[Dual target deep brain stimulation in refractory dystonia]

Donato M, Bardach A, Pichon-Riviere A, Augustovski F, García Martí S, Alcaraz A, Ciapponi A
Record ID 32018001426
Authors' recomendations: CONCLUSIONS Very low quality evidence does not allow drawing conclusions on the effectiveness of dual target deep brain stimulation in patients with dystonia refractory to medical treatment. The included studies presented contradictory results when evaluating the improvement in the severity of the pathology, as measured by the Burke-Fahn-Marsden dystonia assessment scale and the abnormal involuntary movement scale at one week and six months after surgery. No studies with longer follow-up were identified. No clinical practice guidelines, technology evaluation reports or coverage policies mentioning the dual target technology for refractory dystonia have been found. Deep brain stimulation for refractory dystonia is approved in Argentina, although it does not specify to what target it is directed. We did not find economic evaluations of the double objective technology for refractory dystonia.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2017
URL for published report: https://www.iecs.org.ar/home-ets/
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Argentina
MeSH Terms
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dystonia
  • Dystonic Disorders
Organisation Name: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy
Contact Address: Dr. Emilio Ravignani 2024, Buenos Aires - Argentina, C1414 CABA
Contact Name: info@iecs.org.ar
Contact Email: info@iecs.org.ar
Copyright: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS)
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