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2022 Jul 20

Eur J Pain

Patient selection for spinal cord stimulation: The importance of an integrated assessment of clinical and psychosocial factors.


Thomson S, Helsen N, Prangnell S, Paroli M, Baranidharan G, Belaïd H, Billet B, Eldabe S, De Carolis G, Demartini L, Gatzinsky K, Kallewaard J W, Winkelmüller M, Huygen F, Stoevelaar H
Eur J Pain. 2022 Jul 20.
PMID: 35856311.


A previously developed educational e-health tool considers both clinical and psychosocial factors when selecting patients with chronic pain for spinal cord stimulation (SCS). The validity of the composite recommendations was evaluated in a retrospective study, demonstrating a strong relationship with patient outcomes after SCS.