Stephanie Bannier

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Chronic bilateral subthalamic stimulation leads to a spectacular clinical improvement in patients with motor complications. However, the post-operative body weight gain involved may limit the benefits of surgery and induce critical metabolic disorders. Twenty-four Parkinsonians (61.1 +/- 1.4 years) were examined 1 month before (M - 1) and 3 months after (M(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the occurrence of weight gain in patients with Parkinson's disease, with an average 16 months of follow-up after subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation. METHODS We used dual x ray absorptiometry to evaluate changes in body weight and body composition in 22 patients with Parkinson's disease (15 men and seven women) before surgery, 3(More)
BACKGROUND Although visual hallucinations in Parkinson's disease (PD) have been described in several major studies, little is known about olfactory hallucinations (OHs). METHODS The authors performed a detailed analysis of OHs in a cohort of 87 Parkinsonian patients to estimate the prevalence of OHs and describe their phenomenology. They also evaluated(More)
Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder clinically characterized by motor impairments (tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity and postural instability) associated or not with non-motor complications (cognitive disorders, dysautonomia). Most of patients loose weight during evolution of their disease. Dysregulations of hypothalamus, which is considered as(More)
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