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Spinal cord stimulation for relief of ischemic pain in end-stage arterial occlusive disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7748771     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A total of 41 patients with end-stage arterial occlusive disease not treatable by surgery were enrolled in a study after implantation of a spinal cord stimulator. To date, a total of 25 patients have been followed up to 6 months after surgery. Patients were classified as grade I to grade III based on the scale developed by the Ad Hoc Committee on Reporting Standards, Society for Vascular Surgery/Society for Cardiovascular Surgery (1986). Sixty-seven percent of patients with rest pain who did not have ulcers (grade II) were successfully treated with a spinal cord stimulator. The success rate among patients who had rest pain and foot lesions was only 38%. Failure is defined as foot amputation or heroic bypass surgery. This study was conducted at six centers in North America.
S Rickman; B H Wuebbels; G A Holloway
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular nursing : official publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1062-0303     ISO Abbreviation:  J Vasc Nurs     Publication Date:  1994 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-06-22     Completed Date:  1995-06-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9014475     Medline TA:  J Vasc Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  14-20     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / complications*
Electric Stimulation Therapy*
Electrodes, Implanted
Middle Aged
Pain / etiology,  therapy*
Prospective Studies
Spinal Cord*

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