Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease

Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease

Subthalamic deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease.


Cramer et al. from the University of Minnesota, sought to determine whether racial and socioeconomic disparity in the utilization of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson’s disease (PD) have improved over time. They examined DBS utilization and analyzed factors associated with placement of DBS. The odds of DBS placement increased across the study period while White PD patients were 5 times more likely than Black patients to undergo DBS. Individuals, regardless of racial background, with two or more comorbidities were 14 times less likely to undergo DBS. Privately insured patients were 1.6 times more likely to undergo DBS. Despite increasing DBS utilization, significant disparities persist in access to DBS 1).

Modified power-on programming method.

Traditional power-on programming method.

Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease Indications.

Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease outcome.

Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease case series.


1)

Cramer SW, Do TH, Palzer EF, Naik A, Rice AL, Novy SG, Hanson JT, Piazza AN, Howard MA, Huling JD, Chen CC, McGovern RA. Persistent racial disparities in deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease. Ann Neurol. 2022 Apr 19. doi: 10.1002/ana.26378. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35439848.

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