Practice Parameters for the Use of Spinal Cord Stimulation in the Treatment of Chronic Neuropathic Pain


Does the setting (e.g., hospital versus free-standing clinic) in which it is delivered have an impact on the outcome of SCS therapy?

No definitive evidence is available.

Strength of recommendation Evidence source(s)/rationale
N/A -- information only N/A -- see Bibliography for relevant literature

Lazorthes Y, Siegfried J, Verdie JC, Casaux J. Chronic spinal cord stimulation in the treatment of neurogenic pain. Cooperative and retrospective study on 20 years of follow-up [French]. Neurochirurgie 41(2):73-86, 1995.
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Kupers RC, Van den Oever R, Van Houdenhove B, Vanmechelen W, Hepp B, Nuttin B, Gybels JM. Spinal cord stimulation in Belgium: a nation-wide survey on the incidence, indications and therapeutic efficacy by the health insurer. Pain 56(2):211-216, 1994.
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