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DBS Risks

Newsom, Marilyn MD, PhD

doi: 10.1097/01.NNN.0000522191.89343.48
Departments: Letters

Littleton, CO

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Your article about Ted Chris Horn and deep brain stimulation (DBS) (“Racing Against Parkinson's,” June/July 2017, http://bit.ly/NN-RacingAgainstParkinsons) presented an overly rosy picture of DBS. You should have included risks associated with this procedure, including brain bleeding and personality changes.

—Marilyn Newsom, MD, PhD

Littleton, CO

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