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Deep brain stimulation study is the first to successfully treat swallowing dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease.


Parkinson’s disease patients treated with low-frequency deep brain stimulation show significant improvements in swallowing dysfunction and freezing of gait over typical high-frequency treatment. The study, published in Neurology, provides a new route for treating Parkinson’s patients with these difficult-to-treat and sometimes life-threatening symptoms. This is the first study to successfully treat swallowing dysfunction, and one of the first to treat

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