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Subthalamic nuclei deep brain stimulation (STN-DBS) raises pain thresholds in Parkinson’s disease patients.

Dellapina, Estelle, Fabienne Ory-Magne, Wafa Regragui, Claire Thalamas, Yves Lazorthes, Olivier Rascol, and Christine Brefel-Courbon. Effect of Subthalamic Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson’s Disease. Pain. 2012; 153(11): 2267-73. http://www.painjournalonline.com/article/S0304-3959(12)00453-8/abstract

Reference

Title
Effect of Subthalamic Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson’s Disease
Publication
Pain
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Dellapina, Estelle, Fabienne Ory-Magne, Wafa Regragui, Claire Thalamas, Yves Lazorthes, Olivier Rascol, and Christine Brefel-Courbon
Volume & Issue
Volume 153, Issue 11
Pages
2267-73
URL
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