Gaëtane Stassijns

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OBJECTIVE The goal of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of occipital nerve stimulation (ONS) as a surgical treatment for fibromyalgia in a placebo-controlled design. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eleven patients were selected based on the American College of Rheumatology-90 criteria and implanted with an occipital nerve trial-lead stimulator. Baseline(More)
The objective of the study was to evaluate the breathing pattern in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain (LBP) and in healthy subjects, both at rest and during motor control tests. Ten healthy subjects and ten patients with chronic LBP participated at this case-control study. The breathing pattern was evaluated at rest (standing and supine(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of upper-body-quadrant pain among ultrasonographers and to evaluate the association between individual ergonomics, musculoskeletal disorders, and occurrence of neck pain. METHOD A hundred and ten (N = 110) Belgian and Dutch male and female hospital ultrasonographers were consecutively enrolled(More)
BACKGROUND Fibromyalgia is a condition characterized by widespread chronic pain. Due to the high prevalence and high costs, it has a substantial burden on society. Treatment results are diverse and only help a small subset of patients. C2 nerve field stimulation, aka occipital nerve stimulation, is helpful and a minimally invasive treatment for primary(More)
Ulnar neuropathy at the elbow is the second most common entrapment neuropathy. Ulnar nerve entrapment has several causes. A case report is presented with the presence of the M. anconeus epitrochlearis at both sides. The patient contacted our department with chronic, diffuse bilateral elbow pain irradiating into both forearms. She experienced typical(More)
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