Effects of subthalamic deep brain stimulation on dysarthrophonia in Parkinson's disease.

@article{Klostermann2008EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of subthalamic deep brain stimulation on dysarthrophonia in Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Fabian Klostermann and Felicitas Ehlen and Jan Vesper and K. Nubel and Michael Gross and Frank Marzinzik and Gabriel Curio and Tanja Sappok},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={2008},
  volume={79 5},
  pages={522-9}
}
BACKGROUND Motor deficits in Parkinson's disease (PD) are reduced by deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus (STN), but the impact of this therapy on dysarthrophonic problems in PD remains controversial. We therefore aimed to disentangle the effects of STN DBS on the speech skills of long-term treated patients. METHODS Under continued medication, speech and motor functions of 19 patients with PD with bilateral STN DBS were studied when their therapeutic stimulation was active… CONTINUE READING