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Underutilization of deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease? A survey on possible clinical reasons.

Authors
  • Lange, Max1, 2
  • Mauerer, Josef3
  • Schlaier, Jürgen3, 4
  • Janzen, Annette4, 5
  • Zeman, Florian6
  • Bogdahn, Ulrich5
  • Brawanski, Alexander3
  • Hochreiter, Andreas3
  • 1 Department of Neurosurgery, University Medical Center Regensburg, Franz-Josef-Strauss Allee 11, 93053, Regensburg, Germany. [email protected] , (Germany)
  • 2 Center for Deep Brain Stimulation, University Medical Center Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany. [email protected] , (Germany)
  • 3 Department of Neurosurgery, University Medical Center Regensburg, Franz-Josef-Strauss Allee 11, 93053, Regensburg, Germany. , (Germany)
  • 4 Center for Deep Brain Stimulation, University Medical Center Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany. , (Germany)
  • 5 Department of Neurology, University Medical Center Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany. , (Germany)
  • 6 Center for Clinical Studies, University Medical Center Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany. , (Germany)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta Neurochirurgica
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
May 01, 2017
Volume
159
Issue
5
Pages
771–778
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00701-017-3122-3
PMID: 28258308
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

The latter numbers indicate that treating neurologists tend to overestimate the reluctance of their patients to undergo DBS. Therefore, education of patients and neurologists should be improved and give more realistic figures on the actual outcomes and frequencies of possible complications.

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