The impact of age and disease duration on the long term outcome of neurostimulation of the subthalamic nucleus.

@article{Shalash2014TheIO,
  title={The impact of age and disease duration on the long term outcome of neurostimulation of the subthalamic nucleus.},
  author={Ali Soliman Shalash and Athanasia Alexoudi and Karina Knudsen and Jens Volkmann and Maximilian Mehdorn and Guenther Deuschl},
  journal={Parkinsonism & related disorders},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={
          47-52
        }
}
BACKGROUND Selection of patients with Parkinson's disease for neurostimulation of subthalamic nucleus (STN-DBS) is still poorly studied. AIM To identify the impact of age and disease duration on the outcome of bilateral STN-DBS. METHODS 110 operated patients in a single center covering a large range of age and disease duration were retrospectively included and followed for up-to 5 years. Standardized UPDRS assessments were obtained at 0.5-1 and 3-5 years. Patients were stratified into three… CONTINUE READING