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When battery exhaustion lets the lame walk: a case report on the importance of long-term stimulator monitoring in deep brain stimulation

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Neurology, July 2015
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (86th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (88th percentile)

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Title
When battery exhaustion lets the lame walk: a case report on the importance of long-term stimulator monitoring in deep brain stimulation
Published in
BMC Neurology, July 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12883-015-0365-6
Pubmed ID
Authors

Martin Sommer, Elisabeth Mirjam Stiksrud, Kajetan von Eckardstein, Veit Rohde, Walter Paulus

Abstract

Deep brain stimulation is increasingly used in the treatment of advanced Parkinson's disease. While its short-term effectiveness is well documented, there are only few reports on long-term outcomes, and the need to repeatedly reprogram the stimulator is seldom reported. We present a 74-year-old man with gait impairment, which had been mistaken for worsening of the disease and only remitted when the stimulator battery was exhausted indicating that the stimulator itself had been the cause. This case highlights the need to repeatedly monitor not only battery capacity, but also stimulator-related side-effects for an extended period after implantation and, if necessary, to refer to centres capable of systematically reprogramming the device.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 5%
Unknown 35 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 7 19%
Researcher 6 16%
Student > Master 6 16%
Professor 2 5%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 5%
Other 5 14%
Unknown 9 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 24%
Psychology 4 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 11%
Engineering 3 8%
Computer Science 2 5%
Other 5 14%
Unknown 10 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 July 2015.
All research outputs
#1,075,100
of 11,428,083 outputs
Outputs from BMC Neurology
#133
of 1,348 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#31,865
of 236,805 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Neurology
#7
of 61 outputs
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