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Can intraoperative clinical testing predict the effects of the permanent DBS electrode in the subthalamic nucleus?

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Blume, Josefine Andrea
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Abstract (English)

Background and Objectives: Intraoperative test stimulation is established to optimize target localization in STN DBS, but requires a time-consuming awake surgery in off-medication state. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether stimulation-induced effects of the permanent electrode are predictable by intraoperative test stimulation. Methods: 59 PD-patients receiving bilateral STN-DBS were ...


Translation of the abstract (German)

Hintergrund und Fragestellung Das idiopathische Parkinson-Syndrom ist die häufigste neurodegenerative Bewegungsstörung. Die THS im Nucleus subthalamicus (STN) ist seit 2001 in zur Behandlung des fortgeschrittenen idiopathischen Parkinson-Syndroms zugelassen und etabliert. Die Implantation der THS erfolgt meist während eines stereotaktischen Wach-Eingriffs. Der Patient ist wach und ohne ...


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