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Human Studies

2020 Mar 18

Eur J Pain

Appropriate referral and selection of patients with chronic pain for Spinal Cord Stimulation: European consensus recommendations and e-health tool.


Thomson S, Huygen F, Prangnell S, De Andrés J, Baranidharan G, Belaïd H, Berry N, Billet B, Cooil J, De Carolis G, Demartini L, Eldabe S, Gatzinsky K, Kallewaard J W, Meier K, Paroli M, Stark A, Winkelmüller M, Stoevelaar H
Eur J Pain. 2020 Mar 18.
PMID: 32187774.


Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is an established treatment for chronic neuropathic, neuropathic-like and ischaemic pain. However, the heterogeneity of patients in daily clinical practice makes it often challenging to determine which patients are eligible for this treatment, resulting in undesirable practice variations. This study aimed to establish patient-specific recommendations for referral and selection of SCS in chronic pain.