Neurostimulation may have benefits in early Parkinson's

02/14/2013 | HealthDay News

Researchers tracked 251 patients with early-stage Parkinson's disease and found that those who received medication plus deep brain stimulation had improved quality of life and mobility compared with those treated with drugs alone. "The data suggest that patients can safely, and with significantly better outcome, receive neurostimulation," said senior author and neurologist Gunther Deuschl. The study appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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