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Deep brain stimulation for chronic pain

Abstract:

As a clinical intervention, deep brain stimulation (DBS) has provided remarkable therapeutic benefits for otherwise treatment-resistant movement and affective disorders including chronic pain. In this review, we concentrate on the experience of using DBS to treat chronic pain in Oxford. We provide a brief historical background as well as details of our methods for patient selection, surgical techniques and assessment. While the precise mechanisms of action for DBS remain uncertain, we describ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Surgical Sciences
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages:
47-68
Host title:
Pain. Brain Stimulation in the Treatment of Pain
Publication date:
2011-01-01
Source identifiers:
374965
ISBN:
9781608766901
Pubs id:
pubs:374965
UUID:
uuid:7751a036-3890-4362-8ee9-0056a3f657aa
Local pid:
pubs:374965
Deposit date:
2014-02-14

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