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2022 May 28

J Pain Symptom Manage

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS): pain management in end-stage renal disease – report of an early randomized controlled trial.


Quintiliano A, Bikson M, Oehmen T, Pegado R, Kirsztajn G M
J Pain Symptom Manage. 2022 May 28.
PMID: 35640767.


Chronic pain in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is an increasingly neglected clinical problem affecting more than 60% of patients. Long-term chronic pain could be associated with brain imbalance in circuits of pain matrix and is associated with poor quality of life (QoL) and mood disturbance.