Low-frequency DBS May Help Parkinson’s Patients With Walking

Low-frequency DBS May Help Parkinson’s Patients With Walking

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Low-frequency DBS May Help Parkinson’s Patients With Walking

Low-frequency deep brain stimulation (DBS) may help to ease balance problems due to postural instability in people with Parkinson’s disease, a small clinical trial reported. But patients with significant tremor prior to starting DBS may not find the treatment tolerable, because it can lead to the re-emergence of tremor symptoms. Trial findings were in the study “Low-frequency STN-DBS provides acute gait improvements in Parkinson’s disease: a double-blinded randomised cross-over feasibility trial,” published in the Journal of NeuroEngineering…

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