DBS IN PD
Okun, M.S., Foote, K.D. A mnemonic for Parkinson disease patients considering DBS: a tool to improve perceived outcome of surgery.
Neurologist. 2004 Sep;10(5):290.
DBS IN PD =
Does not cure.
Be patient; multiple adjustments
Smooths out on/off fluctuations.
Improves tremor, stiffness (rigidity), and dyskinesia in most cases, but does not necessarily make them go away.
Never improves symptoms that don't respond to your best "on."
Programming visits many times during the first 6 months
Decreases medications only some of the time.