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Selecting candidates for a lower limb stimulator implant programme: A patient-centred method

Rushton, DN; Barr, FMD; Donaldson, ND; Harper, VJ; Perkins, TA; Taylor, PN; Tromans, AM; (1998) Selecting candidates for a lower limb stimulator implant programme: A patient-centred method. SPINAL CORD , 36 (5) 303 - 309.

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Abstract

Objective: To develop an effective selection procedure for lower limb functional neurostimulation (LLFNS) for standing in paraplegia.Design: The selection procedure and exclusion criteria were based on the previous experience of two clinical centres with experience of LLFNS.Setting: Two Regional Spinal Injuries inits in southern England.Subjects: 254 fully rehabilitated paraplegics living in the community.Intervention: Patients were invited to participate in the programme, and if suitable to subject themselves to a rigorous staged selection procedure from which they could withdraw at any time.Outcome measure: Functionally successful home standing using closed-loop surface electrical stimulation.Results: 57/254 patients were suitable on paper and were accessible. 19 of these (CI = 10 - 28) were interested in the project and attended one of the spinal centres for details. Twelve (CI = 5-19) of these fulfilled the selection criteria and started on the training programme; and 10 of them completed the muscle training programme successfully. Seven patients (CI = 2-12)achieved closed-loop standing in the laboratory and four patients (CI = 1-8) did so at home.

Type: Article
Title: Selecting candidates for a lower limb stimulator implant programme: A patient-centred method
Keywords: paraplegia, electric stimulation, spinal nerve roots, ANTERIOR
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Med Phys and Biomedical Eng
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/86384
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