Letter to the Editor: Thalamic deep brain stimulation may relieve breathlessness in COPD

Letter to the Editor: Thalamic deep brain stimulation may relieve breathlessness in COPD
The cerebral mechanisms of dyspnoea (breathlessness) are not well understood. Neuroimaging studies of experimentally induced dyspnoea in healthy individuals have identified several cortical areas that might form a neural network for perception of dyspnoea[1], much like those identified for pain perception[2]. However, functional imaging studies alone do not reveal neurophysiological pathways and may miss putative targets for dyspnoea relief. The objective of this study was to assess the effects of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) of four different brain nuclei on the sensation of dyspnoea in an individual with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) using an established multidimensional dyspnoea tool[3]. ... read more
Brain Stimulation Journal FeedPublished on 2019-03-01By A.L. Green, E. Debrah, H. Roy, P. Rebelo, S.H. Moosavi
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