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Stimulation cérébrale non invasive: évolution d'un nouveau concept pour la thérapie de la maladie de Parkinson [Non-invasive brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a major socio-economic burden increasing with the aging population. In advanced PD, the emergence of symptoms refractory to conventional therapy poses a therapeutic challenge. The success of deep brain stimulation (DBS) and advances in the understanding of the pathophysiology of PD have raised interest in non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) as an alternative therapeutic tool. NIBS could offer an alternative approach for patients at risk who are excluded from surgery and/or to treat refractory symptoms. The treatment of the freezing of gait, a major cause of disability and falls in PD patients, could be enhanced by transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). A therapeutic study is currently performed at the Department of Neurology at the CHUV.
Deep Brain Stimulation/methods, Gait Disorders, Neurologic/etiology, Gait Disorders, Neurologic/therapy, Humans, Parkinson Disease/physiopathology, Parkinson Disease/therapy, Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation/methods
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