dr. R.M.A. de Bie
NSTAPS studie - tweede termijn van driejaars en vijfjaars follow-up. NSTAPS study - second term of three-year and five-year follow-up
Patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease often have rapid swings between mobility and immobility, and many respond unsatisfactorily to adjustments in pharmacological treatment. We assessed whether globus pallidus pars interna (GPi) deep brain stimulation (DBS) gives greater functional improvement than does subthalamic nucleus (STN) DBS. Although there was no difference in our primary outcomes, our findings suggest that STN could be the preferred target for DBS in patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease.