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Predictors to Quality of life improvements after subthalamic stimulation in Parkinson’s Disease

Citation: Liu, F. T., Lang, L. Q., Yang, Y. J., Zhao, J., Feng, R., Hu, J., … & Wu, J. J. (2018). Predictors to quality‐of‐life improvements after subthalamic stimulation in Parkinson’s disease. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica.

 Introduction:

Subthalamic deep brain stimulation (STN- DBS) has been reported to be effective in controlling motor symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and associated with improved quality of life (QoL) in some but not all patients with PD.

Prior studies have found inconsistent results on possible predictors of QoL, as it relates to both motor and nonmotor symptoms.

This study aimed to identify presurgical factors that can help predict postsurgical quality of life improvements in Chinese PD patients one year after receiving bilateral STN DBS.  Click here to read the full article.

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