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Deep Brain Stimulation in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

 Papathanasiou I., Protopapas A., Deligiorgi G., Lolakidi A., Kasselimis D., Themistocleous M., Bovia
  5th-Jun-2009
Description: Impairment of speech can affect almost 89% of patients with Parkinson’s disease. The speech of PD patients is described as hypokinetic dysarthria and has been analyzed in an extensive range of perceptual acoustic and physiological studies. Today, bilateral subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation is considered as the main surgical management approach for patients with PD. This compares the effects of STN-DBS with medical (drug) treatment versus medical (drug) treatment alone over one year.
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Domain: Medical
Category: Therapy
Contents:
Effect of deep brain stimulation on acoustic speech parameters in patients with Parkinson's disease
Papathanasiou I.1, Protopapas A.2, Deligiorgi G.1, Lolakidi A.1, Kasselimis D.3, Themistocleous M.4, Boviatsis E.4, Sakkas D.4
of Speech & Language Therapy, TEI Patras Greece for Language & Speech Processing, Maroussi, Greece of Psychology, University of Crete, Greece 4 Department of Neurosurgery, M ... See more

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