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Deep brain stimulation - effects on swallowing function in Parkinson's disease.

Authors
  • Kulneff, L
  • Sundstedt, S
  • Olofsson, K
  • van Doorn, J
  • Linder, J
  • Nordh, E
  • Blomstedt, P
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
May 01, 2013
Volume
127
Issue
5
Pages
329–336
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/ane.12019
PMID: 23116242
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The results show that swallowing function was not negatively affected by STN DBS and the risk of aspiration did not increase. Self-estimation of swallowing function showed a subjective improvement due to stimulation.

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