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Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for phantom pain and stump pain following amputation in adults

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, August 2015
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Title
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for phantom pain and stump pain following amputation in adults
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Cochrane database of systematic reviews, August 2015
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd007264.pub3
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Mark I Johnson, Matthew R Mulvey, Anne-Marie Bagnall

Abstract

This is the first update of a Cochrane review published in Issue 5, 2010 on transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for phantom pain and stump pain following amputation in adults. Pain may present in a body part that has been amputated (phantom pain) or at the site of amputation (stump pain), or both. Phantom pain and stump pain are complex and multidimensional and the underlying pathophysiology remains unclear. The condition remains a severe burden for those who are affected by it. The mainstay treatments are predominately pharmacological, with increasing acknowledgement of the need for non-drug interventions. TENS has been recommended as a treatment option but there has been no systematic review of available evidence. Hence, the effectiveness of TENS for phantom pain and stump pain is currently unknown. To assess the analgesic effectiveness of TENS for the treatment of phantom pain and stump pain following amputation in adults. For the original version of the review we searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, AMED, CINAHL, PEDRO and SPORTDiscus (February 2010). For this update, we searched the same databases for relevant randomised controlled trials (RCTs) from 2010 to 25 March 2015. We only included RCTs investigating the use of TENS for the management of phantom pain and stump pain following an amputation in adults. Two review authors independently assessed trial quality and extracted data. We planned that where available and appropriate, data from outcome measures were to be pooled and presented as an overall estimate of the effectiveness of TENS. In the original review there were no RCTs that examined the effectiveness of TENS for the treatment of phantom pain and stump pain in adults. For this update, we did not identify any additional RCTs for inclusion. There were no RCTs to judge the effectiveness of TENS for the management of phantom pain and stump pain. The published literature on TENS for phantom pain and stump pain lacks the methodological rigour and robust reporting needed to confidently assess its effectiveness. Further RCT evidence is required before an assessment can be made. Since publication of the original version of this review, we have found no new studies and our conclusions remain unchanged.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Unknown 349 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 60 17%
Student > Bachelor 57 16%
Student > Postgraduate 32 9%
Researcher 27 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 6%
Other 74 21%
Unknown 83 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 108 31%
Nursing and Health Professions 60 17%
Neuroscience 14 4%
Unspecified 12 3%
Engineering 12 3%
Other 45 13%
Unknown 102 29%

Attention Score in Context

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#1,292,887
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#3,088
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#19,233
of 252,499 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#80
of 252 outputs
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