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TitleSpinal Cord Stimulation [electronic resource] : An Innovative Method in the Treatment of PVD / edited by Svante Horsch, Luc Claeys
ImprintHeidelberg : Steinkopff, 1994
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-48441-4
Descript X, 202 p. online resource

SUMMARY

A pioneering group of authors describes in this book, for the first time, the state of the art of spinal cord stimulation for chronic critical limb ischemia. This method, a progeny of pacemaking in cardiac rhythm disorders, is a promising, innovative procedure; it presents a modern challenge in treatment of endstage peripheral vascular disease or neuropathic pains. Spinal cord stimulation may have a tremendous future if it further develops to become a standard treatment in special indications


CONTENT

Anatomy, physiology and pharmacology of pain -- Basic neurophysiological mechanisms of pain and pain control -- The endogenous neuromodulatory system -- Some aspects on pathophysiology of pain in clinical angiology -- Spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain -- Spinal cord stimulation in patients: Basic anatomical and neurophysiological mechanisms -- Neuropathic pain and stimulation of the nervous system -- Spinal cord stimulator: Design and function -- Epidural spinal cord stimulation (ESCS): Implantation technique -- Critical limb ischemia -- Definition, epidemiology, and pathophysiology of critical limb ischemia -- Pharmacotherapy of critical limb ischemia -- Limb salvage, vascular procedures versus primary amputation -- Assessment of the microcirculation -- Evaluation of the skin microcirculation by photoplethysmography, laser Doppler velocimetry, and transcutaneous measurements of pO2 -- Laser doppler fluxmetry in peripheral vascular disease -- Clinical evaluations -- Transcutaneous oxygen tension in patients with critical limb ischemia treated by spinal cord stimulation -- Vascular disease and spinal cord stimulation -- Laser-Doppler fluxmetry (LDF) in patients treated by spinal cord stimulation (SCS) -- Can spinal cord stimulation reduce the amputation rate in patients with critical limb ischemia? -- Clinical studies -- ESES-trial: Evaluation of epidural spinal cord electric stimulation (ESES) in critical limb ischemia โ{128}{148} a randomized controlled clinical trial -- Spinal cord stimulation in peripheral vascular disease treatment: Nine-year experience with 241 patients -- Spinal cord stimulation โ{128}{148} Multicentral Spanish study -- Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) in patients with inoperable severe lower limb ischemia. A prospective randomized controlled study of tissue loss and limb salvage -- Spinal cord stimulation for ischemic rest pain. The Belgian randomized study


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