How many parkinsonian patients are suitable candidates for deep brain stimulation of subthalamic nucleus? Results of a screening questionnaire

Marco D'Amelio, Paolo Ragonese, Giovanni Savettieri, Roberto Marconi, Ubaldo Bonuccelli, Francesca Morgante, Maria Fiorella Contarino, Livio Capus, Maria Gabriella Ceravolo, Antonio Epifanio, Paolo Girlanda, Letterio Morgante, Elena Moro, Roberto Ceravolo, Paolo Barone, Angelo Antonini, Pietro Barone

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Abstract

We used a CAPSIT-based questionnaire to estimate the percentage of parkinsonian patients suitable for subthalamic nucleus (STN) deep brain stimulation (DBS) in a movement disorders clinic. We found that out of 641 consecutive PD patients only 1.6% fulfilled strict STN-DBS criteria. When we applied more flexible criteria, the percentage of eligibility increased to 4.5%. Most patients (60%) were ineligible because they did not satisfy multiple questionnaire items. Items related to disease severity were responsible for the largest number of exclusions. This knowledge will help make decisions on resource allocation in centres wishing to start DBS surgery.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)528-531
Numero di pagine4
RivistaPARKINSONISM & RELATED DISORDERS
Volume13
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neurology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Clinical Neurology

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