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Overweight after deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus in Parkinson disease: long term follow-up
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    Weight gain following subthalamic deep brain stimulation in Parkinson's disease
    • Harrison C. Walker, Assistant Professor of Neurology
    • Other Contributors:
      • Michael J. Lyerly, MD, and Gary C. Cutter, PhD

    Dear Editor,

    We read with interest the manuscript by Bannier et al[1] describing weight gain at 16 months following bilateral subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN DBS) placement in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). The authors concluded that weight gain following DBS is “life- threatening,” increases cardiovascular risk, and is more than a mere normalization towards a baseline weight in the absenc...

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