Parkinson’s disease

Low-frequency deep brain stimulation improves difficult-to-treat Parkinson’s symptoms

January 27, 2015

University of Chicago Medicine doctors, led by Tao Xie, MD, PhD, assistant professor of neurology, have shown that Parkinson’s disease patients who are treated with low-frequency deep brain stimulation show significant improvements in swallowing dysfunction and freezing of gait over typical high-frequency treatment. The study provides a new route for treating these difficult-to-treat and sometimes life-threatening symptoms. [Read more]