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2021 Jun 06


Infectious Complications of Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation: A Systematic Review and Pooled Analysis of Incidence.


Moman RN, Peterson AA, Maher DP, Eli I, Hagedorn JM, Bendel MA, Gerberi D, Murad HM, Hooten MW
Neuromodulation. 2021 Jun 06.
PMID: 34096135.


Dorsal root ganglion stimulation (DRGS) is a newer form of neuromodulation that targets the dorsal root ganglion. DRGS has superior efficacy in complex regional pain syndrome compared to spinal cord stimulation (SCS) and may have efficacy in other forms of chronic pain. While decades of safety data are available for SCS, there is less available safety information for DRGS. The objectives of this systematic review and pooled analysis of incidence are to determine the overall incidence of DRGS infections, incidence at each stage (trial vs. implant vs. revision), infection characteristics, and outcomes.