STN-DBSSubthalamic Nucleus Deep Brain Stimulation (Parkinson's disease)
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(44) performed naming and reading tasks on patients with PD with bilateral STN-DBS and healthy controls to evaluate the effect of the stimulation of STN on nouns and verbs.
In particular, bilateral STN-DBS provided a great opportunity for patients with predominant bradykinesia.
This study presents a DDS case following STN-DBS. A male patient who started with a complaint of tremor in the left hand at the age of 27 in 2004 was diagnosed with tremor non-dominant idiopathic OH.
The patients were followed-up 1 year after the STN-DBS, and the original preoperative and postoperative outcomes of each patient are listed in [Table 1].
At 10 years, the combination of medication and STN-DBS was associated with significantly better motor, resting and action tremor, bradykinesia (slowed movement) and rigidity scores.
A patient who has medication side effects such as nausea or hallucinations at a low dose may be a better candidate for STN-DBS, knowing that she'll be more likely to reduce medications postoperatively," Dr.
Many studies have reported increases in apathy after STN-DBS [13-18], while others show opposite outcomes [19-21].
In this case, STN-DBS seemed to induce dyskinesia, similar to its effect in treating Parkinson's disease, which made the patient felt uncomfortable although stimulation was slight.
It has also been reported that STN-DBS is involved in the generation of impulse control disorders but that this is not a maintained effect [48].
Conclusions: As the motor effects of STN-DBS and GPi-DBS are similar, NMSs may determine the target choice in surgery of future patients.
Medication reduction, which often can be accomplished especially after STN-DBS [9, 13, 18, 24], was an expectation that was met for the majority of patients.