Patterns of reoccurrence of segmental dystonia after discontinuation of deep brain stimulation.

@article{Grips2007PatternsOR,
  title={Patterns of reoccurrence of segmental dystonia after discontinuation of deep brain stimulation.},
  author={Eva Grips and Christian Blahak and H. Holger Capelle and H. Baezner and Ralf Weigel and Oliver Sedlaczek and Joachim K. Krauss and Johannes C. W{\"o}hrle},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={78 3},
  pages={318-20}
}
The pattern of reoccurrence of symptoms after discontinuation of deep brain stimulation (DBS) has not been systematically studied in dystonia. Eight patients (mean age (SD) 53.8 (14.4) years) with segmental dystonia at a mean follow-up of 11.3 (4.2) months were studied after implantation of bilateral DBS electrodes in the internal globus pallidus using a standard video protocol and clinical rating scales, immediately and at 2 and 4 h after switching off DBS. Dystonic signs returned sequentially… CONTINUE READING