Specific fine motor skill tasks as well as UPDRS III items respond to STN-DBS in Parkinson's disease

M. Lange, A. Janzen, J. Schlaier, A. Brawanski, U. Bogdahn & R. Lürding
Objective: STN-DBS is superior to oral medication in advanced Parkinson’s Disease (PD) concerning ON-time and quality of life (QoL) [ref:1]. STN-DBS alone (OFF-medication) improves motor function about as well as medication alone[ref:2] and postoperatively the L-Dopa-equivalent-dose[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]