Report from the European Neurological Society (ENS) annual meeting
Barcelona, Spain, June 8-11, 2013
Parkinson’s disease: Subthalamic deep-brain stimulation (DBS) has been shown to be effective in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and is associated with a low rate of short-term mortality. Surgical complications, such as hemorrhage, hardware-related adverse events and inability to complete the procedure, occur in about 5% of patients (Vergani et al. World Neurosurg 2010;73:338-344).