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2021 Feb 08


Utility of Electrical Neuromodulation for Treating Chronic Pain Syndromes in the Pediatric Setting: A Systematic Review.


Karri J, Palmer J S, Charnay A, Garcia C, Orhurhu V, Shah S, Abd-Elsayed A
Neuromodulation. 2021 Feb 08.
PMID: 33556220.


Chronic pain syndromes in children can carry significant threats to psychological well-being, opioid overuse, functional impairments, and severe disability. While several high-level studies, almost exclusively in adults, have demonstrated the utility of implantable electrical neuromodulation systems for treating various chronic pain syndromes, there exists a paucity of pediatric-specific evidence. Unfortunately, evidence and practice patterns established from adults may not be fully translatable to children given differences in disease manifestations and anatomical variances.