Session Time: 1:15pm-2:45pm
Location: Les Muses Terrace, Level 3
Objective: We aimed to compare the quality of life and the satisfaction for the deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery between patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) who received rechargeable internal pulse generators (IPGs) and non-rechargeable IPGs.
Background: Rechargeable IPGs (RC-IPGs) of DBS surgery for PD patients have improved the battery longevity compared with conventional non-rechargeable IPGs. Longer battery lifespan has clinical benefit (reduction of surgery frequency and surgical complications) and economic benefit. On the contrary, RC-IPGs require PD patients to recharge the battery regularly which affects patient’s lifestyle.
Method: We analyzed PD patients who have undergone DBS surgery between January 2009 and October 2018. Patients who received RC-IPGs and non-RC IPGs were matched for age at disease onset, age at operation, sex and brain target for DBS at 1:2 ratio. The 36-item short form survey (SF-36), Parkinson’s Disease Questionnaire-39 (PDQ-39) were done before and after DBS surgery. The 10-item questionnaire about the satisfaction of the surgery was conducted after the surgery.
Results: Twelve PD patients who received RC-IPGs and 24 patients with non-RC IPGs were included. Baseline Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) were not different between two groups. Scores of SF-36 and PDQ-39 showed improvement after DBS surgery in both groups, without statistically significant differences between two groups. PD patients in both groups (83% of RC-IPGs and 75% of non-RC IPGs) were satisfied with DBS surgery (P = 0.571). There were more PD patients who would choose the same type of IPGs in the future in RC-IPGs (92%) group than in non-RC IPGs group (P= 0.002).
Conclusion: This study suggests that PD patients may be more satisfied with RC-IPGs than non-RC IPGs. These findings may provide useful information for PD patients in decision-making for IPGs.
To cite this abstract in AMA style:S. Jo, KW. Park, N. Choi, MS. Kim, HS. Ryu, SJ. Chung. Effects of rechargeable battery of deep brain stimulation on the quality of life and satisfaction in patients with Parkinson’s disease [abstract]. Mov Disord. 2019; 34 (suppl 2). https://www.mdsabstracts.org/abstract/effects-of-rechargeable-battery-of-deep-brain-stimulation-on-the-quality-of-life-and-satisfaction-in-patients-with-parkinsons-disease/. Accessed September 22, 2023.
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