Submited on: 07 Jun 2013 04:41:04 AM GMT
Published on: 07 Jun 2013 08:15:41 AM GMT

  • What are the main claims of the paper and how important are they?

    This article propose a complete and didactic description of current means of neuromodulation for treatment of refractory neuropathic pain 

  • Are these claims novel? If not, please specify papers that weaken the claims to the originality of this one.


  • Are the claims properly placed in the context of the previous literature?


  • Do the results support the claims? If not, what other evidence is required?


  • If a protocol is provided, for example for a randomized controlled trial, are there any important deviations from it? If so, have the authors explained adequately why the deviations occurred?


  • Is the methodology valid? Does the paper offer enough details of its methodology that its experiments or its analyses could be reproduced?


  • Would any other experiments or additional information improve the paper? How much better would the paper be if this extra work was done, and how difficult would such work be to do, or to provide?


  • Is this paper outstanding in its discipline? (For example, would you like to see this work presented in a seminar at your hospital or university? Do you feel these results need to be incorporated in your next general lecture on the subject?) If yes, what makes it outstanding? If not, why not?

    Yes. The prominence of this article is the completeness of therapeutic indication and the description of the surgical approaches

  • Other Comments:

    The Author is a well recognized Italian expert of neuromodulation and in the article he makes available his experience with depth knowledge. The article is helpfull to approaching the specific subjects of the neuromodulation techniques for treatment of neuropathic pain.

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  • Experience and credentials in the specific area of science:

    I'm interesting in functional neurosurgery for pain, epilepsy and movement disorders

  • How to cite:  Riccardo R .Neuromodulation techniques for tratment of refractory neuropathic pain[Review of the article 'Neuromodulation techniques for treatment of refractory neuropathic pain ' by Lavano A].WebmedCentral 2013;4(7):WMCRW002778
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