The role of deep brain stimulation as a surgical treatment for Parkinson's disease.

@article{Olanow2000TheRO,
  title={The role of deep brain stimulation as a surgical treatment for Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Charles W. Olanow and Mitchell F. Brin and Jose A. Obeso},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2000},
  volume={55 12 Suppl 6},
  pages={S60-6}
}
Patients with advanced Parkinson's disease (PD) frequently suffer disabling motor complications that cannot be satisfactorily controlled with medical therapy. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has recently been introduced by Benabid and his colleagues in Grenoble, France, as a new surgical procedure for the treatment of PD patients. DBS simulates the effects of a lesion without the need to make a destructive brain lesion. In this procedure, an electrode is implanted in the brain target and connected… CONTINUE READING
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