currently in press in this journal in which we show that feedback-controlled dee...

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    Deep brain stimulation as a feedback control system

    As a physician with Parkinson's disease, and as a former Bell Labs electrical engineer, I recognize that Professor Brown's group is pursuing an important and fundamental improvement to deep brain stimulation. The theory of electronic feedback control systems has been extensively studied and applied in areas such as aircraft and missile guidance; Brown's work may expand the existing theoretical domain of control systems,...

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