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CNS-ICNA 2020

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Long-term effects of deep brain stimulation of the globus pallidus in advanced Parkinson’s disease

Takeaway

  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the globus pallidus (GPi) for treatment of Parkinson’s disease (PD) improved levodopa-induced motor complications and tremor for up to ten years.

Why this matters

  • This long-term study indicates that DBS of the GPi is a viable treatment, with sustained effects, for the treatment of PD symptoms.

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