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Efficacy of deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus on autonomic dysfunction in patients with Parkinson's disease.
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PMID:  24858453     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Subthalamic nucleus (STN) deep brain stimulation (DBS) is well established for the treatment of the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD). However, the effect of STN DBS on autonomic symptoms has not been well studied. We examined 19 patients undergoing STN DBS for PD. The patients were administered a questionnaire to evaluate the pre-operative and post-operative autonomic function. All patients reported a significant post DBS improvement of one or more symptoms of the autonomic dysfunction (urinary and gastrointestinal function). In particular, we have shown the most significant improvement in the urinary function after STN DBS. Further larger studies are required with respect to the effect of STN DBS on the autonomic function.
Wojciech Pietraszko; Agata Furgala; Agnieszka Gorecka-Mazur; Piotr Thor; Marek Moskala; Jaroslaw Polak; Artur D Surowka; Anna Krygowska-Wajs
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Folia medica Cracoviensia     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0015-5616     ISO Abbreviation:  Folia Med Cracov     Publication Date:  2013  
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Created Date:  2014-05-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0374617     Medline TA:  Folia Med Cracov     Country:  Poland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  15-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
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