Deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus for Parkinson's disease: methodologic aspects and clinical criteria.

@article{Benabid2000DeepBS,
  title={Deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus for Parkinson's disease: methodologic aspects and clinical criteria.},
  author={Alim Louis Benabid and Paul Krack and Abdelhamid Benazzouz and Patricia Limousin and Adnan Koudsi{\'e} and Pierre Pollak},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2000},
  volume={55 12 Suppl 6},
  pages={S40-4}
}
The technique of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD) is evolving very rapidly. The subthalamic nucleus (STN) has become the preferred target in the past few years since our group demonstrated that high-frequency stimulation in this nucleus improves all cardinal features of PD, including resting tremor. This benefit in the parkinsonian symptoms allows a drastic reduction in daily levodopa requirements. Dyskinesias become drastically attenuated, possibly as… CONTINUE READING