Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease: Patient selection and evaluation

Authors

  • Anthony E. Lang MD, FRCPC,

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    1. Division of Neurology, Toronto Western Hospital Movement and University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    • Division of Neurology, Toronto Western Hospital Movement and University of Toronto, 399 Bathurst Street, MP 11, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2S8 Canada
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  • Hakan Widner MD, PhD

    1. Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Division of Neurology, Lund University Hospital, Lund, Sweden
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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

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