Subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN-DBS) has been recently compared to a possible "second therapeutic honeymoon" for Parkinson's disease, as it might prevent the development of severe motor complications and lessen the social adjustment associated to disease progression. This study aims to evaluate whether an early surgical treatment could result in better long-term outcomes, comparing the follow-up evolution of 203 parkinsonian patients, treated at different stages of the disease course.

Earlier versus later subthalamic deep brain stimulation in Parkinson's disease

MEROLA, Aristide;ROMAGNOLO, ALBERTO;RIZZI, Laura;ARTUSI, Carlo Alberto;LANOTTE, Michele Maria Rosario;RIZZONE, Mario Giorgio;Zibetti, Maurizio;LOPIANO, Leonardo
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Subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN-DBS) has been recently compared to a possible "second therapeutic honeymoon" for Parkinson's disease, as it might prevent the development of severe motor complications and lessen the social adjustment associated to disease progression. This study aims to evaluate whether an early surgical treatment could result in better long-term outcomes, comparing the follow-up evolution of 203 parkinsonian patients, treated at different stages of the disease course.
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Advanced; Complications; DBS; Early; Parkinson
Merola, Aristide; Romagnolo, Alberto; Bernardini, Andrea; Rizzi, Laura; Artusi, Carlo Alberto; Lanotte, Michele; Rizzone, Mario Giorgio; Zibetti, Maurizio; Lopiano, Leonardo
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