Patient Selection for Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease----A Very Convenient Tool
Amit Kumar Ghosh*
Consultant Neurosurgeon, Institute of Neurosciences Kolkata, India
Submission: January 09, 2019; Published: April 24, 2019
*Corresponding author: Amit Kumar Ghosh, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Institute of Neurosciences Kolkata, India
How to cite this article: Amit Kumar Ghosh. Patient Selection for Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease----A Very Convenient Tool. Open Access J Neurol Neurosurg. 2019; 10(5): 555796. DOI: 10.19080/OAJNN.2019.10.555796.
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson Disease (PD) is performed on patients with medically intractable PD. Selection of patients requires a multidisciplinary team that includes a neurosurgeon trained in functional neurosurgery, a movement disorders neurologist, a neuropsychologist, psychiatrist and neurophysiologist. This is a very convenient criteria to identify DBS patient for PD.
Keywords: Progressive supranuclear palsy, Multiple system atrophy, Cortico basal degeneration, Lewy body dementia, Unified Parkinson’s disease rating scale, Parkinson’s disease, Neurologists, patients, DBS surgery
Abbrevations: PSP: Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, MSA: Multiple System Atrophy; CBD: Cortico Basal Degeneration; LBD: Lewy Body Dementia; UPDRS: Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale
Deep brain stimulation has been shown to consistently benefit patients of medically intractable idiopathic Parkinson’s disease [1-8]. This is a very convenient list of 10-points criteria to identify patients who are the candidate for DBS surgery in Parkinson’s disease [1-8] (Table 1).
The above list is very convenient for students and general neurologists to identify patients for DBS surgery for Parkinson’s disease. If patients fulfil these criteria, then they can be selected for DBS.
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