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Papers: 25 Nov 2023 - 1 Dec 2023

2023 Dec

Pain Rep




Real-world outcomes in spinal cord stimulation: predictors of reported effect and explantation using a comprehensive registry-based approach.


Kirketeig T, Söreskog E, Jacobson T, Karlsten R, Zethraeus N, Borgström F


Despite advancements in implanted hardware and development of novel stimulation paradigms in Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS), real world evidence suggests a large variation in patient reported outcomes and a proportion of patients are later explanted due to loss of analgesia. Possible predictors for outcome have been explored in smaller short-term evaluations, but few clinically applicable robust measures for long term outcome have emerged.