Virtual Journal Club

In line with its educational mission, the INS, with its Young Neuromodulator and International Women in Neuromodulation committees, has inaugurated the Virtual Journal Club to offer an objective, non-commercial platform for discussing timely studies of neuromodulation techniques and clinical practice. Many articles will come from Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, the official journal of the INS. CME credit is available to members who participate in the live event. Each club session will be recorded and made available on the INS members' website for later viewing.


Upcoming schedule and topics: 


Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021 at 20:30-22:00 UTC / 4:30-6:00 p.m. EDT
Theme: Intrathecal Drug Administration

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Journal Articles:

(1) Goel, V., Yang, Y., Kanwar, S., Banik, R.K., Patwardhan, A.M., Ibrahim, M., Sivanesan, E. and Shankar, H. (2021), Adverse Events and Complications Associated With Intrathecal Drug Delivery Systems: Insights From the Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) Database. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface. https://doi.org/10.1111/ner.13325

(2) Delhaas, E.M., van Assema, D.M., Fröberg, A.C., Zwezerijnen, B.G., Harhangi, B.S., Frankema, S.P., Huygen, F.J. and van der Lugt, A. (2021), Isotopic Scintigraphy in Intrathecal Drug Delivery Failure: A Single‐Institution Case Series. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface. https://doi.org/10.1111/ner.13275

(3) Nissen, M., Ikäheimo, T.‐M., Huttunen, J., Leinonen, V., Jyrkkänen, H.‐K. and von und zu Fraunberg, M. (2021), Higher Preimplantation Opioid Doses Associated With Long‐Term Spinal Cord Stimulation Failure in 211 Patients With Failed Back Surgery Syndrome. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, 24: 102-111. https://doi.org/10.1111/ner.13297


Past Journal Club Meetings:


Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 20:30-22:00 UTC / 4:30-6:00 p.m. EDT
Theme: SCS - Current Issues

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Journal Articles:

(1) Baranidharan, G., Feltbower, R., Bretherton, B., Crowther, T., Cooper, L., Castino, P. and Radford, H. (2021), One‐Year Results of Prospective Research Study Using 10 kHz Spinal Cord Stimulation in Persistent Nonoperated Low Back Pain of Neuropathic Origin: Maiden Back Study. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, 24: 479-487. https://doi.org/10.1111/ner.13345
 
(2) Chadwick, R., McNaughton, R., Eldabe, S., Baranidharan, G., Bell, J., Brookes, M., Duarte, R.V., Earle, J., Gulve, A., Houten, R., Jowett, S., Kansal, A., Rhodes, S., Robinson, J., Griffiths, S., Taylor, R.S., Thomson, S. and Sandhu, H. (2021), To Trial or Not to Trial Before Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Neuropathic Pain: The Patients' View From the TRIAL‐STIM Randomized Controlled Trial. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, 24: 459-470. https://doi.org/10.1111/ner.13316

(3) Rigoard, P., Billot, M., Ingrand, P., Durand‐Zaleski, I., Roulaud, M., Peruzzi, P., Dam Hieu, P., Voirin, J., Raoul, S., Page, P., Djian, M.‐C., Fontaine, D., Lantéri‐Minet, M., Blond, S., Buisset, N., Cuny, E., Cadenne, M., Caire, F., Ranoux, D., Mertens, P., Naous, H., Simon, E., Emery, E., Béraud, G., Debiais, F., Durand, G., Serrie, A., Diallo, B., Bulsei, J., Ounajim, A., Nivole, K., Duranton, S., Naiditch, N., Monlezun, O. and Bataille, B. (2021), How Should we Use Multicolumn Spinal Cord Stimulation to Optimize Back Pain Spatial Neural Targeting? A Prospective, Multicenter, Randomized, Double‐Blind, Controlled Trial (ESTIMET Study). Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, 24: 86-101. https://doi.org/10.1111/ner.13251

 


Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 20:30-22:00 UTC / 4:30-6:00 p.m. EDT
Peripheral Nerve Stimulation: Issues in Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

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Journal Articles:

(1) Buwembo, J., Munson, R., Rizvi, S.A., Ijaz, A. and Gupta, S. (2021), Direct Sciatic Nerve Electrical Stimulation for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface. https://doi.org/10.1111/ner.13294

(2) Chmiela, M.A., Hendrickson, M., Hale, J., Liang, C., Telefus, P., Sagir, A. and Stanton‐Hicks, M. (2020), Direct Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for the Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A 30‐Year Review. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface. https://doi.org/10.1111/ner.13295

(3) Raghu, A.L.B., Parker, T., Aziz, T.Z., Green, A.L., Hadjipavlou, G., Rea, R. and FitzGerald, J.J. (2021), Invasive Electrical Neuromodulation for the Treatment of Painful Diabetic Neuropathy: Systematic Review and Meta‐Analysis. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, 24: 13-21. https://doi.org/10.1111/ner.13216


Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 20:30-22:00 UTC / 4:30-6:00 p.m. EDT
Invasive Brain Stimulation - Issues in Movement Disorders

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Journal articles:

(1) Bruno, S., Nikolov, P., Hartmann, C.J., Trenado, C., Slotty, P.J., Vesper, J., Schnitzler, A. and Groiss, S.J. (2021), Directional Deep Brain Stimulation of the Thalamic Ventral Intermediate Area for Essential Tremor Increases Therapeutic Window. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, 24: 343-352. https://doi.org/10.1111/ner.13234

(2) Krüger, M.T., Avecillas‐Chasin, J.M., Tamber, M.S., Heran, M.K.S., Sandhu, M.K., Polyhronopoulos, N.E., Sarai, N. and Honey, C.R. (2021), Tremor and Quality of Life in Patients With Advanced Essential Tremor Before and After Replacing Their Standard Deep Brain Stimulation With a Directional System. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, 24: 353-360. https://doi.org/10.1111/ner.13301

(3) Noecker, A.M., Frankemolle‐Gilbert, A.M., Howell, B., Petersen, M.V., Beylergil, S.B., Shaikh, A.G. and McIntyre, C.C. (2021), StimVision v2: Examples and Applications in Subthalamic Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, 24: 248-258. https://doi.org/10.1111/ner.13350

Virtual Journal Club

Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 20:30-22:00 UTC / 4:30-6:00 p.m. EDT
Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation –  DRG for Back Pain

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Journal articles:

(1) Chapman, K.B., Yousef, T.A., Foster, A., D. Stanton‐Hicks, M. and van Helmond, N. (2020), Mechanisms for the Clinical Utility of Low‐Frequency Stimulation in Neuromodulation of the Dorsal Root Ganglion. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface. https://doi.org/10.1111/ner.13323

(2) Chapman, K.B., Groenen, P.S., Vissers, K.C., van Helmond, N. and Stanton‐Hicks, M.D. (2021), The Pathways and Processes Underlying Spinal Transmission of Low Back Pain: Observations From Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation Treatment. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface. https://doi.org/10.1111/ner.13150 

(3) Huygen, F., Liem, L., Cusack, W. and Kramer, J. (2018), Stimulation of the L2–L3 Dorsal Root Ganglia Induces Effective Pain Relief in the Low Back. Pain Pract, 18: 205-213. https://doi.org/10.1111/papr.12591

(4) Kallewaard, J.W., Nijhuis, H., Huygen, F., Wille, F., Zuidema, X., van de Minkelis, J. and Raza, A. (2019), Prospective Cohort Analysis of DRG Stimulation for Failed Back Surgery Syndrome Pain Following Lumbar Discectomy. Pain Pract, 19: 204-210. https://doi.org/10.1111/papr.12734


Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 20:30-22:00 UTC / 4:30-6:00 p.m. EDT
Spinal Cord Stimulation – Outcomes Predictors and Assessment

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Journal articles:

(1) Pilitsis, J.G., Fahey, M., Custozzo, A., Chakravarthy, K. and Capobianco, R. (2021), Composite Score Is a Better Reflection of Patient Response to Chronic Pain Therapy Compared With Pain Intensity Alone. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface. https://doi.org/10.1111/ner.13212     

(2) Witkam, R.L., Kurt, E., van Dongen, R., Arnts, I., Steegers, M.A., Vissers, K.C., Henssen, D.J. and Engels, Y. (2021), Experiences From the Patient Perspective on Spinal Cord Stimulation for Failed Back Surgery Syndrome: A Qualitatively Driven Mixed Method Analysis. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface.  https://doi.org/10.1111/ner.13277

 (3) Duarte, R.V., Soliday, N., Leitner, A. and Taylor, R.S. (2021), Health‐Related Quality of Life Associated With Pain Health States in Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Neuropathic Pain. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface. https://doi.org/10.1111/ner.13267


Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 at 21:30-23:00 UTC / 4:30-6:00 p.m. EST
Neuromodulation and COVID-19

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poster

Journal articles:

(1) Staats, P., Giannakopoulos, G., Blake, J., Liebler, E. and Levy, R.M. (2020), The Use of Non‐invasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation to Treat Respiratory Symptoms Associated With COVID‐19: A Theoretical Hypothesis and Early Clinical Experience. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, 23: 784-788. https://doi.org/10.1111/ner.13172

(2) Boezaart, A.P. and Botha, D.A. (2021), Treatment of Stage 3 COVID‐19 With Transcutaneous Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation Drastically Reduces Interleukin‐6 Blood Levels: A Report on Two Cases. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface. https://doi.org/10.1111/ner.13293

(3) Rammo, R., Gostkowski, M., Rasmussen, P.A., Nagel, S. and Machado, A. (2021), The Need for Digital Health Solutions in Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease in the Time of COVID‐19 and Beyond. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface. https://doi.org/10.1111/ner.13307


Oct. 20, 2020, 2021 at 20:30-21:30 UTC / 4:30-5:30 pm EDT

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Journal article:

North, R., Desai, M.J., Vangeneugden, J., Raftopoulos, C., Van Havenbergh, T., Deruytter, M., Remacle, J.‐M., Shipley, J., Tan, Y., Johnson, M.J., Van den Abeele, C., Rigoard, P. and (2020), Postoperative Infections Associated With Prolonged Spinal Cord Stimulation Trial Duration (PROMISE RCT). Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, 23: 620-625. doi:10.1111/ner.13141


Aug. 4,  2020 at 20:30-21:30 UTC / 4:30-5:30 pm EDT
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Journal Article:

Al‐Kaisy, A., Baranidharan, G., Palmisani, S., Pang, D., Will, O., Wesley, S., Crowther, T., Ward, K., Castino, P., Raza, A. and Agnesi, F. (2020), Comparison of Paresthesia Mapping to Anatomical Placement in Burst Spinal Cord Stimulation: Initial Trial Results of the Prospective, Multicenter, Randomized, Double‐Blinded, Crossover, CRISP Study. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, 23: 613-619. doi:10.1111/ner.13104

Moderator:
Robert M. Levy, MD, PhD

Article Presenter:
Heather Pinckard-Dover, MD

Panelists:
Alexios G. Carayannopoulos, DO, MPH
Sean Li, MD
Moein Tavakkoli, MD, FRCA

Agenda:
- Welcome and Introductions
- Article Presentation
- Questions & Discussion
- Closing Statements

Learning Objectives
As a result of participating in this webinar, attendees will:
1. Understand the scientific method and the process of evaluating a published study.
2. Review a current published study, including the background, methodology, and results.
3. Discuss and critique the study with the help of the moderator(s).

CME Credit
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and the International Neuromodulation Society. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME credit will be available for INS members who attended the live event. To obtain credit, please:
- Complete the journal club evaluation form that was emailed to you upon completion of the live event. (Check your inbox)
- Stay tuned for a second email from John Wiley and Sons, Inc., the accredited CME provider, with instructions for obtaining your CME certificate. Note: This may take up to a week or two after the journal club.