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

Dellapina E, Ory- Magne F, Regragui W, Thalamas C, et al. Effect of Subthalamic Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson’s Disease. Pain. 2012; 153(11): 2267-73. https://journals.lww.com/pain/Abstract/2012/11000/Effect_of_subthalamic_deep_brain_stimulation_on.18.aspx

Reference

Title
Effect of Subthalamic Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson’s Disease
Publication
Pain
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Dellapina E, Ory- Magne F, Regragui W, Thalamas C, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 153, Issue 11
Pages
2267-73
URL
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