Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for the Reduction of Clinical and Experimentally Induced Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

@article{Luedtke2012TranscranialDC,
  title={Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for the Reduction of Clinical and Experimentally Induced Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis},
  author={Kerstin Luedtke and Alison B. Rushton and Christine C Wright and Benjamin Geiss and Tim Patrick Juergens and Arne May},
  journal={The Clinical Journal oF Pain},
  year={2012},
  volume={28},
  pages={452–461}
}
Objectives:To evaluate the effectiveness of transcranial direct current stimulation on clinical and experimental pain, and to identify the most beneficial stimulation parameters. Methods:Predefined search using key terms of information sources including: MEDLINE, EMBASE, CAB Abstracts, and PsychINFO, Cochrane Register of Controlled Trials, CINAHL, and PeDRO databases; reference lists of retrieved articles, journal contents, and conference proceedings. Two reviewers independently searched and… 

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