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Weather Update

BCM Family Medicine on Kirby is without electrical power. Patients with appointments on Tuesday at this location will be moved to Baylor Medicine on the McNair Campus:  7200 Cambridge St, 7th floor, Suite 7B. Patients will be contacted. For questions, call 713-798-7700.

Neuromodulation Lab

Neuromodulation Lab Projects

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Deep Brain Stimulation 

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) for motor disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and Essential Tremor has advanced significantly with the introduction of directional DBS leads and pulse generators capable of sensing brain activity. Our research effort, supported by NIH 1R01NS124650, studies the electrophysiological patterns in different Parkinson phenotypes, with the goal of personalizing DBS therapy for the specific symptoms a given patient experiences.

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Minimally Invasive Cordotomy for Refractory Cancer Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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Up to 30% of patients with cancer continue to suffer from pain despite aggressive supportive care. The present study aimed to determine whether cordotomy can improve cancer pain refractory to interdisciplinary palliative care.

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Somatotopy and Organization of Spinothalamic Tracts in the Human Cervical Spinal Cord

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Understanding spinothalamic tract anatomy may improve lesioning and outcomes in patients undergoing percutaneous cordotomy.

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