Computer modeling of neuromodulation in the management of chronic pain


Share/Save/Bookmark

Manola, Ljubomir (2006) Computer modeling of neuromodulation in the management of chronic pain. thesis.

[img]
Preview
PDF
6Mb
Abstract:Neuromodulation is an important and frequent therapy applied, among others, in the management of chronic pain. Neuromodulation is defined as ¿a therapeutic alteration of activity in the central, peripheral or autonomic nervous systems, electrically or pharmacologically, by means of implanted devices¿. It encompasses a focal, minimal invasive and reversible approach. Due to its
invasive character with some more risks than other modalities of pain treatment, neuromodulation is generally applied as the last option when all other therapies have failed. The overall success rate of this treatment modality is about 50%. It is often the only modality that may help a particular patient. However, there are
still many chronic pain patients in whom neuromodulation was attempted with suboptimal or even less than satisfactory results. For the sake of this pool of patients it is an imperative to understand the effects occurring during a neuromodulation therapy and to design stimulation in such a way that a larger number of patients can be treated, while giving them an improved satisfaction
with the therapy.
Item Type:Thesis
Research Group:
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/57125
Export this item as:BibTeX
EndNote
HTML Citation
Reference Manager

 

Repository Staff Only: item control page

Metis ID: 237616