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Keywords:

  • Parkinson's disease;
  • surgery;
  • selection;
  • assessment

Abstract

Critical to the successful application of deep brain stimulation for the treatment Parkinson's disease is the proper selection of patients who will reliably benefit from this procedure and the successful evaluation of the responses obtained. This review will discuss the various factors influencing patient selection and summarize the recommended approach to patient assessment by using the Core Assessment Program for Surgical Interventions and Transplantation in Parkinson's Disease (CAPSIT-PD). © 2002 Movement Disorder Society