Pain 2021 Mar 9. Epub 2021 Mar 9.
Liverpool Reviews and Implementation Group, Department of Health Data Science, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom Departments of Neurosurgery and Anesthesiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark Institute of Health and Well Being, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom College of Medicine and Health, University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom Department of Pain Medicine, The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Medisch Spectrum Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands Centre for Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Abstract: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has been suggested as a treatment option for patients with painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN). We conducted a systematic review and undertook a meta-analysis on individual patient data from randomised controlled trials (RCTs) to assess the effectiveness of SCS for the management of PDN. Electronic databases were searched from inception to May 2020 for RCTs of SCS for PDN. Read More