Subthalamic stimulation useful for early motor complications

 

A number of studies have demonstrated that deep-brain stimulation (DBS) can improve mobility, ADLs and QOL measures in patients with advanced PD with severe motor complications (Deep-Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease Study Group. N Engl J Med 2001;345:956-963. Deuschl et al. N Engl J Med 2006;355:896-908; free full text at www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMoa060281).

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