Criteria for deep-brain stimulation in Parkinson’s disease: review and analysis

@article{Moro2006CriteriaFD,
  title={Criteria for deep-brain stimulation in Parkinson’s disease: review and analysis},
  author={Elena Moro and Anthony E. Lang},
  journal={Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics},
  year={2006},
  volume={6},
  pages={1695 - 1705}
}
  • E. Moro, A. Lang
  • Published 1 November 2006
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
Deep-brain stimulation is currently the most effective surgical treatment for advanced Parkinson’s disease. The relevant targets to date are the subthalamic nucleus and the globus pallidus internus, although the thalamus (ventralis intermedius nucleus) is preferred in tremor-dominant, aged Parkinson’s disease patients. Long-term benefit in cardinal parkinsonian signs, motor fluctuations and dyskinesia has been reported in 5-year follow-up studies of subthalamic nucleus deep-brain stimulation… 
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