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Rationale and clinical pearls for primary care doctors referring patients for deep brain stimulation.

Authors
  • Martinez-Ramirez, Daniel
  • Okun, Michael S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Gerontology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Volume
60
Issue
1
Pages
38–48
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1159/000354880
PMID: 24193201
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

DBS is a highly effective therapy for select candidates with PD and ET. The most important factor influencing DBS outcome is proper patient selection. It will be critical as DBS continues to be more commonly employed for primary care doctors to select candidates from their practices as appropriate referrals to specialized centers.

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