Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in the management of pancreatitis pain.

Abstract:

:The application of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) to the abdomen produced prompt and sustained relief of the pain associated with pancreatitis in five patients and in another patient with probable acute pancreatitis. The disorder was acute in two patients and recurrent in four. Multiple hospitalizations, including the need for analgesics and opiates, had been required during previous attacks in five patients. In view of the simple and noninvasive nature of such treatment, more extensive clinical trials appear to be warranted. Some of the possible mechanisms of action for TENS analgesia are reviewed.

journal_name

South Med J

journal_title

Southern medical journal

authors

Roberts HJ

doi

10.1097/00007611-197804000-00016

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

1978-04-01 00:00:00

pages

396-8

issue

4

eissn

0038-4348

issn

1541-8243

journal_volume

71

pub_type

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