Journal article

Reconstructive neurosurgery for Parkinson's disease: a systematic review and preliminary meta-analysis

S Polgar, ME Morris, S Reilly, B Bilney, PR Sanberg

BRAIN RESEARCH BULLETIN | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2003

Abstract

This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to identify the determinants for best practice and establish current benchmarks for recovery following reconstructive neurosurgery for people with Parkinson's disease. Eleven studies reporting results for 95 grafted patients were selected on the grounds of using optimal surgical techniques and the Core Assessment Program for Intracerebral Transplantation (CAPIT) protocol for data collection. Consistent trends demonstrating high levels of recovery were identified on most outcome measures. Determinants for best practice were identified as selecting younger patients; using low dose immunosuppression; bilateral grafting; and employing strategies to ..

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