Impact of deep brain stimulation programming parameters on patient outcomes in Parkinson’s disease

Takeaway

  • Systematic analysis of a clinical trial of subthalamic deep-brain stimulation (STN-DBS) for Parkinson’s disease (PD) found stimulation parameters did not significantly impact clinical outcomes, though stimulation strategies can account for favorable outcomes.

Why this matters

  • These results suggest that current programming recommendations for STN-DBS are suitable and following these standardized procedures will help lead to homogenous results.