alexa Long term results of periventricular gray self-stimulation.
Anesthesiology

Anesthesiology

Journal of Pain Management & Medicine

Author(s): Richardson DE, Akil H

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Thirty patients were operated upon, with chronic implantation of self-stimulating devices for stimulation of the posterior periventricular gray matter for pain control. Three patients required removal of the electrodes because of failure of adequate pain control during the period of percutaneous testing, and five patients report on long term follow-up that they have had no pain relief with stimulation, and have discontinued it. Four patients describe minor relief of pain, and 18 patients report significant relief of pain with stimulation. Therefore, 18 patients, or 66\% of the 27 patients having implantation, are considered to have had successful operations, and 12 of the patients are considered failures. Stimulation for brief periods of time, such as 5 to 30 minutes every 2 to 12 hours has been found adequate for control of chronic pain with minimal side effects and a low complication rate.
This article was published in Neurosurgery and referenced in Journal of Pain Management & Medicine

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri & Aquaculture Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Clinical Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Food & Nutrition Journals

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics & Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Materials Science Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Nursing & Health Care Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

Ann Jose

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

 
© 2008- 2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords