Does deep brain stimulation of the nucleus ventralis intermedius affect postural control and locomotion in Parkinson's disease?

@article{Pinter1999DoesDB,
  title={Does deep brain stimulation of the nucleus ventralis intermedius affect postural control and locomotion in Parkinson's disease?},
  author={M. M. Pinter and Monika Murg and François Alesch and B Freundl and R. J. Helscher and Harald Binder},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  year={1999},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={958-63}
}
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of unilateral stimulation of the nucleus ventralis intermedius (VIM) on parkinsonian signs like postural stability and locomotion with respect to the severity of Parkinson's disease (PD). Seven patients with idiopathic PD were included in the study. Changes in visual cues on postural stability and step initiation were assessed on a fixed platform system with VIM stimulation switched either on (VIM ON) or off (VIM OFF), and compared with a… CONTINUE READING