Spastic Cerebral Palsy clinical trials at UCSF
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Cerebellar Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders in Cerebral Palsy in Children and Young Adults
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The purpose of this study is to test the safety of placing Deep Brain Stimulators (DBS) in a part of the brain called the cerebellum and using electrical stimulation of that part of the brain to treat movement symptoms related to cerebral palsy. Ten children and young adults with dyskinetic cerebral palsy will be implanted with a Medtronic Percept Primary Cell Neurostimulator. We will pilot videotaped automated movement recognition techniques and formal gait analysis, as well as collect and characterize each subject's physiological and neuroimaging markers that may predict hyperkinetic pathological states and their response to therapeutic DBS.
Our lead scientists for Spastic Cerebral Palsy research studies include Marta San Luciano Palenzuela, MD, MS.