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MDS 2021 | The future of non-invasive stimulation for Parkinson’s disease treatment

Rubens Gisbert Cury, MD, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil discusses the future of non-invasive stimulation, and how it could be modified in order to improve its precision and predictability in treating patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Currently, non-invasive stimulation is applied to the brain using pre-determined coordinates, which can be ineffective due to patient variability. Dr Cury explains that using fMRI to determine a precise location for stimulation, in individual patients, is the next step to improvement this treatment. He also discusses how multitarget stimulations may improve PD symptoms by correcting deregulated brain networks. This interview took place during the 2021 International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders.