Effects of Bilateral Subthalamic Nucleus Stimulation on Depressive Symptoms and Cerebral Glucose Metabolism in Parkinson’s Disease: A 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography/Computerized Tomography Study

Effects of Bilateral Subthalamic Nucleus Stimulation on Depressive Symptoms and Cerebral Glucose Metabolism in Parkinson’s Disease: A 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography/Computerized Tomography Study
Front Neurosci. 2022 Jun 1;16:843667. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2022.843667. eCollection 2022.ABSTRACTSubthalamic nucleus (STN) deep brain stimulation (DBS) can improve motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease (PD), as well as potentially improving otherwise intractable comorbid depressive symptoms. To address the latter issue, we evaluated the severity of depressive symptoms along with the severity of motor symptoms in 18 PD patients (mean age, 58.4 ± ... read more
Source: PubMedPublished on 2022-06-20By Xiaoxiao Zhang