Motor and cognitive outcome in patients with Parkinson's disease 8 years after subthalamic implants.

@article{Fasano2010MotorAC,
  title={Motor and cognitive outcome in patients with Parkinson's disease 8 years after subthalamic implants.},
  author={Alfonso Fasano and L M Romito and Antonio Daniele and Carla Piano and Massimiliano Zinno and Anna Rita Bentivoglio and Alberto Albanese},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  year={2010},
  volume={133 9},
  pages={2664-76}
}
Deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus represents the most important innovation for treatment of advanced Parkinson's disease. Prospective studies have shown that although the beneficial effects of this procedure are maintained at 5 years, axial motor features and cognitive decline may occur in the long term after the implants. In order to address some unsolved questions raised by previous studies, we evaluated a series of 20 consecutive patients who received continuous stimulation… CONTINUE READING
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