Subthalamic stimulation for Parkinson's disease

Zvi Israel, Sharon Hassin-Baer

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Abstract

Subthalamic nucleus stimulation by means of permanently implanted brain electrodes is a very effective therapy for all the cardinal features of Parkinson's disease. In appropriate patients, motor improvement is accompanied by a significantly improved quality of life and a reduced necessity for medication. This article briefly reviews the indications, technique and postoperative management of patients undergoing subthalamic nucleus stimulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)458-463
Number of pages6
JournalIsrael Medical Association Journal
Volume7
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2005

Keywords

  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Subthalamic nucleus

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