ENS Tuesday highlights – Parkinson’s disease, MS, epilepsy and RLS


Report from the European Neurological Society (ENS) annual meeting
Barcelona, Spain, June 8-11, 2013

Parkinson’s disease
CIS/Multiple sclerosis
Restless legs syndrome
Comment by Dr. Daniel Selchen, Toronto, Canada

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).

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