STN stimulation under general anaesthesia: A viable option in defiance of 'evidence-based medicine'

S. Payer, C.K.E. Moll, J. Köppen, A. Gulberti, C. Buhmann, M. Westphal & W. Hamel
Objective: Awake surgery is regarded as mandatory for optimal electrode implantation into the subthalamic nucleus (STN) for deep brain stimulation (DBS) in Parkinson's disease (PD). However, even in the awake state, clinical testing is limited by e.g. subjective rating, fluctuating/insufficient[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]