Is improvement in the quality of life after subthalamic nucleus stimulation in Parkinson's disease predictable?

Abstract

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) significantly improves quality of life (QoL) in PD. However, QoL fails to improve in a relevant proportion of patients. We studied clinical baseline and progression parameters associated with improvement in QoL after DBS. Data from a German randomized, controlled study comparing DBS (60 patients… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/mds.23907

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