Bilateral deep brain stimulation vs best medical therapy for patients with advanced Parkinson disease: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Weaver2009BilateralDB,
  title={Bilateral deep brain stimulation vs best medical therapy for patients with advanced Parkinson disease: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Frances M. Weaver and Kenneth A. Follett and Matthew K Stern and K. B. Hur and Crystal L Harris and William J. Marks and Johannes Rothlind and Oren Sagher and Domenic J. Reda and Claudia Scala Moy and Rajesh Pahwa and Kim Burchiel and Penelope Hogarth and Eugene C. Lai and John Eric Duda and Kathryn Holloway and A. Samii and Stacy Horn and Jeff M. Bronstein and Gatana Stoner and J. P. J. Heemskerk and Grant Huang},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2009},
  volume={301 1},
  pages={63-73}
}
CONTEXT Deep brain stimulation is an accepted treatment for advanced Parkinson disease (PD), although there are few randomized trials comparing treatments, and most studies exclude older patients. OBJECTIVE To compare 6-month outcomes for patients with PD who received deep brain stimulation or best medical therapy. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS Randomized controlled trial of patients who received either deep brain stimulation or best medical therapy, stratified by study site and patient age… CONTINUE READING
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