Globus Pallidus Externus Deep Brain Stimulation Treats Insomnia in a Patient With Parkinson Disease

Globus Pallidus Externus Deep Brain Stimulation Treats Insomnia in a Patient With Parkinson Disease
Sleep disorders are the second most common complaint in patients with Parkinson disease (PD), affecting up to 78.3% of patients and having severe impact on quality of life. Many patients fail hypnotic therapy or cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia. In addition, many pharmacological treatments carry added risks in patients with PD (eg, increased risk of falls). The majority of existing ... read more
Source: Mayo Clinic ProceedingsPublished on 2020-01-31By Pablo R. Castillo, Erik H. Middlebrooks, Sanjeet S. Grewal, Lela Okromelidze, James F. Meschia, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Ryan J. Uitti, Robert E. Wharen