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Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease Press Releases

An illustration of DBS for Parkinson's disease.  Fine wires are implanted in the brain and stimulation is controlled by a pacemaker-like device under the skin, usually near the shoulder blade.

Deep Brain Stimulation at Two Different Targets Produces Similar Motor Benefits for Parkinson’s Patients
Wednesday, Jun 2, 2010
In a major study, investigators have compared how individuals with Parkinson’s disease respond to deep brain stimulation (DBS) at two different sites in the brain. Contrary to current belief, patients who received DBS at either site in the brain experienced comparable benefits for the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s.