DBS candidates that fall short on a levodopa challenge test: alternative and important indications.

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INTRODUCTION Candidacy for deep brain stimulation (DBS) in Parkinson disease (PD) is typically assessed by the preoperative motor response to levodopa along with an interdisciplinary evaluation. However, recent cases treated at our institution have achieved good outcomes with DBS despite a sub-30% improvement in motor scores. The aim of this study was to… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/NRL.0b013e31822d1069

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@article{Morishita2011DBSCT, title={DBS candidates that fall short on a levodopa challenge test: alternative and important indications.}, author={Takashi Morishita and Maryam Rahman and Kelly D. Foote and Kyle M Fargen and Charles E. Jacobson and Hubert Henery Fernandez and R. Rodr{\'i}guez and Irene Andonia C Malaty and Dawn Bowers and Christopher J. Hass and Yoichi Katayama and Takamitsu Yamamoto and Michael S. Okun}, journal={The neurologist}, year={2011}, volume={17 5}, pages={263-8} }