Deep Brain Stimulation and Medication Management in Parkinson's Disease.

@article{Hutchinson2016DeepBS,
  title={Deep Brain Stimulation and Medication Management in Parkinson's Disease.},
  author={Kelsey Hutchinson and Jeannette Y. Wick},
  journal={The Consultant pharmacist : the journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists},
  year={2016},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={73-84}
}
Current medical treatments for Parkinson's disease (PD) are symptomatic, not curative. Over time, patients need additional medications, increased doses, and increased dosing frequencies to control symptoms. Often, medications lose their effectiveness or side effects become intolerable. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a surgical option that, unlike other surgical procedures for PD, is externally adjustable and reversible. DBS is best employed in patients whose symptoms have responded to… CONTINUE READING