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Deep brain stimulation for neuropathic pain

Owen, S.L., Green, A.L., Nandi, D.D., Bittar, R.G., Wang, ShouYan and Aziz, T.Z. (2006) Deep brain stimulation for neuropathic pain Neuromodulation, 9, (2), pp. 100-106. (doi:10.1111/j.1525-1403.2006.00049.x).

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To determine whether deep brain stimulation is an effective treatment for neuropathic pain of varied etiology. Material and Methods.?
Thirty-four patients with intractable neuropathic pain were prospectively studied using visual analog scores, McGill Pain Questionnaire, and Quality of Life Questionnaires (EUROQOL EQ-5D VAS, and SF-36 v-2). Patients had either deep brain stimulation of either the periventricular gray or ventroposterolateral nucleus of the thalamus, or both. Results.?
Seventy-six percent of patients underwent permanent implantation. Overall reduction of pain intensity was 54%. The burning component of pain improved by 77%. Health-related quality of life improved by 38%. Conclusions.?
Deep brain stimulation is an effective treatment for neuropathic pain. The factors that influence outcome, including etiology and site of stimulation, are discussed.

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Published date: 2006
Keywords: deep brain stimulation, neuropathic pain, quality of life
Organisations: Human Sciences Group


Local EPrints ID: 49594
ISSN: 1094-7159
PURE UUID: cc554897-d405-44ef-bd0c-76df72eacce1

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Date deposited: 21 Nov 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:55

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Author: S.L. Owen
Author: A.L. Green
Author: D.D. Nandi
Author: R.G. Bittar
Author: ShouYan Wang
Author: T.Z. Aziz

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