Peripheral nerve field stimulation (PNFS) in chronic low back pain: a prospective multicenter study.

@article{Kloimstein2014PeripheralNF,
  title={Peripheral nerve field stimulation (PNFS) in chronic low back pain: a prospective multicenter study.},
  author={Herwig Kloimstein and Rudolf Likar and Michael Kern and Josef Neuhold and Miroslav {\vC}ada and Nadja Loinig and Wilfried Ilias and Brigitta Freundl and Heinrich Binder and Andreas M. Wolf and Christian R. Dorn and Eva Maria Mozes-Balla and Rolf H. Stein and Ivo Lappe and Sabine M. Sator-Katzenschlager},
  journal={Neuromodulation : journal of the International Neuromodulation Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={
          180-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to evaluate the long-term efficacy and safety of peripheral nerve field stimulation (PNFS) for chronic low back pain (cLBP). MATERIALS AND METHODS In this prospective, multicenter observational study, 118 patients were admitted to 11 centers throughout Austria and Switzerland. After a screening visit, all patients underwent a trial stimulation period of at least seven days before implantation of the permanent system. Leads were placed in the subcutaneous… CONTINUE READING
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