New Belgian Cochrane review published

Sprengers and colleagues from the Neurology department of the Ghent University Hospital published an update of their review on deep brain and cortical stimulation for the treatment of epilepsy. The review now contains 12 RCTs in which intracranial stimulation is being compared to a sham procedure. The follow-up in these trials in unfortunately to short to draw firm conclusions about the efficacy and safety of invasive intracranial neurostimulation treatments. Read about it in the Cochrane Library.

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New Belgian Cochrane review published

A new Cochrane systematic review by a Belgian review group has been published in the Cochrane Library. Dockx and colleagues from the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences of the KU Leuven investigated the potential for virtual reality exercises in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. The review encompasses 8 trials and concludes that virtual reality interventions may lead to positive effects on step and stride length, compared to standard physiotherapy. The level of the identified evidence was low. This means that further research is necessary before fully integrating VR exercises into Parkinson's disease patients physiotherapy programs can be considered.