Last updated on March 2018

Role of Transcrainal Direct Current Brain Stimulation in Acute and Chronic Post-mastectomy Pain Management

Brief description of study

the role of transcranial magnetic stimulation over the primary motor cortex area on acute postoperative pain after breast cancer surgery and on the probability of developing chronic neuropathic pain.

Detailed Study Description

New analgesic strategies are needed that can be used adjunctively to existing strategies with the potential to reduce reliance on opioid analgesia. Several novel brain stimulation technologies including transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) are beginning to demonstrate promise as treatments for a variety of pain conditions. Electricity has no metabolite or other residue, and can be delivered with minimal discomfort and without problems associated with drug-drug interactions.Transcranial direct current stimulation has been studied in patients with various disorders and multiple pain syndromes. There is also evidence that tDCS might be useful in postsurgical pain reduction.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03448315

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Shereen M Kamal, Lecturer

South Egypt Cancer Institute
Assiut, Egypt
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Recruitment Status: Open

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