Bilateral subthalamic nucleus stimulation and quality of life in advanced Parkinson's disease.

We examined the impact of the subthalamic nuclei (STN) deep brain stimulation (DBS) on the health-related quality of life (QoL) of patients with advanced Parkinson's disease (PD). Seventeen consecutive patients with refractory motor fluctuations and dyskinesia were included in the study (mean age, 60.9 +/- 7.7 years [range, 43-74 years]; disease duration… CONTINUE READING