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Novel surgical therapies for Tourette syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16970873     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tourette syndrome is a common neurologic disorder with close ties to obsessive-compulsive disorder and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The majority of patients improve spontaneously as they near adulthood. Most others are effectively treated with pharmacologic agents, although these therapies fail for an unfortunate few. For patients debilitated by the disease despite medical therapy, surgery can become an important option.
Joseph S Neimat; Parag G Patil; Andres M Lozano
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of child neurology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0883-0738     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Child Neurol.     Publication Date:  2006 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-14     Completed Date:  2006-11-21     Revised Date:  2007-12-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8606714     Medline TA:  J Child Neurol     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  715-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Neurosurgery, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Brain / physiopathology,  radionuclide imaging,  surgery*
Deep Brain Stimulation / methods
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
Positron-Emission Tomography / methods
Tourette Syndrome / surgery*
Grant Support
1 R13 NS40925-01/NS/NINDS NIH HHS

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