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Human Studies

2020 Feb




Effectiveness and Safety of Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation for the Treatment of Chronic Pain: A Pooled Analysis.


Huygen FJPM, Kallewaard J W, Nijhuis H, Liem L, Vesper J, Fahey ME, Blomme B, Morgalla MH, Deer TR, Capobianco RA
Neuromodulation. 2020 Feb; 23(2):213-221.
PMID: 31730273.


Since it became available in the mid-2010s, dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation has become part of the armamentarium to treat chronic pain. To date, one randomized controlled trial, and several studies of moderate sample size and various etiologies have been published on this topic. We conducted a pooled analysis to investigate the generalizability of individual studies and to identify differences in outcome between chronic pain etiologic subgroups and/or pain location.