TouchNEUROLOGY met with Raul Martinez-Fernandez (University Hospital HM Puerta del Sur, Móstoles, Spain) to discuss the recent trial investigating focused ultrasound subthalamotomy and it’s role in the management of Parkinson’s Disease.
The abstract entitled: ‘Randomized Trial of Focused Ultrasound Subthalamotomy for Parkinson’s Disease’ was presented at the American Academy of Neurology Virtual Annual Meeting 2021.
- Could you give us a brief overview of focused ultrasound subthalamotomy, and the rationale for its use in the management of Parkinson’s disease? (0:25)
- For which patients is focused ultrasound subthalamotomy indicated and in whom is it contraindicated? (2:24)
- What were the aims, design and eligibility criteria of your recently published study? (3:19)
- What were the efficacy and safety findings of the study? (4:44)
- What were the limitations of the study and what future studies are needed? (6:16)
Disclosures: Raul Martinez-Fernandez has nothing to disclose in relation to this video.
Support: Interview and filming supported by Touch Medical Media.
Filmed as a highlight of AAN Annual Virtual Meeting 2021.
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