South African guideline on deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease

Show simple item record Anderson, D.G. Van Coller, Riaan Carr, J. 2018-03-12T10:17:57Z 2018-03-12T10:17:57Z 2017-11
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND : Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disease, associated with severe impairment of quality of life. Although the motor aspects of the illness are typically successfully treated with medications acting on the dopaminergic system, a number of patients encounter progressive difficulties associated with their medical treatment. RECOMMENDATIONS : Carefully selected patients will benefit from deep brain stimulation (DBS) treatment for their PD. Selection requires dopamine challenge testing and neuropsychological testing for the presence of cognitive impairment. Careful follow-up and programming of the DBS system are mandatory, and a major reason for DBS failure is inadequate programming and management of medication. CONCLUSION : DBS is a useful component of standard therapy for PD and may reduce symptoms, improve quality of life, promote patient independence and reduce healthcare costs by reducing requirements for medicine. en_ZA
dc.description.department Neurology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2018 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship Medtronic and Amayeza funded the publication of this guideline. en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship DGA has received sponsorship to attend movement disorder congresses from Boston Scientific and Medtronic as well honorariums from Medtronic. RvC has received payment for talks from Cipla South Africa, and sponsorship for travelling to attend congresses from Medtronic. He is also the recipient of a research grant sponsored by Medtronic. JC has received payment for talks from Cipla South Africa. He receives an annual stipend from Elsevier for his role as an associate editor.
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dc.identifier.citation Anderson, D.G., Van Coller, R. & Carr, J. 2017, 'South African guideline on deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease', South African Medical Journal, vol. 107, no. 11, pp. 1027-1032. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0256-9574 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2078-5135 (online)
dc.identifier.issn 10.7196/SAMJ.2017.v107i11.12831
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Health and Medical Publishing Group en_ZA
dc.rights © 2017, South African Medical Association. All rights reserved. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial Works License (CC BY-NC 3.0). en_ZA
dc.subject Parkinson’s disease (PD) en_ZA
dc.subject Patients en_ZA
dc.subject Medical treatment en_ZA
dc.subject Deep brain stimulation (DBS) en_ZA
dc.title South African guideline on deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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