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DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION IN PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Siddiqui, Mustafa Saad; Okun, Michael S.

doi: 10.1212/01.CON.0000284568.89013.68
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After more than a decade since its inception, deep brain stimulation has gained popularity as a surgical treatment for Parkinson's disease and is now considered the standard of care for a subset of medically refractory patients with Parkinson's disease. In this chapter, the authors review the mechanisms, advantages, disadvantages, targets, criteria for referral, criteria for patient selection, details of operative procedure, complications of therapy, and future directions for deep brain stimulation.

© 2007 American Academy of Neurology
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