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    American musician played the guitar during Brain Surgery

    In a Los Angeles hospital for the first time in real time the operation was performed on the brain, canned in social networks Twitter and Vine. striking that 39-year-old Brad Carter strumming the guitar, while doctors implanted in his brain electrode to thus neutralizing the effects of Parkinson's disease. This video is not for the squeamish and faint of heart briefly shows all the stages of the operation.

    Mr. Carter was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease after in 2006, he began to notice that he often hands are shaking. It will then be deprived of his ability to play the guitar. Operation provided the necessary stimulation of the brain and implanting electrodes in order to alleviate the symptoms of the disease, sparing the patient from the tremor in his hands. At a certain stage of the procedure, Mr. Carter was awakened by doctors, who asked him to play the guitar and to help them in such a way to set the electrodes in the correct position.

    Already 500th in a row which involves a procedure of deep brain stimulation was performed by a team of surgeons led by Nader Puratyanom (Nader Pouratian), who heads the university system to study the function and movement disorders. During the procedure on Twitter with the hashtag # UCLAORLive arranged as instagram photo and short video. UCLA experts hope to help in this way possible to prospective patients to overcome the fear of surgery. Deep brain stimulation (POL) - one of the therapies for patients suffering from Parkinson's disease, a degenerative disease, which today are diagnosed around 127,000 Britons.

    So far, the disease remains incurable , but such an operation and medications can relieve symptoms such as tremors, muscle stiffness, pain and slow movements. fuel involves implanting an electrode that delivers electrical impulses that affect the brain, which reduces symptoms of tremor.

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