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New York/Stuttgart - Deep brain stimulation (DBS) treats an array of chronic neurological disorders such as epilepsy and Parkinson's disease. While most patients continue to need medication after undergoing DBS, many experience such a dramatic reduction in their symptoms that they are able to decrease their dosage.

Continuous advances in neuroscience are rapidly transforming functional neurosurgery. Recently developed procedures, such as new targets for DBS, utilize technical approaches highlighted in Neurosurgical Operative Atlas: Functional Neurosurgery. This second edition of the classic book is jointly published by Thieme and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

The fully updated atlas is organized according to topics such as epilepsy, pain, and movement disorders. New chapters on evolving DBS indications, frameless techniques, and interventional MRI guided procedures have been added to this seminal work.

"In this edition we cover surgical techniques, indications, and perioperative complications for the major procedures of functional surgery. We are convinced that this text is capable of functioning as a preoperative reference for advanced practitioners as well as newcomers to the field," states Editor Philip Starr, MD, PhD, department of neurological surgery, University of California, San Francisco.

About the American Association of Neurological Surgeons

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) is the organization that speaks for all of neurosurgery. The AANS is dedicated to advancing the specialty of neurological surgery in order to promote the highest quality of patient care.

About Thieme

Thieme Publishing Group is a privately held scientific and medical publishing house employing more than 950 people and maintaining offices in seven cities, including New York, Delhi, Stuttgart and three other locations in Germany. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in medical and scientific publishing. Today, Thieme is the market leading publisher of neurosurgical content and holds strong market positions in orthopedics, radiology, anatomy and chemistry, among other specialties. Thieme publishes 137 peer-reviewed journals and over 500 new books annually. The company also has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science. Popular online products include Thieme eJournals and the Thieme Electronic Book Library, which are accessible via www.thieme-connect.com, Thieme's platform for electronic products. New anatomy resources include the www.thiemeteachingassistant.com for faculty, and www.winkingskull.com for students. Please visit www.thieme.com for additional information.

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