Evaluating Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation in a Prospective Dutch Cohort

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Evaluating Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation in a Prospective Dutch Cohort
Key Take-Away: 

Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation is an approach treats chronic pain by stimulating dorsal root ganglion (DRG) particularly at places where conventional spinal cord stimulation not effective. This study helps to elucidate Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation efficacy in particular real-world clinical context circumstances.

Introduction
Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation is a robust and reliable approach the provide relief from pain for a number of problems. This prospective observational investigation was designed to verify the efficacy of this approach in a typical real-world clinical context.

 

Methods
Patients from multiple pain clinics in the Netherlands with intractable, chronic pain of lower or truck limbs were subjected to DRG stimulation. The pain, quality of life, mood and function were measured after one year of the treatment.

 

Results
The greatest etiologies noticed during the analysis were peripheral nerve injury, failed back surgery syndrome, and peripheral nerve injury. A total of 86.2% of subjects went through permanent implants. The primary area of pain reduced from 8.0 cm to 4.1 cm, and 49% of patients showed ≥50% decline in pain after one year of the treatment. The quality of life, mood and functional capacity was also improved.  A low rate of infection was there with no lead migrations.

 

Conclusions
DRG stimulation considerably lessened the pain and facilitated participatory changes that raised the quality of life within the one year of postimplant.

Source:

Neuromodulation 

Link to the source:

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/ner.12798

Original title of article:

Evaluating Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation in a Prospective Dutch Cohort

Authors:

Frank J. P. M. Huygen et al.

Therapeutic, Pain, Efficacy
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