Table 2

Effect of unilateral thalamic stimulation (total number of patients 57) on treated and non-treated hemibody symptoms, parkinsonian tremor group

Score (item of the UPDRS)HemibodyBaseline3 months12 months
Off timulationOn stimulationOff stimulationOn stimulation
Tremor (items 20 limbs + 21)Treated8.04 (2.54) [52]7.46 (3.07) [50]1.73 (1.88) [52]2-150 8.12 (3.18) [49]2.04 (1.97) [50]2-150
Non-treated3.00 (2.92) [52]3.31 (3.26) [49]2.55 (2.86) [52] 3.00 (3.18) [49]2.56 (2.77) [50]
Rigidity (item 22 limbs)Treated1.87 (1.84) [52]1.76 (1.46) [51]1.19 (1.31 (52]2-150 2.04 (1.77) [49]1.58 (1.68) [50]
Non-treated1.19 (1.53) [52]1.22 (1.29) [51]1.10 (1.32) [52]1.57 (1.62) [49]1.42 (1.55) [50]
Akinesia (items 23-26)Treated6.83 (3.37) [52]7.45 (3.67) [51]4.38 (2.72) [52]2-150 6.96 (4.34) [49]4.52 (3.15) [50]2-150
Non-treated3.52 (3.27) [52]4.45 (3.56) [51]4.00 (3.28) [52]4.39 (3.87) [49]4.20 (3.65) [50]
  • Values are mean (SD) [No of patients].

  • 2-150 p<0.001 v baseline; p<0.001v off stimulation.