Neurosurgery Watch

Stay up to date with the latest clinical findings in Neurosurgery Watch. Each month, our panel identifies and summarizes key points of selected significant papers from over 50 journals. We emphasize the most significant findings that potentially change clinical management or treatment of neurological diseases.

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Earlier DBS Treatment Is Beneficial for Selected Parkinson’s Disease Patients

May 15, 2013
Nader Pouratian, MD PhD
The New England Journal of Medicine

Previous randomized controlled trials established the efficacy of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease (PD), but does DBS have a role earlier in the disease course? The New England Journal of Medicine (Feb. 14, 2013) reported...