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Human Studies

2020 Oct 09

J Neurosurg

Sex-specific effects of subthalamic nucleus stimulation on pain in Parkinson’s disease.


Khazen O, DiMarzio M, Platanitis K, Grimaudo HC, Hancu M, Shao MM, Staudt MD, Maguire L, Sukul VV, Durphy J, Hanspal EK, Adam O, Molho E, Pilitsis JG
J Neurosurg. 2020 Oct 09:1-8.
PMID: 33036000.


Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) is known to reduce motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD). The effects of DBS on various nonmotor symptoms often differ from patient to patient. The factors that determine whether or not a patient will respond to treatment have not been elucidated. Here, the authors evaluated sex differences in pain relief after DBS for PD.