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Michael Okun

Swimmers Beware of Deep Brain Stimulation

A new article in the journal Neurology by a University of Zurich medical team examines the negative effect deep brain stimulation surgery had on the swimming skills of a select group of patients with Parkinson’s disease. University of Florida neurology chair Dr. Michael Okun commented on the study in The New York Times and urges all patients with Parkinson’s disease to avoid swimming alone.

Tips for choosing a DBS device

In the journal JAMA Neurology, Dr. Michael Okun discusses the challenge of selecting an appropriate DBS system for an individual patient.