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Combined stimulation of the substantia nigra pars reticulata and the subthalamic nucleus is effective in hypokinetic gait disturbance in Parkinson’s disease

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Acknowledgments

Daniel Weiss received funding from Medtronic GmbH and from the Medical Faculty of University of Tübingen (AKF 259-0-0). Christian Plewnia was supported by grants from the German Research Council [DFG PL 525/11] and from the University of Tübingen [AKF 238-0-0]. Alireza Gharabaghi was supported by grants from the German Research Council [DFG GH 94/2-1, DFG EC 307], Federal Ministry for Education and Research [Bernstein 01GQ0761, BMBF 16SV3783], Medtronic Research Grant, European Union [ERC 2276329], and the University of Tübingen [AKF 238-0-0]. Rejko Krüger is supported by grants of the German Research Council [DFG; KR2119/3-2, the Michael J Fox Foundation, the Federal Ministry for Education and Research [BMBF, NGFNplus; 01GS08134] and from the Medical Faculty of the University of Tübingen [AKF 238-0-0].

Conflict of interest

D. Weiss received speaker’s honoraria and travel grants from Medtronic and Solvay. T. Wächter has received speaker’s honoraria and travel grants from Medtronic, Schwarz Pharma, and Solvay. S. Breit, C. Plewnia, and A. Gharabaghi reports no conflict of interest. R. Krüger received speaker’s honoraria and/or travel grants from UCB Pharma, Cephalon, Abott Pharma, Takeda Pharma, and Medtronic.

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Weiss, D., Breit, S., Wächter, T. et al. Combined stimulation of the substantia nigra pars reticulata and the subthalamic nucleus is effective in hypokinetic gait disturbance in Parkinson’s disease. J Neurol 258, 1183–1185 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00415-011-5906-3

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Keywords

  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Gait Disturbance
  • Pedunculopontine Nucleus
  • Psychiatric Side Effect
  • Stimulator Setting