“Tremors and their treatment” was the topic of a Grand Rounds talk given on January 9, 2013 at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center by University of Virginia neurosurgeon, W. Jeffrey Elias, MD. During the hour-long presentation, Elias described the differences between Parkinson’s tremor and essential tremor and provided an overview of surgical treatments for those conditions. He brought along two patients, one of whom has Parkinsonian tremor and was treated with Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS).
The other patient was Dot Highberg, who received focused ultrasound during the Focused Ultrasound Foundation-funded Essential Tremor pilot study led by Elias. It’s a long video, but well worth the investment of time for anyone interested in learning more about tremors and available surgical options. VIEW VIDEO