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Long-term outcome of subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease using an MRI-guided and MRI-verified approach.

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J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2014 Apr;

Authors: Iciar Aviles-Olmos, Zinovia Kefalopoulou, Elina Tripoliti, Joseph Candelario, Harith Akram, Irene Martinez-Torres, Marjan Jahanshahi, Thomas Foltynie, Marwan Hariz, Ludvic Zrinzo, Patricia Limousin

Subthalamic nucleus (STN) deep brain stimulation (DBS) represents a well-established treatment for patients with advanced Parkinson's disease (PD) insufficiently controlled with medical therapies. This study presents the long-term outcomes of patients with PD treated with STN-DBS using an MRI-guided/MRI-verified approach without microelectrode recording.

PMID: 24790212 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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