Long-term follow up of bilateral deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus in patients with advanced Parkinson disease.

@article{KleinerFisman2003LongtermFU,
  title={Long-term follow up of bilateral deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus in patients with advanced Parkinson disease.},
  author={Galit Kleiner-Fisman and David N Fisman and Elspeth Sime and Jean A. Saint-Cyr and Andres M. Lozano and Anthony E Lang},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={99 3},
  pages={489-95}
}
OBJECT The use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) has been associated with a marked initial improvement in individuals with advanced Parkinson disease (PD). Few data are available on the long-term outcomes of this procedure, however, or whether the initial benefits are sustained over time. The authors present the long-term results of a cohort of 25 individuals who underwent bilateral DBS of the STN between 1996 and 2001 and were followed up for 1 year or longer… CONTINUE READING

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