Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Vol. 10, No. 1, 2003, pp. 74-77
Bioline Code: mj03011
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2003, pp. 74-77
© Copyright 2003 - Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
Suitability of Parkinson's patients for surgery in the North East coast of pneinsular Malaysia: A prospective analysis|
J. Abdullah, M. R. Abdullah
There is no report in the English literature on the criteria for neuroablation or neuroaugmentation for the treatment of Parkinson's disease in a developing country like Malaysia. A prospective study of patients with Parkinson's disease from the north-eastern peninsular Malaysia was done to assess their suitability of surgery. Age, race, duration of illness and dementia were considered important factors towards the success of such surgical procedures. A mathematical model is suggested for future cases deemed to be suitable for neuroaugmentative or ablative surgery.
Parkinson's disease, Malaysia, prospective analysis, mathematical model, ablative surgery.
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