Globus pallidus deep brain stimulation in dystonia

  title={Globus pallidus deep brain stimulation in dystonia},
  author={A. Diamond and J. Shahed and S. Azher and Kevin Dat-Vuong and J. Jankovic},
  journal={Movement Disorders},
  • A. Diamond, J. Shahed, +2 authors J. Jankovic
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Movement Disorders
  • Globus pallidus deep brain stimulation (GPi‐DBS) is a useful alternative in the treatment of dystonia. Patients selected for GPi‐DBS were prospectively rated with the Unified Dystonia Rating Scale (UDRS). Also, “blinded” videotape assessments were performed. Eleven patients were identified. Compared with pre‐DBS scores, there were improvements in mean total UDRS score (15.3%) and in the following subscores: neck (18.18%), trunk (32.9%), arm(17.9%), and leg (19.9%). One patient developed a skin… CONTINUE READING
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