Development and initial validation of a screening tool for Parkinson disease surgical candidates.

@article{Okun2004DevelopmentAI,
  title={Development and initial validation of a screening tool for Parkinson disease surgical candidates.},
  author={Michael S. Okun and Hubert Henery Fernandez and O. Ra{\'u}l Pedraza and Monali Misra and Kelly E. Lyons and Rajesh Pahwa and Daniel Tarsy and Lisa Scollins and Kristin M Corapi and Gerhard M. Friehs and Janet Grace and Janet S Romrell and Kelly Foote},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2004},
  volume={63 1},
  pages={161-3}
}
As there is currently no standardized assessment tool for evaluating Parkinson disease (PD) patients for deep brain stimulation (DBS), the authors developed the Florida Surgical Questionnaire for Parkinson Disease (FLASQ-PD). Part I of the study was a retrospective analysis of 174 patients presenting for a surgical screening. Part II was a multicenter study to assess the correlation of FLASQ-PD scores. The results of this study suggest that the FLASQ-PD may be a useful triage tool for screening… CONTINUE READING

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