Deep brain stimulation in early stage Parkinson's disease.

We thank the author of this letter for his interest in our study and for his concern for the safety of Parkinson's disease patients. We share his concern, as it was largely the motivation for the Vanderbilt pilot trial of DBS in Early Parkinson's Disease [1]. Our study was initiated in 2001, at a time when there was growing utilization of DBS for advanced… CONTINUE READING