Reduction in voice tremor under thalamic stimulation.

  title={Reduction in voice tremor under thalamic stimulation.},
  author={Martha A. Carpenter and Rajesh Pahwa and Katsuyuki Miyawaki and Steven B Wilkinson and Jeffrey P. Searl and William C. Koller},
  volume={50 3},
We studied the effect of deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the ventral intermediate thalamic nucleus on voice symptoms in seven patients with essential tremor. All had undergone DBS for management of hand tremor. Five of the patients had received unilateral implants; two were treated bilaterally. Each reported improvement in hand tremor with thalamic stimulation (a 1-to-3-point change on a 5-point severity scale). Voice tremor was evaluated with and without stimulation using patient and clinician… CONTINUE READING

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