How are patients with Parkinson disease (PD) selected for deep brain stimulation (DBS)?

Updated: Jan 24, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Hauser, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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A key to patient selection is that appropriate patients still experience a good response to levodopa, but that response cannot be adequately maintained through the day or is complicated by excessive dyskinesia.

The deep brain stimulating lead is equipped with 4 The deep brain stimulating lead is equipped with 4 electrode contacts, each of which may be used, alone or in combination, for therapeutic stimulation.
Implantation of the deep brain stimulation (DBS) l Implantation of the deep brain stimulation (DBS) lead.
Insertion of an electrode during deep brain stimul Insertion of an electrode during deep brain stimulation for Parkinson disease.

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