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Papers: 7 Sep 2019 - 13 Sep 2019

Human Studies, Pharmacology/Drug Development

2020 Jul




Benzodiazepine Use Is Associated With Poorer Spinal Cord Stimulation Outcome in 373 Neuropathic Pain Patients.


Määttä J, Martikainen A, Ikäheimo T-M, Nissen M, Viinamäki H, von Und Zu Fraunberg M, Huttunen J
Neuromodulation. 2020 Jul; 23(5):646-652.
PMID: 31508883.


The aim of the study is to investigate whether benzodiazepine use differs between patients with favorable and unfavorable spinal cord stimulation (SCS) treatment outcome. We hypothesize that the patients with unfavorable SCS outcome would exhibit a higher level of benzodiazepine use.