Entries by andreashorn

First Lead Meetup held in 2015

  As a sort of kick-off meeting to new methods and developments of Lead-DBS coming in 2016, a first Lead Meetup was held in Berlin this December. We are really excited about a substantial number of new developments that will take the functionality of the toolbox further ahead. Stay tuned!

Five new publications using Lead-DBS

We are happy to announce that since the initial publication of the methodological paper around Lead-DBS, there have been quite some studies that applied Lead DBS in a clinical research setting. Check out our publications page for more information.

Major update of Lead-DBS (v1.4)

We are happy to announce a major update of Lead-DBS (v1.4). Here are some key features: Novel electrode format – now any lead design you can think of is possible. This specifically adds support for the novel Boston Scientific Vercise directed leads to the toolbox (see picture). Also, custom made electrodes can be added easily. Co-registration […]

Introducing LEAD Connectome

Let’s push the frontier a bit, shall we? Michael Okun recently published a NEJM-article entitled “Deep-Brain Stimulation — Entering the Era of Human Neural-Network Modulation” and Jamie Henderson wrote a perspective paper in 2012 titled “Connectomic Surgery”. Thus, from now on, LEAD-DBS features a fully functional connectomic processing pipeline (DTI, rs-fMRI) that is simple to use […]

LEAD-DBS rendering selected for coverart in NeuroImage

We are happy to share the current NeuroImage cover art with you, which shows a 3D rendering made with our toolbox (volume 107, 15 February 2015). The accompanying text for the image is the following: Depicted is a three-dimensional reconstruction of deep brain stimulation electrode placements in a patient suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Using a […]

First publication including LEAD-DBS analysis online

We are happy to announce that the first paper including an analysis with LEAD-DBS is online here Barow, E., Neumann, W.-J., Brücke, C., Huebl, J., Horn, A., Brown, P., et al. (2014). Deep brain stimulation suppresses pallidal low frequency activity in patients with phasic dystonic movements. Brain : a Journal of Neurology, awu258. doi:10.1093/brain/awu258

New Interesting #DBS-Papers

Encoding of sequence boundaries in the subthalamic nucleus of patients with Parkinson’s disease http://brain.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/07/15/brain.awu191.abstract Patients with Parkinson’s disease are less affected than healthy Persons by relevant response-unrelated Features in Visual search. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25038550 The response of the subthalamo-pallidal networks of the Basal Ganglia to oscillatory cortical input in Parkinson’s disease. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2202/15/S1/P57