Effects of subthalamic nucleus stimulation and levodopa treatment on gait abnormalities in Parkinson disease.

@article{Krystkowiak2003EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of subthalamic nucleus stimulation and levodopa treatment on gait abnormalities in Parkinson disease.},
  author={Pierre Krystkowiak and J H Blatt and J L Bourriez and Alain Duhamel and Miriam Perina and Serge Blond and J Guieu and Alain Dest{\'e}e and L. Defebvre},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  year={2003},
  volume={60 1},
  pages={80-4}
}
BACKGROUND Stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus is proposed for the treatment of patients presenting with severe Parkinson disease. The effect on gait is not clearly established. OBJECTIVES To evaluate objectively the influence of bilateral subthalamic nucleus stimulation on gait in Parkinson disease and to compare it with the effects of levodopa treatment. METHODS Ten patients underwent bilateral subthalamic nucleus stimulation. The preoperative and postoperative (3 months after surgery… CONTINUE READING

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