Olav Jacobus Johannes Maria Rohof

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BACKGROUND Discogenic pain is an important cause of low back pain (LBP). We have developed a pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) technique, using Diskit II needles (NeuroTherm, Middleton, MA, USA) placed centrally in the disk, for applying radiofrequency current in the disc (Intradiscal PRF method). OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the(More)
  • O J J M Rohof
  • 2002
Treatment of chronic refractory pain in which peripheral nerves are involved has proven to be difficult. Neurolysis by surgical, chemical, cryogenic, or thermal means may be considered as an option on seldom occasions, because of the risk of neuritis and deafferentation pain, motor deficit, and potential unintentional damage to nontargeted tissue. To our(More)
BACKGROUND We have developed an intradiscal pulsed radiofrequency (Disc PRF) technique, using Diskit II® needles (NeuroTherm, Wilmington, MA, USA), as a minimally invasive treatment option for chronic discogenic low back pain (LBP). The purpose of this study was to compare the representative outcomes of Disc PRF and Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy (IDET)(More)
  • Olav Rohof
  • 2012
The development of diagnostic criteria and the use of provocative discography allow identifying the degenerative disc as causative structure for chronic low-back pain. Unfortunately, none of the available interventional treatment options have been demonstrated to be effective over a prolonged period of time for a considerable number of patients.(More)
Painful shoulder complaints have a high incidence and prevalence. The etiology is not always clear. Clinical history and the active and passive motion examination of the shoulder are the cornerstones of the diagnostic process. Three shoulder tests are important for the examination of shoulder complaints: shoulder abduction, shoulder external rotation, and(More)
Discogenic pain is an important cause of low back pain (LBP). We have developed a pulsed radiofrequency (P-RF) technique, using two electrodes placed bilaterally in the annulus, for applying radiofrequency current in the disc (bi-annular P-RF disc method). The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of the bi-annular P-RF disc method, using(More)
INTRODUCTION Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a frequently occurring neuropathic pain, its pathophysiology is not fully understood. There are only few evidence based therapeutic options; sympathetic nerve block can be considered for patients with PHN refractory to conservative treatment, but long-term effects are poor. Application of pulsed radiofrequency(More)
A case history of therapy resistent trigeminal neuralgia was presented by Wechsung and Müller. This patient was previously treated without any succes with glycerol injections, "electrocauterisation", a Janetta operation and 2 reexplorations of the posterior fossa. Attempts with oral carbamazepine and baclofen were unsuccesful too. The authors did not try(More)
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