Transient effects of 80 Hz stimulation on gait in STN DBS treated PD patients: a 15 months follow-up study.

BACKGROUND Subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN DBS) is an effective therapeutic option for advanced Parkinson's disease (PD). Nevertheless, some patients develop gait disturbances despite a persistent improvement of PD segmental symptoms. Recent studies reported that stimulation of STN with low frequencies produced a positive effect on gait… CONTINUE READING