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Sustained Relief of Generalized Dystonia Despite Prolonged Interruption of Deep Brain Stimulation.
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PMID:  23400837     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Pallidal deep brain stimulation (DBS) is an established treatment for disabling, medication-refractory generalized dystonia. Patients typically regress to their preoperative baseline when stimulation is discontinued. METHODS: Presented are case reports of 2 dystonia patients. RESULTS: Two patients with primary generalized dystonia (1 with the DYT1 mutation) who were treated successfully with bilateral pallidal DBS for periods of 18 months and 5 years retained motor benefit for several months after inadvertent interruption of stimulation. Stimulation was interrupted unilaterally for 3 and 7 months and bilaterally for 2 days and 2 months, respectively. Symptoms of dystonia returned only partially during the period of therapy interruption and rapidly and completely resolved after resuming stimulation. CONCLUSIONS: We report unexpected and prolonged retention of motor benefits despite transient cessation of pallidal DBS in 2 dystonia patients. Factors that appear to differentiate these individuals are young age, short duration of disease, and chronic DBS therapy with relatively low energy of stimulation. © 2013 Movement Disorder Society.
Tyler Cheung; Cen Zhang; Joseph Rudolph; Ron L Alterman; Michele Tagliati
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-2-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1531-8257     ISO Abbreviation:  Mov. Disord.     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-2-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8610688     Medline TA:  Mov Disord     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 Movement Disorder Society.
Department of Neurology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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