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Deep brain stimulation plus best medical therapy versus best medical therapy alone for advanced Parkinson's disease (PD SURG trial): a randomised, open-label trial.

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BACKGROUND: Surgical intervention for advanced Parkinson's disease is an option if medical therapy fails to control symptoms adequately. We aimed to assess whether surgery and best medical therapy improved self-reported quality of life more than best medical therapy alone in patients with advanced Parkinson's disease. METHODS: The PD SURG trial is an ongoing randomised, open-label trial. At 13 neurosurgical centres in the UK, between November, 2000, and December, 2006, patients with Parkinson...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
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Journal:
The Lancet. Neurology
Volume:
9
Issue:
6
Pages:
581-591
Publication date:
2010-06-05
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EISSN:
1474-4465
ISSN:
1474-4422
URN:
uuid:de68f2d6-ac2c-4615-a3a9-92f9702037f3
Source identifiers:
146163
Local pid:
pubs:146163

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