Monday, May 5th, 2014
A recently published prospective study by Koke and colleagues in Pain Practice (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24433244) evaluated predictors of long-term (> 6 months) use of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) in patients with chronic pain. In a multivariate analysis, independent predictors of long-term use were neuropathic pain, non-severe pain (<80 millimeters on 100 millimeter VAS) and positive expectations of pain relief success. The results of the Koke et al. study re-enforce the positive clinical results patients with neuropathic pain, such as painful diabetic neuropathy, have reported with SENSUS.