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         Deep Brain stimulation work equally at two sites for Parkinson’s treatment

Recently researchers found out that, the deep brain stimulation for Parkinson disease is effective in both subthalamic nucleaus and globus pallidus. Previously it was believed that the stimulation of subthalamic nucleus is more effective. Targeting the subthalamic nucleus enables doctors to reduce the dose of L-dopa by a large amount. And for patient who need higher dosage of L-dopa in non motor symptoms control targeting, the globus pallidius seems a better choice.

The research was founded by both Department of Veterans Affairs and National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke. Medtronin Inc. manufactures the used equipment and also proved some founding. For more information click here:

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