Thalamic stimulation for the treatment of midline tremors in essential tremor patients

A. A. Obwegeser, R. J. Uitti, M. F. Turk, A. J. Strongosky, Robert E. Wharen

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Abstract

The authors prospectively collected unblinded data from 27 consecutive patients following thalamic stimulation. A significant reduction of midline tremor was achieved after unilateral surgery, but a staged contralateral surgery had an additional effect. A subgroup analysis showed significant beneficial effects for head, voice, tongue, and face tremor. The most frequent reversible side effects were disequilibrium, dysarthria, and paresthesias. We observed more pulse generator adjustments for speech problems in the bilaterally implanted group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2342-2344
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume54
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jun 27 2000

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Keywords

  • Essential tremor
  • Stimulation
  • Thalamic nuclei

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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Obwegeser, A. A., Uitti, R. J., Turk, M. F., Strongosky, A. J., & Wharen, R. E. (2000). Thalamic stimulation for the treatment of midline tremors in essential tremor patients. Neurology, 54(12), 2342-2344.

Thalamic stimulation for the treatment of midline tremors in essential tremor patients. / Obwegeser, A. A.; Uitti, R. J.; Turk, M. F.; Strongosky, A. J.; Wharen, Robert E.

In: Neurology, Vol. 54, No. 12, 27.06.2000, p. 2342-2344.

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Obwegeser, AA, Uitti, RJ, Turk, MF, Strongosky, AJ & Wharen, RE 2000, 'Thalamic stimulation for the treatment of midline tremors in essential tremor patients', Neurology, vol. 54, no. 12, pp. 2342-2344.
Obwegeser AA, Uitti RJ, Turk MF, Strongosky AJ, Wharen RE. Thalamic stimulation for the treatment of midline tremors in essential tremor patients. Neurology. 2000 Jun 27;54(12):2342-2344.
Obwegeser, A. A. ; Uitti, R. J. ; Turk, M. F. ; Strongosky, A. J. ; Wharen, Robert E. / Thalamic stimulation for the treatment of midline tremors in essential tremor patients. In: Neurology. 2000 ; Vol. 54, No. 12. pp. 2342-2344.
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