Tag: RCT

Preoperative Neuropsychological Testing for Deep Brain Stimulation: The Right Action Perhaps for the Wrong Reason

Many, if not most centers implanting Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) leads conduct neuropsychological testing prior to surgery. The reasonable question is why? Perhaps it is because neuropsychological testing was used in Randomized Control Trials (RCTs) of DBS. However, just importing inclusion/exclusion criteria from RCTs into general practice is problematic and often counterproductive (Montgomery Jr. E.B., […]