Fentanyl-Induced Bradykinesia and Rigidity in a Parkinson's Disease Following Deep Brain StimulationClinical Neuropharmacology (2009)
A 58-year-old man with advanced Parkinson disease underwent battery replacement for a deep brain stimulator and experienced severe bradykinesia and rigidity postoperatively for 36 hours. The patient was administered fentanyl as an anesthetic during the procedure and as an analgesic periodically during the day after surgery. The severe bradykinesia and rigidity persisted despite reactivation of the deep brain stimulator and immediate reinstitution of Parkinson disease medications, but resolved completely several hours after discontinuation of fentanyl.
- Parkinson disease,
- Deep brain stimulator,
- Battery replacement
Publication DateJanuary, 2009
Citation InformationTheresa A. Zesiewicz, Robert A. Hauser, Alan Freeman, Kelly L. Sullivan, et al.. "Fentanyl-Induced Bradykinesia and Rigidity in a Parkinson's Disease Following Deep Brain Stimulation" Clinical Neuropharmacology Vol. 32 Iss. 1 (2009) p. 48 - 50 ISSN: 1537-162X
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