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Effect of subthalamic nucleus stimulation on levodopa-induced dyskinesia in Parkinson's disease

Published inNeurology, vol. 55, no. 12, p. 1921-1923
Publication date2000

Article abstract-The authors studied the effect of bilateral subthalamic nucleus stimulation on levodopa-induced dyskinesias in 24 consecutive parkinsonian patients with disabling dyskinesias. The improvement in the three subtypes of levodopa-induced dyskinesias was significant from the third postoperative month and was mainly due to the decrease in the daily dose of levodopa allowed by the stimulation-induced improvement in the motor score.

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Dyskinesia, Drug-Induced/*etiology
  • Electric Stimulation
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Levodopa/adverse effects/*therapeutic use
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Parkinson Disease/*therapy
  • Thalamic Nuclei/*physiopathology
Affiliation Not a UNIGE publication
Citation (ISO format)
FRAIX, Valerie et al. Effect of subthalamic nucleus stimulation on levodopa-induced dyskinesia in Parkinson’s disease. In: Neurology, 2000, vol. 55, n° 12, p. 1921–1923.
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ISSN of the journal0028-3878

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