Spinal-Cord Stimulation Provides Durable Relief of Painful Diabetic Neuropathy
High-frequency (10 kHz) spinal-cord stimulation (SCS) provides lasting pain relief and improved quality of life in patients with painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) who fail conventional management, according to long-term data from the SENZA-PDN study. The 12-month data, reported at the virtual American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions, support the six-month results published recently in JAMA Neurology, which showed similar benefits
@anjali-1 Infection was the most common study-related adverse event, affecting eight of 154 patients with permanent SCS device implants (5.2%). Three resolved with conservative treatment and five (3.2%) required removal of the device. The patients will be followed for an additional 12 months for 24 months in total.