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Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the bilateral subthalamic nucleus (STN) in Parkinson's disease is thought to produce adverse events such as emotional disorders, and in a recent study, we found fear recognition to be impaired as a result. These changes have been attributed to disturbance of the STN's limbic territory and would appear to confirm that the(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that emotion recognition and apathy share the same functional circuit involving the subthalamic nucleus (STN). METHODS A consecutive series of 17 patients with advanced Parkinson's disease (PD) was assessed 3 months before (M-3) and 3 months (M+3) after STN deep brain stimulation (DBS). Mean (+/-S.D.) age at surgery was(More)
BACKGROUND Subthalamic Nucleus Deep Brain Stimulation (STN-DBS) has been shown to significantly improve motor symptoms in advanced Parkinson's disease (PD). Only few studies, however, have focused on the non-motor effects of DBS. METHODS A consecutive series of 15 patients was assessed three months before (M-3), then three months (M3) and six months (M6)(More)
OBJECTIVE Apathy may be induced by subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN-DBS) in Parkinson disease (PD). We therefore wished to test the hypothesis that apathy induced by STN-DBS correlates with changes in glucose metabolism, using (18)FDG-PET. METHODS Twelve patients with PD were assessed 3 months before (M-3) and 3 months after (M+3) STN-DBS(More)
INTRODUCTION It is mandatory to know the anatomic path of the lower alveolar nerve and its intramandibular connections for numerous odontology, stomatology, and maxillofacial surgeries. We present a computed tomography study of the lower alveolar nerve intramandibular path. MATERIAL AND METHOD The computed tomography of 14 mandibles was performed(More)
OBJECTIVE Cranioplasty is an everyday concern in neurosurgery, especially in decompressive craniectomy cases. Our surgical team uses custom-made hydroxyapatite implants for large and/or complex defects. PATIENTS AND METHOD Eight patients had a custom-made prosthesis. Each of them has been reviewed by an independent observer. Each patient described his(More)
INTRODUCTION It is mandatory to know the anatomic path of the mandibular nerve and its intra-mandibular connections for numerous odontology, stomatology, and maxillofacial surgical procedures. We present a computed tomography study of the mandibular nerve intra-mandibular path. PATIENTS AND METHOD The computed tomography of 14 mandibles was performed(More)
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