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Deep brain stimulation as a treatment for neuropathic pain: a longitudinal study addressing neuropsychological outcomes.

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UNLABELLED: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the periventricular/periaqueductal gray area and sensory thalamus can reduce pain intensity in patients with neuropathic pain. However, little is known about its impact on quality of life, emotional well-being, and cognition. This study followed up 18 patients who had received DBS for neuropathic pain. Each participant had previously undergone psychometric evaluation of each of the above areas as part of a routine presurgical neuropsychological asse...

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10.1016/j.jpain.2013.11.003

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Surgical Sciences
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Journal:
The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society
Volume:
15
Issue:
3
Pages:
283-292
Publication date:
2014-03-05
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EISSN:
1528-8447
ISSN:
1526-5900
URN:
uuid:eb5a71cd-0d51-4ef5-b4a7-f43ce557d036
Source identifiers:
444294
Local pid:
pubs:444294

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