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dc.contributor.authorRicciardo, Bernadette
dc.contributor.authorKumar, Sandeep
dc.contributor.authorO'Callaghan, James
dc.contributor.authorBoyce, Zachary
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:21:35Z
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:21:35Z
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:21:35Z
dc.identifier.citationAustralas J Dermatol. 2010 Feb;51(1):56-9.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1440-0960 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0004-8380 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid20148846en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1440-0960.2009.00595.xen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207362
dc.description.abstractThis case study is presented to exemplify the application of peripheral nerve field stimulation in the treatment of recalcitrant notalgia paraesthetica. The patient was a 60-year-old woman with severe and disabling notalgia paraesthetica. The itch persisted despite the use of several medications - topical and oral. Following a successful trial of peripheral nerve field stimulation with a temporary electrode, two subcutaneous electrodes were inserted into the affected area with a battery implanted subcutaneously in her right buttock. The patient was reviewed at 5 months post implantation. She reported a greater than 85% improvement in her itch. She also reported a major improvement in her quality of life, with particular improvement in her ability to sleep through the night. This case illustrates the possible utilization of peripheral nerve field stimulation in the treatment of notalgia paraesthetica, which is a common yet poorly understood and treated condition. Replication and controlled studies are required to determine the general applicability of this approach.
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshElectrodes, Implanteden_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.meshPeripheral Nerves/*physiopathologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshPruritus/*therapyen_GB
dc.subject.meshSleepen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulationen_GB
dc.subject.meshTreatment Outcomeen_GB
dc.titlePeripheral nerve field stimulation for pruritus relief in a patient with notalgia paraesthetica.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Dermatology, Our Lady Of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Louth,, Ireland. berniricciardo@yahoo.com.auen_GB
dc.identifier.journalThe Australasian journal of dermatologyen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster
html.description.abstractThis case study is presented to exemplify the application of peripheral nerve field stimulation in the treatment of recalcitrant notalgia paraesthetica. The patient was a 60-year-old woman with severe and disabling notalgia paraesthetica. The itch persisted despite the use of several medications - topical and oral. Following a successful trial of peripheral nerve field stimulation with a temporary electrode, two subcutaneous electrodes were inserted into the affected area with a battery implanted subcutaneously in her right buttock. The patient was reviewed at 5 months post implantation. She reported a greater than 85% improvement in her itch. She also reported a major improvement in her quality of life, with particular improvement in her ability to sleep through the night. This case illustrates the possible utilization of peripheral nerve field stimulation in the treatment of notalgia paraesthetica, which is a common yet poorly understood and treated condition. Replication and controlled studies are required to determine the general applicability of this approach.


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