neurology
Movement disorders

Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson’s: Who and when?

Younger patients with Parkinson’s Disease whose symptoms respond to levodopa are usually the best candidates for deep brain stimulation, a movement disorders expert has told ANZAN delegates. Neurologist Dr Mark Simpson from the Auckland City Hospital in New Zealand told delegates that Parkinson’s Disease was a “disease of thirds”. The first stage was the pre-symptomatic ...

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