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Telegram Channel for the Clinic

Telegram, Online Consultation

Telemedicine and online consultation is current requirement of the the day. Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic has started exclusive telegram channel for its patients and caregivers. The channel’s primary goal is to provide updates about specific events at the clinic and critical news about research in Movement Disorders world wide.

The channel can be subscribed using the following link :

https://t.me/movementdisordersclinic

To Chat with Doctor

Due to the unforeseen circumstances of COVID 19 Pandemic, everyone is encouraged not go out of the houses or attend clinics for regular visits. However, some of the patients/caregivers, may require to consult the doctor for clarifications or for repetition of prescriptions. In such cases, the telegram consult app is available to chat with doctor. Please use it only for minor clarifications. This is available for previously consulted patients only. The turnaround time for responses vary depending upon the time of the day and other resources. If anything urgent, please call up to the hospital or nearest emergency room.

Link : https://t.me/DrPrashanthLK

Online Consultation

Telemedicine / Online consultations are available for select cases and scenarios. You can read about it further using this link.

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Deep Brain Stimulation, or DBS, was pioneered as a Parkinson’s treatment by Dr. Alim-Louis Benabid, a neurosurgeon who also possessed a Ph.D. in physics. In the 1980s, patients were treated by surgically destroying parts of their brains where tremors originated, or using medication with unpleasant side-effects. In 1987, Benabid was performing a surgery using the then-standard method of burning away brain tissue with an electrode. As he tested various regions with electrical pulses, Benabid wondered what would happen if he used different frequencies. To his surprise, he found one that suppressed the patient’s tremor. “I thought, aha, this might be the solution,” he later recalled in a 2010 Lancet article.

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