Weight and body mass index in Parkinson's disease patients after deep brain stimulation surgery.

@article{Tuite2005WeightAB,
  title={Weight and body mass index in Parkinson's disease patients after deep brain stimulation surgery.},
  author={Paul J. Tuite and Robert E. Maxwell and Sayeed Ikramuddin and Catherine M. Kotz and Charles J. Billington and Maggie A. Laseski and Scott D. Thielen},
  journal={Parkinsonism & related disorders},
  year={2005},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={
          247-52
        }
}
A retrospective chart review characterizing changes in 17 male and 10 female Parkinson's disease (PD) patients undergoing deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery indicated that 6 mo before surgery, patients lost a mean of 5.1 lbs, whereas in the 6 mo after surgery, subjects gained a mean of 10.1 lbs; 22% gained more than 14 lbs. In 10 patients followed an additional 6 mo, weight gain continued. This weight gain may be associated with decreased energy expenditure due to subsidence of chronic tremor… CONTINUE READING

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