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Double blinded evaluation of the effects of pallidal and subthalamic nucleus stimulation on daytime activity in advanced Parkinson's disease.
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PMID:  11008194     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The results of a double blinded evaluation of the effects of globus pallidus (GPi; n=7) and subthalamic nucleus (STN; n=11) stimulation in patients with advanced Parkinson's disease are summarized. The patients were evaluated at 6-8months after surgery. In order to determine the benefits afforded by the stimulation to the actual daily activities, the patients were maintained on-medication with optimal doses and schedules. The stimulation was turned off overnight for at least 12h. It was turned on in the morning (or maintained turned off), and the best and worst scores during daytime activity were recorded, as on-period and off-period scores, respectively. A reduction in total motor score on the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale was clearly elicited by GPi and STN stimulation at both the off-period (-57 and -29%, respectively) and the on-period (-36 and -25%, respectively). The difference in effects between GPi and STN stimulation appeared to be due largely to an unintended difference in the patients' preoperative symptoms. The benefits provided by stimulation to the actual daily activities appears to be limited in patients who have become unresponsive to a large dose of levodopa. Two advantages of GPi and STN stimulation were identified. Firstly, the stimulation can supplement a reduced action of levodopa during the off-period. It thus improves the patient's daily activities through attenuation of the motor fluctuations. Secondly, the stimulation can replace part of the action of levodopa during the on-period. It thus attenuates dopa-induced dyskinesia through a reduced dose of medication. More importantly, the stimulation improves the daily activities in dopa-intolerant patients who are being administered a small dose of levodopa because of unbearable side effects. In addition, GPi stimulation has its own inhibitory effect on dopa-induced dyskinesia. Clinically important improvement was observed in severe gait freezing in 2 patients following unilateral anterodorsal GPi stimulation on the right side alone.
Katayama; Kasai; Oshima; Fukaya; Yamamoto; Mizutani
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Journal Detail:
Title:  Parkinsonism & related disorders     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1873-5126     ISO Abbreviation:  Parkinsonism Relat. Disord.     Publication Date:  2000 Nov 
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Created Date:  2000-09-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9513583     Medline TA:  Parkinsonism Relat Disord     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  35-40     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Neurological Surgery, Nihon University School of Medicine, 30-1 Ohyaguchi Kamimachi, Itabashi, 173-8610, Tokyo, Japan
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